Contact & Staff
Alliyah is a senior from Newark, NJ. She majors in Religion with a Concentration in Africana Studies. She is currently a Co-Facilitator of Womxn of Color and works with other groups on campus including The Black Students League and the Multicultural Scholars Program. She is also a photographer and writer. Her work deals with exploring intersections of blackness, womanhood, spirituality, and liberation. Photography and writing are merely tools, as Alliyah intends to use them as part of a mission to empower and give space to those who are unseen and unheard. Dedicated to art and social change, Alliyah hopes to promote diversity, culture, and justice with her professional work.
My name is Lillian Alonzo (she/her). I am a sophomore and I am planning on majoring in Anthropology with a concentration in Peace, Justice and Human Rights. I am also a pre-medical student. I am from Somerset, New Jersey. On campus, I am on the BSL Executive Board, the board for Firm Foundation Bible Study and I am Multicultural Liaison for the 2016-2017 term. Outside of campus, I am a mentor for the A Better Chance Young Educated Scholars Leadership Group. For fun, I like to watch TV, dance and have deep conversations with my friends. My favorite food is Caribbean food because I grew up eating it and it reminds me of my family, who are from Trinidad and Guyana, and home. I love the OAR because it is a wonderful place to focus and get work done while also being a great place to de-stress. The people here are marvelous and always ready and willing to help.
(She/her/hers) I’m a junior sociology major, economics minor, and PJHR concentrator here at Haverford. I’m from the town of Swarthmore, and while I love being near home, I also love being somewhere new and exploring the mainline area with friends! Aside from working in the OAR, I am a member of the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, and enjoy coloring and finding beautiful dogs to pet around campus! My favorite thing about the OAR is the study breaks and snacks that are offered during finals weeks.
Mercedes (she/her/hers) is a sophomore from Philadelphia, PA. She plans to double major in Sociology and Black Studies with a minor in Education. Aside from working at the OAR this year, Mercedes also works at the Haverford College Bookstore and as a student consultant in the Teaching and Learning Institute. She is also currently the co-head of the Black Student League (BSL), a Peer Awareness Facilitator (PAF), on the First Year Dean’s Council, a member of Womxn of Color, and a Customs Program PAF co-head. She is also a Chesick Scholar, a Magill-Rhoads Scholar and participated in the Tri-College Identity, Equity and Social Justice Summer Institute. Off campus, she is an active participant in Philadelphia Futures. Academically, Mercedes is interested in the intersections of race, class, and education--in particular the retention and success of low-income, first generation to college students. Overall, she is excited to be working at the OAR this year to be surrounded by the supportive staff and students.
My name is Sam Danish, and I use they/them/theirs. I’m a sophomore planning on majoring in Sociology with a minor in Computer Science. I’m from Bethesda, Maryland just outside Washington, DC. On campus I am a staff member of the Haverford College Women*s Center. I’m also a Customs Person on the gender sensitive hall, which is a first-year residence hall dedicated to making a safe and affirming space for Queer and Trans first years. As a first year, I was a participant in the Tri-College Social Justice Summer Institute, and this past year worked in the program as a Student Resource Person. When I’m not at the OAR trying to stay on top of my life, I’m usually catching up on Shondaland shows, listening to podcasts, or looking at pictures of my dog Jojo who I miss a lot. If you ever see me in the OAR, please say hi!
I am a senior Chemistry major, Biochemistry concentrator and Education minor and use he/him/his pronouns. I was born and raised in Queens, NY so big cities is something that I find solace in! On campus, when I'm not working at the OAR, I'm working at the Student Life Office. Along with that I am also a part of FAB, Bounce Dance Crew, and ALAS to name a few. I've also been both CP and Haverfest co-head! I'm also a Chesick Scholar and participated in the Tri-College Summer Institute twice, once as an incoming first year, again as an SRP, and then meta-SRP. My favorite thing about the OAR is the amazing study breaks that they have throughout the semester!
I'm a junior majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Latin American, Iberian, Latina/o Studies at Bryn Mawr. I use she/her/hers pronouns. I'm from the beautiful, vibrant city of Santa Ana, CA. I am a Questbridge and Chesick Scholar. On campus, I am the Ambassador of Multicultural Awareness Co-Head. I am also a member of ALAS, Women of Color, and Existence as Resistance community house resident. When I'm not working at the OAR, you can find me at the CPGC as an international programs assistant, and teaching assistant for the migration field study course. I love talking about any and all things food, Jane the Virgin, and Cuco, and of course, I'm always happy to help you figure out Google calendar or introduce you to some new books through Reading Rainbow!
I am a sophomore who is majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies at Bryn Mawr. I use she/her/hers pronouns, and I am from Orange County. On campus I am involved with the Bi-Co Migrant Rights Coalition, ALAS and am living in the new community house, Existence as Resistance. I am also a QuestBridge Scholar and a Chesick Scholar. Academically and just overall, I am interested in migration and its impacts— in particular the impact migration has on children and their identity formation. I am excited to be working at/with the OAR because the OAR is a beautiful place, both every day and especially during times of stress like midterms and finals.
My name is Talia Scott (she/her/hers) and I am a Junior from New York City. I am a Political Science Major with a Concentration in Peace, Justice & Human Rights. I am passionate about addressing issues that affect underserved communities. In addition to working at the OAR, I am a Manager at Lunt Cafe and Co-Head of the Special Events Committee! I also serve as a Student Resource Persons for Horizons and The Multicultural Scholars program. In my free time, I like to exercise, watch TV shows like Are You the One?, and make tacos. The OAR is an amazing resource for students interested in learning key tips for staying organized and for excelling both inside and outside of the classroom. It’s one of my favorite places to be!
My name is Elom Tettey-Tamaklo, a junior majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Africana Studies. I use he/him/his pronouns. I’m from the beautiful nation of Ghana (the geographical center of the world…check it out!), in West Africa. On Campus I’m involved in quite a number groups and organizations. I serve on the Rufus Jones Leadership Board, the Academic Integrity Committee, the Black Students League and the New Spirit of Penn Gospel Choir. I also work in the OAR and the Writing Centre. When I’m not doing all that, I attempt in every possible capacity to read, which sometimes doesn't work out so I just sleep. I love to also explore Philly and travel to different places in and out of America.The OAR is a great place to plan your life as a student, obtain effective strategies to survive college or to just let off steam and relax (the comfy couches in the lobby!) Plus, the staff are super nice and helpful!
I am senior in Math major and Computer Science and Linguistics double minor. I use she/her/her pronouns. I was born and raised in Wuhu, China. Its pronunciation is quiet like Woohoo and sounds happy, right? Raised in such a happy city, I am an always-happy and always-laughing person. I am not living on campus this year, but you can still find me at OAR, Math department, gym, and library. I enjoy sports, music, movie, and traveling....Please share your traveling experience or recommendations to me! I plan to complete my first Spartan run this year, although I know it would be so tough! My favorite thing about the OAR is to meet a lot of people here, so please come inside and say hi to me. I will be extremely appreciative!
Hi y’all! My name is Alejandro Wences and I use he/him/his pronouns. I was born and raised in Anaheim, CA, the heart of Orange County in Southern California. I’m a third-year or Junior and I am majoring in Political Science while minoring in Education and Latin American, Iberian. Latina/o Studies. I’m currently a Co-Head of Ford’s Firsts, on the Quaker Bouncer Board, and a member of The Existence as Resistance Community House. You’ll often find me in the OAR, The Coop, or elsewhere as I am always on the search for food. During my first year, I didn’t really go to the OAR first semester, but second semester I decided to use it and found my life became a lot easier, both academically and socially. This was due to Google Calendar, reading and studying tips, the writing tutors, and the academic coaching that I’ve grown to love. I hope to continue using the OAR and will encourage others to do the same!
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Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 12–5 p.m.
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