Student staff members serve as Shaw Ambassadors to the Colgate community. They work as Bystander Intervention Facilitators, Campus Partner Liaisons, and Peer Coaches.

Abaigeal Donaldson ’23

Abaigeal Donaldson ’23 

Nutrition Liaison

Abaigeal is studying neuroscience with a minor in peace & conflict studies. Around campus, she is a volunteer EMT for Madison EMS. Abaigeal is originally from Wayland, MA. Her advice to her younger self is, “"The sun will come out tomorrow," as Annie would say. Keep working hard, and even when things get difficult, a new day always presents itself as another, new beginning.”

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Amanda Faust ‘23

Integrated Wellness Liaison

Amanda is studying molecular biology with a minor in art & art history and is on the pre-med track. Around campus, Amanda is an EMT at Madison Ambulance, member of Swinging Gates A Cappella, and member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Amanda is originally from Short Hills, NJ. Her advice to her younger self is, “Do what you love without hesitation!”

Catherine Bennett headshot

Catherine Bennett ‘24

Integrated Wellness Liaison

Catherine is studying neuroscience and public health. Around campus, she is involved in Hamilton Elementary Tutors and CHAARG. Catherine is originally from London, UK. Her advice to her younger self is, “Have more self-confidence. I wish I had spent less time caring about what other people thought of me, and instead focused on what I was truly passionate about.”

Eli Gould

Eli Gould ’23

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

He is undecided in his major. Eli’s interesting fact is that he travel’s to a cabin in Alaska every summer. He joined Shaw because he wanted to make a difference in the community. Eli also plays on the Colgate Men's Soccer team and is a Shaw bystander. After Colgate he would love to continue helping people.

Emma Hoesterey

Emma Hoesterey '23

Wellness Ambassador

She is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Educational Studies. Emma wants to continue to promote the importance of wellness on campus and enjoys partnering with other campus organizations to make school-wide initiatives. Her favorite part about working in Shaw is being able to communicate with new people and educate the student body about the different spheres of wellness. She is on the club ski team, a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and the Engagement Chair for the Active Minds club. After Colgate, Emma would like to study child psychology and improve the mental wellbeing of others.

Ethan Freedman

Ethan Freedman ‘24

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

Ethan is studying women’s studies and psychology on the premed track. Around campus, he’s a part of the Medusa movement and hopes to become more active in student organizations and maybe a sport. His advice to his younger self is, “Follow your heart. You are never alone!”

Eva Wiener

Eva Wiener ‘23

Peer Coach

Eva is studying neuroscience and minoring in creative writing. Around campus, she is a volunteer EMT with SOMAC, a research assistant for the 2021 Living Writers series, and a SAPAS chair for Gamma Phi Beta. Eva is originally from Los Angeles, CA. Her advice to her younger self is, “Stop doing things that feel joyless or performative and focus more on what gives me a sense of fulfillment. A few years from now, so much that we currently place weight on will be irrelevant, and the things that truly bring me joy will be what I carry on to the rest of my life.”

Folade Olusanye

Folade Olusanya ‘24

ALANA Liaison

Folade is studying molecular biology and global public and environmental health. Around campus, she is involved in SOMAC and Impulse Club. Folade is originally from Waterbury, CT. Her advice to her younger self is, “Don't put hangouts, activities and exciting things on hold because it "doesn't feel like the right time yet"; enjoy things while you can now! The future isn't promised.

Dassie Spivack

Dassie Spivack ‘23

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

Dassie is studying peace & conflict studies and computer science. Around campus, she is involved in Colgate Jewish Union and Ultimate Frisbee. Dassie is originally from Riverdale, NY. Her advice to her younger self is, “Just remember, everything happens for a reason and it’s all going to be okay.”

Haley Gladstone

Haley Gladstone ‘23

Peer Coach

Haley is studying psychology and potentially minoring in global public and environmental health. Around campus, she is involved in M&M Club, Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Admissions Greeter/Tour Guide. Haley is originally from Dover, MA. Her advice to her younger self is, “Put yourself out there! Try to lean into the fear of trying new things - sometimes going out of your comfort zone can result in discovering a new passion or love for something.”

James Clark

James Clark ‘23

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

James is studying biochemistry with a minor in sociology. Around campus, he is a member of Professor Peeler's lab and tutor for Madison Central School. He is originally from Camillus, NY. His advice to his younger self is, “Don't be afraid to let your true self shine. Negative experiences are fleeting, but positive memories are forever.”

Katarina Atallah-Yunes

Katerina Atallah-Yunes ‘23

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

Katerina is studying biochemistry, computer science, and sociology. Around campus, she is involved in Pre-Health Pathways and Varsity Women's Tennis. She’s originally from Manlius, NY. Her advice to her younger self is, “I would tell my younger self not to stress so much about the future. You are a hard worker and you'll achieve whatever you're working towards in the moment.”

Maya Souvignier

Maya Souvignier ‘23

Peer Coach

Maya is studying neuroscience and anthropology. Around campus, she is involved in Madison Ambulance, Link Staff, Sidekicks, Shock Dance Group, Gamma Phi Beta. Maya is originally from Colorado Springs, CO. Her advice to her younger self is, “You will end up where you are meant to be. Take a deep breath.”

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Persephone Sween-Argyros ‘24

Peer Coach

Persephone is studying mathematical economics with a minor in psychological science. Persephone is originally from Austin, TX. Her advice to her younger self is, “There's a difference between keeping people in your life because they're worth fighting for and because you're too scared to admit you need to move on.”

Rachella Carlino

Rachella Carlino ‘23

Integrated Wellness Liaison

Rachella is studying psychology with a minor in religion. Around campus, she is involved in The Colgate Resolutions, MAD Tutors, COVE Student Advisory Council. Rachella is originally from Scotch Plains, NJ. Her advice to her younger self is, “Focus more on activities that foster physical and mental growth, especially amid the stressors and obligations of everyday life. More importantly, asking for help in any capacity is a sign of strength and courage.”

Sarah Shelton

Sarah Shelton ‘23

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

Sarah is studying educational studies and psychological studies. Around campus, she is a leader for Colgate Buddies, and a member of Link Staff and the ski team. Sarah is originally from Denver, CO. Her advice to her younger self is, “Have faith in my ability to navigate let-downs and difficult life events.

Elizabeth (Lily) Genovese ‘24

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

Annabel Barnett ‘24

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

Julianne Crawford ‘25

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

Charlotte Sedaka ‘25

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

Andrew Cooke ‘24

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

Margo Hayes ‘25

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

Emily Falk ‘25

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

Katherine (Kate) Aiello ‘24

Peer Coach

Payton Gore ‘24

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

Ellie Marotta ‘25

Liaison

Camryn Yeager ‘24

LGBTQ Liaison

Natalie Cinnamo ‘24

Bystander Intervention Facilitator

Alisyn Kercher ‘24

Liaison

Anika Panth ‘24

Liaison