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Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are American University students who assist the Orientation, Transition & Retention professional staff with the implementation of orientation programs for all new students at American University. There are two AU Orientation Leader roles.

First-Year Orientation Leaders (FYOLs) serve as a resource for first-year students, and get the opportunity to learn more about American University while developing skills to help them personally and professionally. FYOLs serve as leaders for all first-year students attending Eagle Summit, AU's two-day orientation program held in June, July, and August.

Guest & Transfer Orientation Leaders (GTOLs) serve as a resource for guests and transfer students, and will get the opportunity to learn more about AU while developing skills to help them personally and professionally. GTOLs will serve as leaders for all parents, families, guests, and transfer students attending orientation. Guest Eagle Summit is American University's two-day orientation program held in June, July, and August for guests of incoming students and is run concurrently with the student orientation program. Transfer Transitions is AU's one-day orientation program for transfer students and their guests, held in June and August.

Meet the 2019 OL's

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Ari Surve (she/her/hers)
Position: First-Year OL
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Boynton Beach, Florida
Major: Justice and Law 
Campus Involvement: SASA, SPA Leadership
 

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Jane Asher (she/her/hers)
Position: First-Year OL
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Montclair, New Jersey
Major: CLEG
Campus Involvement: Greek Life, AU Dems

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Suraj Singh (he/him/his)
Position: First-Year OL
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Setauket, New York 
Major: Finance, Computer Science 
Campus Involvement: FMA, AU Ambassadors, CBRS

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Angela Chen (she/her/hers)
Position: Guest OL
Year: Rising Junior
Hometown: San Francisco, California 
Major: CLEG, Justice and Law
Campus Involvement: AU Dems, Center for Advocacy and Student Equity, Greek Life, AASU

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Victoria Aumack (she/her/hers)
Position: First-Year OL
Year: Rising Senior
Hometown: Union Beach, New Jersey
Major: Public Health 
Campus Involvement: Greek Life

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Adit Roy (he/him/his)
Position: First-Year OL
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Major: CLEG, Public Health 
Campus Involvement: AU Ambassadors, South Asian Students Association

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Analyza Jenkins (she/her/hers)
Position: Guest OL
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: San Diego, California
Major: Justice and Law  
Campus Involvement: AUSG, Sister Sister, DC Reads, NAACP

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Schanelle Saldanha (she/her/hers)
Position: First Year OL
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Major: Journalism  
Campus Involvement: Kennedy Political Union, AU Ambassadors, SASA

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Joshua Dantzler (he/him/his)
Position: First Year OL
Year: Rising Junior
Hometown: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Major: Political Science 
Campus Involvement: AU Ambassadors, Greek Life, AUSG

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Adam Majeski (he/him/his)
Position: Guest OL
Year: Rising Senior 
Hometown: Cheshire, Connecticut 
Major: International Studies, Public Health 
Campus Involvement: On a Sensual Note, AU Ambassdors

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Rin Ryan (she/her/hers/they/them/theirs)
Position: First Year OL
Year: Rising Junior 
Hometown: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Major: Anthropology, Literature 
Campus Involvement: AWOL, Amlit

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Mulan Burgess (he/him/his)
Position: First Year OL
Year: Rising Junior 
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Major: Political Science, Secondary Education  
Campus Involvement: AU Dems, AUSG, Greek Life, AU Ambassadors

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Sarah Ricker (she/her/hers)
Position: Guest OL
Year: Rising Junior 
Hometown: Boylston, Massachusetts
Major: Journalism 
Campus Involvement: Greek Life, Her Campus, Photo Collective, EagleTHON

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Andrew McCarthy (he/him/his)
Position: First Year OL
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Pittsford, New York
Major: Film  
Campus Involvement: Greek Life

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Ofonime Idiong (she/her/hers)
Position: First Year OL
Year: Rising Senior 
Hometown: Woodlynne New York
Major: CLEG, Journalism   
Campus Involvement: AUX, Women's Initiative, BlackPrint, Leading Women of Tomorrow

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Wesley Dankwa (he/him/his)
Position: First Year OL
Year: Rising Sophomore 
Hometown: Bladensburg, Maryland
Major: Public Relations, Strategic Communication   
Campus Involvement: AmLit, WVAU, AUIAC

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Gitika Harith (she/her/hers)
Position: First Year OL
Year: Rising Junior 
Hometown: Fremont, California
Major: International Studies   
Campus Involvement: Complex Problems, ASAC

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Dominique Dempsey (she/her/hers)
Position: First Year OL
Year: Rising Junior
Hometown: Arlington, Virginia 
Major: International Studies, Dance  
Campus Involvement: Movement Exchange, AU Dance Company, Campus Outreach

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Josh Evans (he/him/his)
Position: First Year OL
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Miami, Florida  
Major: CLEG, Public Relations  
Campus Involvement: AU Dems, Greek Life, RHA

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Evan Bowman (he/him/his)
Position: First Year OL
Year: Rising Sophomore 
Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi  
Major: Political Science  
Campus Involvement: Club Soccer, AU Dems