Hey everyone my name is Roque Muña and I'm going to be your first floor proctor of Atwood! Atwood is an amazing place to live, with three floors, huge suites, and (as far as I know), the best showers on campus. While this will be my first time living in Atwood during the school year (I lived in Atwood during Summer Institute), I know that between the individual balconies and the variety of people, it is place where many will come to call home.
So now a bit about me: I am an engineering major from Albuquerque, New Mexico. In my free time (which doesn't happen so often at Mudd) I love playing basketball, guitar, ping pong, tennis, air soft, football, and pretty much any other sport. On campus, I work for the Dean of Students office on a team that coordinates activities for students on campus (known as the DOS Muchachos). One of the most amazing experiences I've had in college is studying abroad in England for a semester, so if you have any questions about going abroad, definitely let me know.
If you ever have questions or if you just want to chill, my door will always be open. See you next year!
Nicole Crisosto - Atwood 3rd floor
Hi! I'm Nicole and I'll be your 3rd floor Atwood proctor for 2010-2011. Atwood is a great dorm with suites, large showers, and beautiful balconies. There's even a game room on third floor with HDTV and a ball pit. Atwood is full of musicians and it’s not uncommon to run into people just jamming on the 3rd floor... in short, we all just like to have fun!
I'm a physics major and grew up in various parts of California. I love traveling and discovering new places, so if you ever want to talk about cool places to visit and explore definitely come talk to me. In my free time I am usually playing music, rock climbing, surfing, dabbling in foreign languages, or dancing... all of which I love to share with other people! I always get really excited when people want to do crazy and interesting things. Come by anytime to jam, hang out, not speak English, or anything else really.
I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!
Russell Melick - Case 1st floor
Hometown: Gambier, Ohio
Major: Computer Science
I'm Russell, but some call me Rolls (ask me about it sometime). I'm going to be the proctor of Topless L (lower right) in Case next year! I've lived in Case all four years, so I have an excellent handle on all of the goings-on. We're different from the other dorms in that we have traditional hallways (called L's because of their shape) with big shared bathrooms. This means that instead of making friends with a little suite, you get to make friends with a whole hallway! We also have a really swanky courtyard that's perfect for fires and other such shenanigans.
Unlike all of the other engineers here, I'm a CS major, so you can talk to me for any advice in that area. I'm thinking about going abroad for a few years when I graduate (I've been taking German at Pomona for the last two years), but I'm keeping my options open. I grew up in the middle of nowhere Ohio (seriously, my high school is surrounded by cornfields), so coming out to Southern California has been pretty sweet.
Outside of class, there are so many awesome things at Mudd! I love watching movies on the big screens in Galileo, so let me know if you have a good one. I'm always looking for suggestions. I don't manage to do it often enough, but I also really enjoy exploring the different ethnic restaurants in LA. I also enjoy getting off campus in general, whether that's a trip to mini-golf or a hike up Mount Baldy. So come stop by my room sometime: I'm sure to have a bounty of candy and good stories.
Allison Wynn - Case 2nd floor
My name is Allison and I’ll be your 2nd floor proctor of the pinkest of dorms: Case! Case is a special and unique place, not just because of its distinctive hue, but because rooms are arranged in long, L-shaped hallways (which we like to call “L’s”), instead of smaller suites like most other dorms. But do you know what that means? You get to live by even MORE awesome people than you would otherwise! We also boast a kitchen, two lounges (one of which is 2-stories!) and a courtyard full of comfy outdoor couches and a fire pit.
As for me, I’m an engineering major focusing on environmental and agricultural applications. I come from a rural area outside of Sacramento (anyone heard of Wilton? Didn’t think so…) and I love agriculture. I was even a big FFA nerd in high school. I try to grow things at school, but not many plants really like growing in my room (I have a pet Aloe Vera plant with an attitude that somehow hates direct sunlight). Aside from that, I love listening to nearly every genre of music (and singing along to it quite loudly), playing games with friends, sewing, fresh picked tomatoes, watching TV (I love Glee!!), and making my specialty dessert: Funfetti Waffles (you’ll have to come visit me to find out what those are!). I also love talking to people and finding out their life stories. So come on by Case 247, grab some proctor candy from the most obnoxious candy container ever invented, and tell me about yourself! My door is always open!
Chris Ferguson - East
Hey everyone! Sitting comfortably? Good! I'm Chris, and I'm going to be the proctor of East dorm next year. As a dorm, East tends to have a strong sense of community, with a heavy use of the dorm lounge for homework, movies, or just hanging out. If you like playing games, East has got you covered--video games, card games, board games; there's always plenty to do. Even if games aren't your thing, you'll be able to find someone who shares your interests.
A bit more about myself: I'm an engineering major with a focus on electrical engineering, and a humanities concentration in philosophy. I grew up on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle. To answer a few questions: yes, it is on an island. No, you don't need a boat to get to it (although you can use one!). Twelve years of traveling on the whims of the ferry boat schedule has helped give me a really laid-back, relaxed outlook on life. I have a small library of books that I've enjoyed and will be happy to lend out, if you're looking for something good to read. If you aren't in search of reading material, I'm always happy to play a game, hang out, or just talk. Feel free to stop by and say hi!
Kristina Runas - Linde
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Hey y’all! I’m Kristina, proctor of the fabulous Linde Dorme for 2010-2011! Although we are one of the newer dormes on campus, we have a strong sense of dorme pride and dorme traditions, one of which is to add extra e’s to just about anything! In our dorme, Ron is the Sausage King and don’t forget your vibrant orange shirts, headbands, and face paint for every innertube water polo game of the season. While we are the furthest dorme from academics, the trip to class isn’t too unbearable (unless you slept through your alarm). One of the best features of the dorme is the suite-style layout, where a few singles and doubles are situated around a common room. Suites are a great way to get to know the amazing upperclassmen of the dorme, who are always willing to share stories of dorme past!
Apart from my proctor duties, I’m an engineering major, with a focus in chemical engineering. For the past few years, I’ve been working on a project to improve transdermal drug delivery. Although I could talk about my research for hours, I’d rather not bore you, and instead here are some random facts: I’m from Texas, and if you listen carefully, you might hear my elusive Texas accent! I horse back ride as often as possible, and when I’m by myself in lab, I sing show-tunes ridiculously loud. I have a paralyzing fear of fish, I eat all the time, and I only watch bad movies. My door is always open (southeast corner on the second floor) so feel free to stop by and enjoy some proctor candy and say hi!
Rob Carrington - North
Hi everyone! I’m Rob, and I will be your Norf Dorm proctor for 2010-2011. This will be my third year living in Norf, and I’m very excited to be moving back! Norf has a great community full of fun, friendly, and often boisterous people. Northies enjoy lots of activities, including sports, barbecues, and also just hanging out. When the weather is nice (which is most of the time in SoCal) we’ll most likely be out in the courtyard or on the quad, so feel free to come hang out! My room is right at the top of the stairs in backhall. I love to chat, so come by any time you have questions about anything, want to hang out, or just want some free candy!
Here’s a little about me. I grew up in Northridge, CA, about an hour away from Harvey Mudd. I’m a math major with a strong interest in finance, and next year I’ll be Co-President of the Mudd Investment Fund, a club I would encourage everyone to check out. I love music! I love listening to music and also playing music, and I’m always interested in learning to play new instruments. I’ve played in the Pomona Jazz Ensemble and in Mudd’s Jazz Improvisation class, so if you have any questions about playing music at Mudd feel free to ask.
Next year is going to be awesome, and I can’t wait to meet all of you! Welcome to Mudd!
Esther Hwang - Sontag
Hi everyone! I’m Esther and I'll be proctor of Sontag, the newest and most beautiful dorm on campus!! Sontag is the home of classy parties, such as Tax Night and Trés Chic, and many great cooks. Every suite in Sontag has a kitchen, so if you like to cook or eat then this is the place for you. I plan to bake delicious treats all throughout the year so make sure to stop by to say hello!
As for me, I’ve lived in Southern California my whole life and I don’t plan on living anywhere else. Some things I like to do in my free time are feed people, play board games, read, sing, play piano, sleep, and socialize. I’ve been a part of the Claremont Shades, a 5C acapella group, for three years so if you’re interested in college acapella you should come talk to me! My academic interests lie in electrical engineering, so if you find op amps, LEDs and resistors cool and/or cute, I would be more than happy to solder together a fun little circuit with you!
So don’t be shy and come visit me! My door is always open if you want to chat, rant about school, be a fatty, or need a hug. I really can’t wait to meet all of you!
Erin Powers - South (Fall 2010)
Hello everyone! My name’s Erin, and I’ll be the 2010-2011 South proctor. South, which is North of West and West of North, is the only inner dorm with a kitchen. We aren’t known for throwing large parties, but we certainly like to have fun. We’ve got a tire swing, a hammock, and an extra-large outdoor chess set, all of which are open to everyone. We’re also home to the unicycle club, and our beautiful tree is decorated with old unicycle tires. Thanks to our dorm moms, there is a good chance of there being freshly baked cookies in our lounge at any given time, so feel free to stop by and hang out!
As for me, I’m an engineering major, born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. My hobbies include hiking and unicycling, and so come find me if you ever want tips on how to unicycle! Other than that, I absolutely love music, and I play various instruments ranging from French horn to ukulele. I’m always up for trying crazy new things, so feel free to share any of your awesome hobbies with me! Come on by if you ever want to chat, or if you just want to sample some of South’s excellent proctor candy. Welcome to Mudd, and I can’t wait to meet all of you!
Laura Poindexter - South (Spring 2011)
Hometown: Hanford, CA
Hello everyone! My name's Laura Poindexter, and I'm South proctor. South, which is North of West and West of North, is the only inner dorm with a kitchen. We aren't known for throwing large parties, but we certainly like to have fun. We've got a tire swing, a hammock, and an extra-large outdoor chess set, all of which are open to everyone. We're also home to the unicycle club, and our beautiful tree is decorated with old unicycle tires. Thanks to our dorm moms, there is a good chance of there being freshly baked cookies in our lounge at any given time, so feel free to stop by and hang out!
I'm a chemistry major from Hanford, California, which is in between all the more famous parts of the state. I like hiking, gardening, Frisbee, and most any other excuse to be outside. Since coming to Mudd, I've picked up unicycling and the harmonica (not simultaneously), and I'm always up to teach or learn a new hobby. Swing by my suite any time if you want South's superlative proctor candy, a cuppa tea, or a discussion about good poetry.
Oh, and my name really is Poindexter.
Paige Pruitt - West
Hello everyone, I’m Paige and I’m West’s proctor! I’ve lived in West for all four years now, so I can assure you that West is best! What other dorm includes 14 pallet fires, giant tractor tires, and the oh-so satisfying sound of old electronics falling from the second floor balcony? In general Westies are very outgoing, creative, and fun people who know how to de-stress after a long week of Mudd classes. At all hours you can find us hanging out on the couches in the courtyard either working and chatting during the day, or just chilling by the fire pit at night. We build crazy contraptions and know how to throw a party.
I am an engineering student with a focus on robotics. If you ever have any cool project ideas let me know, I’m probably interested! I also spend some of my free time doing technical theater at Seaver Theater down at Pomona where I hang and focus the lights for the shows. If you want to geek out about theater, robotics, or even the latest YouTube video you saw, I’m game!
My room is the upper right-hand fishbowl. Come by and get some candy, ask for help, or just say hello! I’m very excited to meet everyone, and I hope that everyone loves West as much as I do!