Fall 2017 Orientation Leaders

Keanu Daley

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica

Major/Minor: Actuarial Science/Theology

Extracurricular Involvements: African Nations Students Association (ANSA), Black Empowerment Student Association (BESA), Cru, Diversity Activities Board (DAB), Globally Minded Student Association (GMSA), Asian Students in America (ASIA), Happy Tommies Club

Fun Fact: I am a performer and I have been performing since I was 5 years old

Why am I an Orientation Leader: I was insired by my Orientation leader to be one. I genuinley want to help students acclimate to the American culture and new environment

Mari Holand

Year: Junior

Hometown: Trondheim, Norway

Major: Psychology

Extracurricular Involvements:

Fun Fact: My mother's eyes have two different colors, one very brown, one very bright blue.

Why am I an Orientation Leader: I loved to do it last year, so I'll do it again!

Shehaan Johar

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Major: Computer and Informational Sciences

Extracurricular Involvements: Happy Tommies (president), Rugby Club, Music Industry Club, St. Thomas Purple Gloves, Asia Club

Fun Fact: I play 3 instruments; guitar, piano, and I used to be a DJ in high school.

Why am I an Orientation Leader: I've always loved learning about different cultures and my plan is to travel the world and experience all of it. I wish to share my knowledge and experience here in the USA with fellow students and in turn , learn and understand their cultures as well.

Sylvester Nwosuji

Year: Junior

Hometown: Enugu State, Nigeria

Major: Neuroscience

Extracurricular Involvements: ANSA (African Nation Student Association), BESA (Black Empowerment Student Alliance),

Fun Fact: I play soccer year-round

Why am I an Orientation Leader: To be there and help our students with being accustom to American Culture, while being real with them about the social issues that America faces today

Marycha Padilla Ochoa

Year: Junior

Hometown: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Major: Biology

Extracurricular Involvements: Soccer, Rock Climbing, Globally Minded Student Association

Fun Fact: I love to play board games

Why am I an Orientation Leader: To guide, help, and provide support to international students

Pamella Portillo

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: San Salvador, El Salvador

Major: Elementary Education

Extracurricular Involvements: DAB (Diversity Activities Board) Intern

Fun Fact: Traveling & Rock N' Roll are my passions

Why am I an Orientation Leader: I love meeting new people & I love helping others