Meet the Diplomat Corps! 
  • The 2018 tour guide group photo
Class of 2018 
  • Danielle Sang

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    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

    Major: Public Health (Government Track), Environmental Studies Minor

    I am an always smiling, ice cream loving F&M student. When I am not in my second home of Shadek-Fackenthal Library, I can be found leading fabulous tours. I serve as the senior class President on our student body government, the Diplomatic Congress;  I’m a member of Kappa Delta sorority; I work as a Diplomat Health Advocate with F&M’s Office of Student Wellness Programs; and I am member of the F&M Model UN Team. I hope to affect change in national health policy when I grow up. Fun fact: Danielle is F&M’s best hula hooper.


  • Hannah Kowalewski

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    Class of 2018

    Hometown: York, PA

    Major/Minor: Biology major, Music Performance Minor

    I am a proud member and two-year captain of the Women's Soccer Team, and I play the flute in the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Orchestra.  I’m also a member of the Black Pyramid Senior Honors Society, Benjamin Rush Pre-Health Honor Society, Mu Upsilon Sigma Honor Society, and Alumni Leaders of Tomorrow.  During my junior year I studied abroad in Bocas del Toro, Panama and participated in a program called Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies. I had the opportunity to travel to South Africa with F&M soccer for a two-week trip with an itinerary centered around the Christopher T. Campbell Memorial Field in Khayelitsha.  After completing my time at F&M, I plan to attend Penn State College of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program.


  • Joshua Yoo

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    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Severn, MD

    Major: Scientific and Philosophical Studies of the Mind- Cognitive Science Major

    I am involved in a variety of organizations on campus including Phi Kappa Sigma, one of F&M’s oldest fraternities on campus, where I served as Recruitment and Marketing Chair. I’m also a member of I.M.P.A.C.T, an open social group motivated in bringing people together and promoting social activism on campus, as well as M.U.S, F&M’s music honor society. In my free time I enjoy utilizing Lancaster’s wonderful farmers’ markets and hiking trails to cook and travel with my friends.


  • Lizzy Till

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    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Cranbury, NJ

    Major: Business Organization & Society Major, and Psychology Minor

    I am from Cranbury, New Jersey  and am a senior with a joint major in Business and Psychology. I spent my fall semester freshman year in Dublin, Ireland taking classes, traveling, and getting caught in the rain. On the Franklin & Marshall campus I am involved in many extracurricular activities including sorority events, teaching elementary students, participating in voice ensembles, touring prospective students, and casual coffee shop dates with me and my computer. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be a Tour Guide, which allows me to get to know incoming students by showing them F&M through my eyes.


  • Max Olsan

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    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Wayne, Pennsylvania

    Major: BOS (Business, Organizations, and Society) and Economics Joint Major 

    Outside of classes I am heavily involved in my fraternity and the IFC (Interfraternity Council), and am in the Entrepreneurship Club, Business Club, Economics Club, and Students for Autism Awareness club.  I also play club soccer, which has been a passion of mine since a very young age. I plan to begin my career in investment banking, after becoming fascinated with the entire industry after watching “Too Big to Fail” early on in high school.  In my spare time I hang out with friends, play soccer, and keep up on general market, financial, and economic news.


  • Mihika Miranda

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    Class of 2018

    Hometown:  Mumbai, India

    Major: Joint major in Theater and Creative Writing with a minor in Anthropology

    I enjoy anything to do with the performing arts. I’m currently enjoying my free time after directing Legally Blonde the Musical for F&M Players. Over my time at F&M I have served as the Vice President of F&M Players, a brother of Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity, a member of the F&M Dance Company and an Admission tour guide. I love performing, exercising my creativity, crafting and exploring. I hope to be an Artistic Director of a theatre when I return to India. Fun fact: I have worked on an underwater excavation of a Roman shipwreck in Caesarea, Israel!


  • Rebecca Buchanan

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    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina

    Major: Government & Religious Studies

    I’m a member of F&M Dance Company, F&M Players, and do various technical work for the Theater, Dance and Film Department. I am also a member of the John Marshall Pre-Law Honor Society, Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity, and perform annually in the Vagina Monologues. I have studied abroad in Switzerland and South Africa and hope to visit more countries that begin with the letter S in the future. I intend to study International Humanitarian Law and conduct independent research in the Religious Studies Department (ask me about it!). In a rare moment of free time, I can be found watching Criminal Minds on Netflix and experimenting with grilled cheese combinations.


  • Ryan Whalen

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    Class of 2018

    Hometown: Tempe, Arizona

    Major: Business & Public Policy Joint Major, Economics Minor

    I’m a senior who had so much trouble choosing what to study that I settled on 3 departments. Outside of the classroom and the Office of Admission I intern at a local digital marketing firm, conduct research in the Government department, and am a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. After spending two summers in Lancaster, I plan to move back west where I’ll be working for a financial group in Arizona after graduation.


  • Olivia Richards

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    Class of 2018

    Hometown: San Francisco, California

    Major: Environmental Studies, International Studies Minor

    I’m passionate about the complexities of sustainability and have pursued various research and internship opportunities in this field. I am an active member of the Environmental Action Alliance and was previously on the board of the John Marshall Pre-Law Honor Society. I have held multiple positions in my sorority Chi Omega, including Member Educator, and I am currently in the community service committee, contributing to the sorority’s partnership with the local chapter of Girls On The Run. I am an avid traveler, having been an au pair for an Italian Family, studied marine biology in Panama, and completed the Camino de Santiago in Spain with my dad and grandmother. Although I’m applying to environmental consulting firms, I aspire to work on a farm or move to Australia to become a SCUBA dive master. To feed my curiosity for now, I just joined the Club Water Polo Team - catch me at a tournament!


Class of 2019 

  • Anna Catherine Grady

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    Class of 2019 - Abroad Spring  '18

    Hometown: Birmingham, AL

    Major: Animal Behavior and Public Health

    I’m a joint Animal Behavior and Public Health major from Birmingham, Alabama. Besides being a tour guide on campus, I am involved with the vivarium, Environmental Action Alliance club and Phi Sigma Pi, a national co-ed honor fraternity. In my free time I enjoy running, hiking and camping. Anything outdoors really! Currently, I’m studying abroad in New Zealand, but will be doing research with bees under the advisement of Sarah Dawson this coming summer. I hope to attend vet school after F&M! Fun Fact: I can lick my elbow!


  • Bonnie Sullivan

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    Class of 2019 - Abroad Spring '18

    Hometown: Houston, TX

    Major: Government Major, Environmental Studies Minor

    I’m a Government major and Environmental Studies minor from Houston, Texas. When not studying or running, I can be found chatting alums up as a Dip Dialer, assisting my first-year residents as a Hall Advisor, or exploring downtown Lancaster in my cowboy boots. I’m also involved in the sustainability scene, am a member of both the Diplomatic Congress Sustainability Committee and the Environmental Action Alliance, and hope to one day work for an environmental non-profit.


  • Brett Schmieder

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    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Fisherville, Kentucky

    Major: Government & Psychology


    Before attending Franklin & Marshall I took a gap year during which time I traveled. Next I attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and finished freshman year at College of the Redwoods.  Here at F & M I’m involved with Phi Kappa Psi fraternity as the philanthropy chair, the Catastrophic Relief Alliance (CRA) as the project manager, and I have a radio show with WFNM. With a Government and Psychology degree, the plan after graduation is to attend law school and/or join the Navy.  In my spare time I enjoy finding new fishing spots, hiking anywhere I can find a trail, and tricking the dogs in the dog park to like me by bringing chipotle during lunch.


  • Daniel Zlevor

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    Class 2019

    Hometown: Medfield, NJ

    Major: Government and Economics

    At Franklin & Marshall I play lacrosse, am a PIT Peer Adviser (PIT is a service oriented pre-orientation program that stands for Putting It Together), and am a part of Financial Honors Society and Greek life. I am very talkative and I love to meet new people. Fun fact: My favorite candy is Twix. I am not a huge candy guy but if I do care to indulge then I will certainly indulge in a Twix.


  • Dolly Segal

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    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Elkins Park, Pennsylvania (20 minutes from Center City Philadelphia)

    Major: Government

    Hi, my name is Dolly Segal, and I'm from right outside of Philadelphia, PA. I am a member of the John Marshall Pre-Law Honor Society and a member of the 2019 Class Cabinet as the Executive Communications Chair. I am a sister of Chi Omega sorority on campus, and I like to participate in many of the philanthropic events sponsored by the Sorority and Fraternity life on campus. My favorite thing to do in Lancaster is try new restaurants with my friends. After falling in love with my Government major and the department here at F&M, I have aspirations to attend law school following graduation.


  • Evan Shlom

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    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Ardsley, NY

    Major: Financial Economics Special Studies Major (Economics/Public Policy/Business)

    I’m the Chief Founder and first President of F&M’s Investing Club, in addition to being involved with the Economics Club and Greek Life.  I also slap the bass and jam with my french horn in a three-man alternative rock band with two other F&M students. As a freshman, I was a linebacker for F&M Football. I  am no longer on the team but still ball with as much passion as when I’m giving tours of the Franklin & Marshall campus. Fun fact: my favorite color is goldenrod.


  • Isabel Monge

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    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Lancaster, PA

    Major/ Minor: American Studies/ Spanish

    I’m a junior at Franklin & Marshall. My involvements on campus include membership in Greek Life, Junior Class Cabinet, member of Bystander Intervention Committee, and, of course, working in the Office of Admission as a tour guide. Off campus I enjoy volunteering at a local public elementary school and exploring downtown Lancaster. During my free time I can by found studying in Shad, spending time with friends on Hartman Green, or swinging on the rope swing at the College President’s house!


  • Jacquie Koob

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    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

    Major: Psychology Major

    On campus I’m involved with student government as Junior Class President, Bonchek Congress Treasurer, a member of Club Council, and a member of Greek life. I love being able to have the opportunity to host events on campus for students in my class that foster class unity. I recently declared my Psychology major and in the future plan on focusing in Organizational Behavior. I love walking over to MeanCup after class, it’s my favorite place to do homework and get coffee!

  • Keith Kamons

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    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

    Major: Mathematics

    I am a Math major intending on doing the 3-2 Engineering program.  After starting at F&M, I developed an interest in the Chinese language and culture, so I am involved with the F&M East Asian Scholars club. Outside of the classroom I am a member of the varsity swim team, cycling club and triathlon club.

  • Lillie Day

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    Class of 2019 - Abroad Spring '18

    Hometown: Shoreline, WA

    Major: Public Health/Sociology

    My biggest involvement on campus is in student government and leadership. I am a member of the Ware College House Parliament and Kappa Delta sorority. My biggest passions are border conflicts, emergency management, and the "Dogspotting" Facebook page. I am a former competitive Irish dancer (10 years!) and my favorite meme is obviously the timeless "doge".

  • Maggie Carper

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    Class of 2019
    Hometown: Lancaster, PA
    Major: Government
    I am currently a junior here at F&M. I transferred to F&M starting my sophomore year and it has been the best decision EVER! On campus I am a part of the Junior Class Cabinet and a member of Kappa Delta sorority. I am a Government major and hope to attend law school after graduating in 2019. When I’m not studying, I enjoy going to the gym or grabbing iced coffee with my friends.

  • Michael (Mike) Aberman

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    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Armonk, New York

    Major: Public Health (Government track)

    My name is Michael Aberman and I transferred here to Franklin & Marshall College. I am involved with a few other activities on campus in addition to tour guiding. I also partake in a lot of philanthropic work here in Lancaster, especially with the Boys and Girls club. I am a part of CRA (Catastrophic Relief Alliance), Fraternity & Sorority life here at F&M, and work for two New York city companies while on campus. I enjoy hanging out with friends and riding my bike. If I am not in the library, you can see me on Hartmen Green with friends in my free time.

  • Michael Morette

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    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Winnetka, IL

    Major: Public Policy & History Joint Major

    I am a junior Public Policy and History joint major, and am from the suburbs of Chicago. On campus I am an active student as I am involved in a number of things. I am the Chair of Weis College House, a House Advisor, and a Marshall Fellow. I hope to use my Marshall Fellowship to expand upon an existing grain storage pilot project in Haiti that I started last summer. After college, I'd like to work for a non-profit and eventually go law school or graduate school for public policy.

  • Misa Katagi

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    Class of 2019 - Abroad Spring '18

    Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

    Major: Business, Organizations and Society, Sociology Minor

    I’m a junior from Japan, but have lived in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo before coming to Lancaster. A fun fact is that I have moved houses 12 times in my life. On campus I also work for international admissions, am involved with a coed Greek organization, the ultimate frisbee team and the International club. One thing I love is the beautiful sunrise view from my residential hall room. Since I love to travel, I plan to make the most out of the study abroad programs here at F&M to see more of the world.

  • Pawan Singh

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    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Bronx, New York

    Major: Economics and Sociology

    I’m involved with a few clubs and organizations on campus. I am a part of I.M.P.A.C.T. (Intelligent Men Purposefully Accomplishing College Together), Mi Gente Latina (Latin-Heritage Club), and Fraternity life. I’m interested in analytics and like to hang out on Hartman Green during my free time. Fun fact: I can twist my arm around 360 degrees.

  • Powell Simons

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    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Montana

    Major: Economics and Spanish

    Other than being a tour guide, I am in the John Marshall Pre-Law honor society. I am also involved with Greek life on campus. When I am not studying, working, or participating in my extracurricular activities, I love to spend time outside and hang out with my friends and family. A fun fact about myself is that I live on 2,000 acres.

  • Ryan Paulekas

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    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Glastonbury, CT

    Major: Government and Business Double Major

    I am involved in a plethora of different organizations on campus.  I am the first bass in the F&M orchestra, sing baritone in the all-male acapella group the Chessmen, am a member of Mu Upsilon Sigma the music honor society on campus, the Treasurer of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity, I’m in the College Democrats Club, a member of the Class of 2019 caucus, a member of the Building Better Leaders Seminar, in the F&M Players club, and of course a tour guide!  I spent the fall of 2017 in London studying abroad at the Queen Mary campus of the University of London. I have held internships in financial services and insurance leveraging services on campus such as OSPGD (Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development).

  • Tanner Erisman

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    Class of 2019

    Hometown: Lancaster, PA

    Major: Special Studies; Leadership and Governance

    My name is Tanner Erisman and I am in my third year of tour guiding here at Franklin & Marshall College. I am involved with a few different things on campus along with tour guiding. I am the Quarterback on the football team, a javelin thrower on the Track and Field team, and a barber at Tanner's Trims. I am a leader of the group DCF (Diplomat Christian Fellowship) and also attend Intervarsity. I enjoy hanging out with friends and riding my bike. Fun fact: I once drove from Lancaster to Southern California and back on a road trip and it was a lot of fun.

  • Yousra Chaabane

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    Class of 2019 - Abroad Spring '18

    Hometown: Eefde (The Netherlands)

    Major: Government Major/Arabic Minor

    My name is Yousra Chaabane and I am currently a junior at Franklin and Marshall College. I am an international student from the Netherlands and am pursuing a Government major and an Arabic minor. On campus, I work as a tour guide for the Office of Admission and will be a Writing Center Tutor.  Besides that, I am a member of the International Student Advisory Board and I’m currently abroad in Jordan! When I have a bit of free time I love to visit the downtown area and discover a new place to get good coffee.

Class of 2020 
  • Alex Pinsk

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Devon, PA

    Major: Intended Classics and Government Double Major, French Minor

    I’m a sophomore at F&M. I’m an active member of the Ultimate Frisbee team and am the managing editor of the College Reporter. I am a member of Diplomatic Congress and Brooks Congress, as well as the Classics and Pre-Law honors societies. I’m involved in Greek life on campus, and, of course, love spending time at the Admission Office giving tours. I enjoy baking and love dogs. My favorite spot on campus is LSP where I can grab a grilled cheese sandwich and then sit and study before class. I love being outdoors, particularly walking to Buchanan Park where I can channel my inner eight year-old and swing at the playground.

  • Angelo Martin

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Selinsgrove, PA

    Major: Business, Organizations, & Society and Government Joint Major

    My name is Angelo Martin and I am a sophomore at Franklin & Marshall College. In addition to tour guiding, my involvements on campus include Diplomat football, House Advisor for Weis College House, member of the Weis Assembly of Peers, and volunteering in the Lancaster community. I intend to joint major in Business, Organizations and Society and Government. In my spare time, I enjoy watching and reading national news, exercising, and listening to music.

  • Diya Shah

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Mumbai, India

    Major: Economics and Psychology

    Hi, I’m Diya. I am currently a sophomore. I’m involved in Greek Life on campus, Indian Association- SANGAM, employee at the Bookstore on Campus- Barnes and Nobles. I am an intended Economics and Psychology double major. In my spare time I love to go hiking, travel if possible and eat FOOD- all kinds specially desserts. I got my Scuba Diving Advanced license this summer, which allows me to dive anywhere in the world 32 meters deep. I hope to explore the area of Behavioral Economics to understand the behavior and trends of poor people in India.

    Fun Fact: I speak 4 different Indian languages.

  • Ella Markowitz

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Windsor, Massachusetts

    Major: Classics and Sociology

    I'm from western Massachusetts. After college I want to either work in high school or college admissions or go to law school. I am a member of the John Marshall Pre-Law Honor Society and participate in Mock Trial. A lot of my time is spent playing rugby with F&M's club women's rugby team.

  • Gabby Goodwin

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Wayne, NJ

    Major/Minor: Biology/BOS Joint Major, Spanish Minor

    I’m a sophomore from Wayne, NJ. In addition to being a tour guide I am a two-sport varsity athlete, participating in both women’s soccer and softball. I’m also the Vice President of the Sophomore Class, the Sports Editor for the school’s newspaper The College Reporter, a part of Diplomat Christian Fellowship, and work in the athletic training room as a Sports Medicine Assistant. I plan to pursue a joint major in Biology and BOS (Business Organizations and Society) and a minor in Spanish.

  • Jack Altomonte

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

    Major: Business, Organizations & Society/Sociology Joint Major

    Being the passionate and outgoing person I am, I’m involved in many different clubs and organizations on campus. To start, I’m involved in greek life and because of this I do a lot of philanthropic work, especially with the Boys and Girls Club. I am also in a couple of clubs including: F&M Spoon, a healthy eating oriented club, and debate. I also work on the IFC (Interfraternal Council) as the VP of Membership & Recruitment. I realize this sounds like a rather eclectic group of clubs and organizations, however, it showcases me and my personality due to the fact that I never tend to fit neatly into a particular box or category. Being versatile, I wanted a college that offered opportunities to express all aspects of my true self, and at F&M, I am free to do just that!

  • Jackson Hale

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Downingtown, Pa

    Major: Economics Major, Math Minor


    Outside of the classroom and Admission Office I am a member of the Franklin and Marshall football team and work as an office assistant in the Business, Organizations and Society (BOS) department. I also play intramural basketball, which allows me to continue playing a sport that I have enjoyed for a long time.  I am an Economics major and Math minor here at F&M. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing various yard games on Hartman Green like spikeball and Kanjam, and exploring downtown Lancaster.

  • Jake Rauchberg

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    Class of 2020

    Major: Joint Environmental Studies & International Studies, Spanish Minor

    Hometown: Randolph, New Jersey

    I’m a sophomore here at F&M, and a proud member of the Weis College House.  For three semesters I participated on the Weis Assembly of Peers. In my free time, I love to do everything from going on runs to playing alternative rock on my WFNM radio show.  I’m also a member of the College Entertainment Committee and play right-back on the men’s club soccer team. I love phô and my favorite restaurant downtown is Sprout, but on campus you can always catch me eating at Blue Line!

  • James Dean Vaillancourt

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

    Major: History and Government double major

    I’m a current sophomore at F&M with a love of all things political and stuck in the past. I’m involved in the political arena on campus and in the Lancaster community, along with Greek life. In my free time I love to travel, take impromptu trips to Philly to see concerts, play video games, and roam the dog park on campus. I plan on majoring in History and Government, and I want to become either a defense lawyer or a high school AP Euro teacher. 

  • Kathleen (Kat) Miao

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: New York City, New York

    Major: Environmental Studies with minor in Art History

    I’m the Assistant Chair of CEC, serving as a representative for Diplomatic Congress and the New College House Senate, a mentor for eight New College House first-years, and a member of Art Club and Cooking Club. I’m also both an SEO Scholar and Breakthrough New York student. While it may seem like a lot, Google Calendar helps me organize my life, so it's all good. When I’m not studying or comfortably watching Netflix in my room, I like biking, swimming, photographing, visiting museums, and practicing yoga. I’m passionate about urban sustainability, ecological design, and environmental advocacy. Fun Facts: I met Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep in an elevator, and went skydiving. Woahh!

  • Lia Tavarez

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: New York, New York

    Major: Government Major with an Arabic minor

    I was born in the Dominican Republic but now live in New York City. I am a sophomore here at Franklin and Marshall. On campus, I am involved with the S.I.S.T.E.R.S (Sophisticated, Intelligent, Sisters Teaching Excellence, Responsibility, and Success), Hair Junkies, Mi Gente Latina and the Women’s Rugby Team. I am very passionate about helping others and I aspire to work as an ambassador in the United Nations in the near future. Fun fact: I have been on the longest zipline in the world.

  • Mariah Hagan

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Glenwood Springs, CO

    Major: Intended BOS/Psychology Joint Major with Spanish Minor

    I’m a sophomore at Franklin and Marshall who loves being a Dip. I play volleyball for the Diplomats, and am involved with the sophomore class board and Greek life, and love my job as a tour guide. In my free time, you can catch me at the dog park, hiking, running, or napping. I love the outdoors, animals, and community service. My all time favorite activity, besides studying and thriving at F&M, is lounging with my cat and watching Netflix. Ask me about the most recent season of volleyball, or anything at all really. I’m always happy to engage.

  • Nicolette Runko

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Howell, NJ

    Major: Undeclared (Intended Animal Behavior/ Biochemistry Joint Major)

    I’m a  member of the Class of 2020 from Howell, NJ.  In addition to working as a tour guide I’m also a General Chemistry tutor for the Q&SC.  On campus I am a member of the Varsity Women’s Soccer team, an executive board member of F&M Unleashed, a newly inducted member of the Ben Rush Pre-Health Honors Society, and the sophomore member of the Harwood leadership seminar.  I also enjoy volunteering at local animal shelters. This past summer I worked as a Hackman Summer Scholar doing research on protein synthesis with my chemistry professors. I have not yet declared my major but intend to pursue a major in either Animal Behavior or Biochemistry.  I am on the pre-veterinary medicine track, and hope to attend vet school after graduating from F&M.

  • Nithya Kumar

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Suffern, NY (Rockland County)

    Major: Biology and Spanish double major on the pre-med track

    On campus I’m involved in several things! I’m in Bonchek Congress (each college house has its own house government), Diplomatic Congress (F&M’s student government), a member of Kappa Delta sorority, a violist in F&M’s symphony orchestra and Philharmonia, and a member of Mu Upsilon Sigma (music honor society). Other than being a tour guide, my other job on campus is being a sports medicine assistant for all of the varsity athletic teams. I am passionate about the sciences, especially medicine, so I  hope to become some type of doctor in the future!

  • Shira Gould

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Rockville, MD

    Major: Psychology and Religious Studies Double Major

    I’m a sophomore from Rockville, Maryland and a Psychology and Religious Studies double major. On campus I work as a tour guide in the Admission Office, a Teacher’s Assistant for Introduction to Psychology, and volunteer at the Buchanan and Burrowes Elementary Schools in Lancaster. I am also heavily involved in Hillel, and serve as a research assistant in our Development and Experience Center, a psychology lab on campus. During my free time I love playing outside (preferably with dogs) and going on long walks on the sidewalk to Central Market. Or when it’s nice outside, you can likely find me sitting in the bright blue chairs on Hartman Green.

  • Zoe Katz

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    Class of 2020

    Hometown: Sharon, Ma

    Major: Intended Public Health Major, French Minor

    My name is Zoe Katz and I am a sophomore from Boston, Ma. I am an intended Public Health major and French minor. Some of my involvements on campus include working in the Admission Office as a tour guide, playing on the club ultimate frisbee team, serving on student government boards, and volunteering with our Colleges Against Cancer club. In my free time I love petting dogs at Beau's dream park (an amazing dog park right next to campus) and exploring all of the yummy food options downtown!

Class of 2021

  • Abby Straub

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    Class of 2021

    Hometown: Bear Creek, PA

    Major: Undeclared


    I’m a freshman at Franklin and Marshall College. I’m currently undeclared but intend on applying to the BOS program my sophomore year. Aside from being a tour guide, I’m a proud member of the Women’s Field Hockey team, a new member of Chi Omega sorority, and sit on the Student Athlete Leadership Council (SALC) for the Field Hockey team. Outside of my involvements on campus you can find me spending time with friends, studying in Blue Line, or exploring all of the restaurants in downtown Lancaster. My time at F&M, although short, has been amazing, full of new friends from all over the world, campus involvements which I will continue to pursue, and great student-professor relationships in and out of the classroom.  

  • Akalah Bobb

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    Class of 2021

    Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

    Major: Intended Public Health (Biology) and Sociology Minor


    I am involved in BSU (Black Student Union), S.I.S.T.E.R.S. (Sophisticated, Intelligent, Sisters Teaching Excellence, Responsibility, and Success) and Sweet Ophelia (all female a cappella group). I also attend Intervarsity on Wednesdays. I enjoy spending time with my friends, meeting new people, and learning new things. In my spare time I enjoy doing anything that involves music. Back home I loved exploring and discovering new places- so if you know any cool spots in Lancaster let me know!

  • Christina Marinos

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    Class of 2021

    Hometown: Allentown, PA

    Major: Undeclared - possibly Psychology and BOS joint major


    I’m a first year student who is thrilled to be a member of the F&M family. I recently went through recruitment and I’m a new member of the sorority Alpha Phi, and a proud member of the varsity women’s soccer team. I’m extremely excited to begin working as a tour guide and show off my F&M pride. I want everyone to find their new home, just like I did here at F&M.

  • Donald Fasce

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    Class of 2021
    Hometown: Livonia, NY
    Major: Intended Astrophysics Major

    I am first year here at Franklin and Marshall from a small town in upstate New York near Rochester. People usually call me Don or Donny. Some groups I am involved in are the Weis Assembly of Peers, the Physics and Astronomy club, and ARCC (a research club with the physics and astronomy departments looking for Radio Pulsars in collaboration with other institutions). When I’m not in class, I spend my time working with my study groups and hanging out with friends. I plan to major in Astrophysics and I’m still deciding between Computer Science or History for a minor. 

  • Elena Robustelli

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    Class of 2021

    Hometown: Chappaqua, NY

    Major: American Studies


    I’m a first-year who is absolutely jazzed to be a tour guide! On campus, I’m  involved with Sweet Ophelia (all female a cappella group), Alpha Delta Pi sorority, the College Entertainment Committee, WFNM (F&M’s radio station), and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. I spend my free time playing piano, running, writing music and poetry, arranging a cappella, and hanging out with my  friends.  

  • Francine (Frannie) Levy

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    Class of 2021

    Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

    Major: intended English Literature Major


    I’m a first-year student from Cincinnati, Ohio. I’m an active participant in the Dance Company, both as a performer and as a member of the Executive Board. In addition to dancing, I am a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and participate in events at the Klehr Center for Jewish Life.  I enjoy the campus’ proximity to New York and Philadelphia and love exploring Lancaster’s coffee shops and bakeries. I also appreciate bad puns and pandas.

  • Kimberly Espinal

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    Class of 2021

    Hometown: Newark, NJ

    Major: Intended Chemistry Major


    I’m a 19-year-old Dominican American, though you can just call me “Kim”. As a strong believer that you can make the time to do anything you want if you commit to it, I’m involved in a number of things on campus such as: Mi Gente Latina, the African Drum Ensemble, Philosophy Club, and Diplomatic Congress’s Sustainability Committee. I plan to major in Chemistry, though I’m still exploring my options. In my spare time I enjoy bullet journaling, finding ways to maximize productivity, and brainstorming chemistry puns. I do this so often during my free time that the subject itself should just be called kimistry (please refer to Figure I to see my reaction to this clever comment).

  • Marina Malcolm

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    Year: 2021

    Hometown: Shavertown, PA

    Intended Major: Moral Psychology and Theatre Joint major

    I am a first-year here at F&M from Shavertown, PA.  For fans of The Office, that’s near the real life Scranton. I am involved in many activities around campus including German Club, F&M Players, Ultimate Frisbee, and Diplomatic Congress’s Curriculum Subcommittee.  My aspirations include becoming a dramatherapist to help revolutionize mental health treatment in America.

  • Ruby Van Dyk

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    Class of 2021

    Hometown: Forest Grove, Oregon

    Major: Government major and Spanish minor


    I’m a member of Kappa Delta sorority, a staff writer for F&M’s newspaper: The College Reporter, a member of College Democrats, and have a radio show on campus with my best friend. I’m very passionate about politics and human rights, and hope to go to law school in the future. In my free time I enjoy playing the piano, hiking in my home state of Oregon, spending time with my friends, exploring Lancaster, and drinking way too much coffee.