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Sophomore PALs

Danka Hlinka, May '24

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Stratford, CT

Major: Television-Radio

Minors: Integrated Marketing Communications, Aging Studies, and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Involvement: WICB radio DJ, Outing Club, Leadership Scholar

Why I love being a PAL: I love helping people! I feel like I was so lost when I was an explorer and everything I learned during that time is now a skill that I want to teach others to help them navigate their own feelings of confusion.

Email me: dhlinka@ithaca.edu

Ellie Falconer, May '24

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Hillsborough, NH

Major: Theatre Studies

Minor: Translation Studies

Involvement: Theatre Lab

My #1 piece of advice for explorers: It's okay to get your knees scraped by rejection, so long as you pick yourself back up eventually and try again.

Email me: efalconer@ithaca.edu

Jay Barrett, May '24

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Pronouns: He/Him

Hometown: Ocean City, NJ

Major: Writing, Non-Fiction Concentration

Minor: Mathematics

Involvement: Writing Center Tutor

My #1 piece of advice for explorers: Don't be afraid to follow your passion! Careers aren't as based on majors as you think; focus on what makes you happy now.

Email me: jbarrett1@ithaca.edu

Olivia Celenza, May '24

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Sellersville, PA

Major: Exploratory

Minor: Writing for Film, TV, and Emerging Media

Involvement: MLK Scholarship Program, IC Show Choir, Circle K, IC Mixed, Buzzsaw

Why I love being a PAL: I love helping people and believe my experiences in the Exploratory program could allow others the capability to find their perfect fit here in the IC community.

Email me: ocelenza@ithaca.edu

Sara Mallory, May '24

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Pronouns: She/Her

Hometown: Monroe, NY

Major: Writing, Non-Fiction Concentration

Minor: Honors Interdisciplinary Studies

Involvement: Spit That!

My #1 piece of advice for explorers: Don't be afraid to try classes in a subject you've never taken before. You might find a new passion!

Email me: smallory1@ithaca.edu