FRESHMEN


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philip brenninkmeyer

Major: Political Science & Economics

Hometown: Düsseldorf, Germany

Activities: ISA, Studio 22, College Dems

Pump up song: Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones

Fun fact: This summer Philip tried to sneak into the opening night party of the Munich International Film Festival with his little brother by claiming they were both "Canadian actors."  They were very close!

 

austin chen

Major: Communication Studies

Hometown: Danville, California

Activities: TBD

Pump up song: Danza Kuduro - Don Omar feat. Lucenzo

Fun fact: Austin nearly wasn't allowed to enter the UK when he flew to London to see his cousin because he was a minor and traveling alone so immigration thought he was running away from home. (But he's a huge anglophile so that didn't faze him.)

 

elizabeth curtis

Major: Social Policy

Hometown: Riverside, California

Activities: FMO

Pump up song: Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot

Fun fact: Liz got paid to go to Disneyland this past summer, and had an extra free ticket at the end of her job!

 

afnan elsheikh

Majors: Economics & Political Science / Minor: Spanish

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Activities: TBD

Pump up song: Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus

Fun fact: Afnan tells people she's allergic to tree nuts, but she actually just hates eating them.

 

faith irvine

Majors: Social Policy & Global Health

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska

Activities: TBD

Pump up song: All Day All Night - Moon Taxi

Fun fact: When life gets tough, Faith's go to is Breakfast at Tiffany's. Works every time!

 

minna ito

Major: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Hometown: Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

Activities: Slam Society, Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC)

Pump up song: Toxic - Britney Spears

Fun fact: Minna can make her elbows touch behind her back!

 

aishwarya jois

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Streamwood, Illinois

Activities: Political Union, College Dems, Society of Women Engineers

Pump up song: Empire State of Mind - Jay Z and Alicia Keys

Fun fact: Aish once spent 6 minutes in another dorm (it's in the same quad, and they're designed the same!) before realizing that it was not, in fact, her own. 

 

mara kelly

Majors: Religious Studies & Political Science

Hometown: Boulder, Colorado

Activities: College Dems

Pump up song: Despacito - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee

Fun fact: Mara knows all of the words to Despacito.

 

kyle lewis

Major: Social Policy

Hometown: Antioch, California

Activities: TBD

Pump up song: CRZY - Kehlani

Fun fact: Kyle has watched the entirety of The Office over 10 times!

 

sarah liu

Major: Economics

Hometown: Schamburg, Illinois

Activities: Flux dance and pastry connoisseur 

Pump up song: Twin Skeletons - Fall Out Boy 

Fun fact: Sarah was born in Shanghai and lived there until she was five.

 

olivia o'brien

Major: Vocal Performance

Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Activities: You can usually find Olivia in choir, opera rehearsal, or eating!

Pump up song: Fergalicous - Fergie

Fun fact: If she could, Olivia would wear Birkenstocks every day of her life.

 

nick welch

Major: Political Science

Hometown: Freeport, Illinois

Activities: Northwestern University Marching Band

Pump up song: Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon

Fun fact: On the second day of Wildcat Welcome, Nick asked Morty if he was a faculty member.

 

michael zhou

Major: Journalism (with a premed concentration)

Hometown: Niskayuna, New York

Activities: TBD

Pump up song: The Hills RL Grime Remix- The Weeknd

Fun fact: Michael has the unique "talent" of sleeping through blaring noises like construction trucks and fire alarms (which probably threatens his personal safety), but he's never able to sleep through his mother yelling at him to get up.