Alex Randall - Atwood 1st floor
Hey hey, Alex here! I'm your 1st-floor proctor of Atwood, the dorm that stands above all others (in awesomeness as well as sheer height). We've got three floors, all chock full with giant suites, and a courtyard perfectly suited for glorious dance parties. While this will be my first year living in Atwood (I spent my first two years in North and my third in Sontag), I have heard exciting rumors of comfy couches, balconies, and a game room, all of which I will be just as excited about discovering as you will be!
So here's my story: I grew up in Novato, CA, a town that quietly lounges about 30 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Here at Mudd, I am an engineering major particularly interested in systems engineering, a Writing Center consultant, and a current (soon to be former) student body co-vice president. Outside of Mudd, I dance with both the Pomona and Scripps dance departments and act with the Pomona theater department. I also enjoy playing any sport, eating, listening to music, and spreading smiles =).
If you have any questions prior to your arrival, feel free to shoot me an e-mail. Otherwise, safe travels to Mudd, and I can't wait to meet you!
Camille Sultana - Atwood 3rd floor
Howdy all! My name is Camille and I am your third floor proctor of the most happenin’ of dorms…Atwood! Or as I like to call it Phatwood. Atwood is a super sweet place to live with three floors, gigantic suites, balconies for every room, and showers big enough to throw a dance party in. Plus, we also have a game room with HDTV to satisfy all of your pop culture and movie cravings. Not only is Atwood an awesome dorm, it’s full of equally awesome people! Everyone and their awesomeness are welcome to swing by my room anytime for candy, hugs, or random clothing for the next party! Need a sparkly orange spandex full body jumpsuit? I got you covered!
I am a chemistry major, and hope to do environmental chemistry work after graduating. Currently, Las Cruces, NM is my hometown, but I’ve lived all over the U.S. including Kansas, Georgia, and South Dakota. I spent a lot of time in the South, so if anyone wants to go eat some collard greens or sweet cornbread, I’m totally down. When I’m not in my room playing spider solitaire or feeding my guinea pig, I’m probably outside practicing with the 5-C women’s ultimate team, the Greenshirts! I also love to throw in my free time, and anyone is welcome to join me.
So come by my room whenever you need a little down time. I’m super pumped to meet everyone!
Jonathan Cloud Dragon Hubbard - Case 1st floor
I'm Jonathan Cloud Dragon Hubbard, and I'm going to be the 1st floor proctor of Case Dorm. I'll be living in Topless L (MHo describes the hall system in Case pretty well below!) I'm working on my 4th year here in Case so I'm an expert in Case Dorm related affairs. Aside from that, I'm an engineering major who's favorite classes are actually Chemistry (Don't tell my engineering friends, they will get mad!). I'm planning on studying materials science for the purpose of sustainable engineering.
Anyways, let me explain. Yes, my name really is Cloud Dragon. Yes, it really is! It was given to me by my grandfather to represent my multicultural heritage. It was originally supposed to be written in Chinese, but my parents decided to just write it in English cause it's kinda hard to say correctly (I can't even do it!). I'm a local, from Pasadena, so if you have any questions about the surrounding area, I can help. Some of my hobbies include martial arts, origami, photography, and running. I'm actually a member of the CMS track and field team, so if you're worried about studying time and extra-curriculars, come talk to me, and I'll help! In any case, my door's always open to whoever wants to talk, use some tools, or even just wants to get some candy!
See you next year!!!!!!!!
Michael Ho - Case 2nd floor
Hey everyone! My name is Michael (but lot’s of people like to call me M. Ho, Ho, or any other nickname they can think of). I’ll be the 2nd Floor proctor of the amazingly pink Case dorm. Besides having a unique color, Case is also special in that the rooms are not suite-style. Rather, they resemble a traditional college dorm with rooms running along hallways. In the case of Case (haha), these hallways are shaped like the letter “L” and are, therefore, called “L’s”. I’ll be in the corner of the upper left L if you ever need me. I have a green and fuzzy chair that’s super comfy! Beware though, it’s so comfy that I sometimes like to call that chair the “nap trap.” Luckily, candy won’t be too far away to provide you with an adequate sugar rush.
You’ve heard about the building, what about me? Well, I’m an engineering major with a focus on electronics. I like taking devices apart, soldering components together, and making things light up (LED’s are probably my favorite part of electronics). Beyond the classroom, my biggest hobby would be music. From mainstream hip-hop to indie rock, I listen to all sorts of music. There’s definitely some band or musical artist out there that both you and I enjoy. I don’t just listen to music I like watching it too! Going to live shows is one of my favorite things to do off-campus. Talk to me if you want to learn how to organize a trip to any of the great music venues in Southern California.
I’m from Texas and, even though I don’t have the accent or the boots, I definitely enjoy good BBQ and love using the word “y’all.” I have a huge dimple and I usually sleep on my right side at night. But enough random facts about me, I’m looking forward to hearing random facts about YOU!
Richard Bowen - East
Hello everyone! My name is Richard, and I am this year's East proctor. You'll find me at the top of the back stairs, in East 176 - a short walk from East's excellent lounge (to which I am no stranger), the center of its community. There, you'll be sure to find lots of people enjoying studying, video gaming, playing word games, watching movies, or just hanging out. East is the oldest building on campus and hosts a wonderfully strong community, and we always welcome newcomers there to.
I was born in West Lafayette, Indiana (across the river from Purdue), and when I was eight I moved to the Queen City of the Ohio River, Cincinnati. I enjoy math, philosophy, fencing, science fiction, and of course socializing - so you should come by my room and hang out! I'll be sure to have delicious candy, over nine thousand varieties. So be sure to stop in if you want to chat about East, Mudd, or anything else you like.
Katie Near - Linde
Hey there! I’m Katie, your cool new Linde Dorme Proctor for 2009 – 2010. Linde Dorme is an amazing (and not pink) place where Ron really is the sausage king – just ask your suitemates! While we’re a relatively new dorme, we’ve still managed to come up with lots of unique traditions, including adding e’s anywhere ande everywhere we feele like ite. Linde is big and beautiful, but it is also faaaaaaaar from academics, so if you tend to oversleep like I do occasionally, some wheels may be a good investment.
One of my favorite aspects of the dorme is the suites. Linde has 12 in all, with varying numbers of rooms and people, but each has a shared common room for fun socializing. The best part is you get to meet upperclassmen right away because you’re living with them (along with a freshman roommate of course). Especially when it’s sunny, which is most of the time in SoCal, there are also loads of people hanging out in the dorme courtyard and they always welcome new faces!
I’m a chemistry major (I know you most of you just groaned reading that!) and it makes me sad when other people dislike chemistry. If you find yourself really hating it, give it a chance and come talk to me! Even if I can’t make you like chemistry, at least I have proctor candy! I’m also a NorCal girl and I love anything water related – sailing, the beach, water polo or even a nice warm bath – so it’s kind of a given that inner tube water polo is my favorite IM sport. Maybe it’ll be yours too… even people who don’t play have fun going to games to support their favorite dormes and heckle their favorite refs!
In my free time I like to dance to really awful British techno/pop, practice my Spanish on unsuspecting people, sing karaoke and doodle. I’m always looking for new things to try though, so please stop by my room anytime to say hi and let me know! I love to chat with people, and I love candy, so you can be sure that there will definitely be a supply of the good kind outside my door.
Wesley Ducey - North
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Hey all! My name is Wes and I will be your friendly neighborhood Norf Dorm Proctor for 2009-2010. This will be my third year living at Norf and I can’t wait for another exciting year at the best dorm at Mudd! At Norf we enjoy playing outdoor sports, bbq-ing, watching ESPN in our comfy lounge, being boisterous, and dominating intramurals. Don’t let all the sports intimidate you though, we also like to hang out, watch Wheel of Fortune, play board games, and relax around a nice smore-filled campfire. And if Norf wasn’t sweet enough, renovations being completed over the summer will add new paint, carpet, furniture, and the like to an already amazing dorm.
My room is at the top of the back hall stairs and will constantly be open for anyone and everyone to stop by to say hi, have a chat, or just to come grab some candy. Mudd can be a bit of a challenge at times, so don’t hesitate to come and talk to me about anything at all...I have either been through the same, or know a good friend who has.
If you happen to catch me out of my room, I am either at class, eating, or enjoying the great outdoors. My main hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, surfing, snowboarding, basketball, and playing guitar. I always love trying new things though and am currently getting into cricket and rugby (as I am studying abroad in Australia at the moment), so if you have a cool hobby that you enjoy, introduce it to me, I would love to give it a try. While at school, getting off campus every once in a while is a must even if it just a couple minute drive to the Claremont Nature loop for a relaxing walk. If you ever want to come, please don’t hesitate to invite yourself...really! I hope this helps you get to know Norf dorm and myself a bit, but if you have any questions, comments, or concerns shoot me a message anytime. Cheers!
Alex Hagen - Sontag
Hi there! I'm Alex Hagen and I am the Sontag Proctor for 2009-2010. Those lucky enough to be in Sontag have the newest dorm on campus. The dorm is arranged into suites of 4-5 people with a big lounge and something the rest of the school dreams of: a kitchen in each suite. Even if you don't like to cook, you still can reap the rewards of allowing others to cook in your suite by charging a small tax on their food. I enjoy attempting to bake, so you will receive delicious snacks occasionally during the year. If you're interested in learning how to cook, I will host some informal cooking/baking classes during the school year.
I'm a physics major with an emphasis in astrophysics. Right now, I'm doing research with a Pomona prof on Near Earth Objects with the Spitzer Space Telescope as well as the ground-based telescope that Mudd and Pomona co-own. I really enjoy talking about astronomy and physics, so stop by proctor suite if you want to chat about that, or anything else. There also will be a Proctor Star Party during the year, as well as a trip to the desert to camp and watch a meteor shower. I also enjoy playing games (video and board), as well as reading when I get the chance. My favorite authors are Alexandre Dumas and CS Lewis, and right now I'm working on Life of Pi, by Yann Martel.
I am very much looking forward to meeting all of you! If you have any questions about Mudd (before or after you arrive), please email me. See you soon!!
David Berryrieser - South
Hi, my name is David, but I also go by Curly, and I am proctor of South. South is almost entirely singles and due to an odd set of circumstances, is not South of anything on campus. The singles are organized into small suites of three or four. South dorm is known for being quiet and we don’t throw any large parties like the other inner dorms. However, South does have a very active social life, and if you pop into the lounge at any time, there is no small chance of there being fresh baked cookies.
I am a physics major and I currently do research in quantum optics so if you don’t know the details of Bell’s theorem and want your mind blown, come talk to me. I also help run the fencing club on campus. Fencing has a reputation of wimpy form of fighting, but it is in fact intense and ridiculously awesome. So, if you already know how, or want to learn, again, talk to me. Some of my other interests include wandering around in the outdoors and photography, and I usually combine these two. I will be leading some hikes in the area and would love having people come along.
Please feel free to contact me in any way, with absolutely whatever you would like to talk about, even if it has nothing to with anything.
Cidney Scanlon - West
Good morning star shine! I'm Cidney the proctor of the one and only West Dorm. While we do enjoy fires and breaking the occasional malfunctioning electronic device, westies are incredibly friendly, outgoing, and welcoming people. Whether you come during the day to play some courtyard golf, at night to enjoy a pallet fire, or around 2am to experience the unforgettable memories that occur only in the early mornings of backhall, we're sure to be around.
I am an engineering major with a serious addiction to rock climbing. If you are interested in learning or a seasoned veteran, be sure to get on the climbing club mailing list. From bouldering to trad, we do it and will teach you how! Aside from climbing, I generally just enjoy the outdoors and have a hand in the hiking and surf activities that go on during the year. I also probably watch more movies than is healthy.
For whatever reason, I seem to want to be an engineer, specifically interested in working in water resources in developing countries and rural communities. I am currently on a semester abroad in the lovely Cape Town, South Africa where I am actually getting to work on an urban water project.
Please come by, say hi! I'll be the stranger offering you candy. Join me on an outdoor trip or simply come by to chat (or to eat the delicious baked goods produced by my suite mate). If I'm not in my room, check West courtyard or the climbing gym. Welcome to the truly amazing place that is Harvey Mudd College, let me know if I can ever be of assistance!