Meet the Team

0fd1edfKalia Barrow is a 3rd year student at Syracuse University, working through her B.F.A. in “Special Studies in the Arts” from the College of Visual and Performing Arts as well as a minor in Information Technology and Management and another Minor in IT Designs and Startups.  Having been raised mostly in Syracuse, Kalia has an inherent passion for both the city and the university.  Her years spent in Hawaii as a baby and Toronto as an elementary student are ones that have rooted her passions for nature and entertainment. Her skills and studies range through interdisciplinary areas of design, writing and programming. Her more noteworthy experiences include working on a national, sponsored gravitational research project called “LIGO” and time spent with Syracuse’s Office of Community Engagement on the “Connective Corridor” project. Dream fields include event planning, business consultation and free lance installation art.  In her free time she enjoys listening to podcasts and collecting LED lights.  Contact:

Roster PictureAndrew Bateman is currently in the process of obtaining a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University. He has just entered his third year as an undergrad student, and plans to receive his degree in May of 2016. After graduation, his main goal is to work to help research and design new and sustainable forms of alternatives from oil-based energy. Andrew is a member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChE) and also a member of the varsity crew team at Syracuse. He is proficient in the use of Microsoft Office – particularly Excel – as well as the computational program MatLab. This past summer Andrew spent three weeks backpacking across Europe; traveling to France, Italy, Germany, and Holland. Although born in the Bronx, NY, he now lives with his parents slightly more north in Westchester, NY. When not studying or at practice, Andrew enjoys spending his free time reading the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, skiing, and hopelessly teaching himself French. Contact:

batemanKelly Benjamin is currently an undergrad student at Syracuse University. She started her university career at SUNY Potsdam, where she stayed for two years before transferring to Syracuse University. Kelly plans to use her degree to help her father manage their family business, with future goals of becoming a CPA. In the past, Kelly has worked with her father at the family business, but has also expanded her experiences through internship opportunities. Through these professional experiences, Kelly has had interaction with multiple interfaces for business systems, such as QuickBooks and Traverse Accounting and Business Software by Open Systems. She was born and raised in Central New York, where she spends time helping the community through events sponsored by the local American Legion. Aside from residing in Central New York, Kelly enjoys spending any free time in the northern part of the state, where her family has a camp on the Saint Lawrence River. When she’s not hanging out on the riverbank, there’s a good likelihood that Kelly can be found attempting to cook a recipe she found on Pinterest, or trying to catch a good nap. Contact:

caamutoFrancisco Caamano is a third year undergraduate student at the L.C. Smith College of Engineering at Syracuse University. His passion is in the field of chemical engineering where he hopes to graduate in 2016 and go into the pharmaceutical industry as a career path. Currently, he is a part of many organizations such as SHPE, Syracuse University Ambulance, CSTEP, Theta Tau Fraternity and a member of the Syracuse Club Quidditch team. This summer Francisco Caamano went back to his hometown in New York City and spent the last part of the summer going to the NILA Conference in San Diego, California; where he developed leadership skills to run his own student chapter in Syracuse. As a chemical engineer, he has expansive experience with reading scientific chemical engineering research papers; this can aide in others understanding of intellectual writing. Comprehension and usage of technical software is an important skill in engineering; that is why he is an expert in softwares such as Matlab, Excel and MathCard. Many would think that life of an engineer is full of headaches from calculations and long sleepless nights; however, an interesting fact about Francisco Caamano is that he socializes with his fraternity brothers and plays quidditch at the same time while keeping a high scholastic agenda. Contact:

chandranAnisha K. Chandran is from Irvine, California but is currently pursuing a double major in Retail Management and Supply Chain Management from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Business. She is in her third year at school and upon graduating in the Spring of 2016, Anisha hopes to be a buyer in women’s fashion for a well-known company. This past summer Anisha spent her time externing forRoss in both the planning and buying departments as well as interning for finance company,State Street, in the investment management servicing aspect of the business. In her internship with State Street, Anisha was a member of the bank loans team and was instrumental in processing clients’ bank loan trades with a broker and agent bank. When Anisha isn’t furthering her education, she’s jamming to Beyoncé, religiously watching the Los Angeles Lakers and San Francisco 49ers games on TV, or binge watching Scandal and Ugly Betty on Netflix. Contact:

conroyDavid Conroy is pursuing his B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Syracuse University.  He is starting his third year of undergraduate study and plans to graduate in May 2016, where he hopes to join a multi-national accounting firm or a Wall Street investment bank upon graduation.  At Syracuse David is involved in thevarsity rowing team and the Honors Program, along with the Investment Club in the Whitman School of Management.  This past summer, David had an internship in the Innovations Department of theCleveland Clinic, one of the world’s largest health systems.  As an intern he helped license various medical devices to the Clinic, and also gained experience in professional writing by preparing various reports and presentations.  He also has gained extensive knowledge with various programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and KSS TechTracS through the internship.  David loves snowboarding, and one day hopes he can find a career that allows him to travel around the world.  His hometown is Cleveland, Ohio and he has three sisters. Contact:

goldmanRachel Goldman is a second-year Information Management & Technology major (and Psychology minor) at Syracuse University, hoping to graduate in December 2015. She was born and raised in Plano, TX. Rachel had an internship with the Advanced Networking Systems – Internet team at Fidelity Investments this summer. She doesn’t know what she wants to do as a career yet, but is thinking about becoming an IT contractor for the Army, since her fiancé is in the Texas National Guard. She has ample experience in creative writing, blogging, and social media, but very little in professional writing. She is, however, pretty good at most computer programs, and can usually figure them out even if she hasn’t used them before. Rachel is, as the third link above indicates, the creator and admin of the Facebook page The Grammar Police, which currently has over 125,000 fans. She will correct your grammar, but will try not to be obnoxious about it. Fun fact: Rachel played the cello for seven years in middle and high school, and will gladly beg her parents to ship her instrument from Texas to Syracuse if someone asks her to join their band. Contact:

jiangTian L. Jiang is currently a senior majoring in Retail Management and Supply Chain management at Syracuse University. On campus, Tian is the Master of Rituals of Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity and one of two project leaders for3fifteen-eBay. In the fall semester of 2013, she studied abroad in Hong Kong, China. During her time there, she was exposed to multiple cultures and had many eye-opening experiences. Most of Tian’s retail experiences come from Zara and Duane Reade by Walgreens. At Zara, Tian gained hands-on experience as a sales associate in the women’s department. Her work in the sales floor helped her acquire knowledge about retail store operations and strategies of fast fashion. As a community Management Intern at Duane Reade by Walgreens in the summer of 2014, Tian was able to learn about a whole different market of retail; which is retail pharmacy. At Duane Reade by Walgreens, she established store management skills and deepened her understanding with retail store operations. When Tian is home from school, she likes to spend time with her family, especially her 5 year old sister. She lives to eat and can always be caught shopping. Contact:

UntitledLincoln Lam is a senior at Syracuse University, majoring in Finance and Biochemistry and minoring in Architecture. He is originally from Buffalo, NY and hopes to pursue a medical career after graduation. He aspires to integrate his interests by applying the managerial and business aspects from the Whitman School of Management to a medical discipline. Lincoln has expressed an interest in orthopedic surgery, as it provides a balance of medicine as well as the artistic aesthetics required of surgery. He is currently the Vice President of Finance at Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, and is involved with several other organizations throughout campus. His interests outside of academics include design, fashion, crossfit, soccer, and lacrosse – among others. Lincoln loves to travel and frequently travels with his family when not in school. Over the past summer, he travelled throughout Eastern Canada – visiting Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, and Halifax. Contact:

lutherJason W. Luther received his MA in English from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2005 and his BA in English and BS in Communication from SUNY Fredonia in 1999. He is starting the 4th year of his doctorate in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric at SU this year and hopes to finish in 2016. Most of Jason’s professional writing experience comes from directing SU’s Writing Center for six years and serving as the English department chair for three years at Maple Grove Jr/Sr High School in Bemus Point, NY. As the Writing Center Administrator at SU, Jason revitalized the Center’s web presence, developed two new online services, partnered with the Hillside Program to provide writing workshops for teens in the city’s South Side, and collaborated with SU’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) to comprehensively assess student learning and satisfaction. When he’s not reading, playing with his kids, or cooking with his wife, Jason is either spinning mid-90s indie rock, feeling disappointed by the sports teams of Buffalo (his hometown), or plotting his next western sojourn. Contact:

nicusantiKathryn M. Nicusanti received her high school degree from Mount Saint Mary Academy, in Watchung NJ in 2012. She is starting her third year of her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at Syracuse University and plans on graduating in 2016. Most of Kathryn’s education here at SU consists of Art History courses and extensive studio classes in the fine arts. As an upcoming junior she interned atMinasyani a fine jewelry design company and designer in NYC. She plans on continuing her education at SU focusing on jewelry design courses as well as textiles and other areas in the fine arts. Kathryn also has her own line of jewelry on Etsy,Boho Revival she, creates and sells her own designs. She plans on going abroad in the Spring of 2015 to Florence, Italy for SU’s study abroad program where she hopes to dive deeper into her Art History major.  When she’s not designing, studying or in the jewelry studio, Kathryn is either shopping, uploading another #OOTD on Instagram or listening to Lana Del Rey. Contact

Audriana Ortega is a junior at Syracuse University who is pursuing a major in Finance as well as a minor in Child and Family Policy studies. She is originally from New York City and has 3 sisters, one brother, and two pet dogs. Over the summer, she took classes and lived on campus while interning at a small men’s fashion company called J Allen Inspired, where she is helping the owner get her business off the ground. She has worn many hats at her other positions, such as at Deposit A Gift, where she worked as a Marketing/Social Media and Business Development Intern, and PFS Inc. where she worked as salesperson, financial educator, and customer service rep and was promoted to District Rep Manager. At PFS Inc., she was sponsored for her Life Insurance License and is currently studying for her Investment Broker’s License. She has dreams of opening a business that focuses on providing a financial education and planning resources and sees herself one day operating a charter school or nonprofit in the education arena. In her free time she loves listening to music, trying to cook, and ranting about why the right time to begin investing is now. Contact:


pappasAlina A. Pappas is a junior undergraduate majoring in Accounting in the Whitman School of Management and minoring in Political Science in the Maxwell School of Public Policy at Syracuse University. After she graduates in 2016 she hopes to pursue her MA in Accounting for one year in order to complete the 150 credit hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam. At SU, she is an active member of the Delta Gamma sorority and has spent two years on the SU dance team where she competed in the 2013 NDA Collegiate Championships with the team in Daytona, Florida. This summer Alina returned to her hometown in Pittsburgh, PA where she volunteered over 100 hours at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and interned at a local mortgage bank, Victorian Finance. Alina has used her internships and classes at SU to gain more professional writing experience, but hopes to improve and expand on her writing skills throughout this class. In her spare time she enjoys taking yoga classes, eating a lot of Greek food, attending concerts, and planning her next trip to New York City, where she hopes to move to after college. Contact: LinkedIn or

ripleyLucas W. Ripley is from Rochester, New York where he went to Rush-Henrietta Senior High School and received his diploma in 2012. Lucas has played baseball since he was 4 and played for his school from 8th grade through his senior year. In his senior year, he was selected to the Monroe County All-County team as a pitcher. After he graduated, Lucas then began attending Syracuse University where he is currently in his junior year. He is majoring in Chemical Engineering in L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Sciences while working on a minor in Economics. Lucas also has a twin sister who goes to St. John Fisher College in Rochester and an older brother. When he isn’t busy going to classes, Lucas spends a good amount of time either doing his school work or going to the gym to play basketball. Lucas is a huge sports fan and follows the New York Mets, New York Giants, Buffalo Sabres, and, of course, the Syracuse Orange. Lucas’ writing experience comes from a number of classes that he has taken throughout high school and in his college career. Contact:

sophiasEvan Sophias is from Fort Lee, New Jersey. He is currently a student at Syracuse University studying Finance. At Syracuse, Evan is involved in the entrepreneurship and the investment clubs. Over the summer he had an internship at a local bank called ConnectOne Bank where he worked in the finance department. After the internship was over, he went to California for a week. Some skills Evan has are being certified in Microsoft Excel,having expertise in sales, and fluent in two languages.  A fun fact about Evan is that he currently runs a sneaker business. He has been running this since high school. In the future, Evan’s goal is to get a job in the investment banking industry where he can use the same ideas as the sneaker business but with stocks. Evan is a fan of the New York Yankees, New Jersey Devils, and Brooklyn Nets. Some hobbies that Evan enjoys are skiing, hiking, baseball, traveling, and many others. Contact:

strelitzJulia Strelitz grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia before attending Syracuse University in 2012. She is currently a junior enrolled in the Whitman School of Management and is double majoring in Retail Management and Marketing. This past summer, she interned for a clothing company called Kings of Cole, where she gained great experience in the business world that will help her in her future career. She is not positive what she wants to do with her degree in the future, but combining fashion and business has always been a dream of hers. Julia is extremely diligent and organized, which will help her a lot when learning how to professionally write documents. In addition, Julia has two younger siblings, a sister and a brother, and enjoys being outside as well as working out. Julia is an active member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority on campus, and hopes to become a part of some business clubs in Whitman this upcoming semester. Contact:

lexiLexi M. Tulcewicz graduated from Berea High School in 2011. After attending the University of Akron for a year she decided it was not the right fit. After looking at a few different schools she decided Syracuse University was the right choice. This past summer she interned with the Fortune 500 Company Northwestern Mutual as a financial advisor. She is a member of the United States Figure Skating Association and the blog MusicCreatesUs. While earning a Girl Scout badge she discovered her passion for figure skating. She attended the 2007 and 2008 Junior Nationals placing top 10 with her partner both years.In her free time she enjoys teaching learn to skate, yoga, and crafting. After she graduates she is hoping to move to California. Contact:

valdezEdel-Mark Valdez is a Senior at Syracuse University, majoring in Information Management and Technology.  Mark is originally from Philippines, he moved to Omaha, Nebraska when he was the age of eleven. His professional goal is to work for the government on the civilian side in  Information Security or something IT related. Since he has been studying IMT and also works in Maxwell ICT as a Classroom Tech, Mark is experienced in working with different types of technology like classroom projectors,  lapel microphones, and document cameras . Over the summer, Mark visited his family in Omaha, Nebraska, where he spent his time relaxing with friends and family. Mark’s personal achievements include completing Warrior Leadership Course in the Army, receiving the Army Achievement Medal during a field mission, and having multiple ribbons.  A fun fact about Mark is that he is fluent in one other language besides English, and proficient in another. Contact:

whiteEthan H. White received his high school diploma from Niagara Wheatfield high school in 2012.  He is striving for his BS degree in Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University’s L.C. Smith College and plans to graduate spring of 2016. His experience in writing includes required high school courses and required  college courses as well as a brief stint writing for the Buffalo News’ “NeXt section”, a section specifically for high school writers.  He also spent four years  as a member of the Scholastic News Kid’s Press Corps.  As a member of the SNKPC he covered many events including the NBA conference Finals, NBA Finals, the Democratic Presidential Debate in Cleveland, Ohio between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and movie sets/premieres.  Ethan played basketball for his school from fourth grade to senior year spending two years on varsity.  He also enjoys playing and watching basketball in his free time, his favorite team is the OKC Thunder.  Ethan is also an avid video game player enjoying a wide range of games.  He also likes various movies his favorite being The Empire Strikes Back.  He also likes television his favorite series being Community and Game of Thrones.  Contact:

wongTimothy Wong is a senior majoring in Information Technology and Management at Syracuse University. He is from New York City and he enjoys playing basketball and baseball as he is a Yankee’s Fan. In the summer, he went to a Yankee’s game as this season is Derek Jeter’s last season he will be his last season playing baseball. In the summer, he also worked atVillage Party Store and also went to Toronto for vacation. His Professional goals is to become an Information Technology Manager or a Database Administrator. He hopes to get a job in a big company, such as Google because of their laidback and relaxed workplace. He has experience with lots of different technology as he is an Information Technology and Management major and also knows java C++, which is coding that can be applied to different platforms. His professional writing mainly comes from emails and proposals to peers and professors.Contact:

44 thoughts on “Meet the Team

  1. Hey Lexi, I interned for a finance company too this past summer, except I realized that a job in finance is not the career path for me. I hope that you enjoyed your internship and learned a lot!

    Hi Tiang, I think it’s really cool that you have experience in so many different areas of retail as well as at different types of retail stores. I’m still trying to figure out what exactly I want to do in retail but I think I definitely want to be a buyer.

    Hey Rachel, I think it’s awesome that you made your own Facebook Page. I just looked it up on Facebook, and I thought your posts were really funny, especially the one about the key lime pie in need of a job. You just got one more like to your Facebook Page!

    • Thanks, Anisha! Most of the stuff I post is from other websites (mostly Tumblr), but I actually took that picture, so it’s cool to hear you say you liked that one in particular.

      Question for you: What is an extern? My mom and I shop at Ross — that’s awesome that you got to work there.

      • It was a two week program with Ross right after school ended and we got to go to corporate and shadow employees in the buying and planning division of the store!

    • Hi Anisha,

      It’s great that you have the externing experience with Ross! There’s so much to do and learn about retail. I love it!

    • Hey Anisha! Which company did you intern with? I did enjoy it, it did take me a little while to realize it was not the right fit. I hope you enjoyed yours also!

      • I interned for State Street Bank. It’s actually a really big company, but no one has ever heard of it unless you’re in the finance industry. And that’s the greatest thing about internships, you learn what you do and don’t want to do.

  2. Even, that’s so interesting that you run your own sneaker business! I also run my own business using Etsy where i make and sell my own jewelry. Do you use any specific website to run yours?

    Alina, I think it was awesome that you were interested in yoga! I am too. When did you start? Do you take any yoga classes at SU?

    Julia, I saw that you were interested in fashion. I love fashion and would hope to incorporate that into my career some day as well. Just checked out the clothing company you worked for and looks like they have some cute stuff. You must have had a fun time interning this summer!

  3. Rachel, I’ve never heard of Grammer Police before but it sounds pretty awesome. I think I’ll have to submit my next paper to be looked over. Kelly, I am also aspiring to be a CPA. Quickbooks is definitely a lifesaver. Lexi, I always thought figure skating was so cool. I think there is a figure skating club at Cuse if you are not already in it.

    • Thanks, Alina! I’d be happy to look over your paper — I do actually enjoy proofreading. I’m glad you like the page!

      I have a question that I often get as an IT student: Is finance/accounting a primarily male field? I know that my classes here seem pretty balanced gender-wise, but in my internship I was the only female on my team. I don’t think I know any female accountants…then again, I don’t think I know any male accountants, either.

  4. Hey Lucas,

    I played baseball since I was really young too. Also, I made the all-county team during my high school as well but as a center fielder. Do you play on the Syracuse Club baseball team?

    • I don’t play for the club team. I wrecked my arm the summer after my senior year so I can’t pitch much anymore. I do play in an adult league over the summers. Do you still play?

  5. Hey Alina,

    It was really nice of you to volunteer over 100 hours this summer at the Cystic Fibrosos Foundation. I also enjoy eating a lot of Greek food too. Are you Greek? (I have a friend from back home who has the same last name I was curious if you are related.)

    • I actually am Greek. Pappas is a common name in Greek mine is short for Pappadakus so chances are were probably not related and he has a different “Greek” last name haha.

  6. Hey Tim,

    I am a Yankee fan too. I also went to a few games over the summer to see Jeter’s last season. When I was in high school I took a C++ class and I remember it being really hard so it’s pretty col that you know these different computer programming languages.

  7. Hello Andrew,

    I am also a Chemical Engineer and from New York City. If you are a part of the e-board of ICHe in Syracuse or could give me more information on how to join that would be awesome! Well hopefully we can network sometime and share our knowledge on chemical engineering.

  8. Kathryn- I am thinking about going to Florence second semester also, it sounds amazing and I am sure you will love it!
    Alina- Your schedule sounds very busy, as you are a part of many organizations on campus. I would love to hear more about the dance team!
    Anisha- We both are Retail majors, so I would love to hear more about your future career plans!

  9. Hello Timothy,

    I am also a die hard yankees fan! It is a shame for Derek Jeter, the captain, to leave the team but, I believe that the Yankees will continue to have what it takes to win championships. I also know a little coding from my Matlab class, it is awesome that you are good at java; I always had trouble with making codes.

    • Franciso- I also believe that the Yankees can continue to to win more championships without Jeter. Codes can be complicated sometimes as I will also have problems at times. It was also nice to know that there is another person’s hometown to be New York City.

      Mark- it’s nice to know there are a few Yankee fans in the class and hopefully they can make it to the playoffs this season. It good to know another IT person as I also might try to somehow get a job in the IT department for the government

  10. Evan, I am also a Yankees fan and I also enjoy playing baseball. I thought it was interesting that you ran a sneaker business and are trying to implement what you’ve learned from the business to stocks.

  11. Timothy, I see that you follow Yankees Baseball, I also follow the Yankees. Looking forward to a great season.

    Ethan, I see you are an OKC fan, I also follow the NBA. I, too, enjoy watching Durant and the OKC. What did you think about Durant pulling out of the USA team?

    Rachel, I read in your bio that you are thinking about becoming an IT Contractor for the Army. From my experiences working with civilian IT contractors while in the military, you should look into companies like Harris, Raytheon, or even Lockheed Martin.

    • Good to know! My fiance actually worked for LM for a little while this summer and I think he applied for a job at Raytheon, but I’d never heard of Harris. Thanks for the info!

  12. Andrew,
    Saw that you were reading the ASOIAF series. How do you like it so far and what book are you on? I just started Feast and love the series.
    Saw that you like the Lakers. How do you think the team will do with Kobe back? Do you think they will make the playoffs?

    I was sad to see KD pull out of USA Basketball but I understand his reasons with the PG injury directly before his decision. I hope he is back for the 2016 Olympics.

  13. Alina, I read that you volunteered at the Cystic Fibrosos Foundation. That sounds really great. What kind of things did you do during your volunteering?

    Evan, I saw in your bio that you’re a Yankees fan. I sure hope that’s not because they have won the most… We will have to talk baseball at some point

    Andrew, since we are both Chemical Engineering, we have a ton of classes together as usual. What do you think about our classes so far?

    • Hi Lucas!

      I don’t think they will be too bad this semester. Thermodynamics doesn’t seem very fun yet considering we have to start using Maxwell equations again, but besides that I’m enjoying classes so far.

  14. Andrew, I’m a big Game of Thrones fan but haven’t read the books. Have you been watching as you read? Or not watching at all? Rachel, have you heard of the hardcore band Cursive? They used to have a cello player (check out the video for “Some Red Handed Sleight of Hand”). It’s not what you’d typically expect from a cellist in a band. 🙂 Lucas, I’m sorry you took the Giants over the Bills, but that’s better than the Jets over the Bills. What do you think of the Sabres’ moves this offseason? To be honest, I haven’t really been keeping up with them (even though I’m a fan).

    • I liked that they signed Gionta. He will be a great leader for the young guys coming through. I didn’t like some of their moves. They signed a couple of solid players that might make them an ok team, and since they are rebuilding, I’d like for them to get the number one pick. I’ve heard good things about the kid that’ll get picked first overall in the next draft

    • I’ll check the band out! I haven’t heard of them, but there’s some very interesting cello stuff out there. If you’re into hardcore-ish music, look up Apocalyptica — they cover Metallica songs with three cellos and a drummer. It’s awesome.

    • Hello Jason!

      I actually watched and finished all of season 4 before I started the books reading the books. A close friend of mine who has read every book so far insisted that I start the series, and although some minor events are different on paper I still find it to be an enjoyable counterpart to the show.

  15. Hello Kathryn,

    Etsy is awesome! I have bought so many gifts for my friends. I hope business is good, your necklaces and headpieces look great!

  16. Hello Kathryn, I’m loving the Etsy website! I’m in love with the necklaces.

    Hi Rachel, really cool that you want to become an IT contractors in the Army! And wish I was good at grammar!

    Hi Alina, I love greek food! What’s your favorite spot?

  17. Hey Andrew,
    I noticed that you are interested in doing research on alternative forms of energy to oil. What made you pursue this goal and what types of energy are you most interested in researching. For one of my business classes I researched the wind power industry, so I also think alternative energy is a pretty interesting subject.

  18. Jason,
    What made you choose the University of Nevada, Reno for your MA in English? What was the best part about being in Reno?

    • David, I was teaching high school in WNY but was looking for universities that would be likely to grant me a TA-ship as an MA student (which is somewhat difficult in the humanities); UNR was the only school to give me one. Reno is an incredible town — very underrated. I think the best part was being 45 min away from incredible hiking, snowboarding, fishing, and camping. I also met many friends there with whom I still keep in touch.

  19. Evan,
    I am also a finance major. How do you like the program so far? I am trying to pick finance electives for next semester. Have you taken any classes that you recommend I take or don’t take?

  20. Lexi,

    That’s really cool that you competed nationally for skating! I always wanted to get into skating so I could play hockey, but I never got the hang of it. How long have you been skating?


    I visited Cleveland this past summer and loved the atmosphere and culture the city had. Are you Browns fan? If so, what do you think about Johnny Manziel?


    As a fellow Yankee’s fan it sure is sad to see Jeter have to leave after this year. The fact that you got to see him play during his last season must’ve been an outstanding experience. I’m originally from the Bronx so I’m curious as to what borough you’re from.

  21. Lexi, I think yoga is so calming. I’ve recently gotten into it as well!

    Ethan, it’s so cool that you’ve covered such huge events! That must be so exciting.

    Anisha, I love that you included that you jam to Beyonce, but then again… I mean, who doesn’t?

  22. Hi Rachel,

    I can’t believe you’re owner of The Grammar Police! I’ve actually been a fan of that page for quite some time. I’m interning for a small start up now and am in charge of their social media pages. I know it’s not exactly the same, but I was wondering what techniques you used to get your likes up and how long it took you to reach 125k. That’s pretty impressive!

    Hey Julia,

    I’m hoping to get more involved in some of the Whitman clubs also. Which ones did you have in mind?


    It’s so cool that you’re already running your own business! What types of sneakers do you sell? Or what other services do you provide? Here’s a link to a sneaker business a young man and his father started in my hometown that I thought was pretty cool:

  23. Hi Lucas,

    Your interests in chemical engineering and economics sounds very interesting! can you tell me a little more about how you decided on those two subject areas and your perspective on how they integrate with one another?

  24. Professor Luther,
    Thanks for using the word “sojourn”, I looked it up and it’s a vocabulary word I’ll remember! I took a sojourn to Jackson Hole Wyoming last summer! I’m glad to hear your impressive career history as well! I’d love to hear more about what composition rhetoric describes.

    Hey Anisha, in terms of your knowledge and opinion from your experience in your major- what do you think of the individual being able to order single articles of clothing at a wholesale price directly from china, from websites such as aliexpress? I also wonder what you think about all of the mini retailers able to thrive because of instagram and using popular instagram users as advertising?

    Timothy Wong,

    I am also interested in databases, I think it’s incredible how much data is collected and how little is often put into terms to be understood and to develop theories through data analysis. I want to get into some data visualization programming this semester, have you ever done anything like that?

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