2013 Senior Fellows

Diana Knieste
Year: 2016
Major(s): Physics Education
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Singing, acting, teaching, SAGE, V-Day, Society of Physics Students, astronomy, hockey, coffee, cats
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: A cappella night, coffeehouses, Karaoke night, faculty chat about physics/astronomy, cooking competitions, music trivia night, Battle of the Sexes game
Advice to Floormates: Don't hesitate to get to know your floor and foster the same community we all loved in Russell! Also don't be afraid to use your senior fellow; come to us for honors info and advice, or to recommend programs you'd like to see.
Rachel Brittenham
Year: 2016
Major(s): International Relations
Minor(s): None at the moment
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Color Guard, oboe, reading, anything International related, watching informative videos, history
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Silent film night, Impact of music in films, maybe star gazing
Advice to Floormates: Tell me if you have ideas or ideas you want to see turned int an event.
Kaleigh Prendergast
Year: 2016
Major(s): Exercise science
Minor(s): Public Health
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Working out, hiking, cooking, reading, Outing Club, yoga, physical therapy
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Sunday/Monday Night football parties, smoothie making night, intramural basketball
Advice to Floormates: Even if you're already involved in Greek life, sports, or clubs, make an effort to get to know your floormates-they can be a valuable resource!
Nicolette Bricknell
Year: 2016
Major(s): Elementary Teacher Education with concentration in Middle School Science
Minor(s): None
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Reading, baking/cooking, yoga club, Zumba club, sign language club, APPLE
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Making and delivering cards for children in the hospital during some holiday, Faculty program, learning about different types of learning styles and how to effectively study using that style, Trips off campus
Advice to Floormates: Be outgoing and meet everyone on your floor.
Rebecca Jaeger
Year: 2016
Major(s): Biology, Spanish, History
Minor(s): Theatre Production
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: StUDent Government Association, Blue Hen Ambassadors, Student Alumni Ambassadors, HENS Programs/Activities: March Madness Brackets, Movie Nights, Ice Cream Social
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Movie nights, Video game nights, Bake-Offs
Advice to Floormates: Take advantage of the Honors community. Get to know the people on your floor and be open to new ideas, friends, and experiences!
Dana Coyle
Year: 2016
Major(s): Exercise Science with a concentration in Exercise Physiology
Minor(s): Theatre Production
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Horticultural Club, Fencing Club, Outing Club, Yoga Club, playing violin, gardening, listening to music
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Movie nights, Video game nights, Bake-Offs
Advice to Floormates: Take a risk and get involved. College is the time to explore and learn about yourself, even if it means making mistakes.
Scott Eisenhart
Year: 2016
Major(s): Public Policy
Minor(s): Political Communication Spanish
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Ultimate Frisbee, Ping Pong, Basketball, Football, Marching Band, Blue Hen Leadership Program, Politics, Current Events, Video Games.
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Study Breaks, Faculty Chats, Out and Abouts, Floor Bonding Activities.
Advice to Floormates: Never put off tomorrow what you can do today! Early to bed, early to rise! Don't be afraid to ask for help! Be friendly to your professors and get to know them! Get involved!
Andrew Millin
Year: 2015
Major(s): Mathematics Education, Music (Voice Concentration)
Minor(s): None
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: STEER (Students Teaching Educating Enriching & Reaching), Vision A Cappella, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Phi Beta Professional Creative and Performing Arts Fraternity, macaroni & cheese, watching Doctor Who, acting, singing, smiling, swimming, tutoring, jogging, and, harmonizing to EVERYTHING!
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: A cappella fundraisers, cook-offs, Super Smash Brothers tournaments, and White Clay Creek adventures!
Advice to Floormates: Be yourself! Take the opportunities to get to know, hang out with, and learn about the people on your floor that will be your living community for the year! =D
Shaivi Patel
Year: 2015
Major(s): Biology
Minor(s): Economics
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: American Red Cross Club, tutoring, Phi Delta Epsilon, biking, and watching movies
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Spring Tie-dying, Foreign Film Night (with cultural food), Floor Dinners
Advice to Floormates: Keep your doors open and get to know your floormates!
Kevin Chang
Year: 2014
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering & Computer Science
Minor(s): Chemistry & Bioelectrical Engineering
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Biomedical Engineering Socity
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Off campus. Faculty (with Dr. Harvey and maybe others), Milkshakes. The normal.
Advice to Floormates: Don't procrastinate!
Christa Zeladonis
Year: 2016
Major(s): English Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management
Minor(s): n/a
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Blue Hen Leadership Program, Delta Gamma Fraternity, Disney movies, Harry Potter, shopping, sleep, and food
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Off campus trips, baking, floor dinners, and Disney and Harry Potter themed nights with movies, snacks, and coloring
Advice to Floormates: Find something on campus that you love and can really get involved in. When you're busy, you are forced to make a schedule and stick to it. Try to stay organized and stay on top of your school work, but definitely don't forget to relax and have fun, too!
Hannah Kimberly
Year: 2016
Major(s): Exercise Science
Minor(s): Strength and Conditioning
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: UD Club Figure Skating Team, Presbyterian Campus Ministry, Yoga Club, Reading, Running, Anything Outside
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Board Game Nights, Breakfast Food Study Breaks, Movie Nights, Picture Scavenger Hunt, off campus trips, baking nights and outdoor activities like hikes or playground games.
Advice to Floormates: Be open to meeting new people and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, you might learn something interesting about someone else and yourself!
Emma Doney
Year: 2016
Major(s): Psychology
Minor(s): Sociology, Human Development and Family Studies
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Photography,psychology, Mano-a-Mano, animals, listening to a capella groups, and baseball
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Roommate game, Family Feud, Prom Night, Scavenger Hunt, FRIENDS Fridays
Advice to Floormates: Be open to meeting new people and experiencing new things! Getting work done is important, but don't forget to have some fun also!
Ramya Sridharan
Year: 2014
Major(s): Biology and Biochemisty
Minor(s): None
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: NUCLEUS, SF, reading
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Milkshakes, Halloween Dance, more interesting faculty programs
Advice to Floormates: Get to know your floormates. You find out the most surprising thing about people and you also get a companion for 8am walks to class, which can get boring and depressing without someone to push you out of bed.
Kendall Barger
Year: 2016
Major(s): History Education
Minor(s): Spanish and Political Science
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: HTAC, Circle K, Student Alumni Ambassadors; watching TV, reading books, endlessly snacking, football, playing with my puppies
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Root beer float night with movie, picnics on the Green, cookie decorating party
Advice to Floormates: Take advantage of living on the Green! It's a beautiful part of campus and there is so much nearby. Go to events and stay involved!
Amanda Weiler
Year: 2016
Major(s): English Education
Minor(s): N/A
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: I enjoy reading, writing, shopping, hanging out with friends and friends, and traveling. I'm involved with Zumba, Student Literacy Council, and am a former Freshman Fellow.
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: I'm interested in planning activities that allow my floormates the opportunity to learn and be active while also having fun. Future activities include a "camping" experience, Disney trivia, kite-making, sports competitions, and possible field trips.
Advice to Floormates: Be yourself. Always try and make an effort to get to know the people around you. Also, get involved! Take advantage of all of the opportunities that UD presents you with! Your college years go by fast-make them memorable!
Monideepa Chatterjee
Year: 2016
Major(s): Biomedical Engineering
Minor(s): Materials Science and Engineering, Business Administration
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Biomedical Engineering Society, Community Service, Undergraduate Research
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Ice Skating night, Disney Movie night
Advice to Floormates: Be sure to get out there and get to know other people on your floor and in the community! Attend events in the building or the Green to meet other people who share your interests.
Stephanie Verk
Year: 2016
Major(s): Chemical Engineering
Minor(s): Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: University of Delaware Marching Band (flute), American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, swimming, music, reading
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Floor service projects, Scavenger hunts, Movie nights, Trivia challenge, Off-campus trips, Twister, S'mores and scary stories
Advice to Floormates: Keep calm and smile on! There's nothing a positive outlook can't fix so be kind, keep an open mind and make an effort to meet your neighbors. Never be afraid to try something new and experience all that Central has to offer!
Rebecca Vitelli
Year: 2015
Major(s): 4+1 BS/MS HDFS: Concentration in Early Childhood Development and Inclusive Education
Minor(s): Disabilities Studies and Human Development and Family Studies
Hobbies/Interests/Clubs: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, working with young children, playing violin, dancing, playing basketball/volleyball, reading, watching movies, Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Student Association for the Education of Young Children (SAEYC), Project Sunshine, University Strings, UD Hillel, Challah for Hunger, Student Council for Children with Special Needs (SCCSN), etc.
Programs/Activities Interested in Planning: Chocolate Fondue/Fountain, Kindergarten Night, "Muggles Night" (Harry Potter event), Milkshakes/Ice Cream, Board Games and Hot Chocolate Night, themed movie nights, festive holiday events (Halloween Dance), community service activities, spa days, crafts
Advice to Floormates: Get to know the other people on your floor! Smile and say hi; it is always nice to make new friends! Respect others around you and just be yourself! Make sure to balance your work, extracurriculars, and social life – have fun and make the most out of your time living in Upperclass Honors Housing on Central! :)

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