Contact & Staff
Blien Habtu ‘21 (she/her), and is a Computer Science and Linguistics double major. This year, She’ll be balancing time also as a cohead of Women in STEM and part of a team who’s building a website! Speaking of balancing time, since her first year at Haverford, she’s been going to Academic Coaching sessions to help myself identify my working style, discover healthier studying habits, and learn how to prioritize my time. Even if she didn’t have specific tasks to work on, she often would still set up meetings to hold myself accountable throughout the semester.
Lía Hermosillo Rojas
Lía Hermosillo Rojas is in the class of 2022. Lía uses she/her pronouns and is an English major at Bryn Mawr. These past two years, She’s worked a lot of different jobs, and the OAR was instrumental in helping her manage my time so that she could do well academically while also participating in different things on campus. A fun fact about her is that she watches a lot of anime and reads a lot of books.
Erica Kaunang (she/hers) is a junior from Queens, NY pursuing an Anthropology Major with minors in Visual Studies and English. Outside of the OAR, Erica is involved with Horizons, the Writing Center, and the Women of Color House. Lately, her favorite pastimes are painting, skating, and volleyball (though she’s definitely not a pro at any of these). While she’s used the OAR for its workshops and organization materials, what has been the most helpful and impactful is meeting with Raquel for figuring out time management, advice on navigating imposter syndrome, and finding a space to be heard and affirmed as a student here at Haverford.
Fiona (she/hers) is a senior this year, and a Religion Major with a Sociology Minor. She loves attending academic skills workshops and events held by the OAR. The reason she always looks out for them in the calendar is because she knows that they are created and run with real care and intention because the OAR staff are all so wonderful. Fiona feels very lucky to breathe the same virtual air as her fellow interns and the OAR staff. She also believes that Moira Rose is the greatest fictional literary creation of all time.
Cassandra Manotham (she/her) transferred from the Community College of Philadelphia during her sophomore year and is currently a senior majoring in English with a focus on postcolonial criticism and minoring in Environmental Studies with a focus on the environmental humanities and justice. Since working at the OAR last spring, she has felt much support and care from other students and staff and is excited to see it adapt into the virtual realm. At home, she enjoys cooking plant based versions of Lao food and hanging out with her six year old, 17lb cat Luna!
Zakiyyah (she/her) is a junior from Lee’s Summit, MO, pursuing a major in Biology with a Health Studies minor on the pre-med track. On campus, she is involved with the FGLI student community as a QuestBridge and Chesick scholar as well as through the Horizons program. Outside of school, she enjoys cross-stitching and listening to music. During Zakiyyah’s sophomore year, the OAR helped her tremendously with its peer tutoring program—she doesn’t know how she would’ve survived organic chemistry without it.
Fall/Spring Semester Hours:
Mon–Thurs: 9 a.m.–11 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 12–5 p.m.
Sunday: 12–11 p.m.