We know that advising encompasses more than just checking boxes, and our 18 Fellow Advising Mentors (FAMs) are ready to launch first-year students with turbo-charged mentoring.
FAMs introduce new students to the many resources available at F&M, talk about the deep questions of life, and provide tips on where to shop for dorm rooms. FAMs help new students navigate the academic culture at F&M, explaining how to add or drop a class, use CANVAS, and choose that perfect schedule. Perhaps most importantly, FAMs listen to your story and help you craft an academic path perfectly tailored to suit you. The FAMs can't wait to get you started on your journey at F&M!
Meet the FAMs
The Fellow Advising Mentors for the 2020-2021 academic year represent a wide array of cultures, interests, talents, and backgrounds. Read more below to learn about the unique contributions and activities of each member for a sample of the amazing students that the Franklin and Marshall Community is composed of.
CARLY BOZZO '22
My name is Carly Bozzo and I am a junior from Saxonburg, PA. I am a Business, Organizations, and Society major with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I am a member of the Women’s Varsity Volleyball Team, a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, the Vice President of the French Club and a Fellow Advising Mentor. When I have free time I like to watch Netflix, read books that are also movies, and hang out with my friends!
BRAHM BROOKS '21
My name’s Brahm. I’m from Buffalo, NY and am a rising senior at F&M. I’m a BOS major and Economics minor interested in fashion and design. I studied abroad for a semester in Paris, France. On campus I play on the Squash team, am a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity, and an editor/graphic designer for Boy-Band magazine. In my spare time I enjoy writing and videography, watching “Seinfeld” or “Peaky Blinders,” and hitting the links. I also came to F&M from an all-guys private high-school, so college life was quite the transition. I soon discovered much of what F&M has to offer me, and hope to help new students find their own passions as a Diplomat!
BEN CAVALIER '22
Hey y'all! My name is Ben. I am from Batesville, Arkansas, and I am joint-majoring in International Relations and Environmental Studies.
When I am away from college, I enjoy all things outdoors, including hunting, fishing, camping, and working around our farm. On campus, I am a member of the fishing and outdoors club, and when I am not passing hours in the library, I like to attempt to play the guitar. When I came to F&M, it was a new and exciting adventure, and I look forward to helping new students blaze their own trail. Roll dips!
NORAH CLIFFORD '23
Hello! My name is Norah Clifford and I’m from Lambertville, New Jersey. My intended major is English - Creative Writing with a minor in Music Performance.
On campus, I am a member of our Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Chamber Singers Ensemble, I’m in the all-female a cappella group Sweet Ophelia, and I am on the Events Committee in MuUpsilon Sigma, the Music Honors Society. When not in one of my many rehearsals, I love working on the quad with friends, relaxing in New College House’s fireplace room, or spending hours hanging out at Mean Cup!
SOFIA COHEN '21
Hi guys! I'm Sofia. I'm so excited to be part of the FAM team, and to work with you as your mentor! I am a rising Senior and Creative Writing Major here at F&M.
My goal in life is to become a Young Adult Novelist, but any job that allows me to use my writing skills and creativity would make me happy. When I'm not in my room doing homework, taking care of my succulents, or watching TikTok (yes, it's a problem), you can find me studying at one of the many cafes in downtown Lancaster. A few of my favorites are Square One Coffee, Mean Cup, and Prince Street Cafe. I'm really looking forward to meeting you and helping you pave your own path here at F&M. See you soon!
MELANIE DIOS '22
Hi everyone! I'm Melanie Dios. This is my first year being a Franklin Fellow Mentor and I am so excited to be a part of this cohort! A member of the graduating class of 2022, I am a Biology and Government double major.
In my spare time, I love going out to eat, working out at the Alumni Sports and Fitness Center, hanging out with friends, and walking around downtown Lancaster. On campus, I am also a House Advisor at Bonchek College House and part of the African Drumming Ensemble. Looking forward to meeting all of you. Welcome to F&M!
BREE GORMAN '21
Hi! I’m Bree. This is my first experience with mentoring here at F&M so I am extremely excited for this upcoming year!
A member of the graduating class of 2021, I am currently studying Public Heath and Government. I am also a proud member of the Women’s Lacrosse team, and a former club council board member. When I’m not in class or on the field you can find me studying at Mean Cup or exploring Central Market with friends! I am looking forward to meeting the incoming students and introducing them to all Lancaster has to offer!
KAT HANLY '21
Hi everyone! You can call me Kat! I'm a double major in Public Health and Spanish here at F&M.
In my free time, I love to paint with watercolors, play tennis, and practice yoga. I'm really passionate about global health and education equality. My favorite Lancaster restaurant is Rice & Noodles and I love a good iced tea from Mean Cup to help me through a study session. I’ve met some of my closest friends in my three years here and I’m excited to have one more getting to know you all!
OMAR KHAN '23
Hello! My name is Omar Khan and I am a rising sophomore here at F&M. I intend to pursue a joint major in American Studies and Government with a minor in Latin American and Latinx Studies. On campus, I am involved with I.M.P.A.C.T and the African-Caribbean Association, along with many other great things! In my free time, you can find me going on late-night adventures with my friends or listening to music in my room. I am looking forward to meeting you all!
COLIN LAVIGNE '22
Hello all, my name is Colin and I am one of the Fellow Advising Mentors for the 2020-2021 academic year. I am from Asbury, New Jersey and will be a junior at F&M this coming year. At Franklin & Marshall, I am a biology major on the Pre-Med track with the hope of attending PA school after my undergraduate years. However, you will not only find me sweating in the classroom as a Diplomat, but also across the street, at Shadek Stadium, as I am also a member of the football team. In my free time, you can often find me in LSP chatting with our awesome Sodexo employees, Kim and Angie, throwing frisbee on Hartman green, or at the Wendy’s on Race Avenue when campus food gets a bit stale. Once nose blind to the faint smell of manure on the way in, you will soon realize Lancaster county, along with F&M, contains numerous places of interest waiting to be discovered. I look forward to facilitating your first-year experience at F&M, and exploration of the Red Rose City. Welcome!
HIDY LI '23
Hey everyone! My name is Hidy Li, a rising Sophomore from Beijing, China, and a potential Psychology major.
On campus, I am a peer mentor at F&M's International Center, a member of Active Minds Club, and volunteer regularly with the Ware Institute. I love good food, books, movies, traveling, languages... I am so excited to welcome you to the F&Mily! As a peer mentor, I am here to answer any questions you have regarding life on campus, and hopefully, a source of continual help throughout your first year. Can't wait to meet you soon!
KYRA LISSE '22
Hi friends! My name is Kyra Lisse, and I am a rising junior here at F&M. I’m a Creative Writing major and a Classics minor (that’s right: word nerd alert!).
On campus, I involve myself with Hillel, Writers House, English summer research, Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity, and Eta Sigma Phi Classical Honors Society. I am a former Latin tutor and an outgoing Jewish Engagement Fellow. Most importantly, I am so excited to get to know you, and I am here for anything and everything you may need as you enter this exciting new chapter!
MAIA LOCKHART '22
Hi! I'm Maia Lockhart, a Junior and a Math major. I am on the Women's basketball team while also involved in many other clubs and organizations such as the Black Student Union (BSU), the Student Athlete Leadership Council (SALC), and other faculty committees. I currently work at the Admission Office here at F&M. When I'm not practicing with my team, I am usually finding the next show to binge on Netflix. I can't wait to meet everyone!
ALEX MALAVE '21
Hi! My name is Alex, and it's a pleasure to be a part of this program this year. I'm a senior at F&M, double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics.
I'm looking to get into IT management as a career. On a good day, you'll usually find me around people procrastinating on work and sharing some laughs. I'm also a fan of video games and dramatic movies with great twists. I love getting into deep conversations and I'm always willing to lend an ear. I look forward to meeting everyone!
RALUCA RILLA '23
Welcome to our F&Mily! I'd like to introduce myself! My name is Raluca, and although I am from Bucharest, Romania, I've also lived in Belgium and VA. I plan to major in Psychology or Cognitive Science, and I am interested in finding out more about the ways the human mind develops. I am a Photography Intern for F&M's Office of Communications, and while I absolutely love attending events to capture the excitement of campus, my passion lies in shooting film. Other than English, I am fluent in Romanian, and I am currently trying my best to transition from understanding Spanish and French to speaking Spanish and French. Some of my favorite ways to spend my free time on campus include podcasting in the WFNM booth as part of my beloved Blue Chair Group, reading a great book on Hartman Green, enjoying the notorious desserts that D-Hall has to offer, and laughing with my friends in the common rooms of Ware College House.
MATILDA STOLTE '22
Hi I’m Matilda. I am a member of the graduating class of 2022. I am an English Creative-Writing and Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies joint major.
On campus, I am a weekly radio host and secretary of WFNM 89.1, F&M’s student-led radio station. I write for boy-band magazine and The College Reporter, the F&M newspaper written by students. You will usually find me at Blueline, the campus’s coffee shop, drinking my third iced matcha latte of the day. I am so excited to meet all of you! Welcome to F&M!!
NICOLE TONDU ORELLANA '21
Hi! My name is Nicole and I am from La Paz, Bolivia. I am also a transfer student here at F&M and I have been loving it so far, which is why I am really excited to become a mentor!
I am a physics major and a philosophy minor, looking to pursue a career in technology. Therefore, I spend most of my time in the physics lounge or in LSP and I always have a drink and a snack with me to study. In my free time, I like to look for recipes and cook with friends or go explore coffee shops in downtown Lancaster. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone!
XIAOYI ZHANG '22
Hello! My name is Xiaoyi Zhang, and I am a rising Junior from China. I am double majoring in Sociology and Economics. At F&M, I am involved in the International Students Advisory Board (ISAB) and the Office of International Program. I am the secretary of ISAB and the Peer Mentor of international students. I have done a lot to represent the concerns and viewpoints of international students to the administration and campus organizations. I also volunteered in local schools. I am so excited to be someone that can help new students to start their college journey!