Portrait of Max Baron '20

Max Baron ’20

Hometown: Chesterfield, MO
High school: Parkway Central High School
Major: Political science
Minor: Peace and conflict studies
Email: mbaron@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Blue Diamond Society; Colgate Jewish Union; College Democrats; Konosioni Senior Honor Society; Link Staff
Off-campus study: Colgate Geneva Study Group

-Colgate is a place of student involvement above all else. If you have an interest in a niche subject, chances are there are others at Colgate who share that interest or are already organized into a club
-A Colgate education seeps beyond the classroom and roots itself in the way you look at the world and the way you interact with other students
-Colgate is a unique school that has great pride in the outsized impact it has for a school of its size - academically, athletically and culturally

Portrait of John Bermudez '20

John Bermudez ’20

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
High school: Archbishop Riordan High School
Major: Political science
Minor: Sociology
Email: jbermudez@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Link Staff; Phi Delta Theta fraternity; Student Government Association; This is Not a Play About Sex
Off-campus study: Edinburgh, Scotland

-Joining Link Staff and getting to meet so many amazing people from all over campus and leading a group of first year students
-Working in the Office of Admission the summer after my first year
-Getting involved in This is Not a Play About Sex and meeting people on campus I would not have otherwise met

Portrait of Thea Chafee '20

Thea Chafee ’20

Hometown: East Greenwich, RI
High school: The Wheeler School
Major: Psychological science
Minor: Peace and conflict studies
Email: tchafee@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Equestrian team; Executive board, Gamma Phi Beta sorority
Off-campus study: Edinburgh, Scotland

-Involvement in clubs and organizations is what can and will define your Colgate experience
-You have the ability to be very independent while at the same time having access to a variety and abundance of support
-You will learn just as much from your peers as you will from your professors

Portrait of Rupika Chakraverti '20

Rupika Chakraverti ’20

Hometown:  Kolkata, India
High school: La Martiniere for Girls
Major: Computer science
Minors: Economics; Theater
Email: rchakraverti@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Bollywood dance group; Budget Allocation Committee; Community Leader; Student Conduct Board; This is Not a Play About Sex; Speaking consultant, Writing and Speaking Center
Off-campus study: Budapest, Hungary; Colgate Hong Kong Extended Study

-Dana Arts Center
-The ski hill
-Ho Tung Visualization Lab

Portrait of Eli Cousin '20

Eli Cousin ’20

Hometown:  Larchmont, NY
High school: Mamaroneck High School
Major: Political science
Minor: Chinese
Email: ecousin@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Blue Diamond Society; Colgate Maroon-News; Student Government Association
Off-campus study: Edinburgh, Scotland

-Seven Oaks Clubhouse
-Chittenango Falls

Portrait of Heather Fredrick ’20

Heather Fredrick ’20

Hometown: Montrose, CO
High school: Montrose High School
Majors: Economics; International relations
Email: hfredrick@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Research assistant, Department of English; Gamma Phi Beta sorority; Peer Advisor, Off-Campus Study; Sidekicks
Off-campus study: Colgate Italy Extended Study; Colgate London, England Study Group

-Living Writers series
-Take Back the Night March

Portrait of Lauren Henske '20

Lauren Henske ’20

Hometown: Victor, MT
High school: Menlo School
Majors: Computer science; Political science
Email: lhenske@colgate.edu
Colgate Involvement: Teaching Assistant, Computer science department; Research Assistant, Political science department; Women in Computer Science

-Political science speaker series
-Raider Roar

Portrait of Cecelia Kane '20

Cecilia Kane ’20

Hometown: Alexandria, VA
High school: Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
Majors: Geography; Spanish
Email: cgkane@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Friends First; Gamma Phi Beta sorority; Newman Catholic Community; Office of Sustainability; Student Government Association
Off-campus study: Madrid, Spain

-Meeting one of my best friends on the first day of the Wilderness Adventure pre-orientation program
-Studying off-campus on the Madrid Study Group
-Being approached by my geography adviser about conducting research with her

Portrait of Rachel Marotto '20

Rachel Marotto ’20

Hometown: Stony Brook, NY
High school: Ward Melville High School
Majors: Political science; Spanish
Email: rmarotto@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Gamma Phi Beta sorority; SAT tutor; Student Athletic Trainer; Governance Board Representative, Student Government Association; Vice President, Tap Troupe
Off-campus study: Colgate Madrid Study Group

-Colgate's location is a big reason why it is so unique and special. It wouldn't be the same if it was located anywhere else.
-There are always people on campus looking out for us, including upperclassmen, advisers, and neighbors. So many people care about our success.
-Campus is big enough to let us have our unique experiences, but small enough that we can each individually impact campus. We can claim a favorite library table or Coop sandwich combo and feel at home, but also start a club or change a school policy

Portrait of Eduardo Martinez de la Vega Mansilla '20

Eduardo Martinez de la Vega Mansilla ’20

Hometown:  Cortland, NY
High school: Cortland High School
Major: Sociology
Minor: Latin American studies
Email: eengstmansilla@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Club soccer; Club ultimate frisbee; Intramural referee; Intramural sports; Latin American Dance; Latin American Student Organization; Lounge
Off-campus study: Colgate Morocco Extended Study; Buenos Aires, Argentina


Portrait of Sasha Mikus '20

Sasha Mikus ’20

Hometown: Moscow, Russia
High school: Aiglon College
Majors: Environmental geography; Neuroscience
Email: smikus@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Colgate International Community; Community Leader; Club leader, EngAGE; Research Assistant, Geology Department
Off-campus study: Colgate Florida Keys Extended Study; Colgate Siberia Extended Study

-Taylor Lake
-Cooley Science Library
-Robert H.N. Ho Science Center

Portrait of Gabriela Ramirez Pedroza '20

Gabriela Ramirez Pedroza ’20

Hometown: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
High school: Ponte Vedra High School
Major: Political science
Minor: Peace and conflict studies
Email: gramirezpedroza@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Gamma Phi Beta sorority; Konosioni Senior Honor Society; Leader, Sidekicks
Off-campus study: Vienna, Austria

-Meeting an amazing group of friends and eating dinner together at Frank almost every night our first two years on campus

-Leading the Sidekicks program since the second semester of my first year

-Walking up the hill alongside my peers in the Konosioni Senior Honor Society while leading the new class of first years up the hill to begin their own Colgate experience

Portrait of Caroline Rock '20

Caroline Rock ’20

Hometown: Leawood, KS
High school: Barstow High School
Major: Art and art history
Minor: Film and media studies
Email: crock@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Equestrian team; Gamma Phi Beta sorority
Off-campus study: Venice, Italy

-Little Hall couches
-Willow Path when the trees are lit up
-Field of Dreams during golden hour

Portrait of Katie Yu '20

Katie Yu ’20

Hometown: Piedmont, CA
High school: Piedmont High School
Major: Sociology
Minor: Writing and rhetoric
Email: kyu@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Club lacrosse; Club tennis; Colgate Cooks; Founder and President, Dumpling Club; Gamma Phi Beta sorority
Off-campus study: University of Otago, New Zealand

-Flour & Salt Bakery and Cafe
-Hamilton Whole Foods
-Adirondack Park