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Junior PALs

Britta Hodgkins, May '23

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Pronouns: She/They

Hometown: Bowling Green, Ohio

Major: Philosophy & Religion

Minor: English

Involvement: IC Hex Quidditch team president, IC Women's Crew team, Learning Technology Consultant with IT@IC, Ballroom Dance Club

My favorite exploratory program event: Mapping Nights are my favourite!

Email me: bhodgkins@ithaca.edu

Ellen Chapman, May '23

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Major: Emerging Media

Minor: Computer Science

Involvement: Women’s Ultimate Frisbee, President of IC Beyond

My #1 piece of advice for explorers: You made the right decision. While it’s a little bit different than everyone else’s you’re all going to end up in the same place.

Email me: echapman@ithaca.edu

Ellie Shanton, May '23

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Pronouns: They/Them and She/Her

Hometown: Ithaca, NY

Major: Bachelor of Music, Instrumental Concentration, with an outside field in Women's & Gender Studies

My favorite exploratory program event: S'mores! It's a super fun event and a great way to meet other explorers and all the PALs!

Email me: eshanton@ithaca.edu

Gabriela Cohen, May '23

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: New York, NY

Major: Television-Radio

Minor: Live Event Design and Management

Involvement: Comedy Chair for the Student Activities Board (SAB), WICB Radio, Club Tennis, Jumpstart Leader, First Bomber Weekend Planning Committee

Why I love being a PAL: I enjoy helping students find their unique path through college.

Email me: gcohen@ithaca.edu

Grace Huether, December '22

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Rochester, NY

Majors: Politics and Communication Studies

Minor: Spanish

Involvement: IC Unbound, The Ithacan

My favorite exploratory program event: The Majors and Minors fair. It’s a great way to explore all the different areas of study at IC.

Email me: ghuether@ithaca.edu

Lindsay Sayer, May '23

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Bryn Mawr, PA

Majors: Sociology and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Minor: Counseling

Involvement: IC Strike Co-President, Spit That! Secretary, Hillel, Open Mic Night

My favorite exploratory program event: I am ECSTATIC about helping the exploratory program organize our first celebration of the explorers who choose their major(s) at the end of this semester. I have a feeling this will become my favorite exploratory event!

Email me: lsayer@ithaca.edu

Lou Baron, May '23

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Major: Culture and Communication

Minors: Spanish and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Involvement: Exploratory Program Web Producer, Program Director of WICB radio, Dramaturg for IC Second Stage

My favorite exploratory program event: Mapping night! My favorite thing to do is help explorers with their four year plans.

Email me: lbaron@ithaca.edu

Mandy Myers, May '23

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Teaneck, NJ

Major: Anthropology

Minors: Art and Education Studies

Involvement: HiFashion and Humans by Design fashion clubs

My #1 piece of advice for explorers: Don't be scared of rejection! Rejection is an opportunity for growth!

Email me: amyers2@ithaca.edu

Olivia Gelick, May '23

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Westchester, NY

Major: Cinema & Photography, Still Photography Concentration

Minor: Art History 

Involvement: HiFashion Studios, Photo/Video Team for shoots and the end-of-semester fashion show

My #1 piece of advice for explorers: Explore your options! Take classes that interest you because they interest you, not because they’re “requirements,” and feel comfortable with that choice. You don’t have to rush into a major; really take your time and take advantage of the resources college has to offer you when choosing what you want to study.

Email me: ogelick@ithaca.edu