Meet Our Staff

Abby

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Class of 2019, Major: Biology

Drum Major, WFU Marching Band
Alumni Chair, Mortar Board
Vice President, American Chemical Society (ACS) Salem College Chapter
Fundraising Chair, TriBeta

What is your favorite class to tutor?

Though I'm a biologist at heart, I enjoy teaching the problem-solving logic behind solving mathematical questions in Calculus I and II.

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What is your favorite food?

Granola, peanut butter, and bananas together.

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What is the craziest thing you have done?

I spent a summer in Florida and kayaked on the bay at night to see bioluminescent dinoflagellates (glowing water)!

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What instruments do you play?

As a band geek, I've picked up a lot of instruments over my musical tenure. I began with trombone and piano, then learned xylophone, flute, tenor drums, baritone, tuba, saxophone, violin, and guitar.

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If you were a monster, what type of monster would you be and where would be your domain?

I would be a forest-dwelling tree monster (like the Whomping Willow in Harry Potter).

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Angela

Angela

Class of 2019, Majors: Psychology, Sociology

Chair, Psychology Club
Junior Marshal
Tutor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Studies 
Consultant, Writing Center

What is your favorite class to tutor?

My favorite class to tutor is currently Calculus I.

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What is your favorite animal?

The great white shark because of its strength and unique abilities.

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What languages do you speak?

Spanish and English fluently but I am trying to learn Swedish

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What is the craziest thing you've done?

I ran a mile to get to my favorite ice cream shop before they closed my last night out in Cartagena, Colombia this past summer. 

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What country do you want to visit next?

I want to go to the Philippines. 

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Anna Zhang

Anna

Class of 2018, Major: Biochemistry, Minor: Mathematics

I would like to remain mysterious...

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Arya

Arya

Class of 2019, Major: Biochemistry

Vice-President, International Club
Social Media Representative, ACS Salem College Chapter
Photographer, Sights and Insights
Resident Advisor
Junior Marshal

What is your favorite class to tutor?

Calculus and Chemistry

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What is your favorite animal?

Dogs, they symbolize loyalty and unconditional love!

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What instruments do you play?

Violin (only in middle school if that counts!)

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What languages do you speak?

English, Nepali, Newari(ethnic language), Hindi, Urdu

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What is the craziest thing you've done?

Running up the stairs in a building instead of going downstairs during a major earthquake (and yes, I am still alive!)

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What is your favorite hobby?

Painting and sketching

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Bailey

Class of 2018, Majors: Biochemistry, Chemistry, History

Treasurer, Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society)
Secretary, Mortar Board
Volunteer, Community Care Center
Member, American Chemical Society
Member, Rotaract

What is your favorite class?

Biochemistry 305 has been my favorite class at Salem.

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What is your favorite animal and why?

Elephants! They are my favorite because of the symbolism they hold. They are a symbol for power, dignity, intelligence, and peace. Plus they are very wise and I love how huge they are.

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What is the craziest thing you've done?

When I was younger, while on a family road trip from Florida to Ontario, we stopped in NYC just to get takeout from the Carnegie Deli. With traffic, it ended up being an eight hour detour. Although, in my opinion, it was worth it because it was delicious.

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Do you have any pets?

I have a dog named Lexi. She is a 7-year old doodle (dachshund poodle mix). She thinks she is still a puppy and can jump as high as my chest. Lexi is the sweetest dog I have ever met.

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What languages do you speak?

I have had three semesters of German and would like to keep improving since I am a dual citizen of Germany.

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Brielle

Brielle

Major: Mathematics

I am the mother (read: leader) of a bright and spirited 6-year old boy on the Autism Spectrum. He is my number one motivation and I am his number one advocate. It’s a magical mess of a life. 

What instruments do you play?

I can play piano, and I used to dabble in the art of the oboe. 

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Do you have any special talents?

I can solve a Rubik's cube!

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What is the craziest thing you've done?

I got my cosmetology license while I was pregnant. Wild times. 

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What do you do when you're not studying?

Imagine what boring mom stuff looks like--that’s what I do.
I also spend a lot of my “free” time researching (studying) Aspergers. 

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Cynthia

Cynthia's llama collection

Class of 2018, Major: Mathematics, Minor: Statistics

President, Open Up
Member, Food Recovery Network
Member, Association for Women in Mathematics 
Co-Chair, Dining Board

What is your favorite animal and why?

Llamas! I identify with them and they're perfect.

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What languages do you speak?

Only fluent in English, but currently learning Arabic, French, American Sign Language, Indonesian, and Spanish

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What is a special talent you have?

I can lick my elbow.

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Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Class of 2019, Major: Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, Minor: Economics

President, Fleer Leadership Council

What is your favorite class/ favorite class to tutor?

My favorite class is Japanese. My favorite class to tutor is Statistics.

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What is the craziest thing you have done?

I traveled to Japan to spend seven weeks there with only two weeks preparation. Which means I did not know Japanese and knew only a little about the culture. That didn't stop from sightseeing by myself while I was there, though. It is one of the best things that I have ever done in my life.

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What is your favorite animal and why?

My favorite animal is a dolphin because they are smart and quick. Also, they live in the ocean, which is one of my favorite places to be.

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How many siblings do you have?

Two, both of whom are younger than me. One girl (the next eldest) and one boy.

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Haley

Major: Biochemistry, Mathematics

President, Empower
Co-Fundraising Chair of Vagina Monologue Production
Member, American Chemical Society
Member, Association of Women in Mathematics
Member, TriBeta (Biology Honor Society)
Member, Open Up

What is your favorite class?

Organic Chemistry

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What do you do when you're not studying?

Being crafty, watching youtube, and hanging with friends

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What hobbies do you have?

I enjoy photography, geology, anime, origami, crafts, and video games.

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What is your favorite animal?

White Bengal Tiger and their blue eyes

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Hannah R.

Class of 2019, Majors: Economics, Business

Member, Pre-Law Society
Cross Country 
Resident Advisor
Honors Program

What is your favorite animal?

My favorite animal is the quokka because it's unique and has the chubbiest cheeks.

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What instruments do you play?

Piano, saxophone, and guitar.

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What is the craziest thing you've done?

I went to England by myself for 3 weeks!

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What do you do when you're not studying?

I run and I try new food places and travel.

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What item do you own the most of?

SHOES!!!!!

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Hannah S

Major: Biochemistry, Minor: Mathematics

What is your favorite class to tutor?

Chemistry

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What is your favorite animal?

Dogs, because they're so sweet and playful.

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What do you do when you're not studying?

Read, play videogames, watch television.

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What is the craziest thing you've done?

I jumped off the Stratosphere Tower.

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Jess

Jess

Class of 2018, Major: Mathematics, Minor: Music
 

Co-Chair, Honor Guide
President, Pierrettes
Senior Class Treasurer

What is your favorite class to tutor? What is your favorite class?

Math is my favorite class to tutor, and my favorite class is Real Analysis.

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What is your favorite animal and why?

I like Koala Bears because they sleep for 20 hours everyday.

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What instruments do you play?

I play the Piano, Guitar, and the Ukulele.

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What is the craziest thing you've done?

I've taken naps behind the organ in Shirley and in the rafters of the Drama Workshop Room.

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What do you do when you're not studying?

I go out with friends and watch Netflix.

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Lauren

Lauren

Class of 2019, Major: Mathematics, Minor: Chemistry

President, Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) Salem College Chapter
Member, TriBeta (Biology Honor Society)
Chief Student Marshal

What is your favorite class to tutor?

Anatomy and Physiology! I am also a teaching assistant for that class. I love the human body, and I really enjoy teaching others about it. It is a challenging class, but incredibly rewarding to take. 

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What is your favorite animal?

My favorite animal has always been, and will always be, a pig. They are pink, intelligent, and make adorable noises. They are the reason I am vegetarian!

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What is the craziest thing you've done?

I studied biology at Oxford my summer before college! It was a once in a lifetime trip, and it was amazing to live independently before coming to Salem. 

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What instruments do you play?

Sadly none! My musical days ended in elementary school when I was forced to learn the recorder. 

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What do you do when you're not studying?

I have a big sweet tooth, so I bake whenever I can. My speciality is a vegan chocolate cake.

I am a music lover, so I usually have my headphones on; I listen to the Eagles and James Taylor most often.

I also enjoy watching British historical dramas--I will watch Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife whenever I can!

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Prativa

Prativa

Class of 2018, Majors: Economics, Business Administration with a concentration in Finance

President, Omicron Delta Espilon (International Honor Society in Economics) Salem College Chapter

What is your favorite class to tutor (or What is your favorite class?)

Economics

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What is your favorite animal and why?

Cows because being a Hindu, we worship cows as mothers in our religion. 

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What languages for you speak?

Nepali, English, Hindi, Urdu

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What is the craziest thing you've done?

I haven't done anything crazy yet-- hoping to do it after my graduation :)

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Sammi

Class of 2018, Majors: Biology, Biochemistry, Minor: History

Tri-Beta
Mortar Board
Omicron Delta Kappa
Honor Guide
Fremdendienerin
Orientation Leader
SAACS

What is your favorite class to tutor?

I enjoy tutoring the biology classes.

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What is your favorite animal?

Hippos are my favorite because they are sweet on the outside but are ferocious when necessary.

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What is the craziest thing you've done?

One summer, I was dared to eat everything with chopsticks instead of a fork, spoon or knife. I spent the entire summer mastering my skills, even in restaurants, and now I can eat anything with a pair of chopsticks. 

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What is a secret talent that you have?

I can do a three-leaf clover with my tongue.

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Stephany

Class of 2018, Major: Design, with a concentration in Interior Design and Architectural Studies, Minor: Math

What is your favorite class to tutor?

Math 60

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Who is your hero?

My hero is my mom, because she’s a strong and independent woman whom I admire.

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What do you do when you're not studying?

I love to paint, especially with watercolors.

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