Meet The Diplomat Corps!

  • 2019-20 Admission Tour Guides
Summer 2020 
  • Roger Avila-Vidal

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    Class of 2022 

    Hometown: Lancaster, PA

    Intended Major: International Studies and Sociology Joint Major 

    Minor: French

    Hello! My name is Roger and I am a sophomore here at F&M. I was born in Mexico but I grew up here in Lancaster, PA. Aside from being a tour guide, I am a part of Define American an advocacy group on immigration rights, Mi Gente Latina, a fun cultural club for Latinx and non-Latinx identifying individuals, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, SAGA which stands for Sexuality and Gender Alliance, the French club, as well as a MOSIAC Mentor for local high school students. Outside of F&M, I am a part of the Lancaster DREAMers as well as the inVISIBLE Americans project for immigrants. I love to make some art as well as hang out with my friends and eat some delicious food! 

    Fun Fact: I once participated in a Drag Show at F&M!

  • Dean DiPisa

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    Class of 2022

    Hometown: Harleysville, PA

    Intended Major: BOS Major 

    I am a sophomore intended BOS (Business, Organizations and Society) major on the Pre-Law track here at F&M. Outside of my academics, I am a member of the F&M Football team, as well as a member on the Class of 2022 Board. I participate in Intramural Basketball on campus, which allows me to continue to play a sport I have been a part of since I was a kid. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering at local Lancaster non-profit organizations, golfing, and spending time at the beach.

    Favorite Restaurant in Lancaster: Luca. 

  • Kit Meiler

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    Class of 2021

    Hometown: Bryn Mawr, PA

    Major: Government and English-Literature Joint Major

    Hi, my name is Kit Meiler, and I’m from Bryn Mawr, PA which is right outside Philadelphia! I am a joint Government and English-Literature major. I am a member of F&M’s sorority and fraternity life on campus. I also throughout college have been involved with student government such as I was a member of the Diplomatic Congress my freshman year and I served as the Ware Parliament treasurer for three semesters. My grandparents actually grew up in Lancaster and so it has always been a very special place for me. When I’m not participating in extra-curricular activities or in Shad studying I love spending time with friends and being outside. You can usually find us hanging out on the green, walking downtown to Central Market, biking to the F&M’s Spalding Conservatory or taking a walk at Chickie’s Rock. I am currently studying off-campus for my junior fall semester in Dunedin, New Zealand. I am loving all the hiking and exploring I have been able to do but I miss my friends from school and F&M. I can’t wait to be back next spring! 
    Fun Fact: I was born in the UK and lived there for 6 years!
    My favorite Place in Lancaster: Central Market or Chickies Rock.

  • Abby Straub

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    Class of 2021

    Hometown: Bear Creek, PA

    Major: Sociology Major

    Hi! My name is Abby Straub and I am a junior here at F&M! I am from Bear Creek PA which is right in the middle of the Poconos and Scranton (like the show The Office)! I am a Sociology major also focusing in Business as I look to hopefully and potentially work in marketing, advertising or sales after school! On campus I like to stay really busy as a tour guide, a proud member of the varsity field hockey team, a member of the Chi Omega Sorority, a councilmember of the Student-Athlete Leadership Council (SALC), and Vice President of Panhel. Outside of my campus involvement I love hanging out on Hartman, going to Mean Cup and exploring the restaurants in downtown Lanc. My dad dragged me to F&M when I was a sophomore in high school so it was not love at first sight but it has been love ever since. It is the best decision that I have made for my future so far and after three visits I finally decided that I wanted to make Lancaster my home. There is so much #DIPPRIDE on campus and I love all of the balance it allows me to have.

    Favorite thing about F&M: Definitely being an athlete on campus, I love my team. Go dips!!