2023-24 OCC Consultants

August Brooks ’24

Major: Government
Minor: Sociology

August is a senior from Lexington, Kentucky. Outside the OCC, she can be found working as a tour guide, in debate team practice, or hanging with friends in KJ.

Sophie Crehan ’24

Major: Biology
Minor: Philosophy

Sophie is a senior from Albany, N.Y. She is involved in Pottery Club, the Women’s Rugby team, and the Hamiltones. When not at the OCC, you can find her off trail in Rogers Glen or taking a long breakfast in McEwen.

Leslie De La Rosa ’25

Major: Theatre
Languages: Spanish, Korean

Leslie, hailing from Harlem, is a theatre major. She is the editor-in-chief of the Culture Magazine presented by Grasping Roots. Beyond the OCC, she enjoys witnessing both sunrises and sunsets from the Eells Porch. If she’s not there, you might spot her indulging in her penchant for Red Bulls at a KJ vending machine.

Gabriela de Mendonça Gomes ’24

Majors: Literature, Philosophy
Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French

Gabi is a senior from São Paulo, Brazil and currently living in Hoboken, N.J. She’s an ancient philosophy TA, tutor at the OCC and the Writing Center, and publishing Book XI, a journal of literary philosophy.

Del Gonzales ’25

Major: Theatre
Minor: Anthropology
Language: Russian

Del is a theatre major from Lafayette, La. He is a co-artistic director of Untitled@Large and a member of Hamilton’s improv group, Yodapez. When he’s not at the OCC, you can find him drinking an absurd amount of coffee and doing homework at Fojo South.

Christian Hernandez ’24

Majors: Government, Theatre
Language: Spanish

Christian is from Santa Rosa, Calif., majoring in government and theatre. He is an orientation leader, a COOP Senior Fellow, a member of the Buffers, and has been involved in various theatre productions. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and watching a really nice sunset on Minor Field.

Peter Hinkle ’26

Majors: History, Government

Peter intends to study history and government. Guilty of saying yes far too often, he is known for racing down Martin’s Way on his bike, Stanley, to keep to his schedule. On campus, he is involved with the Hot Saucers ultimate team, Yodapez improv, and Mock Trial. In his down time, he also enjoys spending time outdoors and being silly with friends.

Victoria Holland ’26

Majors: Psychology, Government
Language: Portuguese

Victoria is from São Paulo, Brazil and intends to double major in psychology and government. Her favorite building on campus is KTSA, but usually ends up doing work at KJ or Fojo South. On the side, she enjoy graphic design, taking pictures, and discussing philosophy.

Christie Lam ’25

Majors: Hispanic Studies, Biochemistry
Language: Spanish

Christie is from Panama. She is a chemistry research assistant, a teaching assistant in the Hispanic studies department, and works at Fojo. She love cooking and photography/cinematography.

Naval Lappalainen ’25

Major: History
Minor: Russian Studies

Naval is a junior from Wilmington, Del. He is a member of the Mock Trial team. When he’s not at the OCC you can find him playing tennis with friends and hanging out in Fojo South.

Abigail Lowder ’25

Major: Neuroscience

Abigail has experience with many kinds of public speaking, from research presentations, to theatre performances, to Mock Trial. She used to suffer from performance anxiety whenever she had to speak in front of a group— and learned that the best way to get over those fears was to immerse herself in them. Abigail is now captain of the Mock Trial team, performs regularly with Untitled at Large, and is in the generational on campus band Yonic Youth!

Anna Mak ’24

Major: Literature
Minors: Theatre, Education
Language: French

Anna is a senior from Canton, Mass. When not at the OCC, you can probably find her performing somewhere on campus. Feel free to talk to her about any of her passions, such as Taylor Swift, ironically self aware sitcoms, and pasta!

Tinashe Manguwa ’25

Major: Undecided
Off campus in Fall & Spring

Tinashe is a sophomore from Harare, Zimbabwe who lives through and to tell stories. He hopes to endlessly explore the intersection between language and culture whilst discovering self. He likes tea.

Amaris Martins ’26

Majors: Sociology, Philosophy

Ammie is a sophomore from New York City who plans to major in sociology and philosophy. She is really passionate about activism and law, helping on political campaigns and numerous advocacy projects. She is also into fashion, art, and binge-watching shows in her free time.

Mia McGrath ’25

Major: World Politics
Minor: Philosophy
Languages: Arabic, Spanish

Mia is from Seattle, Wash. and likes Mock Trial, violin, and Oral Communication.

Eric Moss ’24

Majors: World Politics, German Studies
Language: German

Eric is a world politics and German studies major from Port Washington, N.Y. He serves as editor-in-chief of The Spectator, a German and philosophy TA, and an Adirondack Adventure leader. You can usually find him chasing friends down to help pass out the latest issue of the school paper or chasing his next coffee fix.

Stella O'Brien ’24

Major: Political Philosophy
Minor: Religious Studies

Stella is a senior completing her interdisciplinary major in political philosophy and minoring in religious studies. She is an New York City native and a resident on the KJ couches most days. Outside of her work at the OCC, Stella is a student research assistant who enjoys reading, listening to new music, and of course, pub trivia.

Breeze Petty ’24

Majors: Religious Studies, World Politics
Language: Arabic

Breeze is a senior from Wyoming, majoring in religious studies and world politics. When they aren’t in the OCC you can find them on the rugby pitch or hanging around KJ discussing new movies or shows they have watched.

Isis Riviere ’25

Major: Biochemistry
Minor: Theatre

Isis is a junior from Trinidad and Tobago. She is a part of the all-inclusive hip hop dance team, HEAT, and an Admissions Affinity Ambassador. When she’s not at the OCC, you can find her hanging with friends at Fojo South.

Brooke Styer ’26

Major: World Politics
Minor: Latin American Studies
Languages: Spanish

Brooke loves old music, anything raspberry flavored, and has a severe sugar addiction. She’s from Minnesota, so you may or may not hear her “mispronounce” the word bagel.

Ryan Swanson ’24

Major: Economics
Minor: Music

Ryan is a senior from the Jersey Shore. When he’s not at the Oral Communication (or Writing) Center, you can usually find him singing with Duelly Noted, improvising with Yodapez, playing guitar in campus bands, or dining at Applebee’s. He loves The Grateful Dead, The Good Place, and gruyere cheese.

Jennie Weisbrot ’25

Majors: Biology, Economics
Languages: Russian

I am currently a junior that plays rugby and water polo. My favorite area of study is cell and molecular biology. I believe that cowboy boots are a staple that should be in everyone's closet. I am from South Florida. Fins up! White hot! Go cats!


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Contact Name

Amy Gaffney

Oral Communication Center Director

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