2023 Orientation Leaders

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Returning Orientation Leaders

 

Felicity Acevedo 

Major: Graphic Design
Class: 2025
Hometown: Manhattan, NY
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I wanted to be on a pre-med track before I got to lehigh.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? The front lawn because i spent much of my time here first semester whether it was at orientation, lehigh after dark events, reading a book in between classes, or just talking for hours here with a friend. It holds a lot of good memories.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? Becoming head of Design department on the Brown and White


Eli Alter 

Major: Cognitive Neuroscience
Class: 2025
Hometown: Glencoe, IL
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I have split my chin open three times.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? The rotunda at Linderman Library as I absolutely adore the stained glass.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? A great and respected leadership role


Catherine Bigenho

Major: Population Health
Class: 2025
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I love doing things outside (camping, paddle boarding, etc.)
What's your favorite place on campus and why? I love hanging out on the lawn in front of the UC because of the chairs to sit on when it's warm!
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I hope to engage in independent research.


Becca Cohen

Major: Political Science and Psychology
Class: 2025
Hometown: Glastonbury, CT
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! My biggest fear is mayo.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? The Lehigh look out because it is a great place to look at the view and just think
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? Take part in the Lehigh Prison Project.


Isaac Curley

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Class: 2025
Hometown: Uxbridge, MA
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I'm a twin.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? STEPS because I am always productive when I work there
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? Have my name on a published research paper


Callie Davis

Major: International Relations & Economics
Class: 2025
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I have 9 siblings.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? My favorite place on campus is Lower Court. I think they have so many options, and I absolutely love the pizza and french fries. It's honestly my happy place!!
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? One thing I hope to accomplish before I graduate is being able to study abroad in Italy.


Gibby Dicenso

Major: Marketing
Class: 2024
Hometown: Fair Haven, NJ
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I love art and to sing.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? The grind because it’s inviting and you can always get a snack
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? Get at least one more internship


Maya Goodman

Major: Political Science
Class: 2025
Hometown: Teaneck, NJ
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I’m half Australian!
What's your favorite place on campus and why? The STEPS building! It has an amazing view and it’s a great place to do work with friends.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I hope to run the Tuesday, 6:30am 4 mile run with President Helbe!


Tom Griffith

Major: Finance and Supply Chain Management
Class: 2024
Hometown: Allentown, PA
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I can say the alphabet backwards (and forwards)
What's your favorite place on campus and why? I love mountaintop campus because of the study spaces and having some of the best views of South Bethlehem.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? Attend a chicken finger Friday


Charlotte Imperatore

Major: Global Studies and Spanish
Class: 2025
Hometown: Riverside, CT
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I am an editor for the Brown and White at Lehigh!
What's your favorite place on campus and why? The front lawn when it’s warm because there are always students on the chairs or playing games together!
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? Study abroad in Spain


Emerson Lederman

Major: Materials Science and Engineering
Class: 2025
Hometown: Madison, NJ
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I am partially scuba diving certified!
What's your favorite place on campus and why? My favorite place on campus is STEPS because it has lots of large windows that give it the perfect natural light for studying.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? Before graduating I hope to volunteer more in the Bethlehem community.


Lily Makkas

Major: Bioengineering
Class: 2025
Hometown: Sherborn, MA
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! My track relay team in high school set a record for most disqualifications (5) in one 4x100 race.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? Wilbur Powerhouse because there are always so many interesting and innovative projects occurring there, and so many opportunities for creativity and to explore.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I want to participate in a research project, hopefully in the new health building being able to advance health research in the field of epidemiology.


Bridget Martin

Major: Undecided College of Arts and Sciences (planning on majoring in English)
Class: 2025
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I used to have a fish named after me.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? FML - I'm always able to be super productive and also love running into friends and other people while I'm there.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I want to go sledding down campus.


Erika Ramirez

Major: Architecture and Civil Eng
Class: 2025
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I have 4 Great Pyrenees dogs.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? My favorite place on campus is Mountain top more specifically building C. It is quiet in case I need to study and has the most beautiful view of South Bethlehem.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I hope to have built long lasting relationships.


Paige Rhinehart

Major: Psychology
Class: 2025
Hometown: Clinton, NJ
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! My favorite animal is a sloth.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? I love Linderman because it reminds me of Harry Potter.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I hope to study abroad.


Ethan Riester

Major: Finance
Class: 2025
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I wear a size 17 shoe.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? Definitely FML, it is a great place to study with a group of friends and to grab a quick bite to eat at The Grind.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I hope to have an extensive internship experience that will prepare me for employment after graduation.


Lauren Schiffman

Major: Psychology
Class: 2025
Hometown: Florham Park, NJ
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I can list all of the presidents in order.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? My favorite place on campus is Linderman library. Sitting in the rotunda between the bookshelves is the perfect view while I study.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? Before I graduate, I hope to become more involved in the Lehigh community and take on more leadership roles in clubs on campus.


Averie Schnupp 

Major: Architecture
Class: 2025
Hometown: Lafayette Hill, PA
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I can speak Chinese.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? Mountain Top- I started going up there for my design classes and I ended up loving how secluded and empty it always is up there. It's a very relaxing place to get work done because not many people are around. I also love how the building is covered in windows that looks out over the mountain and the lower part of campus.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I want to get involved in more organizations/opportunities that push myself out of my comfort zone and really take advantage of different things on campus. Meaning joining the OFYE is one but I definitely want to embrace/find other opportunities I can get involved in around campus, perhaps being a tutor or tour guide.


Will Shin 

Major: Economics
Class: 2024
Hometown: Pearl River, NY
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! Loved to Wrestle
What's your favorite place on campus and why? My room in Maida. This is where I sleep and enjoy my time with the people around me.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I hope to receive and internship my junior year.


Julia Spinelli

Major: Finance/Marketing
Class: 2025
Hometown: Long Hill, NJ
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! My favorite season is fall.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? Second floor of Williams hall for uninterrupted studying.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I hope to use the resources and network at Lehigh to find a summer internship.


Delfina Szigethy

Major: Undecided
Class: 2025
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I work at a yoga studio at home and enjoy practicing yoga!
What's your favorite place on campus and why? My favorite spot on campus is University Walk because I love the view of the trees lining the walk and also sitting on the benches is very peaceful to me.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I hope to make connections, feel prepared for my life after Lehigh, and find more specific interests.


Sonia Trinkle

Major: Bioengineering
Class: 2025
Hometown: Westport, CT
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I have dual citizenship in the U.S. and Ireland.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? The Williams greenhouse! It is a great place to study outside during the winter because it isn't too cold, and it gets so much natural light!
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? Get a picture with our mascot Clutch


Sydney Volheim

Major: IDEAS
Class: 2025
Hometown: Littleton, CO
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I do not ski even though I’m from Colorado.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? Chandler Ulman because it’s a really pretty building and a good place to study.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I want to see and interact with a snake in the wild.


Nicole Weissman

Major: Psychology
Class: 2025
Hometown: Rye, NY
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I have an extra bone in my foot.
What's your favorite place on campus and why? The grind because I love the smoothies.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I hope to be a part of the bed races.


Maggie Zhou

Major: Finance and Accounting
Class: 2025
Hometown: Lakewood, CO
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I can wiggle my ears!
What's your favorite place on campus and why? Common grounds because I love the food and and the workers are super nice. It's also super close to my dorm but still a nice place to do work and hang out.
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I want to poke one of the deer.


Maya Zucker

Major: International Relations & Business Information Systems
Class: 2025
Hometown: Basking Ridge
Tell us a fun fact about yourself! I took a gap year!
What's your favorite place on campus and why? Common grounds — good coffee and a good place to study!
What is one thing you hope to accomplish before you graduate? I hope to study abroad before I graduate.