Jake Meserve Blount '17, from Washington, DC, created an interdisciplinary major in the Ethnomusicology of America. He is also a Diversity Recruitment Intern in the Office of Admission, the Education Chair of Rainbow Alliance, and the founder of the Hamilton Hill Folk Colloquium. Since 2013, Jake has been employed as a public speaker, a musician, a social media intern and a trash collector. He has planned and led diversity programming for five years alongside both local and national nonprofits and organizations. Jake can usually be found in his room listening to music, studying music, making music, or some combination of the three. After he graduates from Hamilton, he intends to hop in a van with his banjo and guitar and keep driving until — someday — the engine idles out in front of a graduate institution.
Sabrina Debrosse '14 majored in Communications at Hamilton. She is from Miami and was also a part of Hamilton’s very first posse from Miami. She attended a visual and performing arts school for nine years of her life, and enjoyed sculpting ceramics. Sabrina likes to be around people and enjoys living life fully passionate, engaged, and is always motivated to do better. She centers her world around building a strong sense of community with the people around her from family to friends.
Nanyamka-Keyané Fleming '14 graduated from Hamilton with a major in Africana Studies and a double minor in Art and Jurisprudence, Law, and Justice Studies. Before coming to Hamilton, she attended the Cambridge School of Weston, a boarding and day high school in Massachusetts that closely deals with diversity and liberal arts. She lives in southern Maryland. At Hamilton, she was a resident advisor, a member of Hamilton Alumni Leadership Training, and on the executive board of the Voices of Color Lecture Series. She also volunteered for the Hamilton College chapter of America Reads. She enjoys drawing, painting, and learning about new cultures by participating in activities involving diversity.
Harsimran (Sim) Janjua '14 majored in Psychology at Hamilton. She is from New York City and was a member of several groups on campus such as BLSU, Rainbow Alliance and SASA. She enjoys blogging, listening to music, and helping all types of creatures. At Hamilton, she was a member of the Financial Aid staff, was a Residential Advisor, and was a part of HEOP.
Jorett Joseph '15 is majoring in Africana studies and government. Born in Miami, Florida, Jorett is a member of the second Hamilton Posse Miami. She is the Cultural Chair of BLSU, a member of the Feminists of Color Collective, and the Ministry Leader/Musical Director of the Hamilton College Sunday Morning Service. Being a Residential Advisor, Jorett has a very open personality and is always available to provide advice or point someone in the right direction. She recently worked with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission immersing herself in issues affecting diverse communities. She plans to attend law school and specialize in international law. In her free time she enjoys singing, dancing, and listening to different genres of music.
Joany Lamur '17 is creating an interdisciplinary major in genetics and social justice. Joany was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and lived in Miami, Florida, before attending Hamilton. In the fall of 2014, she was a cultural advisor for the Black and Latino Student Union and an education chair for the Feminists of Color Collective. In the summer of 2014, Joany worked as a research assistant at the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics where she researched the genes involving Parkinson's disease. After graduation, Joany plans to obtain a doctorate in public health and pursue a career in global health that focuses on intersectionality. In her free time she enjoys reading, watching natural hair videos on YouTube, or listening to the spoken word.
Brenda Narvaez '17, a Posse scholar from Homestead, Florida, is double majoring in women's studies and foreign languages, focusing on Spanish and Arabic. Brenda is also a historian for Hamilton's Black and Latino Student Union and a research assistant for the women's studies department. Brenda is dedicated to social justice and empowering marginalized groups. In Homestead, Florida, she was involved in WeCount!, an immigrant rights organization, teaching English to adults and planning events for the betterment of the immigrant community. In her spare time, she enjoys music, dancing, rock climbing and swimming.
Ryan Ong '16 is majoring in mathematics and economics. Ryan is from Diamond Bar, California, a suburban city east of Los Angeles and currently lives on campus in Bundy West. Ryan is a new student orientation leader, a member of Rainbow Alliance, a member of the Hamilton College Choir, treasurer of Philanthropy Committee, class of 2016 treasurer, and Co-Chair of Cultural Affairs Committee. Recently, Ryan worked as an accounting & media intern at an advertising agency in Costa Mesa, Calif. After Hamilton, Ryan plans to work in strategy consulting and travel to various places around the world. Ryan enjoys long walks on the beach, TV shows (GG, Breaking Bad, Suits, Downton Abbey, HIMYM, the list goes on and on), Bikram Yoga, and dogs.
Rosmery Rodriguez '15 a psychology major, is from New York City where she was very involved with her high school's newspaper. On campus, she is a tech crew member and helps set up for all major concerts and lectures. Rosmery re-established/co-founded La Vanguardia, Hamilton's Latino organization. Rosmery is interested in autism research and recently worked at the The New England Center for Children in Southborough, Massachusetts. After Hamilton, she hopes to apply to graduate school. In her free time, Rosmery enjoys watching documentaries, blogging, reading, dancing, exploring, and listening to music.