Nadia Abuelezam – Atwood 1st floorHometown: San Mateo, California Major: mathematical biology Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey! My name is Nadia and I am first floor proctor of the best dorm ever… ATWOOD! Atwood has three stories, comfortable rooms, an awesome atmosphere, an amazing game/television room and balconies! It's a fantastic place to live since there are so many cool upper classmen.
I am a joint mathematical biology major, although I consider myself more of a mathematician than a biologist. I am especially interested in HIV/AIDS and will be traveling to Uganda this summer to intern at an NGO working with AIDS patients. In my free time at Mudd I like to run, play intramural sports, watch movies, talk, have spontaneous dance parties and just hang out. I also like to discuss politics, listen to Arabic music, and go to church. So if any of these things interest you too, we should totally hang out!
I'm really close to my family in the Bay Area, and am homesick all the time, that's why I try to make my room as "home-y" as possibly. So if you ever want to talk, get some proctor candy, or just want to see a smiley face and a "home-y" room, please feel free to stop by Atwood 104 anytime. I can't wait to meet you all!
Donna Phu – Atwood 3rd floorHometown: El Monte, California Major: biology Email: email@example.com
Hello hello, my name is Donna and I’m the 3rd floor proctor of Atwood, the coolest dorm on campus (there’s a reason why we have one more floor than all the other dorms…) Atwood has been my home for the past three years, and it’s a great place for suite-life and enjoying the view from your very own balcony! We recently jazzed up the game room on third floor, so come by and relax in our comfy couches while watching your favorite shows in high definition (bring on the ooo’s and aaa’s) or play some board games. Currently, I’m addicted to Settler’s of Catan, but I’m not very good at it, so you don’t have to be afraid when you play with me….
I am a premed student studying biology. Becoming a doctor has become my biggest ambition and dream over the past year. I was born and raised in Southern California, so I pout when it’s colder than 70ºF. I love being outdoors and doing active things, such as tennis and hiking. I recently came back from a study abroad experience in Ireland, and saw a little more of the world, so now I’m really into traveling, exploring new places, meeting new people. I’m always up to try new things and making a goof of myself, so if you got an activity in mind, be sure to let me know!
I’m really stoked about meeting all of you, so be sure to come by my room (yes, you do have to climb up two flights of stairs, but I assure you, it’ll be worth it) and say hi. Ciao!
Hayden Gomes – Case 1st floor
Hey All! I’m Hayden, your 1st floor proctor of Case, the best dorm on campus (or perhaps a close second). Case is a pink fortress with four L-shaped halls, a community kitchen, and two lounges.
I’m an engineering major with a focus in computer and software engineering. Although these are more electronic interests, I also enjoy building things, and so from time to time you may see me in the courtyard working on furniture for my room, a deck for a party, or even a steamboat bed for a prank.
When I’m not in class, I’ll likely be in the corner of my L or out in the courtyard, so feel free to stop by to play a video game, hang out around a fire, or just talk, my door is always open.
(Recently I’ve been interested in photography and learning guitar, so stop by if you’re into either and teach me a thing or two.)
Jonathan Litz – Case 2nd floor
Hey everyone! My name is Jonathan, but most people call me Litzy (a play on my last name). I’m the second floor Case proctor for 2008-2009, so expect to find me hanging out somewhere in the pink fortress that is Case dorm. Case is unique in that it is divided up into 4 large “L” shaped hallways, equipped with some of the largest rooms on campus. Also, because it is such an awesome dorm, we get two dorm lounges instead of one. Expect there to be much fun occurring in two-story lounge next year!
As for me, I was born and raised in southern California and am a major fan of the wide variety of delicious food that can be found in the area. Also, I’m a pretty big sports fan (mostly baseball, college and pro football, and college basketball), so if you’re ever looking for someone to watch the big game with come by and grab me (or ask where I’ll be watching it)!
Also, always feel free to pop by and say “Hi!” I love to chat, and I promise that there will always be plenty of candy to grab from outside my door! I look forward very much to meeting each and every one of you, and do feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions about your future life at Mudd!
Matthew Lawson – EastHometown: Grass Valley, California Major: physics Email: firstname.lastname@example.org AIM: henreidpavol
Hello Everyone! My name is Matthew Lawson, but people typically call me Matthew, or Lawson. I'll be your friendly neighborhood East Dorm Proctor. East is the oldest building on campus, and is rich in both tradition and community. While Easties have a reputation as CS majors who like to game, the constituency is quite varied in both major and hobbies. We have jugglers, unicyclists and tree climbers, in addition to a healthy compliment of board, card and computer game enthusiasts. The center of activity in East is the lounge, where everyone hangs out, chats, plays Smash, and does homework together.
I was born and raised in rural Northern California (Grass Valley), am the oldest of 5, and was homeschooled for must of my academic career. I love singing, discussing philosophy, and having adventures, so if you find a treasure map, feel like a jam session, or have a cool thought, be sure to let me know. In fact, even if you don't, let me know. I'm sure we would be able to work something out. I also am a linux enthusiast, so if you ever have trouble with your linux install or want to give it a whirl, I'm your man. I love meeting new people and would be happy to answer any questions you might have about anything relating to mudd in general or east in particular. I can't wait to get to know you all in what can only be an incredibly awesome year! Godspeed.
Kelley Hodges – LindeHometown: engineering Major: Carson City, Nevada Email: email@example.com
Hey there beautiful! My name is Kelley and I am your Linde Dorme Proctor for 2008-2009. Just like my name, we like to fling some extra e’s around in honor of Ronald and Maxine Linde, who donated our beautiful dorme with the big lounge on the far end of campus. People claim it’s a hike, but just bring a skateboard or a bike, and you’ll cut your travel time significantly. Our dorme is comprised of suites with varying number and sizes of rooms that share a common living area, such as Suite Booty and WWJD. Each of the 12 suites in the dorme has been honored with your placement along with another freshman roommate; and the two of you will be living with upperclassmen that you will grow to know and love. And if I’m lucky, maybe it’ll be me! Even so, I will be getting to know all of you, because my door is (figuratively) always open.
Ron is the Sausage King, as you’ll soon discover, and we honor him with headbands of orange construction tape and boxed hats. The Dorme is full of Lore and soon you will be adding to our Lore in your own special way. Be prepared to have the dorme keeper of the jock knock on your door for a game of soccer, the dorme wrecking ball tell you he ain’t doin’ nuthin’, the dorme beets show you that it’s the spinner not the song, and much much more….
As for me, I’m from the state Nevada (as you’ll find out there’s a difference between the suite and the state, although they try to maintain a similar level of class). I’m an engineering major interested in alternative energy development, especially in the automotive industry. I come from a family business of testing and racing cars, so if you want to talk shop, I’m down anytime. I also like to fly kites and do fun things that remind you of being a little kid, so if you want to go on an adventure in search of swings, come find me. Basically, I want to do whatever you want to, because I want to enjoy spending time with you and get to know you. Because you’re cool like that.
Brian Stock – North
Heya! My name is Brian and I'll be your friendly Norf Dorm Proctor for 2008-2009. This will be my fourth year living in Norf, my home away from home. You'll see us Northies outside playing sports, bbq-ing, chilling, being boisterous, and dominating intramurals. We don't bite though, come over to hang and watch TV on our big screen in the lounge. While you're at it, swing by my room to the east of the lounge to grab some proctor candy and chat. I'll be here to help you navigate through the craziness that is Mudd.
If I'm not in my room, I'm probably either in class, eating, or playing some sort of sport. I've taken a recent interest in rock climbing, but I still enjoy basketball, baseball, snowboarding, soccer, bowling, hiking, football... and the list could go on. You're always welcome to join in! I need to move around and get off-campus--if that sounds good to you, don't hesitate to invite yourself along. I'm majoring in mathematical biology, although at the moment I'm studying conservation and Spanish in Panama (which I'd be thrilled to talk about, btw). Welcome!
Andrew LaMotte-Mitchell – SontagHometown: Chino Valley, Arizona Major: computer science and mathematics Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Andrew and I'm the proctor of the newest, cleanest, and overall bestest dorm at Mudd. Each Sontag suite houses 4-5 people, has a really nice living room and a FULL kitchen, which is great for me because I love cooking. If you have any good recipes, come teach them to me, or just stop by periodically for proctor snacks!
I'm a Math/Computer Science joint major and you should be too! I'll be in the bay area this summer working for a software company, so if you're curious about life as a code-monkey, we should chat.
I'm a big fan of hiking, and we're just a few miles from Mt. Baldy so I'm hoping to schedule periodic day hikes that you'll all be invited to. (If we go high enough, we can get above the smog-line!) I also love playing basketball and most of the other Intramural sports we have (especially inner-tube water polo and dodgeball).
If you have any questions (before you get here or after you arrive) feel free to shoot me an e-mail or just swing by proctor suite.
Elaine Shaver – SouthHometown: Reno, Nevada Major: computer science and French Email: email@example.com
Hi all! My name’s Elaine, and I’ll be welcoming you to Mudd as the South proctor. South is a warm and friendly place, and though it does deserve its reputation for peace and quiet, don’t just assume that “quiet” means “no social life” since many Southies stay in the dorm for multiple years, we develop quite the family culture that’s very caring. I’m really looking forward to welcoming you all to the community in the coming year! Oh, and don’t worry, all you newcomers out there: learning to unicycle is not a pre-req. If you’re like most of us (myself included), you’ll futz with it a few times your freshman year with varying degrees of success, then forget how entirely when you become an upperclassman. But it’s a pretty cool thing to say you tried in college, right?
As for myself, my hometown is currently Reno, NV, and I love it there (it’s probably the most lovely area on the planet). I’ve lived literally all over though, and believe me the wanderlust has not left me yet, so if you ever want to come by and trade travel stories that’d be great! Aside from traveling, music, languages (French in particular, since I know it best), and rock climbing are some of my absolute favorite things. My favorite people, in fact, are those who’ll share those with me introduce me to a new amazing band or ask me to go climbing with you and I will love you forever. I’m currently in an a capella group, in fact, so chances are good I’ll try to pressure you into coming to a concert or two. Once again, welcome to South and Mudd, and get ready for a wild ride!
Adrian Sampson – West
Hello, wonderful world! I'm Adrian, proctor of the only dorm at Mudd that has the privilege to call itself West. While, outside, it's fashioned a little like a motel in a Cold War-era aesthetic, West can be a fantastic place to live. West was renovated last year and features new climate control, carpet, and the like; most nights will find Westies gathered around the new fire pit in our courtyard. Said Westies are a friendly bunch, sometimes known for their late nights, outlandish construction projects, strong sense of community, and occasional mischief.
I myself am majoring in computer science, focusing primarily on algorithms and machine learning. I'm more of a fan of people, though, than machines: I'm all about dancing (salsa, anyone?), ridiculous synthpop and music in general, writing and literature, intellectual property activism, guinea pigs, and you. Stop by and enjoy proctor candy -- we're certain to have something in common.
I'm also in charge of the Mudd Creative Collective, which is Mudd's art club and the coolest club on campus; I dig photography, drawing, reading and writing poetry, and just about anything you call creative. Let's make something awesome.