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Meet the Consultants


Fall 2021 Consultants

Abigail Moone ’23

Abigail Moone ’23

Women’s and Gender Studies; French
She/Her/Hers, They/Them/Theirs Languages: French

Abigail is a junior studying Women’s and Gender Studies and French. They also work as the Mindfulness Intern on campus, and are passionate about creating spaces of care and growth. Besides work, they are involved in Red Weather, the Continental, and Green Apple. In her free time, Abigail can be found at the rock wall, writing, or making tea.

Abbie Wolff ’22

Abbie Wolff ’22

Government
She/Her/Hers

As anyone close to Abbie can tell you, she loves to talk. And even more than that, she loves helping other students grow their confidence to become better public speakers! When not at the OCC, you can find Abbie at Hamilton MUN, trying to find a parking spot on Dark Side, or leading HOC hikes into the ADKs.

Anna Goula ’22

Anna Goula ’22

World Politics; Philosophy
She/Her/Hers

Hello! My name is Anna and I am a senior from Moorestown, New Jersey. On campus I work as a Docent for the Wellin Museum of Art and am a member of Hamilton College Model United Nations. I love exploring new places outside and taking advantage of the hiking trails in the Adirondacks.

August Brooks ’24

August Brooks ’24

Government
She/Her/Hers

August is a sophomore from Lexington, Kentucky majoring in Government. When not working as a consultant with the OCC, she loves working in the library as a circulation assistant or competing as a member of the debate team. She can often be found grabbing a cup of coffee on campus or studying with friends in a KJ couch pod.

Breeze Petty ’24

Breeze Petty ’24

World Politics
She/Her/Hers

I am a sophomore this year considering a major in world politics with my focus being in the Middle East. On campus I am the president of the Women’s Rugby team. In my free time I can be found crocheting, hammocking around campus, or adding another dinosaur to my dorm room collection.

Brooke Kessler ’22

Brooke Kessler ’22

Government
She/Her/Hers

Brooke Kessler is a senior from Connecticut and is excited to begin her third year as an OCC tutor. She is a Government major and has a love for politics, law, and social justice. Outside of the OCC, she is the President of Hamilton College Democrats and Captain of the Mock Trial Team.

Chiara Bondi ’22

Chiara Bondi ’22

Mathematics
She/Her/Hers Languages: Italian, Spanish

I’m an Italian citizen, resident of Spain, and trying to learn cool stuff in the US. I enjoy numbers a lot but love discussing, talking and debating with others about anything. When I’m not staring at my notebooks and coursework, I am either running in the glen or hanging out and making pasta with my friends.

Christian Hernandez Barragan ’24

Christian Hernandez Barragan ’24

Government; Theatre
He/Him/His Languages: Spanish, Mandarin

My name is Christian Hernandez Barragan and I am a sophomore majoring in Government and Theatre from Santa Rosa, California. On campus, I serve on the Student Assembly as the Class of 2024 President, I am an orientation leader for the Outreach Adventure (OA) program, and I participate in various theatre productions on campus. My favorite spot on campus is Minor Field during a nice sunset and in my free time I enjoy playing tennis, shooting photos, or skating with friends.

Cole Kuczek ’23

Cole Kuczek ’23

Public Policy
He/Him/His Languages: Italian

Cole is a junior from Rochester, NY, majoring in Public Policy and minoring in Environmental Studies. On campus, Cole is involved in Student Assembly, is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Spec, and works for the Levitt Center. In his free time, Cole enjoys fly fishing and drinking yerba mate.

Eric Moss ’24

Eric Moss ’24

World Politics; German Studies
He/Him/His Languages: German

I’m from Port Washington, NY but enjoyed commuting into NYC for high school and navigating every possible subway route along the way. Outside of the OCC, I’m the News Editor at the Spectator, a member of CAB, and an Adirondack Adventure orientation leader. Off campus, I also work as an intern at the Office of Sen. Chuck Schumer.

Gabriela de Mendonca Gomes ’24

Gabriela de Mendonca Gomes ’24

Philosophy; Literature
She/Her/Hers Languages: Portuguese, Spanish

Gabi is a sophomore from São Paulo, Brazil who’s currently living in Hoboken, New Jersey. She’s majoring in Literature and Philosophy, and unsurprisingly, you can always find her with a book in -hand that she wants to talk to you about. On campus besides classes and the OCC, she’s the Opinion Section Editor for the Continental Magazine; off campus, she loves snowboarding, hiking, and writing.

Hannah Petersen ’22

Hannah Petersen ’22

Sociology
She/Her/Hers

Hannah is a senior majoring in Sociology and double-minoring in Music and Theatre. Outside of the OCC, she is the Music Director of the Hamiltones acapella group, Vice President of the Hamilton College Choir, and a TA in the music department. When she isn't singing or practicing music, you can find her studying in KJ or going on long, meandering walks through the Glen.

Jacob Hane ’22

Jacob Hane ’22

Classical Languages
He/Him/His

Jacob is a senior majoring in Classical Languages and double minoring in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Government. While Latin and Attic Greek are no longer spoken, Jacob is proficient enough in English oral communication and always ready to help students learn and grow. He loves Tolkien, science fiction, and the picturesque Berkshires of Western Massachusetts — his home county.

Jasmine Gess ’23

Jasmine Gess ’23

Japanese; Psychology
She/Her/Hers

Hello-hello! My name is Jasmine, but feel free to call me Jazz (she/her/hers). Me and my family currently live in Lubbock, Texas. I’m part of the class of 2023. I am a movie connoisseur and I LOVE food. I’m so excited to be a part of the OCC team!

Laura Hester ’23

Laura Hester ’23

Economics; Classical Studies
She/Her/Hers

Laura is a junior from Houston, Texas majoring in Economics and Classical Studies. She’s passionate about ancient civilizations, understanding market trends, and art history. When she isn't working at the OCC, you can find her working on an Impressionist paint by number, studying at a KJ couch pod, or sipping an iced coffee at a campus cafe.

Lea Barros ’22

Lea Barros ’22

Biology
She/Her/Hers

Lea is a senior majoring in Biology. She is a Boston Posse Scholar and is involved in the Feminists of Color Collective on campus. In her free time, you’ll likely find her at the DMC chatting with her friends or taking walks in the Glen.

Maddie Schink ’23

Maddie Schink ’23

History
She/Her/Hers

Maddie is a junior from Chicago majoring in history with a minor in chemistry. She can usually be found making music, playing ultimate frisbee, or hiking in the glen or the Adirondacks with HOC. Don't ask her about her favorite food because she'll have too many answers (current contenders include dark chocolate, hummus, and soup dumplings).

Peri Kessler ’22

Peri Kessler ’22

Government
She/Her/Hers

Peri is a senior from Connecticut majoring in Government with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is the co-captain of the Hamilton Mock Trial Team and the Vice President of Hamilton College Democrats. Her favorite place on campus is Opus.

Quinn Jones ’23

Quinn Jones ’23

Government; Hispanic Studies
She/Her/Hers Languages: Spanish

Excited to return to the OCC for her second year as a peer tutor, Quinn enjoys demystifying public speaking and helping make something scary approachable. When she's not working in the OCC, running a Hispanic Studies TA Session, practicing for Mock Trial or planning an event in her role as a HamDems E-Board member, you can probably find Quinn at a coffee shop or walking in the glen.

Sarine Arzoumanian ’22

Sarine Arzoumanian ’22

Economics; Government
She/Her/Hers Languages: French, Armenian

Sarine is a senior from New Jersey majoring in Economics and Government. Outside of the OCC, she is on the Women’s Varsity Rowing Team. She also enjoys playing basketball and spike-ball. After she graduates, she will be working at UBS in their investment banking division (so feel free to come to her with any questions!).

Taigue Fullerton-Meaney ’22

Taigue Fullerton-Meaney ’22

History; Economics
He/Him/His

Taigue is a Senior from Vermont majoring in History and Economics. He is involved with Hamilton Outing Club and Running Club on campus. During breaks he is a ski instructor and when at Hamilton he can usually be found off campus running or hiking somewhere.

Contact Information


Amy Gaffney

Oral Communication Center Director
Kirner-Johnson 222
315-859-4401 oralcomm@hamilton.edu

ORAL COMMUNICATION CENTER HOURS

Aug 26 – Dec 13


S 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

M 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

T 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

W 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

T 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.

F 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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