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Meet the 2020 Orientation Team

Orientation Leaders (OLs) and Family Transition Advisors (FTAs) assist the Orientation Transition & Retention (OTR) staff in facilitating orientation programs all summer for new American University students and their families. In addition to working with new students and families, OLs and FTAs work as a team throughout the spring semester in weekly trainings. 

Adit Roy
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Rising Junior
Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ
Major: CLEG, Public Health
Campus Involvement: AU Ambassadors, South Asian Students Association

Ames Jewart
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Rising Junior
Hometown: Austin, TX
Major: Literature and French
Campus Involvement: AU Ambassadors, AU Honors

Arden Lesoravage 
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Rising Junior
Hometown: Stamford, CT and Charlotte, NC
Major: Psychology and Criminal Justice
Campus Involvement: Professional Greek Life, Community-Based Research Scholars Board, Resident Assistant, AU Rotaract, Students for a Just Society

Bret O'Brien
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Rising Junior
Hometown: Mountainside, New Jersey
Major: Musical Theatre
Campus Involvement: Resident Assistant, On a Sensual Note, Desk Receptionist, Member of the Department for Performing Arts, AU Players, Former AU Ambassador, AU Lifeguard

Connor Miller
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Major: Political Science, with a minor in Communications and Education
Campus: Involvement: AU Dems, Student Government Senator

Cora Ferguson
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Major: Economics and Justice & Law
Campus Involvement: Community Based Research Scholars, AU Outdoors, RecFit Wellness Ambassador, Greek Life

Daniel Ward
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Rising Junior
Hometown: Sharon, MA
Major: Political Science
Campus Involvement: AU Ambassador, Aux Peer Facilitator

Emma O’Connor
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Rising Junior
Hometown: Sterling, MA
Major: Environmental Science with a minor in International Studies
Campus Involvement: Office of Sustainability Student Intern, AU's Sustainable Ocean Alliance Vice President, Greek Life, Greek Philanthropy and Service Chair, and AmeriMUNC Chair

Halie Tolba
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA
Major: International Studies
Campus Involvement: Contributor to The Hum podcast with AWOL Magazine, AU in Motion Performer, AU Democrats General Body Member

Hunter Rich
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Rising Senior
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Major: Business & Entertainment and Journalism double major
Campus Involvement: Greek Life, A Cappella

Joi Poole
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major: Accounting, with a minor in Entrepreneurship
Campus Involvement: Sister Sister Mentorship, UWIB, and STEP 2019 Graduate

Kasey McKevitt
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Rising Junior
Hometown: Warrington, PA
Major: International Studies
Campus Involvement: Greek Life, EagleTHON, American University International Relations Society

Malaika Ravindran
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Rising Junior
Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ
Major: Journalism
Campus Involvement: Greek Life, AU in Motion, Center for Diversity and Inclusion Peer Leader

Molly French
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Braintree, MA
Major: Public Relations, with two minors in Women & Gender Studies and Marketing
Campus Involvement: She’s the First

Rachel Schultz
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Major: Political Science
Campus Involvement: AU Ambassador, Student Associate with the Sine Institute in the School of Public Affairs

Robert Roseman
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major: Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG), with a minor in Business
Campus Involvement: AU ambassadors, SPA Leadership, Photo Collective, Sine Institute student associate, Intramural sports

Saylor Hill
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Rising Sophomore
Hometown: Beaver, PA
Major: History and Secondary Education
Campus Involvement: Library Employment, SPA Leadership

Sarah Ricker 
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Rising Senior
Hometown: Boylston, Massachusetts
Major: Journalism with a minor in Marketing
Campus Involvement: Greek Life, Her Campus, Photo Collective, EagleTHON

Tobey Noble
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Rising Junior
Hometown: Bellingham, WA
Major: Political Science
Campus Involvement: A Cappella, Complex Problems Peer Facilitator, ReJEWvenate