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FLI Student Leaders
Nada Aly ‘24
Hey everyone! My name is Nada Aly, and I live in Paterson, NJ, though I hail from Giza, Egypt. I’m currently pursuing a Neuroscience major with an Anthropology minor. On-campus, I’m involved with the Chesick office as an FLI student leader, the OAR as an Outreach and Community-Building intern, and the Haverford Questbridge Chapter President from Fall ‘21 - Fall ‘22. Outside of academics, I enjoy journaling, writing poems and short stories, spending time with friends, and I’ve recently created a small reading club with some of my friends. Some of my favorite interests include the original Star Wars trilogy, the Percy Jackson series, dancing, and browsing random Wikipedia entries. I look forward to meeting all of you and spending First-In + Horizons together!
Rubi Rivas ‘23
Hello! My name is Rubi Rivas (she/her) from Ewing, New Jersey. I am a senior double majoring in Biology and Spanish. I am a Questbridge scholar. Ultimately, I hope to be an orthotics and prosthetics practitioner. On campus, I'm on the Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS) board, an affinity group for Latinx students. I work as a communications intern at the Center for Gender Resources and Sexual Education. This summer I am working with two other students on a startup to create more affordable and sustainable prosthetic socks through the Haverford Innovations Program. I like to learn languages, play ukulele, dance, and draw in my free time. I have been involved in various offices around campus and am here if you have any questions. I can't wait to get to know you and help you navigate Haverford.
Aissatou Seck ‘24
Hey y'all! My name is Aissatou Seck, and I am a member of the class of 2023. I am senegalese american, and born and raised in lovely chicago, yktv! I am majoring in anthropology with a concentration in africana studies. As for my hobbies, I love rugby, cooking (honestly anything to do with food), reading, anime and exploring new places in new cities! On campus, I work as a coml (community outreach multicultural liaison), and I'm involved in bsl, questbridge (shoutout to my questies), and club rugby, but plan on joining one more sports team. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about being a black woman at a pwi, looking forward to meeting you!
Yuriko Zhang ‘25
Hello! My name is Yuriko (she/her). I’m a rising sophomore, interested in declaring a double major in Anthropology/Asian American Studies and a minor in Japanese. My experience growing up in Chinatown, Queens (NYC) deeply influences my AAPI activism, which shows up in my work with the Woori Center, the Pan Asian Resource Center, and other Asian-American orgs on and off campus. One day, I’d like to pursue either a PhD in Anthropology or work in immigration law. Some hats I wear on campus include Chesick Leader, Writing Center peer tutor, Customs Committee, and Student Council Officer of Multiculturalism. My favorite artists are Beabadoobee, Amy Winehouse, TWICE, and Jhene Aiko; in my free time I enjoy cooking, working out, and making art. I can't wait to get to know everyone! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about writing, academics, getting involved on campus, or even to introduce yourself~
Deep Patel ‘25
Howdy! My name is Deep Patel, my pronouns are he/him/his, and I am an intended Physics major and Environmental Studies minor in the class of 2025. I am from Bristol, Pennsylvania (near Northeast Philly). On campus, you can find me doing any of the following club sports: soccer, judo, rock climbing, skateboarding, Lame Ducks Ice Hockey, Big Donkey Ultimate, intramural basketball, and maybe crew (we'll see about crew); or cricket, which is a varsity sport. You can find me at Bryn Mawr dancing with Afreen-- a Southasian dance group. You can find me working at the Lutnick Library, at the Arboretum, or volunteering at the Haverfarm. Lastly, you will find me at Honor Council meetings--but I DON'T want to see you there unless you are a fellow council member. My other hobbies include drawing and playing Valorant. Feel free to reach out if you ever need anything and I'm excited to welcome you to Haverford!
Kelly Zukowski ‘25
Hello! My name is Kelly Zukowski (she/her), and I am from Sparta, New Jersey. I hope to major in chemistry and minor in health studies and/or german. Furthermore, I am pre-med and in love with science. On-campus I am part of the Special Events Committee for Students and SEF. Therefore, any questions or ideas that you have about clubs, events, or extracurricular activities can be directed towards me (or I know who can help you)! In addition, I am also part of Womxn in STEM, Biology Student Group, and Fiber Arts Club. In my free time, I like to read, bike, crochet, and watch movies with my friends. Horizons has been one of my favorite experiences at Haverford, and I hope to make it yours too. If you ever need help, don't hesitate to ask!
Jalexie Ureña ‘25
Hey everyone! I’m Jalexie Ureña (she/hers) and I’m a Dominican from Brooklyn, New York. I’m hoping to major in Psychology with potential minors in EALC (hoping to study abroad in Korea!) and English. Right now, my goal is to become a therapist as well as a published author/poet. Cooking/culinary arts is a big hobby of mine, along with writing movie reviews, short stories, and of course poetry. I can also be caught playing the occasional sudoku or nonogram to discover new strategies. On campus, I participate in ALAS, BSL, KCC, and COCO (all cultural clubs haha) and have had jobs in one of the schools psych labs, at founders hall, and off-campus with Bethel academy through community work-study. Off campus, I love trying different restaurants and going on walks in Ardmore. Chesick, and more specifically Horizons, played a big role in my transition to college and finding my place at Haverford, so I’m really looking forward to meeting you all and hopefully providing the same welcoming environment! Feel free to reach out with any questions, or just to talk!
Yehyun Song ‘25
Hello~ My name is Yehyun Song (He/Him/His) and I am part of the Class of 2025! I am originally from South Korea and my family emigrated to America when I was 5 years old. Whether it be immigration law or civil rights advocacy, I plan to engage with and nurture my passions by majoring in Political Science and concentrating on Peace, Justice & Human Rights. Last year, I have been part of the Students’ Council as the First Year Representative, Looney Tunes Acapella group, Political Science Student Group (PSSG), Grace Covenant Church, InterVarsity, and Korean Culture Club (KCC). It is my hope to continue serving and uplifting the Haverford student body and community. In my free time, I enjoy writing and singing songs, playing guitar, investing in fashion and refining my style, and cooking Korean food. As my Chesick FLI Student Leaders have been such sources of comfort, wisdom, and joy, I too hope to be someone who can help you navigate your unique and special journey at Haverford.
Please feel free to reach out to me with your burning questions!
Keyla Ramirez ‘25
Hey everyone! My name is Keyla Ramirez (she/her), I’m a prospective Economics major in the class of 2025 from Houston. I’m a Questbridge Scholar and a Chesick Scholar (# yay cohort 10). In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, making friendship bracelets, and finding more artists to listen to (while still listening to Jhene Aiko, UMI, and Pesado on repeat). On campus, I’m part of the board of ALAS through multiple committees (and was even an MC for La Gala woo!), I work in Lutnick Library’s Access and Circulation department, and will be working at The Nest as a social media rep this school year. If you’re ever looking for me and I’m not in the library, I’ll most likely be at a BSL, KCC, COCO or an ALAS event, taking a nap somewhere, or in the LCC struggling to cook.
Super excited to get to know you all and to help you have a fun first year!
Areta Nyugha ‘25
Salutations à tous! My name is Areta Nyugha and I use she/her pronouns. I am from Cameroon, more specifically from Oku and Baligashu. I am a member of the Haverford class of 2025. Currently, I am planning on majoring in Chemistry with a health studies minor. Out of my academics, I play club badminton, and will one of the lead choreographer of Twist. Twist is an African dance club that was founded in Bryn mawr. Now, the club is extending to the Bi-CO and I am excited to be part of the leadership team. I know I am trying to sell this club, but if you are interested in learning African dance let me know! I am l also hoping to be more involved in the small African community we have at Haverford and establish a club that allows us to connect with one another. Congratulations to the Class of 2026. I can't wait to start working with you this year :)
Christian Castillo ‘25
Hello!! My name is Christian Castillo (he/him) and I’m a prospective chemistry major on the pre-health track. I’m born and raised in Oakland,CA or the Bay Area for those who don’t know. I'm both a Questbridge and Chesick Scholar. In my free time I enjoy going to the gym, playing video games, spending time with my friends and watching movies. I listen to a lot of genres but it's mostly corridos, especially Eslabon Armado, Dannylux, Fuerza Regida and Los Gemelos de Sinaloa. I'm super excited to meet all of you and support you in any way I can.
Boahen Kwakye ‘24
Hello, my name is Boahen Kwakye. My pronouns are He/Him and I am a member of Haverford’s Class of 2024 as a Biology major. My family is from Ghana in West Africa but I was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. I am a QuestBridge student as well as a member of the Ninth Cohort of Chesick Scholars. Outside of academics, I am a member of the Track and Field Varsity Team and I really enjoy Photography and Music. Welcome to the Class of 2026, I look forward to getting to know you all in the years to come.
Vy Le ‘25
Hi friends! I'm Vy Le (she/her) and I'm a rising sophomore pursuing a major in Chemistry and a possible minor in Asian American Studies. I was born in Vietnam, but grew up in Pennsauken, New Jersey. On campus, I am a member of the Varsity Field Hockey Team, a Questbridge Scholar, and the Students' Council Officer of Athletics. I am also intending on starting a "Girls Who Lift" club this upcoming fall with the help of some friends, so be on the lookout if you're interested. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and walking on the nature trail.
Camille Roberts ‘25
Hi all! I am Camille Roberts. I use she/her pronouns, I am a rising Sophomore, I was going to be in the class of 2024 but I took a gap year. I am a prospective Chemistry major with interests in maybe a religion, education, or environmental science minor(I’m all over the place!). I am from Chicago and I LOVE to talk about it. I look forward to introducing you to the community and making sure you have access to all the things that Haverford has to offer!
Some things about me: In my free time I enjoy going on runs, baking, doing word finds, reading, and spending every second that I can outside. One of my favorite ways to spend my time is with kids. I work off campus at a daycare and it is the best destress activity for me! While on campus I keep myself busy with the Chemistry Student Group, Spotlight Theatre, and Ultímate Frisbee. When I’m not doing coursework or extracurriculars I love to spend time with my friends or head into Philly to hang out with my friend at UPenn(ask me about SEPTA, it’s so confusing). Lastly, I’m a Quaker and I go to the Haverford meeting all the time.
I can’t wait to meet the class of 2026! Feel free to reach out and ask me anything. I would love to talk to you about anything from the transition to Haverford to what your favorite song is right now. I look forward to helping you build your community at haverford!! If you see me on campus chances are I’ll have a smile on my face. Stop me and we can talk!