Our Alumni

Aysha Seedat

Aysha Seedat, 2016

Seed Class of ’13

Major:

Policy Studies

Interests: 

Hiking, skiing, politics, traveling

Organizations:

Student Association, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Sigma Delta Tau

 

    Madelyn Cox

    Madelyn Cox, 2016

    Seed Class ’13

    Major:

    Advertising

    Interests:

    coffee, baking, reading, shopping, fashion, traveling, dogs

    Organizations: 

    TNH, Insomnia Marketing rep,

      Kate Capodanno

      Kate Capodanno, 2017

      Seed Class ’14

      Major:

      Broadcast and Digital Journalism, Spanish Language, Literature and Culture

      Interests: 

      Golf, Dance

      Organizations:

      T.A.P., CitrusTV

       

        Caitlin Lindsay

        Caitlin Lindsay, 2016

        Seed Class of ’13

        Major:

        Public Relations

        Interests:

        Non-profit, public speaking, reading, writing, sports

        Organizations:

        bobble campus rep., CBF, BCM, Literacy Corps, Peer Advising, Renee Crown University Honors Program

         

          Nicholas Granados-Kramer

          Nicholas Granados-Kramer, 2017

          Seed Class ’14

          Major:

          Sceondary science education, Chemistry, Physics

          Interests:

          Teaching, Ultimate, Running

          Organizations:

          Resident Advisor, School of Ed peer advisor, Syracuse men’s ultimate frisbee team

           

            Jennie May

            Jennie May, 2017

            Seed Class ’14

            Major:

            Public Relations, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

            Interests:

            Being busy, active, swimming, taking pictures

            Organizations:

            U100, AGD, Whitman IMPRESS, Enactus, Club Swim Team, Citrus, WAER, and more!

             

              Amelia Giebel

              Amelia Giebel, 2017

              Seed Class of ’13

              Major:

              Advertising & International Relations

              Interests:

              Running, Gym, TNH, Work Study

              Organizations:

              Kappa Alpha Theta, TNH

                Nick Jannuzzi

                Nick Jannuzzi, 2017

                Seed Class ’14

                Major:

                Public Relations

                Interests:

                Hockey, Sports, Writing

                Organizations:

                PRSSA; Orange Seeds; Syracuse Crunch; Newhouse CDC

                 

                  Katherine Tinder

                  Campus Engagement

                  Katherine Tinder, 2017 – Campus Engagement Chair

                  Television, Radio, & Film and Information Management & Technology Dual

                  Orange Pulse, the Kumquat, Delta Kappa Alpha, Hendricks Chapel Proctor, Shaw Center Intern

                  Favorite Quotes: “Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.”

                  My Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                  OrangeSeeds is the best because it gives you the chance to work with peers who all share a common goal: to create positive change and conquer campus.

                    Simone Goldslager

                    Simone Goldslager, 2015 

                    Seed Class ’12

                    Major:

                    Advertising

                    Interests:

                    Hanging out with friends, yoga, playing with puppies

                    Organizations:

                    Student Philanthropy Council, Alpha Phi Sorority, Institute of Veterans and Military Families

                     

                      Sahan Jayawardena

                      Digital Design Chair

                      Sahan Jayawardena, 2017 – Digital/Design Chair

                      Film

                      Orientation Leader, Tennis Club, U100 Tour Guide, Kumquat, Delta Kappa Alpha Programming Chair 

                      Favorite Quotes:

                      “Sliders are the tweets of burgers” – Aristotle

                      My Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                      OrangeSeeds can radically change your college experience, but it’s up to you. Every year the experience is different so make sure you challenge yourself and make the most out of this program. It all starts here.

                        Kelsey Coughlin

                        Kelsey Coughlin, 2017

                        Seed Class ’14

                        Major:

                        Television, Radio, Film

                        Interests:

                        Cooking, Exercising, Blogging

                        Organizations:

                        Spoons University, What The Health, Quest Nutrition Ambassador

                         

                          Andres Emmett Diz

                          Andres Emmett Diz, 2016

                          Seed Class ’13

                          Major:

                          Finance & Accouning, Minors: Renewable Energy and Construction Management

                          Interests:

                          Creative Writing, Energy, Working outside, Super Heroes, Motocycles, The Environment

                          Organizations:

                          Orange Value Fund, Investment Club

                           

                            Christopher Bordash

                            Christopher Bordash, 2017

                            Seed Class ’13

                            Major: 

                            Marketing Management and Supply Chain Management

                            Interests:

                            Long Walks on the Beach, Watching Netflix, Hanging out with Friends, Playing Super Smash Brothers

                            Organizations:

                            Delta Sigma Pi, The Professional Fraternity Council, American Marketing Association

                             

                              John Tummino

                              John Tummino, 2015

                              Seed Class ’12

                              Major:

                              Broadcast and Digital Journalism, Political Science, Spanish (minor)

                              Interests:

                              Sports, movies, music

                              Organizations:

                              Psi Upsilon Fraternity, Remembrance Scholars, CitrusTV, Order of Omega, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Kappa Alpha, Kappa Tau Omega

                                Emily Murphy

                                Emily Murphy, 2017

                                Seed Class ’13

                                Major:

                                Marketing

                                Interests:

                                Going to the gym, eating, shopping, crafting, volunteering

                                Organizations:

                                Alpha Phi Omega, Whitman Peer Mentor

                                 

                                  Frank J. Pingatore IV

                                  Frank J. Pingatore IV, 2016

                                  Seed Class ’13

                                  Major:

                                  Finance, Accounting

                                  Interests:

                                  Golf, 70’s Music, Poker, Stocks

                                  Organizations:

                                  President of Phi Delta Theta, Junior Analyst at Orange Value Fund, LLC.

                                   

                                    Sydney Finster

                                    Sydney Finster, 2017

                                    Seed Class ’13

                                    Major:

                                    Biology

                                    Interests:

                                    Reading, writing, playing the piano, running

                                    Organizations:

                                    Phi Sigma Pi, pre-dental club on campus, dental internship

                                     

                                      Garet Bleir

                                      Interests: 

                                      Adventuring, books, new experiences, the environment, dancing, sports, music, making movies

                                      Organizations:

                                      Delta Sigma Pi (Pledge), Entrepreneurship Club, ENACTUS, Literacy Corps, Ballroom Dancing Club, Ballroom Dancing Club Performance Team, Salsa Dancing Club

                                      My Thoughts on OrangeSeeds: 

                                      A great opportunity because it helps to narrow the SU community to passionate and motivated leaders.

                                          Jackson Calhoun

                                          Hometown:

                                          Warwick, NY

                                           

                                          Major:

                                          Biology on Pre-Med Track

                                           

                                          Interests:

                                          Volunteering, sports, Netflix, music, traveling

                                           

                                          Other Organizations:

                                          Active Minds, Honors Advisory Board

                                           

                                          Favorite Quote:

                                          “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – Dalai Lama

                                           

                                          Thought on Seeds:

                                          I am so grateful to be a part of such an amazing organization here at Syracuse University! Thanks to OrangeSeeds, I have found a group of amazing individuals who share the common passion of trying to make a difference in the world!

                                            Alexa Cloud

                                            Hometown:

                                            San Diego, CA

                                            Major: 

                                            Supply-Chain Management and Retail Management

                                            Fun Fact:

                                            I hate fun facts

                                              Angie Pati

                                              Hometown:

                                              Millstone Township, NJ

                                              Majors:

                                              Neuroscience and Psychology

                                              Fun Fact:

                                              When asked to send in a headshot I will send in six because i love myself!!!

                                                Anna Kuhn

                                                Major:

                                                It’s complicated–Currently in College of Arts and Sciences dual with School of Education, but hoping to transfer!

                                                Interests and hobbies:

                                                SU, Baking/cooking, makeup, sleeping, laughing, going on adventures

                                                Favorite Quote: 

                                                “When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.”

                                                Organizations:

                                                Literacy Corps Tutor, PRSSA

                                                My thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                I’m so excited to have the opportunity to learn and establish leadership skills with amazing people while doing such rewarding activities.

                                                  Elizabeth Perkocha

                                                  Major:

                                                  Supply Chain Management

                                                  Interests/Hobbies:

                                                  traveling, hiking/backpacking, running, volunteering, cooking, eating almond butter, watching Clueless, and listening to/admiring Beynocé

                                                  Hometown:

                                                  Oakland, California

                                                  Favorite Quote:

                                                  “You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” –The Help; “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

                                                  Organizations:

                                                  Franklin Supply Chain Management Club

                                                    Griffin Psaila

                                                    Major:

                                                    Biology, Pre-med track

                                                    Interests:

                                                    Playing sports, cooking, Game of Thrones (Books and Show), classic mafia movies, binge watching Netflix and making people laugh

                                                    Favorite Quote:

                                                    “ No excuses, do the work.” – Rudy

                                                    Organizations:

                                                    Syracuse Investment Club, Syracuse Club Tennis

                                                    My Thoughts on Orange Seeds:

                                                    Overall, I am really excited to start my college journey with a group of 25 other people who all have similar goals and ambitions. Also, I cannot wait to get to know all of these new people, have fun and make a difference together at Syracuse.

                                                      Katherine Sotelo

                                                      Major:

                                                      Magazine Journalism

                                                      Interests:

                                                      Having a rosy disposition, chocolate, making people laugh, talking about fonts, questioning peoples use of Comic Sans, getting excited at sporting events, listening to spoken word, dancing in elevators, and napping.

                                                      Favorite Quotes:

                                                      “I just want to make beautiful things even if nobody cares.” – Saul Bass

                                                      Organizations:

                                                      Design Editor and photographer at The Daily Orange, designer at Baked Magazine.

                                                      My Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                      I’m looking forward to seeing through my journey with OrangeSeeds this year. By collaborating with my fellow seeds, I hope to grow as a leader and broaden my involvement with this and other organizations on campus.

                                                        Kelsey Papstein

                                                        Major:

                                                        Inclusive Elementary and Special Education

                                                        Interests:

                                                        Traveling, crafting, cooking, and running

                                                        Favorite quote:

                                                        “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and laughs without fear of the future” Proverb 31:25

                                                        Organizations:

                                                        Make a wish, Special Olympics, and volunteer work through the Shaw center

                                                        My thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                        OrangeSeeds is a great way to get your feet in the ground here at Syracuse! You are given the opportunity to make friends and connections, while being a leader and working hard. We all have great ideas and common goals, and OrangeSeeds allows us to work together to achieve those goals!

                                                          Maggie Wright

                                                          Hometown:

                                                          Fredonia, New York

                                                          Major:

                                                          Public Health

                                                          Fun Fact:

                                                          I love to make homemade Italian cuisine

                                                            Emily Pujadas

                                                            Major:

                                                            Biology, Pre-medical

                                                            Interests:

                                                            laughing, singing, playing with my dog Ziggy, watching funny movies, listening           to music, running, hiking, going on spontaneous adventures with my best friends all over LA

                                                            Favorite Quote:

                                                            “They’ve done studies, you know.  60% of the time, it works every time” – Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd, Anchorman)

                                                            Organizations:

                                                            Redemption A Capella

                                                            My Thoughts on Orange Seeds:

                                                            I am so grateful for this opportunity to meet new people who enjoy reaching out to help others in my community just as much as I do.  It’s going to be a great year!

                                                              Nicole DeMentri

                                                              Major:
                                                              Broadcast and Digital Journalism and Finance
                                                              Interests:
                                                              Dance, news, nutella and pretzels, writing, watching sports (Go Eagles, Flyers, and of course Orange), working out, anything about the beach, DIYing, Traveling
                                                              Favorite Quote:
                                                              “Be happy for this moment.  This moment is your life.”  -Omar Khayyam
                                                              Organizations:
                                                              Citrus TV, DanceWorks, Multimedia Producer at Juiced Magazine
                                                              My thoughts on OrangeSeeds:
                                                              I’m so grateful for such an incredible opportunity with OrangeSeeds.  My seed class and I cannot wait to learn everything we can and give back to the community all the while being mentored by the coolest people on campus.

                                                                Rona Shang

                                                                Major:
                                                                Public Relations 
                                                                Interests:
                                                                Traveling all over the world, most music, bacon and cheese, cooking and baking, and napping.
                                                                Favorite Quote:
                                                                “To know that even one has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
                                                                Organizations:
                                                                PRSSA  

                                                                  Sam Sinykin

                                                                  Major: 

                                                                  Communication and Rhetorical Studies

                                                                  Hobbies:

                                                                  Playing sports, cooking, traveling, spending time with family

                                                                  Campus Activities: 

                                                                  Other than OrangeSeeds, I participate in all Hillel sponsored activities and events. Also, I am taking part in three intramural sports including football, soccer, and basketball.

                                                                    Sawyer Kamman

                                                                    Major:

                                                                    Broadcast and Digital Journalism

                                                                    Interests and Hobbies:

                                                                    Having fun, sporty stuff, tricking my mom into saying funny things and

                                                                    then snapchatting it, talking about sporty stuff, climbing stairs

                                                                    Favorite Quotes:

                                                                    “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” – Friday Night Lights

                                                                    My Thoughts on OrangeSeeds: 

                                                                    OrangeSeeds is gonna rock I can just tell.

                                                                      Serena DeSeta

                                                                      Hometown:

                                                                      Scranton, PA

                                                                      Major: 

                                                                      Business Management and Public Relations

                                                                      Fun Fact:

                                                                      I collect rubber ducks

                                                                        Julie Harnett

                                                                        Major: 

                                                                        Mathematics, Secondary Education in Mathematics, Physics

                                                                        Interests:

                                                                        Ballet, abstract mathematics, theology, volunteering

                                                                        Favorite Quote: 

                                                                        “Because I have been given much, I too must give.” -unknown

                                                                        Organizations: 

                                                                        Team Handball

                                                                        My Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:  

                                                                        OrangeSeeds is an outgoing and fun way to make connections and develop leadership skills.  I was drawn to OrangeSeeds because I liked that The Big Event encouraged the entire campus to get involved rather than just the members of the organization.

                                                                          Dylan Gans

                                                                          Major:

                                                                          Finance

                                                                          Interests:

                                                                          Socializing, businesses, reading, traveling, surfing/snowboarding, fitness, football, eating, cooking.

                                                                          Favorite Quote:

                                                                          “The one who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen”

                                                                          My Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                          I am really excited to do some community service events

                                                                              Alyson Weber

                                                                              Hometown: 

                                                                              Glencoe, Illinois

                                                                              Major: 

                                                                              Advertising and Marketing

                                                                              Fun Fact:

                                                                              I twisted my ankle playing twister

                                                                               

                                                                                  Andrea Garberding

                                                                                  Hometown:

                                                                                  Detroit, Michigan

                                                                                  Major:

                                                                                  Biology (Pre-Med Track)

                                                                                  Fun Fact:

                                                                                  I lived in Italy for two years during high school

                                                                                      Andrew Regalado

                                                                                      Hometown:

                                                                                      Chino Hills, California

                                                                                      Major:

                                                                                      Political Science

                                                                                      Fun Fact:

                                                                                      I am not fun

                                                                                          Brianna Yates

                                                                                          Year:

                                                                                          Freshman

                                                                                          Hometown:

                                                                                          Woodstock, Georgia

                                                                                          Major:

                                                                                          Broadcast and Digital Journalism

                                                                                          Interests:

                                                                                          Traveling, Disney, cooking, eating, The Office, reading, writing, Chipotle, lacrosse, Frank Sinatra, family, friends, coffee, Netflix, community service, the news, shopping

                                                                                          Organizations:

                                                                                          OttoTHON, Honors Learning Community Advisory Board

                                                                                          Favorite Quote:

                                                                                          “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

                                                                                          Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                          OrangeSeeds has provided me with an amazing community, where I’m surrounded by students who share similar interests in service and leadership. I feel extremely honored and excited about the opportunity to gain lifelong friends, serve my local community, and have a family and support system at SU.

                                                                                              Corinne Baker

                                                                                              Hometown:

                                                                                              Cleveland, Ohio

                                                                                              Major:

                                                                                              Undecided in Newhouse

                                                                                              Fun Fact:

                                                                                              I see different shades of color with each eye

                                                                                                  Erin King

                                                                                                  Hometown:

                                                                                                  Avon, Ohio

                                                                                                  Major:

                                                                                                  Biomedical Engineering

                                                                                                  Fun Fact:

                                                                                                  I’m 25% Chinese and have two red-headed brothers who are also 25% Chinese. I also have the coolest Seed Sibling in all of the land – the handsome and talented Will DeVito

                                                                                                      Gabriella Hughes

                                                                                                      Gabriella Hughes, 2020

                                                                                                      Year:

                                                                                                      Sophomore

                                                                                                      Hometown:

                                                                                                      Tampa, Florida

                                                                                                      Major:

                                                                                                      Film

                                                                                                      Interests:

                                                                                                      Going to music festivals/concerts, taking long road trips, Spotify playlists, canoeing, instagramming everything, camping, movie nights, collecting denim jackets, and obsessing over free two-day shipping

                                                                                                      Organizations:

                                                                                                      Loud and Clear, WERW Radio, OrangeSeeds

                                                                                                      Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                      “Listen, if you’re not going to be a nun or something, you might as well laugh.” – J.D. Salinger

                                                                                                      Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                      To be given the opportunity to be surrounded by a wonderful group of individuals that share the same passion for leadership and service that I do simply sounds like the perfect home away from home to me. I truly cannot wait to spend this next year with my new family as we take on our first year at Syracuse University together!

                                                                                                          Gillian Pelkonen

                                                                                                          Hometown:

                                                                                                          Northport, New York

                                                                                                          Major:

                                                                                                          Television, Radio, Film and Creative Writing

                                                                                                          Fun Fact:

                                                                                                          I was on America’s Funniest Home Videos and it became a meme

                                                                                                            Isabella Falcione

                                                                                                            Isabella Falcione, 2020 – Co-Director

                                                                                                            Hometown:

                                                                                                            Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

                                                                                                            Major:

                                                                                                            Communication and Rhetorical Studies

                                                                                                            Interests:

                                                                                                            Cooking, doing crafty things, watching The Office, fashion, The Food Network, Pittsburgh Penguins

                                                                                                            Organizations:

                                                                                                            OrangeSeeds, First Year Players, University 100

                                                                                                            Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                            “Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”

                                                                                                            Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                            OrangeSeeds is such an incredible family on the SU campus, and I am forever grateful to be a member of this organization.  It is a place that allowed me to grow professionally, as well as opened me up to other organizations on campus. OrangeSeeds gave me the opportunity to meet the BEST people. I love being able to go out into the community each week, doing various tasks to help better the city of Syracuse! I am thrilled to see what this school year brings! YAY SEEDS

                                                                                                                Greg Mytelka

                                                                                                                Greg Mytelka, 2020

                                                                                                                Hometown:

                                                                                                                Gloversville, NY

                                                                                                                Major:

                                                                                                                Theatre Management (Minors in Nutrition & Policy Studies)

                                                                                                                Interests:

                                                                                                                Food, musical theatre, hiking, coffee, breakfast sandwiches, yoga, traveling, watching Chopped, Humans of New York, Rachael Ray, and a quality Instagram picture

                                                                                                                Organizations:

                                                                                                                OrangeSeeds, First Year Players, University 100, Get FRUVED

                                                                                                                Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                I am genuinely unable to imagine my college experience thus far without OrangeSeeds. Yes, OrangeSeeds allowed me to get off campus, do some community service, and grow as a leader, but the program has truly done so much more for me than that. OrangeSeeds gave me my best friends, my family, and my home-away-from-home. OrangeSeeds has opened countless doors for me on this campus and has provided me with opportunities that I never dreamed possible. I’m truly ecstatic to be able to serve the organization that has done so much for me and to welcome a new seed class to our family.

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                    Jackson Barnes

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                    Hometown:

                                                                                                                    Montclair, New Jersey

                                                                                                                    Major:

                                                                                                                    Exercise Science

                                                                                                                    Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                    I broke my jaw tubing behind a motorboat

                                                                                                                        Justin Boone

                                                                                                                        Justin Boone, 2020

                                                                                                                        Hometown:

                                                                                                                        Fort Washington, Maryland

                                                                                                                        Major:

                                                                                                                        Undecided in Whitman & Policy Studies

                                                                                                                        Interests:

                                                                                                                        Current events, soccer (Manchester United), basketball (Wizards), music, fashion, food, business, dancing, singing, diversity, The Office, Game of Thrones, positivity, people, dogs, penguins, Facebook, LinkedIn, photos, team bonding exercises, service, the color blue, the number 2, Disney Pixar, and Obama

                                                                                                                        Organizations:

                                                                                                                        OrangeSeeds, Orientation Leader, University 100, Phi Sigma Pi, OttoThon

                                                                                                                        Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                        “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” – Mother Teresa

                                                                                                                        Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                        OrangeSeeds is an amazing organization!  It allows you to create a mini family within the University while you get out and help the broader Syracuse community.

                                                                                                                            Kyle Rosenblum

                                                                                                                            Kyle Rosenblum, 2020

                                                                                                                            Hometown:

                                                                                                                            Limerick, Pennsylvania

                                                                                                                            Major:

                                                                                                                            Psychology

                                                                                                                            Interests:

                                                                                                                            Soccer, The Office, The Killers, Wawa, going on adventures, and Cheeseburgers

                                                                                                                            Organizations:

                                                                                                                            OrangeSeeds, Ottonomous Productions, Pre-Health Society

                                                                                                                            Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                            “We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, and work. Or waffles, friends, work. But work has to come third.” – Leslie Knope

                                                                                                                            Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                            OrangeSeeds is an amazing first-year leadership and community service program which allows the rare opportunity for a small group of first-year students to build incredible bonds by helping the community. OrangeSeeds strives to make Syracuse University and the greater Syracuse area into a better place by working together to affect meaningful change.

                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                Maddie Peck

                                                                                                                                Maddie Peck, 2020

                                                                                                                                Hometown:

                                                                                                                                Beverly, Massachusetts

                                                                                                                                Major:

                                                                                                                                Nutrition

                                                                                                                                Interests:

                                                                                                                                Running, art, reading, coffee

                                                                                                                                Organizations:

                                                                                                                                OrangeSeeds

                                                                                                                                Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                “Two roads diverged in the wood and I, took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

                                                                                                                                Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                I am thrilled to be part of such an eclectic group of leaders who share a common passion for making our world a better place!

                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                    Marielle Brunelle

                                                                                                                                    Hometown:

                                                                                                                                    Auburn, New Hampshire

                                                                                                                                    Major:

                                                                                                                                    Public Relations

                                                                                                                                    Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                    I eat an entire box of macarons on my birthday every year instead of birthday cake

                                                                                                                                        McKinley Vrees

                                                                                                                                        Hometown:

                                                                                                                                        Holliston, Massachusetts

                                                                                                                                        Major:

                                                                                                                                        Spanish, Pre-Med Track

                                                                                                                                        Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                        I learned how to do stitches on a raw chicken wing

                                                                                                                                          Michael DiNardo

                                                                                                                                          Michael DiNardo, 2020 – Co-Director

                                                                                                                                          Hometown:

                                                                                                                                          Thornwood, New York

                                                                                                                                          Major:

                                                                                                                                          Accounting and Finance

                                                                                                                                          Interests:

                                                                                                                                          Community service, baseball (Mets), basketball, (Knicks), and football (Giants)

                                                                                                                                          Organizations:

                                                                                                                                          OrangeSeeds, Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity, Student Association, ottoTHON, Whitman Peer Mentor, Honors Peer Mentor, and LIE Learning Community Peer Mentor

                                                                                                                                          Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                          “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do – and I believe that.” – Derek Jeter

                                                                                                                                          Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                          I believe OrangeSeeds is an amazing opportunity that students must take advantage of. I look forward to working with each and every one of my fellow Seeds every week and I think it is great how we have already seemed to come together as a family so far. I cannot wait to see all of the memories we create down the road.

                                                                                                                                              Taylor Williams

                                                                                                                                              Taylor Williams, 2020

                                                                                                                                              Hometown:

                                                                                                                                              Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

                                                                                                                                              Major:

                                                                                                                                              Television, Radio, and Film

                                                                                                                                              Interests:

                                                                                                                                              Dancing, pretending like I can sing, watching Netflix, trying out recipes from Facebook, and SYRACUSE SPORTS

                                                                                                                                              Organizations:

                                                                                                                                              OrangeSeeds, First Year Players, CitrusTV, Mixtape Magazine

                                                                                                                                              Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                              “Keep on keeping on.” (I love it so much I have it tattooed on my back)

                                                                                                                                              Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                              I have never been surrounded by such a genuine group of people before. Everybody cares about each other’s well-being and taking care of the community. OrangeSeeds truly becomes a family the moment that you join.

                                                                                                                                                  Tianna Sellers

                                                                                                                                                  Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                  West Hills, California

                                                                                                                                                  Major:

                                                                                                                                                  Chemistry

                                                                                                                                                  Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                  My birthday is the 100th day of the year

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                      Will DeVito

                                                                                                                                                      Will DeVito, 2020

                                                                                                                                                      Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                      Greenlawn, New York

                                                                                                                                                      Major:

                                                                                                                                                      Television, Radio, and Film

                                                                                                                                                      Interests:

                                                                                                                                                      Guitar, Skiing, Acting, Movies, Fireworks, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Pixar, Family Parties, Montauk, Chilling with Friends, Buying things I don’t actually need on Amazon

                                                                                                                                                      Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                      OrangeSeeds, First Year Players, Delta Kappa Alpha, Newhouse Peer Mentor

                                                                                                                                                      Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                      “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller

                                                                                                                                                      Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                      OrangeSeeds is truly a one-of-a-kind program that I am so happy to be a part of. It allows for students to truly make whatever they want out of their experience. Seeds has not only allowed for me to meet a group of amazing people and gain new experiences, but it has also helped me learn more about myself and the kind of person I aim to be.

                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                          Kevin O’Donnell

                                                                                                                                                          Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                          Stevens Point, Wisconsin

                                                                                                                                                          Major:

                                                                                                                                                          Advertising and Marketing

                                                                                                                                                          Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                          I eat a bowl of raw spinach with dinner every night

                                                                                                                                                              Tyler Smith

                                                                                                                                                              Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                              Greenwood Village, Colorado

                                                                                                                                                              Major:

                                                                                                                                                              Human Development and Family Science

                                                                                                                                                              Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                              I have fun tattooed on my wrist

                                                                                                                                                                  Angelika Zelko

                                                                                                                                                                  Year:

                                                                                                                                                                  Freshman

                                                                                                                                                                  Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                  Chapel Hill, North Carolina

                                                                                                                                                                  Major:

                                                                                                                                                                  Management

                                                                                                                                                                  Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                  Event planning, organizing, reading, writing, comedy, acting, baking, eating, cooking (as soon as I learn how to cook), pinterest, making new friends, being positive

                                                                                                                                                                  Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                  OrangeSeeds, Entrepreneurship Club

                                                                                                                                                                  Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                  “Sometimes you just have to put on lipgloss and pretend to be psyched.” –Mindy Kaling

                                                                                                                                                                  Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                  OrangeSeeds seems to attract the most unique, kind, motivated, and intelligent people on campus. I always feel so good after spending time with these people.

                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                      Courtney Heritage

                                                                                                                                                                      Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                      Saratoga Springs, New York

                                                                                                                                                                      Major:

                                                                                                                                                                      English Education

                                                                                                                                                                      Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                      My favorite fruit is mangos

                                                                                                                                                                          AJ Seymour

                                                                                                                                                                          Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                          Northbrook, IL

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                          Major:

                                                                                                                                                                          TV, Radio, Film

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                          Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                          Outdoorsy things, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, dogs, fun socks

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                          Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                          “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards”

                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                          Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                          Seeds is such an amazing opportunity that I feel so grateful to get to experience. Spending time engaging in service with these passionate, genuine, and generous leaders inspires me to become a better version of myself.

                                                                                                                                                                              Cynthia Kar

                                                                                                                                                                              Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                              Las Vegas, NV

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                              Major:

                                                                                                                                                                              Computer Science

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                              Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                              Sitcoms, nail art, cooking, How I Met Your Mother, community service, engaging more people in STEM

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                              Other Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                              Resident Advisor, U100, Ottothon

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                              Favorite quote:

                                                                                                                                                                              “Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” Alan Turing, Imitation Game

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                              Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                              Since I never visited or met anyone else prior to moving in at Syracuse University, I felt very out of place. However, within a month, OrangeSeeds has become my family and support system here. We do so many community service projects that you could never leave a meeting feeling anything less than fulfilled. Everyone wants to change the world, and with OrangeSeeds, I feel a little a little closer to achieving that goal.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Dibya Patnaik

                                                                                                                                                                                  Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                  Robbinsville, NJ

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                  Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                  Management Pre-law

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                  Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                  Playing tennis, going on spontaneous adventures, impulsively buying things

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                  Other Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                  UNICEF, Enactus, OttoTHON

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                  Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                  “Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show” -Anonymous

                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                  Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                  OrangeSeeds is an amazing group of people who are dedicated to doing good on AND off campus. I’m so grateful to be a part of such an inspiring organization who share a common goal of making a difference. I can’t wait for all the new friendships and experiences to come!

                                                                                                                                                                                      Emma Rothman

                                                                                                                                                                                      Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                      Cranford, NJ

                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                      Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                      Citizenship and Civic Engagement and Geography

                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                      Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                      Swimming with sharks, playing volleyball, eating oranges, and enjoying the outdoors.

                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                      Other Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                      Syracuse University Red Cross Chapter

                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                      Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                      “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” most famously said by the Lorax.

                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                      Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                      I am so honored and excited to be a seed because the OrangeSeed family is like no other, we get to give back the community while making friendships that will last a lifetime.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Erin Hernandez

                                                                                                                                                                                          Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                          Fanwood, NJ

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                          Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                          Inclusive Elementary and Special Education

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                          Interest:

                                                                                                                                                                                          Theatre, Dance, Sing, Community Service, elephants, roses, swimming, tennis, soccer, the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Yankees, the beach, Disney, Star Wars, Back to the Future, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                          Other Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                          Syracuse Cru

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                          Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                          “Without a struggle, there can be no progress” Frederick Douglass

                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                          Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                          I am so excited to be a part of the 2017-2018 Seed class. Seeds has been the best decision since I step foot here at Syracuse. Since day one of the program, I have felt the love and support of my Seed class, e-board, and membership board all around me. They have become my home away from home. Although I know that challenges lie ahead, it is comforting to know that I have a community of people who have my back through it all. Seeds is a great opportunity I already know will put my skills to the test, teach me valuable lessons, and help me to become a leader.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Eugenie (Genny) Madarasz

                                                                                                                                                                                              Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                              Mendham, NJ

                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                              Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                              Undecided, Arts and Sciences

                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                              Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                              Singing, hiking, musical theater, movies, The Office, Parks and Recreation, watching Facebook videos, microwave popcorn

                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                              Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                              “All will be well” -my mom

                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                              Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                              I have never met a group of people that are more genuine and kind than the Seeds. I look forward to seeing them each week because they inspire me to be a better person. They have become my family away from home, and I am extremely grateful for each and every one of them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gursimar Singh

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Warwick, NY

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Public Health

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Volunteering, sports, Netflix, music, traveling, baking

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Other Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  U100, Resident Advisor

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – Dalai Lama

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thought on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I am so grateful to be a part of such an amazing organization here at Syracuse University! Thanks to OrangeSeeds, I have found a group of amazing individuals who share the common passion of trying to make a difference in the world!

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jenna Toder

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bedford, New York

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Political Science

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Community service, reading, basketball, writing, film, politics, comedy

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Favorite quote: 

                                                                                                                                                                                                      “Tread softly, breathe peacefully, laugh hysterically.” -Nelson Mandela

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I am SO grateful to have such a welcoming, supportive, authentic group like my peers in OrangeSeeds, especially at such an early point in my college career. Additionally, OrangeSeeds has so much more to offer than friendship. I have really enjoyed the community service projects we have begun and the connections I have made thus far. I can’t wait to see what the rest of my experience with this program will entail!

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Julia Howard-Flanders

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Undecided in the College of Arts and Science

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sailing, cooking/baking, swimming, any type of water sport, skiing, volunteering, and going places with friends (like walking trails, apple picking, movies, honestly whatever)

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Other Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sailing Club, Francis House Volunteer

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” –Winnie the Pooh

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I am super excited about Seeds. I love that we form such a tight family bond; it makes Syracuse not feel so large. It is amazing to be a part of an amazing and motivated group of individuals that look forward to spending time together on Saturday mornings and volunteering in the community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Justin Schoenbach

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Livingston, NJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Forensic Science

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Game of Thrones, House Stark, Designated Survivor, Survivor, Syracuse Basketball, Syracuse Football, the color blue, Clash Royale, Kan-Jam, Spikeball, the lack of consistency of honeydew, positivity, astronomy, The Barry B. Benson, the benefits of procrastination, meeting new people, Ducks, mainstream songs, the New York Yankees, The Indianapolis Colts, Nickelodeon, OrangeSeeds, and the number 6

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Other orgs:

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Otto’s Army, SU Red Cross, Syracuse University Bowling Club, Hillel

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Whether you’re made of old parts, new parts, or spare parts, you can shine no matter what you’re made of.” -Bigweld, Robots

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                              If there’s one thing I don’t regret in life, it’s becoming a seed! OrangeSeeds not only broadened my social network and allowed me to give back to the community, but it also taught me valuable lessons I can take on for the rest of my life, whether it be applying for a job or knowing how to send a professional email.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kate Christie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hamden, CT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Psychology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Listening to music, running, lacrosse, skiing, Psych, New Girl, Black Mirror

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Other Orgs:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ski Team, Relay for Life

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “Sometimes we get so wrapped up in getting what we want, that we forget to ask ourselves why we wanted it in the first place.” -Ian Gallagher, Shameless

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OrangeSeeds has helped me find my ‘home away from home.’ However, I was not only given an incredible support system, full of love, encouragement, and an overall sense of unity, in being a part of OrangeSeeds. I was also given the opportunity to take part in working towards meaningful change for the greater Syracuse community and beyond. Through OrangeSeeds, one is able to take part in making a difference. That, along with being able to create such strong, lasting bonds with my fellow Seeds, is truly an honor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lauren Miller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Chicago, IL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Undecided in Newhouse and Policy Studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hiking, traveling, news/politics, art as a means of talking about social issues, cooking, yoga, coffee, The Office, SNL, rom coms, intersectional feminism, photography, deep dish pizza… Lactaid, mindfulness/positivity, The Chicago Cubs, “mainstream” indie music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Other Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Camp Kesem, TNH, Chaarg, Rec Department

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Favorite quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “Let’s go dancing while we still have feet.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I’m so grateful to be a part of Seeds. Immediately upon joining it, I was enveloped by some of the most loving, supportive and passionate people I’ve meet in my time at SU. That sentiment of love and passion carries throughout everything we do in Seeds, from service projects to the meetings and everything in between. Even though I’ve only been a Seed for a month, it has quickly become something I look forward to every week.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Michael Larkin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cranford, NJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Television, Radio, Film

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Run with your heart and your legs will follow” – Mimi Frank

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Live. Love. Seeds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Michelle Truong

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              San Jose, CA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marketing Management/Public Relations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Food, I love FOOD, going on adventures and trying new activities, anything and everything Disney, and I love caring for others. I am a firm believer that there is a lot of love to give.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Other Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              RHA, Z89, CitrusTV, Enactus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “You’re stronger than you seem, braver than you believe, and smarter than you think.” -Winnie the Pooh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I never thought there would be a community filled with such loving, supportive, and positive people, but I found that community in Seeds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Noah Goldmann

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nanuet, NY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Undecided in Arts & Sciences, but thinking Math, Econ, and Citizenship and Civic Engagement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Playing cello, traveling, reading, watching Manchester United and the New York Yankees, playing FIFA 2012 on the Wii

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OrangeSeeds, Syracuse University Symphony Orchestra, Young Scholars, Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, Spanish Club

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “The plan is to fan this spark into a flame.” –Hamilton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OrangeSeeds has been a phenomenal aspect of my time here at Syracuse. In addition to the volunteer and professional development facets of the program, the camaraderie and enthusiasm shared by the seeds make this experience truly special. You will not find a better group of people anywhere at the university.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nyla Mary Mulcahy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bayonne, NJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marketing Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Laughing, Hiking, Dancing, The Office, Soccer, Basketball, Hugs, RomComs, Glee, Pizza, Concerts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Other Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Women in Leadership, Entrepreneurship Club

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “You only get one life, it’s actually your duty to live it as full as possible” –JoJo Moyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OrangeSeeds has connected me with some of the most incredible people I have ever met. It has allowed me to be myself and be confident in everything I do. I am so fortunate to be surrounded by others who share the same passions as I do and are always eager to lend a helping hand. OrangeSeeds is my family and I could not be more grateful to have such genuine, loving and amazing humans in my life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Paige Wucherphfennig

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Glastonbury, CT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Management and Information Management and Technologies Dual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dance, traveling, sewing, fashion

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Other Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Danceworks and Women in Leadership

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Favorite quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Take and minute and let it ride” -Knaan (my tattoo!)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thought on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I’m thrilled to be part of such an amazing organization and I can’t wait to see where the rest of the year takes me. This group already feels like my second family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Patrick Linehan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Derry, NH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Policy Studies, Economics, Citizenship and Civic Engagement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Traveling, Pine Point Beach, government, current events, service, leadership training

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “You’re fine, it’s just a cut” – My Mom

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              So far, OrangeSeeds has given me an amazing support system for the first couple of weeks at SU. It is so great to be able to connect with individuals on campus who have such enthusiasm for doing good. This organization has already made me feel more comfortable on this campus, and I cannot wait to see what is to come!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sameeha Saied

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Orlando, FL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Psychology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Baking, Reading, Music, movies, television (the holy trinity), Dancing (not well), Singing (also not well), Sunsets, Stars, Flowers, Babies, Ice cream

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Other Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  OttoThon Morale Committee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “Have courage and be kind.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I came to Syracuse all the way from Florida, knowing nobody, and missing my family and friends more than I thought possible. I signed up for OrangeSeeds on a complete whim, thinking it would be like any other community service organization, and I didn’t know it then but signing up was probably the smartest spontaneous decision I’ve ever made. Seeds is so much more than service. It’s leadership, creativity, teamwork, kindness, and, most of all, family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Santiago Correa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bogota, Colombia – Miami, Florida

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mechanical Engineering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stocks trading, Value investing, Being physically active (gym, soccer, etc.), Photography, Computer-Aided Design, Community service, Elon Musk, Tesla, Clean energy, 3-D Printing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Other orgs:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      American Society of Mechanical Engineering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Favorite quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “Don’t judge my story by the chapter you came in on”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OrangeSeeds is one of the best programs/organizations I have been part of. It has given me the opportunity to expand my leadership skills as I develop a support network and help the Syracuse community. Seeds is a crucial program all freshmen should apply for. OrangeSeeds is like training wheels; it helps students acquire and enhance skills they will need in years to come when they become leaders at Syracuse University and in the world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Seth Dawicki

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Boyertown, PA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Biochemistry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Guitar, Snowboarding, Friends, Family, Service, Netflix, Thai Food, Coffee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Other Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Young Scholars

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” -Ghandi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OrangeSeeds is an amazing program with amazing people. I am so happy to be a part of the Seed Family and work as a team to make a difference!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Seth Reed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rexford, NY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chemical Engineering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Playing piano, volleyball, golf, Bryce Vine, bow ties, and Incan corn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Other Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Men’s Volleyball club team, Engineering Ambassadors, ECS Excelerator, Cru

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Favorite quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “‘When you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.’ So I got that going for me, which is nice.” -Carl Spackler (played by Bill Murray)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thoughts on Seeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I am so happy that we all have created a tight-knit community over such a short amount of time. Through it all, we are one family. I am excited to continue to serve the community, plan events, and live life with everyone in Seeds!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sarah Dolbier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Major: Citizenship and Civic Engagement/ International Relations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hometown: Ottsville, PA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What are you excited for about OrangeSeeds?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I’m excited to meet new people, both in the Syracuse University community but also the general Syracuse community. To make connections and to learn about and give back to this new community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fun Fact?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have folded hundreds of paper cranes!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leah Garlock

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Leah Garlock, 2016 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seed Class of ’13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Communications Design (VPA)/Minor: Communications Photography (Newhouse)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    traveling, hiking, reading, exploring cities, coffee shops, making art, concert going, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Phi Sigma Pi, VPA Ambassador, Medley Magazine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alex Straus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Year:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Freshman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Doylestown, Pennsylvania

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Advertising, Finance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Soccer, Philly sports teams, hiking, scuba-diving, music festivals, traveling to cool places

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Doesn’t matter if the glass is half-empty or half-full. All that matters is that you are the one pouring the water.” – Mark Cuban

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Entrepreneurship Club

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This program provides first-year students with a solid foundation to be successful at Syracuse. OrangeSeeds challenges you to leave your comfort zone and brings out the leader inside every seed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Maria Ingaglio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Co-Director

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Maria Ingaglio, 2017 – Co-Director

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Year:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Junior

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hometown: 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Scranton, PA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Public Relations, Marketing, LGBT Studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Design, Camping, Cooking, Jamming, Lipstick, Roadtrips, Texas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PRSSA, Jerk Magazine, Hill Communications, Student Philanthropy Council  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together”-Elizabeth Taylor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OrangeSeeds gives you the opportunity to get more out of your freshman year than you’d ever expect. Being well connected, receiving leadership opportunities, creating a diverse and multi- talented network, serving the greater Syracuse community, and having a long last support system all make OrangeSeeds a standout organization at SU.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Julia Eklund

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Julia Eklund, 2017 – Co-Director

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Year:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Senior

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Alexandria, Virginia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Policy Studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Current events, my dog, dancing, Robin Williams and binge watching Netflix

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ORL (Resident Advisor), Student Philanthropy Council and Literacy Corps Intern

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Favorite Quote: 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” – Margaret Mead

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OrangeSeeds is a truly life-changing organization. It gave me my best friends, a chance to give back to my community, and allowed me to grow as a leader. OrangeSeeds surrounds you with fun, successful and truly unforgettable people.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Alyssa Corona

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Year:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Freshman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Los Angeles, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Communication and Rhetorical Studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Meeting new people, getting involved, making an impact on the community

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Student Association Community Engagement Committee, Dimensions Mentoring Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I am so honored and excited to be a part of this fantastic organization. OrangeSeeds is such an amazing opportunity to meet great people, make a difference and have fun!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ankita Varman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Year:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Freshman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Johns Creek, Georgia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Public Relations, Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Watching movies, sight-seeing, exploring, hugs, friends and family, chocolate milk, Sour Patch Kids

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PRSSA + Edge, Z89, Ottonomous Productions, Orange Pulse Dance Troupe, Citrus TV, Enactus (EBV)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I love OrangeSeeds! The people I’ve met are incredible and unique. I’ve had so much fun getting to know everyone and engaging in community service. OrangeSeeds has been informative and fun, and has provided an encouraging support system and family!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Emilie Scardilla

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Emilie Scardilla, 2017 – Assistant Director

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Year:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Senior

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rochester, NY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        International Relations and Policy Studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hamilton, Middle East/North Africa, speaking mediocre Arabic, Fashion, Wegmans, having deep discussions about life

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mary Ann Shaw Center, Hendricks Chapel Choir, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, International Relations with Distinction Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My college experience would not have been the same without OrangeSeeds. OrangeSeeds showed me all of the possible opportunities I could take advantage of at SU and gave me an incredible network of people on campus. These people are not just anyone, but some of the most prominent leaders on our campus. The support system and mentoring is what draws me back because I want to help the next Seeds find their place on campus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tori Cedar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hazlet, NJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Major: 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In the 8th grade I broke my nose and cheekbone within three weeks of each other

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Amanda Caffey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Broadcast and Digital Journalism and Citizenship and Civic Engagement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Houston, Texas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I am very allergic to cinnamon!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Audra Linsner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Clifton Springs, New York

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advertising

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I got to taste test a new Perry’s ice cream flavor for Syracuse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mara Julin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Santa Cruz, CA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Medicinal Chemistry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I can swirl 6 ice cream cones in one hand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Austin Kriews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Manahawkin, New Jersey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Biochemistry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I love to juggle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Baylee Carroll

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Year:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sophomore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Massena, New York

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dietetics and Nutrition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Going to the gym, cooking, eating, shopping, sleeping, swimming, working with people, giraffes, frozen yogurt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” -Mahatma Gandhi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NEPA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OrangeSeeds has been an amazing way for me to get to know more people on campus and make great friends while introducing me to opportunities I never would have had without the program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chelsea Ogun

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Providence, Rhode Island

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Economics and Policy Studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I can twist my shoulders back and forth without pain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Keely Higgins

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Keely Higgins, 2018 – Public Relations Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Year:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sophomore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hometown: 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beverly, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Major: 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Public Relations, Information Management and Technology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  naps on the beach, computers and techy stuff, being outside, running, hugs, food

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Orientation Leader, PRSSA, Alpha Xi Delta, Hill Communications, SIDEARM Sports

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Gandhi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Joining OrangeSeeds was one of the best decisions I made freshman year. My perspectives were broadened and I learned so much about myself as a leader. I found some of the best people on campus that have become family to me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Julia Arsenault

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Julia Arsenault, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Westborough, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Forensic Science and Biology; Child and Family Studies Minor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Everything Syracuse Related, Hiking, Baking, and Cats

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Syracuse Outdoor Education Program, U100, Dean’s Team

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going” – Bethany Sills

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OrangeSeeds has changed not only my college experience but who I am for the better. It is filled with incredible individuals who not only want to make a difference but have the ability and the drive to actually do so. These people inspire me every day through their passion and OrangeSeeds has taught me that it is not about changing the world but about changing lives and I am forever grateful to be able to be a part of such an incredible organization.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ryan Errico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ryan Errico, 2018 – Internal Development Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Year:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Junior

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Newtown, CT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Physics; Math Minor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tennis, Camping, Game of Thrones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ResLife, SPS, Vitamin C, Dean’s Team

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” -Robin Williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      OrangeSeeds is an opportunity to become more. It puts emphasis on the ties between aiding the community and growing as a leader. I am so happy to be a part of such a great family!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Meghan Mistry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Communications Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Meghan Mistry, 2017 – Communications Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Broadcast Digital Journalism and International Relations, Arabic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alpha Xi Delta, Citrus TV, Orientation Leaders

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Inspirational quotes are sappy”- Meghan Mistry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I love OrangeSeeds. I made some of my closest friends, had an amazing time giving back, and learned so much about the Syracuse area. OSeeds 4 life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gene Wang

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gene Wang, 2018 – Marketing Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Year:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sophomore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cupertino, CA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Public Relations with a Math Minor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tennis, camping, and Game of Thrones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Resident Advisor, Comm.UNITY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Among all the lessons that OrangeSeeds has taught me about leadership, the most important is that there is no one “right” kind of leader. When you’re a Seed, you represent one member of a diverse group of the best that Syracuse has to offer; our differences are celebrated and we learn from each other.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cole Massie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cole Massie, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jackson, Ohio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Public Relations, Policy Studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Politics, sports, Dad jokes, tweeting, Photoshop, suffering through my love of Ohio sports teams, Netflix, tagging people in weird videos on Facebook, hammocking, dank memes, golf, movie references, and knowing random facts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “The grass isn’t greener on the other side. The grass is greener where you water it.” – Neil Barringham

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            University 100, Residence Life (Resident Advisor), WERW Radio, Club Golf

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OrangeSeeds helped me immensely as a first-year student by allowing me to build a network of new friends, gain professional skills, and help out the Syracuse community. I can’t imagine what my college experience would be like without this incredible organization and all the incredible people I have met through OrangeSeeds!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Denise Romero

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New York, New York

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                English Textual Studies and Writing and Rhetoric

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My parents let me get four tattoos but won’t let me get a nose piercing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Esmeralda Murray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Windsor, NY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    International Relations and Economics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I played a boy in a traveling opera for two years

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ben Wahl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rochester, NY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Finance and Policy Studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I’m ambidextrous

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Danny Higgins

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Holliston, Massachusetts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Television, Radio, and Film

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I’m currently saving up for some rollerblades

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Justin Bachman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Solon, Ohio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Broadcast and Digital Journalism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I own 36 pairs of different colored sunglasses

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nick Gold

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nick Gold, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fairfax, Virginia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Major:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sports Management; Finance Minor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sports, Working with kids, Parks and Rec, Late night television (Colbert’s monologues and Fallon’s everything else), Beyonce, Handwriting, Star Wars fan theories, Lounging in Panasci, Being petty but in a good way

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “Give 100%. 110% is impossible. Only idiots recommend that.” –Ron Swanson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Student Philanthropy Council, U100, Lifeguard with Rec Services, Ottothon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Without OrangeSeeds, my freshman year wouldn’t have been the same. It is so much more than a way to give back to the community. I had the most incredible experiences and met my best friends through the program. I can’t wait to give back to this incredible club that did so much for me and help new seeds forge their own way through SU.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bladd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Brittany Bladd, 2017 – Mentorship Chair

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Public Relations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wishmakers, Alpha Xi Delta 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “I hate when I’m on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle” -Kanye West

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OrangeSeeds is a stepping stone program that not only helps you find the organizations you want to be a part of on campus but through leadership development prepares you for life beyond the Syracuse Campus . Yes, OrangeSeeds is a first-year leadership empowerment program but, the Seeds, past and present, are a family. It is a special community of it’s own.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kalyn Des Jardins

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chicago, Illinois

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Advertising and Anthropology

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I memorized way more numbers of pi than I needed to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kyra Meister

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kyra Meister, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ashburn, VA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Communication and Rhetorical Studies/Policy Studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Musical theatre, Gilmore Girls, brunch, Syracuse basketball, Costco samples, baking cookies, spending time with friends & family, baseball (Go Nats!!), cheesy Hallmark movies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            First Year Players, Orientation Leader, OttoTHON, Skills Through Experience Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This organization is so unique in the fact that it’s one of a kind – at no other college or university will you find yourself an “OrangeSeeds.” It gives first-year students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the university and surrounding community so early on, something I think is crucial when it comes to attending a new school with so many possibilities and unknowns. OrangeSeeds has given me many skills, opportunities, and incredible friends. These friends become family, and inspire me to be better every day because of their love for giving back to the school we call home. You don’t fully realize just how much OrangeSeeds changes you until that first year concludes. The best feeling is when you finally look back and see what an incredible individual you have become, all thanks to this wonderful program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lawrence Lin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Year:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Freshman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tianjin, China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                International Relations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Public speaking, debating, horse-riding, drinking coffee and tea, movies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Student Association, Volunteer at Wilson Park Community Centre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OrangeSeeds is like a home for me here at Syracuse University not only because we share a strong connection but also because we share the same passion to serve our community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Maizy Ludden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Year:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Freshman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Liverpool, New York

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Biology, Food Studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Being outside, hiking, running, exploring, traveling (yes, I WILL hide in your suitcase if you are going somewhere interesting), writing, reading, art, contemplating the meaning of life

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Shakespeare

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students of Sustainability, Brainfeeders, Democracy Matters, Greenpeace, Food Recovery Network, Coronats

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I am so excited to make a meaningful difference in the world, and to discover more about myself and all the wonderful people in this awesome group!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Martina Morris

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bethpage, New York

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Biology (Pre-Veterinary Medicine)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I’m a twin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Olivia Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Petaluma, California

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marketing Management

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            90% of the time I’m eating burritos at a music festival

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sienna Lee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Year:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Freshman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New Hope, Pennsylvania

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Magazine Journalism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Interests:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Writing, ukulele, breakfast foods, dogs, naps

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Favorite Quote:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” – Dr. Suess

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Organizations:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Tab, Intramural Volleyball, Crochet Club

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thoughts on OrangeSeeds:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I’ve already learned so much from being a Seed, and have met some amazing people!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Simone Girma

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Miami, Florida

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Citizenship and Civic Engagement and Communication and Rhetorical Studies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I make my own make up

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Zachary Warner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hometown:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        North Kingstown, Rhode Island

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Major(s):

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Accounting and Marketing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fun Fact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Over the summer, I taught children to sail