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Team 2013-2014

Name: Gillian Anderson (Jill)

Year of Graduation: 2014

Hometown: Holden, ME

Major/Minor: Neuroscience

Events: Mid-Distance and Distance Freestyle

House: Cutter

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Celtic Worlds; French; Cells, Physiology and Development

Tips for First Semester: Don’t overpack — you don’t need as much as you think. Besides, you can always buy stuff once you get here. Use RateMyProfessor.com. It’s extremely useful! I didn’t believe it this semester, but it was so right. Also, if you can, ask upperclassmen like your HONS about professors and classes they’ve taken so you can decide which professor/class is the best fit for you.

Name: Cecelia Arrison                                     Year of Graduation: 2016

Hometown: Ascutney, VT                                Major/Minor: undeclared

Events:  1M, 3M Diving                                      House: Capen

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Sports Psychology

Tips for First Semester: Get out of your room to study, don’t study on your bed!

Best way to eat a banana: On top of ice cream!

 

Name: Olivia Bannon                                        Year of Graduation: 2014

Hometown: Amherst, MA                                  Major/Minor: Psychology, ESS

Events: 50, 100, 200 Breast, 100 Free              House: Cushing

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Intro to sociology- the material is really interesting!

Tips for First Semester: Make to do lists!! (I use the Stickies App on my computer)

 

Name: Hayley Bezubka                                        Year of Graduation: 2014

Hometown: North Kingstown, RI                      Major/Minor: Economics

Events: 50, 100, 200 Free                                      House: Parsons

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Intro to Micro/Macroeconomics, ENG 118 Consumer Culture

Tips for First Semester: Don’t let homework bring you down, find time to have fun and enjoy college!

                        

Name: Kyle Boyd (abroad)                                          Year of Graduation: 2015

Hometown: Amherst, MA                            Major/Minor: Undeclared

Events: Distance Free                                    House: Duckett

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: 1st Year Seminar- “Sense and Essence in Nature”.  It was a seminar about fragrant plants and perfume! The professor is awesome and adorable.  Oceanography (Sara Pruss).

Tips for First Semester: Stay on top of your work!  The earlier you go to meals, the better the food!

 

Name: Paige Christie                                                       Year of Graduation: 2015

Hometown: North Andover, MA                                  Major/Minor: Philosophy

Events: Distance Free, IM (IRON WOMAN)               House: Park

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Applied Human Physiology and lab with Jim Johnson—Professor Johnson is a legend, and being able to personally participate in physiology studies took learning the material to a whole new level!

Medical Ethics (Philosophy) with Susan Levin- the perfect blend of my two loves: philosophy and medicine!

Tips for First Semester: Always Floss! (In life it’s always about doing the little things that make THE difference)

Best way to eat a banana: Peel it (the right way) and eat it-plain and simple!

 

Name: Eliza Cummings                                     Year of Graduation: 2017

Hometown: Denver, CO                                    Major/Minor: undeclared

Events:  Free                                                          House: Morrow

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  TBD

Tips for First Semester: TBD

 

Name: Devi Dearmon-Moore                           Year of Graduation: 2016

Hometown: Tucson, AZ                                        Major/Minor: undeclared

Events: Fly, Free                                                      House:  Albright

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Chemistry

Tips for First Semester: Don’t procrastinate!

 

Name: Claire Dudek                                               Year of Graduation: 2016

Hometown: Bethesda, MD                                    Major/Minor: undeclared

Events: Free, Breaststroke                                      House: Hubbard

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Exobiology (Writing Seminar) and Engineering 110 Fundamentals (switch) with McKahn

Tips for First Semester: Don’t procrastinate too much!

Best way to eat a banana: In a smoothie.

 

Name: Hannah “Grizzles” Francis                        Year of Graduation: 2016

Hometown: Chicago, IL                                            Major/Minor: undeclared

Events:  Free, Breaststroke                                      House: Parsons Annex

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Geo 102: Lab portion to Geo 101—Cool field trips!

Tips for First Semester: Remember to relax and take time for yourself!

Best way to eat a banana: Banana, peanut butter sandwich

 

Name: Audrey “Audrizzle” Gammel                        Year of Graduation: 2017

Hometown: Millburn, NJ                                               Major/Minor: undeclared

Events:   Free                                                                    House: Northrop

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  Anything and everything Physics

Tips for First Semester:  Have fun and don’t worry too much about your workload.  You’ll get it done!

 

Name: Garbo Garbocauskas                                 Year of Graduation: 2015

Hometown: Stonington, CT                                    Major/Minor: Chemistry

Events:  1M, 3M Diving                                             House: Washburn

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Organic chemistry (Professor Shea), Chemistry 111 with Kate Queeny, Springboard Diving with Kim!

Tips for First Semester: Don’t be afraid to take naps!

Name: Kiara Gomez                                       Year of Graduation: 2014

Hometown: Astoria, NY                                 Major/Minor: Geosciences

Events: Free/Fly/Back                                      House: Duckett

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  Invertebrate Palentology with Sara Pruss, Marine Ecology with Paulette Peckoll, Greece Global Engagement Seminar (Summer) lead by John Brady and Scott Bradbury,  Coastal Processes with Jonathon Woodruff (UMASS)

Tips for First Semester: Overloading with classes is setup for burnout, especially when you are an athlete.  Be a go-getter, but take care of yourself.  Explore outside of your comfort zone.  Take a class at the Five Colleges.  Ask for advice and help- you are not alone.  It’s okay to fail and make mistakes.  You learn and you move on.  You have eight FREE counseling sessions per semester at Smith, so use them!

Best way to eat a banana: Let it petrify!!

 

Name: Christine “Lil Radish” Hart                                         Year of Graduation: 2016

Hometown: Rexford, NY                                                            Major/Minor: Engineering

Events: Breaststroke, Free                                                         House: Gawith Hall

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Engineering  and Poetry

Tips for First Semester:  Plan your time effectively.

 

Name: Malayna Hocker                                    Year of Graduation: 2015

Hometown: Tuscon, AZ                                       Major/Minor: Biology

Events:  1M, 3M Diving                                        House: Scales

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  TBD

Tips for First Semester:  TBD

 

Name: Sophia Ladner                                              Year of Graduation: 2017

Hometown:  Houston, TX                                        Major/Minor: undeclared

Events:   1M, 3M Diving                                             House: Talbot

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  Intro to Film Studies

Tips for First Semester:  Don’t stress out too much, everyone here is so nice and willing to help you with anything!

Best way to eat a banana: In a smoothie

 

Name: Emily Lane                                                    Year of Graduation: 2015

Hometown: Centennial, CO                                    Major/Minor: Engineering

Events: Distance Free, 400IM                                  House: Cutter

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Engineering 100.  It was really hands on.  You complete a bunch of cool labs. Engineering 270 (Glen Ellis)  Strength of Material with Borjana Mikic

Tips for First Semester: If there’s something that looks like fun, go do it even if you don’t know anybody there—you’ll end up meeting awesome people there!  Don’t only take science courses.

 

Name: Grace “GLEE” Lee                                    Year of Graduation: 2017

Hometown:  Beaverton, OR                              Major/Minor: undeclared

Events:  Free                                                           House: Chapin

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  Engineering 100 w/ Susan Voss =D

Tips for First Semester:  Come to your first practice in decent shape… or come prepared to suffer.  Get in shape in the summertime!

Best way to eat a banana: Peel it (the right way) and eat it-plain and simple.

 

Name: Vanessa McFarlane                        Year of Graduation: 2015

Hometown: Tucson, AZ                                Major/Minor: undeclared

Events: 1M, 3M Diving                                   House: Chapin

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: To be decided.

Tips for First Semester:  Don’t overload with too many hard classes. Take it easy your first semester!

 

Name: Meredith “Meri” Millman                             Year of Graduation: 2016

Hometown: Syosset, NY                                                Major/Minor: Neuroscience

Events: Sprint Free                                                          House: Albright

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Clinical Neuroscience, Intro to Neuro, and Writing About Humor

Tips for First Semester: Learn from the mistakes you’ve made.

Best way to eat a banana: In a banana, peanut butter sandwich!

 

Name: Cadence Miskimin                                    Year of Graduation: 2017

Hometown: Guilford, CT                                       Major/Minor: undeclared

Events: Fly, Free, IM                                                House: Emerson

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  TBD

Tips for First Semester: TBD

 

Name: Laura Nunnelly                                           Year of Graduation: 2016

Hometown: Amherst, MA                                        Major/Minor: undeclared

Events: Backstroke, Free                                           House: Sessions

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Chinese and Music Theory

Tips for First Semester: Make sure you balance your schedule with classes, time to relax, homework, swimming and time for friends

 

Name: Abby Onos                                                  Year of Graduation: 2017

Hometown: South Portland, ME                        Major/Minor: undeclared

Events: Free, Back, Fly                                             House: Washburn

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  TBD

Tips for First Semester: TBD

 

Name: Anna Partridge                                        Year of Graduation: 2016

Hometown: Seattle, WA                                       Major/Minor: undeclared

Events:  1M, 3M Diving                                          House: Baldwin

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  FYS: Rebellious Women, Springboard Diving, Engineering 270: Mechanics, Linear Algebra

Tips for First Semester: Try something new!  I took springboard diving on a whim, and I met some wonderful people who convinced me to join the team! Now it’s one of my favorite things!

Best way to eat a banana: In a smoothie.

 

Name: Alyssa Pascuzzo                                               Year of Graduation: 2015

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ                                            Major/Minor: Undeclared

Events: Fly, Free, IM                                                          House: Cutter

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: All of the Geology courses =)

Tips for First Semester: Don’t get cocky with courses- Just take 16 credits.  There is no need to impress anyone while killing yourself by taking 20 sum credits.  Take the class IDP 136 Applied Learning Strategies—you’ll be surprised how much it will help you study/life habits even if you think you already have a good thing going.  Lastly, don’t forget to be social and have fun.  It’s college =) enjoy it while it lasts!

Best way to eat a banana: Let it petrify!

 

Name: Erika Schroeder                                           Year of Graduation: 2017

Hometown: Houston, TX                                         Major/Minor: undeclared

Events:  Back, Free, Fly                                               House: Capen

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  FYS Utopia and Human Nature with Professor Oram

Tips for First Semester: Get involved in college athletics- be excited and not intimidated by college athletics.

Name: Margaret Anne Smith                                    Year of Graduation: 2017

Hometown: Spring Lake, NJ                                        Major/Minor: undeclared

Events:   TBD                                                                     House: Tyler

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  TBD

Tips for First Semester: TBD

 

Name: Greta Stacy (Abroad in Fall)                        Year of Graduation: 2015

Hometown: Woodbury, MN      Major/Minor: American Studies/Chemistry

Events: freestyle, breaststroke  House: Lawrence House

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Organic Chemistry I and Methods in American Studies

Tips for First Semester: 16 credits is more than enough!

 

Name: Ayla Staelin-Lefsky (abroad)                                  Year of Graduation: 2015

Hometown: Fort Collins, CO                                    Major/Minor: Undecided

Events: Distance Free                                                  House: Tyler

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: FYS Rebellious Women.  It was interesting and covered a part of history that isn’t covered in most history classes.

 

Name: Michaela Stamm                                    Year of Graduation: 2017

Hometown: Lexington, MA                                    Major/Minor: undeclared

Events: Breast, Free                                                House: Emerson

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  Clinical Neuro

Tips for First Semester: Definitely join a team (like ours) because gives you that connection right away!!

Don’t take another Exercise class while in season- it’s fun and I like it, but it takes a lot of energy mid season.

Name: Carolyn Taylor                                    Year of Graduation: 2017

Hometown: Dallas, TX                                      Major/Minor: undeclared

Events: Free, Back, IM                                       House: Wilson

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  Intro to Macroeconomics

Tips for First Semester: Sleep!

Best way to eat a banana: Banana & Peanut Butter Sandwich!

Name: Leah VanHoeve 

Year of Graduation: 2016                                         Hometown: Annville, KY

Major/Minor: undeclared                                        Events: Breaststroke, Free

House: Wilson

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith: Intro to ESS

Tips for First Semester: Make sure you get some sleep!

 

Name: Erin Walch                                    Year of Graduation: 2016

Hometown:   Alexandria, KY                 Major/Minor: undeclared

Events:   Free                                              House: Morrow

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  A History of Mystery, Immunology

Tips for First Semester: Work hard, play hard.

Best way to eat a banana: In a smoothie.

 

Name: Helen Zhang (abroad in Fall)             Year of Graduation: 2015

Hometown: Shanghai, China                           Major/Minor: undeclared

Events: Breaststroke, Free                                  House: Wilson

Favorite Classes Taken at Smith:  Workplace & Capitalist America; Morality Law & Politics

Tips for First Semester: Take the classes you want to take, but keep in mind that you will have to declare a major after your sophomore.


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