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Contact a Current Colgate Student

If you would like to ask questions of a current Colgate student, please feel free to contact any of the students below. They look forward to talking with you!
Madison Bailey '18

Madison Bailey '18

Hometown: Radnor, Pa.
High school: The Shipley School
Major: Peace and conflict studies
Minor: Anthropology
E-mailmtbailey@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Admission Senior Fellow; President, Class of 2018; Co-President,  President's Club Student Committee
Off-campus study: Sydney, Australia

What are your three favorite places on campus?
  • The peace and conflict studies lounge
  • The view from Persson steps
  • Walking around campus in general

John Bermudez '20

John Bermudez '20

Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
High school: Archbishop Riordan High School
Major: Geography
Minor: Economics
E-mail:  jbermudez@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Club volleyball; Finance club; Intramural sports; Link Staff; Thought into Action

Rupika Chakraverti '20

Rupika Chakraverti '20

Hometown: Kolkata, India
High school: La Martiniere for Girls
Major: Computer science; Economics
E-mail:  rchakraverti@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Community Leader; Hindu Student Association; Muslim Student Association; University Theater Company; The Writing and Speaking Center

Abel De Leon Sanchez '18

Abel De Leon Sanchez '18

Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High school: Camelback High School
Major: Africana and Latin American studies
Minor: LGBTQ studies
E-mail: adeleonsanchez@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Admission Senior Fellow; Community Leader; Femtor; Latin American Student Organization; LAD; LGBTQ Intiatives
Off-campus study: Colgate Madrid, Spain Study Group

What are your three favorite on-campus events or traditions?
  • Dance Fest
  • ALANApalooza
  • Queer Fest

Heather Fredrick '20

Heather Fredrick '20

Hometown: Montrose, Colo.
High school: Montrose High School
Major: Mathematical economics
E-mail:  hfredrick@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Admission greeter; Hiking club; Sidekicks
Off-Campus Study: Colgate Italy Extended Study

Mason Jones '18

Mason Jones '18

Hometown: Bentonville, Ark
High school: Bentonville High School
Majors: English; Sociology
E-mail: mcjones@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Admission Senior Fellow; Konosioni Senior Honor Society; Kuumba; Link Staff; University Theater Company; The Writing and Speaking Center
Off-campus study: Colgate London English Study Group; Colgate San Francisco, Calif. Extended Study

What are three highlights from your Colgate experience thus far?
  • Studying in London
  • Living and learning with my Sophomore Residential seminar as both a student and an alum
  • An unofficial Tollhouse Pie scavenger hunt that I organized

Noel Kennebeck '18

Noel Kennebeck '18

Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High school: Holy Names Academy
Majors: Computer Science; Women's Studies
E-mail: nkennebeck@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Admission Senior Fellow; Varsity Volleyball; Women in Computer Science
Off-campus study: Colgate Australia Study Group



What three things would you want a prospective student to know about Colgate?
  • You will find a community here that you love
  • Your opportunities are endless
  • The liberal arts experience will allow you to take some of the coolest classes you can imagine

Colby Kingston '18

Colby Kingston '18

Hometown: Kennebunkport, Maine
High school: Kennebunk High School
Major: Economics
Minor: Film and media studies
E-mail: ckingston@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Admission Senior Fellow; Colgate Cabaret; DDT Dance Company
Off-campus study: Colgate London Economics Study Group


What are your three favorite places in Central New York?
  • Lake Moraine
  • The Pewter Spoon in Cazenovia
  • The Hamilton Farmers' Market

Vannessa Lawrence '19

Vannessa Lawrence '19

Hometown:  Deer Park, N.Y
High school: Deer Park High School
Major: Sociology
E-mail: vlawrence@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: First Generation Initiative; Hamilton Outdoor Group; Shaw Wellness Institute Intern; Sisters of the Round Table; University Church Services

Matt Leo '18

Matt Leo '18

Hometown: Porter Ranch, Calif.
High school: Oaks Christian School
Major: English
Minor: Biology
E-mail: mtleo@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Admission Senior Fellow; Colgate Maroon-News; Captain, Men's Club Volleyball; Manager, Women's Varsity Volleyball
Off-campus study: Colgate London English Study Group

What are your three favorite places on campus?
  • Hieber Cafe
  • The Chapel House
  • Trudy Fitness Center

Chau Le '19

Chau Le '19

Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
High school: The Hill School
Major: Psychology
Minor: Theater
E-mail:  cmle@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Community Leader; Do Random Acts of Kindness; Yes Means Yes

Cassie Miller '19

Cassie Miller '19

Hometown: Dryden, N.Y.
High school: Dryden High School
Major: Biology
Minor: Psychology
E-mail:  cemiller@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Shock dance group; Leader, Ski club

Ben Phelps '18

Ben Phelps '18

Hometown: New Hartford, N.Y.
High school: New Hartford Senior High School
Majors: Music; Psychology
E-mail: bphelps@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Admission Senior Fellow; Colgate Cabaret; Colgate Jazz Ensemble; Colgate University Orchestra; The Colgate Resolutions; Deacon, University Church; University Church Service and Outreach


What advice would you want to share with a new Colgate student? When deciding what to get involved with on campus, listen to your heart as much as possible. Obviously, it is fun to do things with your existing friends, but there are so many organizations that can become your family on campus. There is always social pressure, but it is important to be true to yourself.

Amelia Poole '18

Amelia Poole '18

Hometown: Williamsburg, Va.
High school: Lafayette High School
Major: English
E-mail: apoole@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Admission Senior Fellow; President's Club Student Committee; Shock Dance Group; Ski and Snowboard Club
Off-campus study: Stockholm, Sweden


What are three highlights from your Colgate experience thus far?
  • Move-in day (probably the most busy, exciting day of my life to date)
  • Working alumni reunion
  • Traveling all the way to Ithaca with my classmates to have a pancake brunch at my poetry professor's house

Ben Reiser '19

Ben Reiser '19

Hometown: Greenville, Pa.
High school: Greenville High School
Major: Environmental economics
E-mail:  breiser@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Club ultimate frisbee; Green Earth Gang; Sidekicks

Michael Rodriguez '19

Michael Rodriguez '19

Hometown: Grandview, Wash.
High school: Prosser Senior High School
Major: Biochemistry
Minor: German
E-mail:  mjrodriguez@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Chemistry tutor; Officer, Colgate Christian Fellowship; German club

Kristy Saldana '18

Kristy Saldana '18

Hometown: Trenton, N.J.
High school: Trenton Central High School - West
Major: History
Minor: Educational studies
E-mail:  ksaldana@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Lead choreographer, Latin American dance group; Link Staff; Spanish debate team
Off-campus study:
Colgate London History Study Group

Florence Shen '18

Florence Shen '18

Hometown: Hangzhou, China
High school: Hangzhou No. 2 High School
Major: Mathematical economics
Minor: Sociology
E-mail: jshen1@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Admission Senior Fellow; Colgate Investment Group; Colgate Women in Business; French Club
Off-campus study: Colgate London Economics Study Group; Paris, France

What are your three favorite places in Central New York?
  • Hamilton Whole Foods
  • First Baptist Church
  • The Finger Lakes region


Lucy Stan '18

Lucy Stan '18

Hometown: Grayslake, Ill.
High school: Warren Township High School
Majors: Psychology; Sociology
E-mail: lstan@colgate.edu
Colgate involvement: Admission Senior Fellow; Rotaract Club; Campus Ambassador/Mentor, Schuler Scholar Program; Varsity Rowing
Off-campus study: Colgate Manchester History Study Group


What three things would you want a prospective student to know about Colgate?
  • It's a great place to make lifelong friends
  • The classes are challenging yet interesting and the faculty is very accessible
  • Everyone is very busy and involved, but we are able to balance our academic, extracurricular, and social lives while still (sometimes) getting a full night's rest