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Kate Baca

NODA Graduate Intern

B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Bioethics from the University of Puget Sound
M.A. (in progress) in Student Affairs Administration from Lewis and Clark

Favorite memory from Orientation:
My college did a campus life skit that was almost entirely student run. Student leaders would take popular songs and transform them to relate to concepts covered during orientation. I loved how creative the orientation leaders were with it while also making sure important information was presented in a memorable way. I still remember their rendition of the Backstreet Boys' I Want It That Way to learn about consent. 

One piece of advice you have for incoming students:
You can do anything, but you can't do everything. Without a doubt, college is a time to explore. I encourage students to try lots of new things and get out of their comfort zone. By the time the semester starts to really pick up though, I think it's important to prioritize which extracurriculars are most important to you so that you have a healthy balance between life in and outside of the classroom.

One thing you are looking forward to most this summer:
I am so excited to get to know all the student leaders and also provide them support throughout the summer to further their own personal development. The Orientation Staff have such a pivotal role in bringing the fun and engagement to orientation and I can't wait to see how they approach Orientation at Ithaca College.