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Caroline Bates (she/her)

Orlando, FL
SOC MAJOR: RTVF // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Introduction to Photography // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The Louis Hall Cage // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Take advantage of a wide variety of opportunities!
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James Cavanaugh-Gialloreto (he/him)

Robbinsville, NJ
SOC MAJOR: Communication Studies // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Psychopathology // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Top of Segal Parking Garage // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Don’t think with just your head, don’t think with just your heart, trust your gut!
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Cameron Chang

New York City, NY
SOC MAJOR: Radio/Television/Film // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Relationship Science// FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Deering // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Don't be afraid to drop a class
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Journey Cole (She/Her/They/Them)

Fredericksburg, VA
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Performance Studies 101// FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The rocks on the Lake Fill // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Don't overload yourself! There is no need to constantly be involved in a process. Make sure you have time to enjoy fun things like exploring Evanston and Chicago or even going for a walk on a nice day. Please don't let yourself get too used to 15 minute meals between commitments.
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Sunnie Eraso (any pronouns)

Livingston, NJ
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Toy Theatre with Jessica Thebus // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The statue garden outside Wirtz! // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: There is no “right” way to do college that any upperclassmen friends (or even your upperclassman self!) can teach you—you have to forge that path yourself! You’re the only one who knows how (in a good way!).
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Sophia Gambill (she/her)

Mantua, NJ
SOC MAJOR: Human Communication Sciences // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Language and Gender // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The Lakefill // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Set time limits for homework and studying, breaks are super necessary for success!
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Alexa Goldstein (she/her/hers)

Bethesda Maryland
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Art of Storytelling // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Lakefill
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Haley Groth (she/her)

Palm Harbor, Florida
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Reading & Writing Creative Nonfiction // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The lakefill (esp on a nighttime walk!!) // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Don't expect to feel perfectly at home/succeed in everything the moment you get to campus. Give yourself the time and space you need to adjust to this new environment. <3
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Peggy Helman

Harrison, NY
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: South Beach // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: In the words of Maggie Rogers, "it all works out in the end."
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Jacky Herrera (she/her)

Hollister, CA
SOC MAJOR: Radio/Television/Film // FAVORITE NU CLASS: RTVF Topics in Improv// FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: South Beach // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: I would advise myself to consider all opportunities at hand. Say yes to many things and try them out because you never know what good can come out of it.
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Cat Johnston (she/her)

Newport Beach, CA
SOC MAJOR: Dual Degree - Voice and Opera and Human Communication Sciences // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Music Theory III // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: the benches outside of Main Library! // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: live in the moment, because time flies when you're having a good time 🙂
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Lexi Kim (she/they)

Seoul, Korea
SOC MAJOR: Theatre
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Carolyn King (she/her)

Hopewell, NJ
SOC MAJOR: RTVF // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Writing the TV Pilot // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The beach on south campus! I met some of my best friends there during Wildcat Welcome. // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: As a transfer student, taking time to reflect on what did and didn't work for you at your previous institution can help you find your people, go after your passions, and make this place your home 🙂
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Bella Kirkwood

Lawrence, KS
SOC MAJOR: Industrial Engineering // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: North Beach // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Go to office hours!
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Foster Lehman (he/him)

Park City, Utah
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Chemistry // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The Lakefill // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Don't just choose a path- try EVERYTHING
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Jordan Muhammad (ki/ki/kis)

South Orange, NJ
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: British Colonial Origins of American Racial Thought // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: In the PacMan room in the Black House // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF:Don’t feel bad cause you’re not doing what “everyone else” is doing. It’s not really “everyone else.” There’s lots of people you’re not seeing.
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Rachel Olkin (she/her)

Princeton, NJ
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Lighting Design // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: McCormick Auditorium // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Be honest with yourself about what you do and don’t want to do, and then either do or don’t do those things!
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Esteban Ortiz (he/him/his)

Sammamish, WA
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Introduction to Russian Literature with Professor Morson or The Playwriting Genre Class: Craft of Character with Julie Marie Myatt // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The Lakefill // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Let yourself be fully in the present, live in the moment you're in because you won't get to relive it again, let yourself grow and change under the new environment.
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Zack Owens (He/Him)

Nashville, TN
SOC MAJOR: Radio/Television/Film // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Contemporary Woman Filmmakers // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The Lakefill // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Don't be afraid to try new things!
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Rachel Rubin (she/her)

Vienna, VA
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Intro to Playwriting // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Norbucks!
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Brooke Scott (she/her)

Miami, FL
SOC MAJOR: Radio/Television/Film // FAVORITE NU CLASS: French 204 (Acting French) // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The Plex C-Store (when they have Tostitos Hint of Lime in stock) // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Try to not compare your personal transition experience to anyone else's. Moving to college is a huge adjustment, and everyone settles in and finds their community at a different pace.
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Annie Tsui (she/her/hers)

Palo Alto, CA
SOC MAJOR: Dual Degree - Theatre and industrial Engineering // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Swingdancing for Engineers (not that I've taken it I just think it's amazing that it's a class) // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Lakefill on a summer day! // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: To approach everything with an open mind. Keep an open mind with friends, family, classes, majors, extracurriculars, career paths, food... everything! The most important is to also keep an open mind towards yourself 🙂
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Davida Valley (she/her)

Lawrenceville, GA
SOC MAJOR: Communication Studies // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Design Thinking and Doing// FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The Lakefill // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Take things at a pace that's comfortable for you
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Adam Wysocki (he/him)

Rolling Meadows, IL
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Reading and Writing Poetry // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Norbucks // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: The only person you have to impress is yourself