2018-2019 Seed Class

    Alex Dengel

    Major: Chemistry

    Hometown: Syracuse

    What are you most excited for about OrangeSeeds?
    New people & opportunities

    Fun Fact about you?
    I’ve been skateboarding for 14 years

        Allie Hnasko

        Major: Theatre Management

        Hometown: Raritan, New Jersey

        What are you most excited for about OrangeSeeds?

        Being an active leader on campus as well as giving back to the community, all while meeting new, fun people!

        Fun Fact about you?

        My favorite movie is Princess Diaries 2.

            Allison Brunetto

            Major: Undecided in Newhouse

            Hometown: Hawthorne, NY

            What are you most excited for about OrangeSeeds?

            The opportunity to see more of the city of Syracuse and meet new people!

            Fun Fact?

            I have crooked pinkies

                Amanda Quon

                Major: Communications Design

                Hometown: Robbinsville, NJ

                What are you most excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                I am so excited to serve the community and meet new people I can hopefully call my Syracuse family!

                Fun Fact?

                I’m an avid button and pin collector!

                    Anna Erickson

                    Hometown: Madison, NJ

                    Major: Undecided in College of Arts and Sciences

                    What are you most excited for Seeds?

                    The OrangeSeeds community has been my primary sense of family since moving into Syracuse. The energy in the group is always vibrant and uplifting. Being able to extend this energy out into the community has been incredible. There is so much love to share! I am excited to be apart of something so special on campus. In high school I’ve done small community service projects through school and church but taking that experience a step further is definitely going to be able to have a bigger impact on my new community here at Syracuse.

                    Fun Fact?

                    I have four brothers and two sisters who I miss very much

                        Bennett Cooper

                        Major: Political Science

                        Hometown: San Diego, California

                        What are you most excited for Seeds?

                        I’m looking forward to working in the community and developing practical skills.

                        Fun Fact?

                        I’m 1-0 versus Darth Vader

                            Bianca Pineda

                            Major: Newspaper and Online Journalism

                            Hometown: Bedminster, NJ

                            What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                            Making friends!

                            Fun Fact?

                            Once I got stuck inside a water slide AND I’ve seen Taylor Swift 5 times.

                                Casey Hurley

                                Major: Undeclared in Newhouse and Whitman

                                Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

                                What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                I am most excited for the incredible people that I will get to engage, connect, and bond with- from my fellow seeds, to upperclassman, to the members of the greater city of Syracuse community. I look forward to learning and growing from and with these incredible individuals.

                                Fun Fact?

                                I lived in NYC for the first semester of my junior year of high school.

                                    CJ Sevola

                                    Major: Real Estate

                                    Hometown: Randolph, NJ

                                    What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                    I am most excited to help others in my community and gain important leadership skills that I can take with me into later years in my life.

                                    Fun Fact?

                                    I am red green color colorblind

                                        David Williams

                                        Major: Biotechnology and Psychology

                                        Hometown: Fairless Hills, PA

                                        What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                        Helping others in the Syracuse community!

                                        Fun Fact?

                                        I’m an event and studio photographer!

                                            Diego Luna

                                            Major: Biology

                                            Hometown: Brownsville, TX

                                            What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                            Getting to find out about fun and academic events that will be going on around the campus. All the while hanging out with a great group of people!

                                            Fun Fact?

                                            I’m a certified Pharmacy Technician

                                                Estheralice Lopez

                                                Major: Health and Exercise Sciences

                                                Minor: Nutrition

                                                Hometown: Miami, FL

                                                What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                                Connecting with other OrangeSeeds (same class and upper class) and lifting the community as we get involved on and off campus

                                                Fun Fact?

                                                One of my favorite pass-times is country-line dancing

                                                    Jack Ramza

                                                    Major: Undeclared in Whitman and Newhouse

                                                    Hometown: Kansas City

                                                    What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                                    I am most excited to continue getting to know my fellow Seeds all while giving my time to the community of Syracuse.

                                                    Fun Fact?

                                                    I do not live on a farm despite being from Kansas.

                                                        Jackson Siporin

                                                        Major: B.A. Music

                                                        Hometown: New York City

                                                        What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                                        Helping the community

                                                        Fun Fact?

                                                        I can play 6 instruments

                                                            Jenniviv Bansah

                                                            Major: Rhetorical Communications / Business

                                                            Hometown: Ghana, then Westchester NY.

                                                            What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                                            Meeting and getting to know other seeds!!!! Also putting a smile on people’s face 🙂

                                                            Fun Fact?

                                                            I love car rides with adventures!!!

                                                                Lily O’Connell

                                                                Major: International Relations

                                                                Hometown: Manchester, New Hampshire

                                                                What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                                                I am so excited to be a part of OrangeSeeds. I am most excited to meet some of the brightest and most thoughtful people in and around the campus. OrangeSeeds is already my favorite experience at Syracuse. It is gratifying to be surrounded by people who are committed to community service and student leadership. The wide variety of backgrounds represented in OrangeSeeds is a testament to the diversity of Syracuse. I am looking forward to developing strong and meaningful relationships with many people in the program and I am excited about what the next year (and beyond) have to bring! Even though it is just the beginning, I already feel at home.

                                                                Fun Fact?

                                                                I have a fear of belly buttons.

                                                                    Maria Victoria Polanco

                                                                    Major: Acting

                                                                    Hometown: NYC!

                                                                    What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                                                    The service and getting to know my fellow OrangeSeeds.

                                                                    Fun Fact?

                                                                    I recently became a soup enthusiast 🙂

                                                                        Matt Kylander

                                                                        Major: Public Relations

                                                                        Hometown: Lyme, NH

                                                                        What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                                                        Being part of OrangeSeeds, I am most excited for helping the community and participating in The Big Event.

                                                                        Fun Fact?

                                                                        I love fly-fishing and skiing.

                                                                            Matthew Ricciardi

                                                                            Major: Finance

                                                                            Hometown: Lynnfield, Massachusetts

                                                                            What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                                                            I am so excited work in the Syracuse community and give back to my new home!

                                                                            Fun Fact?

                                                                            I love playing all kinds of sports.

                                                                                Max Flanagan

                                                                                Major: Information Management and Technology

                                                                                Hometown: Boston

                                                                                What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                                                                I am most excited to meet new people and to help my community. I have always been a social person so I am very excited to make new connections. I’m also excited to do service around the school and in the greater Syracuse area.

                                                                                Fun Fact?

                                                                                I used to own pigs and chickens.

                                                                                    Molly Becker

                                                                                    Major: Undecided in Newhouse School of Communications

                                                                                    Hometown: Randolph, New Jersey

                                                                                    What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                                                                    I am most excited about the opportunities OrangeSeeds will bring, and the relationships that I will be able to form with all of the wonderful people involved. I find it amazing to be part of a program that brings together students that have similar interests, while being in an environment that will help me grow and learn about myself and others.

                                                                                    Fun Fact?

                                                                                    I used to have 7 turtles

                                                                                        Morgan Eaton

                                                                                        Major: Undecided

                                                                                        Hometown: Colchester, Vermont

                                                                                        What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                                                                        I’m excited to create positive, community wide change with a group of committed and thoughtful individuals. I know that we can be a bridge between campus and the surrounding area, steadily improving the lives of everyone in Syracuse.

                                                                                        Fun Fact?

                                                                                        I crew for a hot air balloon company in the summer.

                                                                                            Paul Levine

                                                                                            Major: Television, Radio, and Film & English and Textual Studies

                                                                                            Hometown: East Brunswick, New Jersey

                                                                                            What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                                                                            Planting my seed-self into campus this year so I will be able to grow my connections and experiences throughout my time at Syracuse.

                                                                                            Fun Fact?

                                                                                            I performed Africa by Toto in my high school’s male pageant; I lost.

                                                                                                Pramita Mital

                                                                                                Major: Architecture

                                                                                                Hometown: Berwyn, PA

                                                                                                What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                                                                                Getting to know so many people in and out of OrangeSeeds!

                                                                                                Fun Fact?

                                                                                                I used to live in Singapore for 10 years!