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  • Emily Wilson Ware HA
Emily Wilson
3rd Schaeffer
King of Prussia, PA
Major: Most likely Astrophysics and German
Interests: Singing and star gazing
On campus activities: Sweet Ophelia, ADPi
Favorite Ware event: Wareoke
Favorite Movie: the Proposal
Favorite books: The Help
Favorite music: Chvrches, The Naked and Famous, Coldplay
Favorite courses: Music in cultural perspective, astrophysics
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: bagels (I can't actually eat them. Allergy life)
Fun fact about me: I was a wilderness camp counselor all summer!
  • Andrew Stuart Ware HA
Andrew Stuart
2nd Mull
Malvern, PA
Major/ Minor: Undecided
Interests: Watching/playing sports, Netflix, eating, hanging with friends, and Netflix
On campus activities: Ware Parliament, Ultimate Frisbee, Class of 2017 Executive Board
Favorite Ware college house event: Ware Thanksgiving
Favorite Movie/ TV show: Breaking Bad (Walter White is my boy)
Favorite Books: Green Eggs and Ham
Favorite Music: Coldplay, The Killers, Muse…Basically anything
Favorite courses taken at F&M: GOV 100 because Professor Stephenson is amazing
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Cinnamon Raison Bagel
Fun fact about me: I was on a float in the World Series Parade when the Phillies won in 2008, which was insane.
  • Cassie Festa HA

Cassie Festa
2nd Schnaeder
West Hartford, CT

Major/ Minor: Animal Behavior major, Spanish Culture minor
Interests: Ice hockey (Bruins!), rugby, reading/writing
On campus activities: I participate in/with women’s rugby, club ice hockey, SISTERS, Mi Gente Latina, and F&M Unleashed, and I’m always looking for other interesting ones as well!
Favorite Ware college house event: Bagel breakfast and the book club
Favorite Movie/ TV show: I love Law & Order SVU, but I also really love watching Teen Wolf and Chicago Fire/PD. My favorite movie changes with my mood, sometimes it’s How To Train Your Dragon, others it’s a movie like Avengers…basically anything that isn’t horror. 
Favorite Books: I love A Thousand Splendid Suns, as well as Kevin Richardson’s biography Part of the Pride, and the Mortal Instruments series, which I have been reading since middle school (once I start a series, I can’t just leave it). 
Favorite Music: A pretty wide variety, even though I feel like a lot of people say that. I mostly listen to alternative/classic rock, but have started to get into bands such as The Dirty Heads. I also will go through classics kicks, such as Elvis, Journey, Bon Jovi, etc.
Favorite courses taken at F&M: PSY100 with Professor Casler…I’m probably going to take a child development course sometimes in the future just because she’s the one teaching it.
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Poppy bagel with plain cream cheese :)
Fun fact about me: As of now, my monkey bite count is at 5, and I’ve spent the past two months in the middle of a Costa Rican jungle!

  • Cristina Diez HA

Cristina Diez
3rd Schaeffer
Miami, FL

Major/ Minor: Spanish
Interests: Playing Video Games
On campus activities: S.I.S.T.E.R.S.
Favorite Ware college house event: Thanksgiving Dinner
Favorite Movie/ TV show: The Wizard of Oz/ Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Books: The Guardian
Favorite Music: Top Hits
Favorite courses taken at F&M: The Truth About Lies
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Plain bagel with plain cream cheese
Fun fact about me: I am very dedicated basketball fan. Go Heat!

  • Katie Rainville HA

Katie Rainville
1st Mull
Evergreen, CO (it's an hour West of Denver in the foothills of the Rockies) 
Major/ Minor: Business and Spanish double major 
Interests: running, reading, traveling, and volunteering
On campus activities: On campus I am on the rowing team, a member of a sorority, serve on a DipCon committee, and work in the admissions office! (Big--it's a new update about the DipCon thing as of a couple weeks ago that I forgot to tell you. I'm now on the Greek New Member education review committee!) 
Favorite Ware college house event: Wareoke! It's so much fun! 
Favorite Movie/ TV show: I have a couple favorite movies. It's a tie between 21 Jump Street and The Lucky One. Favorite TV shows: Suits, Psych, Royal Pains, and How I Met Your Mother. Oh, and Friends, duh. 
Favorite Books: The Things They Carried and The Great Gatsby. 
Favorite Music: I like everything! Although The Kooks and The Strokes are probably what I have the most of on my iPod. 
Favorite courses taken at F&M: My Freshman Seminar (Invisible Worlds) and Spanish 221. Professor Bastian and Davíd are both excellent. 
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: sesame bagel with plain cream cheese--sooooo yummy! 
Fun fact about me: Hmmm...I am an avid skier. Such a Colorado girl at heart. Also, I have a black belt in Tae Known Do. 

  • Colleen Gallagher HA
Colleen Gallagher
1st Rauch
Langhorne, PA
Major: Chemistry
Interests: Napping, going to the beach, napping on the beach
Activities on Campus: Women's Rugby, Kappa Delta Sorority 
Favorite Ware Event: Ware Books
Favorite Movie: Brave
Favorite Book: Too many to say
Favorite Music: The Dirty Heads, Neon Trees, assorted Celtic music
Favorite Course: Mortality and Meaning
Favorite Bagel: Plain with cream cheese. World's most boring HA. 
Fun Fact: I once split a pair of jeans with my calves in high school. 
  • Jack Searer '15

Jack Searer ‘15
1st Mull
Hometown: York, PA
Major/ Minor: Government and German Double Major
Interests: Music performance and Frolfing
On-Campus Activities: Ultimate Frisbee Club, WFNM, Jazz Band 
Favorite Ware college house event: Wareaoke
Favorite Movie/ TV show: Arrested Development
Favorite Books: Slaughterhouse-Five
Favorite Music: Alternative
Favorite courses taken at F&M:Intro to Public Policy with Joe Karlesky GOV200
Fun fact about me: My real name is John, however I've gone by the nickname Jack since I was born
Words of the Wise...: "Learn quickly how to manage your time so you can have time to do your school work, time to relax and socialize, and time to be involved in other activities such as clubs and sports."

  • Reeves Connolly HA
Reeves Connolly
3rd Mull
Northampton, MA
Major/Minor: Undeclared
Interest: I'm pre-med not really sure what you're asking here (I guess I also like to sail)
On-Campus Activities: Men's Varsity Swim Team, Operations Committee Chair on Ware Parliament, Recording Secretary of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, Tour Guide
Favorite Ware College House Event: Wareaoke!!
Favorite Movie: Fight Club
Favorite Books: Anything by Ernest Hemingway
Favorite Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite Course: Arguing About Politics (1st year seminar)
Favorite Food at Bagel Breakfast: Everything Bagel with plain cream chease
Fun Fact: My first name is my mother's maiden name.

  • Hattie Waldron HA

Hattie Waldron
 3rd Rauch
Chadds Ford, PA

Major/ Minor: Public Health
Interests: In my free time I love playing tennis, golf and the piano as well as running, hiking, swimming and my favorite thing to do is travel.
On campus activities: Environmental Action Alliance and Yoga
Favorite Ware college house event: The Ware Dinner Dance
Favorite Movie/ TV show: Some of my favorite movies are The Titanic, The Patriot, Wedding Crashers, and Law Abiding Citizens. My favorite tv shows are Orange is the New Black and Modern Family. 
Favorite Books: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pillars of the earth, The Plain Truth, and The Pact.
Favorite Music: I like pretty much everything except for jazz and heavy metal.
Favorite courses taken at F&M: The Culture of Chocolate and Biology 110
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: The veggie cream cheese on any bagel is delicious
Fun fact about me: I have had my ceramics pieces displayed in Faneuil Hall in Boston and the Norman Rockwell museum in Stockbridge, MA. 

  • Tamara Mills HA

Tamara Mills
Hopkinton, MA
Major/ Minor: Business with sociology minor
Interests: anything active.  Love athletics, hiking, kayaking but a good book is just as fine with me
On campus activities: Field hockey team, work at the Athletic Communication Office, Executive Board for .08, and ADPi 
Favorite Ware college house event: The BBQ in the spring
Favorite Movie/ TV show: Step Up movies 
Favorite Books: don't have one
Favorite Music: country or hip hop
Favorite courses taken at F&M: pyh 100, organization of bunnies 
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: cinnamon cream cheese
Fun fact about me:I own over a 100 shoes

  • jon blader ha
Jonathan Blader
Hall: 3rd Rauch
Hometown: West Haven, CT
Major/ Minor: Undecided
Interests: Sports (Basketball, Football, Soccer, Baseball), music, movies, video games
On campus activities: HA (obviously), Writer for the College Reporter, 
Favorite Ware college house event: Wareoke/Ware Thanksgiving Dinner
Favorite Movie/ TV show: Goodfellas, Game of Thrones, How I Met Your Mother
Favorite Books: The Sound and the Fury, Harry Potter
Favorite Music: Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, Kanye West
Favorite courses taken at F&M: Hearts of Darkness 
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: The everything bagels!
Fun fact about me: I didn’t have a name for the first week of my life 
  • max bloom ha
Max Bloom
3rd Muhlenburg
Wilton, CT
Major/ Minor: Undecided, possibly SPM
Interests: Swimming, Taekwondo, hiking, outdoor adventuring, lounging around with friends, really anything 
On campus activities: Swim Team
Favorite Ware college house event:BBQ on the residency quads with the other houses 
Favorite Movie/ TV show:Princess Bride
Favorite Books:Any adventure or sci fi book
Favorite Music: I listen to every kind of music. I'm not too picky.
Favorite courses taken at F&M: Intro to Philosophy, Intro to Psychology
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Obviously the bagels. with cream cheese.
Fun fact about me:I am a 3rd degree black belt in Taekwondo. So look out

  • London Bailey

London Bailey '16
2nd Muhlenburg
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Major: Government & History
Interests: Writing Music, Playing and Watching Sports
Campus activities: Active Minds, F&M Votes, Gov Club
Favorite Ware college house event: WAREAOKE
Favorite Movie/ TV Show: Scandal
Favorite book: Ghostwritten by David Mitchell
Favorite music: Country
Favorite courses taken at F&M: Truth About Lies, As seen on TV
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Bagel Tops
Fun fact about me: I directed a play
Words of the wise...: Don't waste your time looking for easy classes, focus on giving your best effort and you will be rewarded.

  • ibz

Ibrahim Kamara

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Major/ Minor: Government & Spanish double

Interests: I am an avid football (soccer) player. Needless to say, most of my free time is spent playing, practicing, or watching games. When I am not completely immersed in football, (and that is rare), I am kicking it (pun intended) with family and friends. 

On campus activities: Men’s club soccer, IMPACT, Writing Center tutor.

Favorite Ware college house event: No doubt Sunday Night Supper Series. It is the most convenient thing.

Favorite Movie/ TV show: I can't not watch the Dark Knight if it is on. I also love Remember The Titans and Inception. My favorite show is Arrested Development

Favorite Books: Its impossible to answer this genuinely, so I'll just say the fourth Harry Potter. 

Favorite Music: I am more likely to be listening to rap than anything. I am also heavily influenced by African music as well, especially Sierra Leonean, Nigerian, Ghanian, and Ivorian, stemming from my West African heritage.

Favorite courses taken at F&M: Surprisingly, after my first and only Psychology class, my favorite course thus far has been Psych 100 with Professor Abbott. 

Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Blueberry whenever I can get them.

Fun fact about me: Abraham Lincoln and I have the same birthday. My biggest pet peeve is when people call me Abraham, but my name literally and ironically means Abraham. So people often think I was named after him (funny, but not the case).

  • Sarah Craft

Sarah Craft
3rd Rauch (Fall Semester)
East Greenwich, RI
Major/ Minor: Anthropology with a Minor in History
Interests:  I love Cooking and Baking, Reading, and Crafting.
On campus activities: I am a member of Active Minds.
Favorite Ware college house event: Thanksgiving Dinner and Wareaoke are always tons of fun! 
Favorite Movie/ TV show: Some of my favorite movies are Remember the Titans, The Parent Trap, and The Sound of Music. My favorite TV shows are NCIS, Bones, Castle, Chopped, and So You Think You Can Dance.
Favorite Books: I love the Harry Potter Series as well as The Devil Wears Prada and the Stephanie Plum Novels by Janet Evanovich.
Favorite Music: I enjoy Country, Rock, Pop, etc. I will pretty much enjoy most music.
Favorite courses taken at F&M: The Body with Professor Bastian was an amazing class. It was a 300 level Anthropology and Women & Gender Studies Seminar that was super interesting and thought provoking. I have also really enjoyed my archaeology classes. 
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: I can't eat Bagels anymore but everything bagels used to be my favorite.
Fun fact about me: This summer I attended a Forensic Archaeological Field School!

  • nacho HA

Ignacio Picado Fallas 
2nd Schaeffer
Monteverde, Costa Rica

Major/ Minor: Undeclared
Interests: Sports/games, music, running
On campus activities: Cross country and Track teams, Mi Gente Latina treasurer, I.M.P.A.C.T. member
Favorite Ware college house event: Chocolate hang outs on Fridays
Favorite Movie/ TV show: Too many to list
Favorite Books: LOTR, Harry Potter, Ender’s Game, “The Prophet” by Khalil Gibran, Green Eggs and Ham, Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Favorite Music: Love Rock and Tropical Latin music (basically anything but country)
Favorite courses taken at F&M: Foundations: Living Well, International Politics
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Bagels. Was this a trick question?
Fun fact about me: You can call me Nacho.

  • matt HA
Matthew Kershner
1st Rauch
Katonah, NY
Major/ Minor: Geology and possibly a minor in applied Mathematics 
Interests: Fishing, being outside, sailing and running.
On campus activities: A member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and a member of the Cross Country team.
Favorite Ware college house event: Bagel Breakfasts
Favorite Movie/ TV show:Plains, Trains, and Automobiles/ Breaking Bad
Favorite Books: The Road
Favorite Music: Anything
Favorite courses taken at F&M: Geo 110 and any math class
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Blueberry Bagels
Fun fact about me:My parents went to F&M.

  • alyssa HA

Alyssa Dorman
1st Schaeffer
Cheltenham, Pennsylvania

Major/ Minor: Double Major in Environmental Science and Philosophy 
Interests: Being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, running, biking, yoga, reading, hiking, cooking, and traveling. 
On campus activities: Employee at the Wohlsen Center for the Sustainable Environment, Co-founder of the F&M Rock Climbing Club, CORE Member of the Human Rights Initiative, Member of the Environmental Action Alliance 
Favorite Ware college house event: I love when our house hosts speakers and guest professors! This past year we had a series of sociology lectures in the great room that were really awesome. Aside from those though, I'd have to go with the classic bagel breakfast as my favorite event.
Favorite Movie/ TV show: There's some really great shows out there-- That 70s' Show, The Colbert Report, Freaks and Geeks, How I Met Your Mother (Jason Segel is my other half), Modern Family. And for movies I would say Good Will Hunting, Memento, and Cheaper by the Dozen.
Favorite Books: The Paradox of Choice, The Omnivores Dilemma, and Cat's Cradle.
Favorite Music: My favorite bands are the Shins, Guster, Radiohead, Fleet Foxes, the Strokes, Dr.Dog, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Beirut.
Favorite courses taken at F&M: A close three way tie between the Nature of Hope, Living Well, and Environment & Human Values. Professors Penn, Merli, and Strick are three of the most compelling and informed professors on campus (or really, people that I've ever met in general). If you can take a class with any or all of them, do it.
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Salt bagel with veggie cream cheese
Fun fact about me: I'm an only child, but both of my parents came from big families!

  • shawn HA

Shawn Hines '16
2nd Rauch
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Major/ Minor: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a Spanish Culture minor
Interests: Playing intramural or club sports, poker, chemistry research, sleeping, listening to music
On campus activities: Varsity Basketball Player, .08, Ware mentor, Club volleyball team president, Ware Parliament, Benjamin Rush Honor Society, SAAC
Favorite Ware college house event: Finals Dinners
Favorite Movie/ TV show: The Prestige/House
Favorite Books: Outliers or One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Favorite Music: Lana Del Rey.
Favorite courses taken at F&M: Evolution of Modern Man or Organic Chemistry
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Blueberry bagel with Fresh Fruit
Fun fact about me: I have a deep voice and I’ve synthesized an Unnatural Amino Acid

  • kara bacile

Kara Bacile '15
2nd Schaffer
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Major: Government Major, Sociology Minor
Interests: Sports, reading
Favorite Ware College House Event:Super bowl party!
Favorite Book:  Anything by Nicholas Sparks!
Favorite Movie/ TV Show: Parenthood and 24
Favorite Music Artists:  Country music is my favorite but I have a wise taste in music. 
Favorite Courses taken at F&M: Urban Education& campaigns and Elections
Favorite Bagel at Bagel Breakfast: Blueberry bagel with cinnamon cream cheese
Fun fact about me: I have a twin sister

  • dustin HA
Dustin Smith
Lenhartsville, PA
Major: Chemistry (3-2 engineering program)
Interests: Volleyball, music, and books
On-campus activities: Chessmen, Squash ACES, club volleyball, and club hockey. 
Favorite Ware Event: Ware books dinner
Favorite TV show: Game of Thrones
Favorite book: Ordinary People
Favorite Music: Andrew Belle
Favorite courses: Asian Religions, and gen chem 2 with Hess
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: cinnamon raisin bagel with regular cream cheese
Fun fact: I've worked on a small organic vegetable farm for the past few summers. I guess that's kinda fun. If not, I'll think of a better one. 

  • kevin

Leslie Bacile '15
2nd Rauch
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Major: Double Major of Government and History
Interests: Sports, Reading
Campus activities: Women's Basketball, President of SAAc
Favorite Ware college house event: Bagel breakfast
Favorite music: Country
Favorite courses taken at F&M: East Asian Politics, Campaigns and Elections, History of Modern Europe
Fun fact about me: I'm a twin!

  • karsten HA

Karsten Bratt-Pfotenhauer
1st Rauch
Montgomery Village, MD
Major/ Minor: Undecided (Gov + French probably)
Interests: Sports, gaming, reading
On campus activities: Football
Favorite Ware college house event: Bagel Breakfast
Favorite Movie/ TV show: The Warriors/ Survivor
Favorite Books: Harry Potter, To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Music: Everything except Country and Heavy Metal
Favorite courses taken at F&M: International Politics, Reading French Texts
Favorite food at bagel breakfast: Cinnamon Raison Bagels, of course!
Fun fact about me: I've lived in Europe twice

  • Lizzie Furino

Lizzie Furino '16
3rd Schaeffer
King of Prussia, PA
Major: Sociology
InterestsI like to craft, flip through magazines, spend hours on Pinterest, look at pictures of and play with kitties, and I dabble in sewing and crocheting.  
Ware College House activities: Wareaoke!!
Campus activities:  I wrote a fashion column for the College Reporter, am a brother of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, and am a member of COPS (Committees on Public Safety).
Favorite book:  anything by Sarah Dessen, the Harry Potter series (especially Prisoner of Azkaban), ….does Glamour magazine count?
Favorite music artist: Jason Mraz station on iHeartRadio, John Mayer
Favorite courses taken at F&M: German
Favorite fruit at bagel breakfast: Sesame
Words of Wisdom: Whenever I was nervous about something, Sarah D'Amico, an amazing HA, would remind me to "just let it happen" and to remember that "worse things have happened."

  • abby HA
Abby Lawlor
3rd Thomas
Cheshire, CT
Major/Minor: Government/Women's and Gender Studies
Interests: Food, being outside, yoga
On campus activities: Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Alpha Phi Sorority
Favorite Ware Event: Food for Finals
Favorite Movie/TV show: Mean girls, greys anatomy
Favorite book: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Favorite Music: a little bit of everything
Favorite F&M courses: Comparative Politics, International Women's Rights
Favorite Bagel Breakfast food: cinnamon raisin bagel with cinnamon cream cheese
Fun fact: I teach sailing in the summer