Srishti Nayak - Atwood 1st floor
Hi all! My name is Srishti Nayak (I know that is a mouth full, so "Sri" will work just fine) and I am your first floor Atwood proctor. Atwood is a super sweet place to live. We have a game room with HDTV to satisfy all of your pop culture and movie cravings. Plus, we got three floors, gigantic suites, balconies for every room, and showers big enough to throw a dance party in. But don't worry; we will be having most of our dance parties (of which there will be plenty) in the suite.
Here is a little about me: I am not your typical Mudder but I love Mudd all the same. Firstly, I am an off campus neuroscience major. My research interests include Alzheimer's disease and general memory function. When I am not in lab, I am usually watching TV shows and fantasizing about a movie role as I have had a love affair with the stage since before I can remember. I am also OBSESSED with trashy pop music (hence the dance parties) but I also enjoy good music. On numerous occasions, I have been told that I was one of those babies that could "break it down" before they could walk. So if you ever have to make fun of me while I sing along to "TikTok", or have a dance party (also encouraged as it is time tested way to relieve stress), or just talk, please feel free to knock on my door any time.
Nick Hill - Atwood 3rd floor
"I have stolen good grades back from sleeping professors. I burned down the dorm of West. I have spent the night in the ECF (Engineering Computing Facility) and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from Scripps campus at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by computer-light that others fear to code during the day. I have talked to God, loved women, and played symphonies that make the minstrels weep. My name is Nick Hill. You probably haven't heard of me...yet."
The above was a shameless (and more than slightly pretentious) adaptation of the introduction to a book called "The Name of the Winds" by Patrick Rothfuss. Pretty much all of that is made up, but I love the book and I wanted a clever little introduction...two birds, one stone. Anyways, let's talk about you, me, and Atwood dorm since that's why you're really reading this.
You: Although this may sound cheesy, I am really excited to meet you. Every class adds something new to Mudd and the dorm they live in so I honestly can't wait to see what you guys bring. So congratulations on getting into Mudd! Whether you're living in Atwood (where I'll be proctoring next year) or not, I'm looking forward to meeting you.
Me: The first thing most people find out about me is that I'm from Wyoming. For most people, I am the first person they have ever met from the least populous state in the Union and that's cool for me. I love the outdoors-hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, hunting, etc.-you name it and I probably grew up doing it. I played tennis and soccer in high school, play the French Horn in the orchestra, and do a bunch of other activities that you'll have to come talk to me in order to find out. Cliffhanger!
Atwood: Naturally, I saved the best for last. Atwood is the tallest and coolest of dorms (correlation or causation? we'll never know...). We have three floors and four suites on each floor. We're very competitive in the intramural sports like inner tube water polo and soccer and in general just like to do awesome and fun things. It will be my first year living in Atwood so I'm just as excited as you.
Take away message: Don't be a stranger. I can and will meet you if you're an incoming freshman or a returning sophomore, junior or senior. If you happen to live in Atwood, that's just an added bonus. So come visit me on third floor and we'll get to know each other. The door will always be open.
Mary Van Vleet - Case 1st floor
There once was small girl from Denver,
Who considered herself quite the nerd:
Wrote (bad) poetry with ease,
And thought math quite a breeze,
Though physics, I confess, went beyond her.
She calls herself Mary Van Vleet,
Her friends call her outgoing and sweet,
Prone to laugh and to smile,
Yet be thoughtful all the while,
She's compassionate, fiery, upbeat.
Get to know her, and you'll quickly spot,
Mary longs for adventures that won't be forgot:
She'll bike, hike, and ski,
Perform risky chemistry,
And find joy in chasing all that life's got.
On the other hand, though it's sometimes hard to see,
There's a contemplative part of Mary's personality,
That longs only to read,
And live life at half-speed,
Thinking of God, cello, Spanish, and Cummings' poetry.
As you may be aware, Mary's proctor of Case,
Which is by far the most awesome-est place,
Pink brick and teal trim,
And friendly people within,
Who wouldn't be happy in this zombie-proof space?
If that wasn't enough, Case Dorm boasts far more,
There's parties and sing-a-longs: come see what's in store!
They win water-polo together,
Roast s'mores in good weather,
And eat stir-fry for ThurFri on the courtyard floor.
If you venture to Case, swing by any time
You'll meet Mary or Alix, her partner-in-crime,
They can't wait to meet you,
Be friendly, and greet youAnd it's said their proctor candy is sublime.
Alix Chan - Case 2nd floor
Now, this is the story all about how my life got flip-turned upside down, and I'd like to take a minute and introduce this place - I'll tell you how I became the proctor of a dorm called Case.
I am Alix and I am SUPER EXCITED to be your Case 2nd floor proctor! As we like to say (well, scream out at the tops of our lungs), Case is the place! "Well, what kind of place?" might you be wondering? Well, in truth, Case can be any place you want it to be - rambunctious, tranquil, and everything in between - except for boring! This'll be my third year living among Case's rosy-hued bricks and mortar and I speak from experience. We throw some of the coolest parties on the 5Cs, but it's also always quiet enough to sleep and study. We've also got spacious rooms, two huge lounges, and lots of friendly people around!
I'm a joint Chemistry/Biology major with interests in synthetic and medicinal chemistry. Outside of academics, I love anything related to food (cooking and eating), taking extended naps (I refer to my couch as "the trap," because it's impossible to get out of), painting, board games, and narwhals! I'm also a DOS Muchacho, working for the Dean of Students office to plan fun activities, so I'll do my best to get you to take study breaks and do something fun every so often. Stop by my room sometime to talk or just get free candy - my door will always be open!
Stephanie Levins - East
My name is Stephanie and I'm the proctor of East Dorm for 2011-2012! This will be my fourth year living in East, so I'm very familiar with the culture and traditions. Easties have a strong sense of community which is focused in the dorm lounge. People can usually be found in the lounge playing games, watching movies, doing homework, or just hanging out. Easties are super friendly and are always ready to welcome others into the community, so stop by for some fun conversations or sidewalk chalk extravaganzas!
As for me, I'm a mathematical biology major with a humanities concentration in environmental studies. I'm from San Jose, CA where I've lived all my life (granted, in several different houses). I enjoy reading, watching TV shows, hanging out in the lounge, and I LOVE driving. Saturday trips for Costco free samples, anyone?? Some other random facts about me: I am terrified of most insects, I sing (loudly) when I drive, and I am fantastic at coloring in the lines (usually) in my numerous coloring books. If you're ever looking for some good coloring materials, proctor candy, someone to play games with, or just someone to talk to, don't hesitate to stop by!
Lowell Reade - Linde 1st floor
I'm Lowell, the first floor proctor for Linde Dorme. I've been quite nomadic at Mudd, living in Sontag freshman year, Case sophomore year, South and abroad in Australia junior year, and now Linde, the best for last!
I am an engineering major, interested in civil and (aerospace) materials engineering. Besides that though, I'm passionate about social media, anything Apple related, and am considering heading to business school after Mudd to pursue a career in business development or marketing. I grew up in several countries, and graduated from high school in Tokyo, but I'm more or less from Palo Alto, CA. More Lowell 101: I've been one of the leaders of Prism, Mudd's queer and allied student group for the past couple of years. I love food and exploring for new restaurants (let's go eat somewhere yummy!). Come by anytime to chat!
Evann Gonzales - Linde 2nd floor
Hello, everyone! I'm Evann, proctor of Linde Dorme for 2011-2012. Linde Dorme is the dorm that adds silent "e"s to words, knows that Ron is the Sausage King, and is the farthest from Ac End. Linde Dorme is made up of suites, in which either four or six people live in either singles or doubles and share a bathroom and a living room. This is especially excellent because freshman end up with sophomores, juniors, and/or seniors - forming a sort of family-style living situation. People like this because they are able to form suite identities and depend on each other for homework and other types of help.
I'm an engineering major, with a focus on sustainability and electricity. During my sophomore year, I was Co-President of Engineers for a Sustainable World / Mudders Organizing Sustainability Solutions (ESW/MOSS), which is Mudd's sustainability club and promotes responsible energy and food consumption. Over the summer of 2010, I traveled with a group to Kenya to install a solar power system to power an electric water pump and classroom lights at Kenya's only free secondary school. So, if you're interested in sustainability, come talk to me! In my free time, I also like to read, listen to music, lie in the sun, and socialize.
So, please come visit me! My door will always be open if you'd like to chat about anything, need some candy, or just want a hug! I'm super excited to meet all of you!
Matt Brown - North
Hi everyone! I'm Matt Brown, and I will be your Norf Dorm proctor for 2011-2012. This will be my fourth year living in Norf, and I'm very happy to have lived here each and every year! Norf has a great community full of fun, friendly, and often boisterous people. Northies enjoy lots of activities, including sports (think basketball, football, but also inner-tube waterpolo, bocce ball, ultimate frisbe), 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! If you need anything, 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 Oxnard, CA, about an hour and a half away from Harvey Mudd. I'm an engineering major with a strong interest in mechanical systems, especially when interfaced with cool applications like robotics. I love listening to music as do many of our north residents and enjoy playing the piano when I get a chance. Whenever we have free time, I'm always happy to play any sort of board or card game you can think of. Grab a couple of friends and I can teach you how to play Settlers of Catan, Bridge, Hearts, or some of the weirdest variants of Chess that you wouldn't even dream of.
Next year is going to be awesome, and I can't wait to meet all of you! Welcome to Mudd!
Mira De Avila-Shin - Sontag
Hey! My name is Mira De Avila-Shin and I'm going to be your Sontag Proctor for 2011-2012! Sontag is, without a doubt, the classiest and newest dorm on campus. We are a diverse community made up of suites, where each suite has a kitchen. We don't let kitchens define our dorm personality; though, I can't lie, they are a sweet bonus and many of us love cooking, or just eating. Random fact: we're the only dorm with an elevator that can take you half a floor! Also, the Sontag Mentors and I plan on baking goodies, throughout the year, so prepare to be stuffed!
Besides being a Proctor, I am an engineering major and for humanities, I concentrate in art. So the blue animal sculpture, which will probably be sitting outside proctor suite, is mine. I was born and raised in Oakland, California; so, "hella" is definitely part of my vocabulary. Some of the activities I love to do is longboarding, dancing around my suite/room to music blasting and playing rugby. I joined the Claremont Women's Rugby team, the Foxes, my junior year and fell in love with the sport. So if you have any interest in rugby or have no idea what it is but want to know, just let me know and I'll take you to a practice or a game! Or if you want to come and have a study break, just let me know and we can have a dance party in proctor suite!
I always leave my door open, so come and visit if you need to talk, take a break, dance, anything really! I'm hella excited to meet you all! 2011-2012 school year is going to be awesome!
Alexa Noxon - South
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
My name's Alexa and I'm excited to be proctor of South this year! South is an awesome place to live and hang out, with comfy couches, and a swingin' hammock. Not only is South home to nice people, but also to XX unicycles, the only kitchen in the inner dorms, and the smell of fresh-baked cookies.
I'm an engineering major who likes hula-hooping, reading fantasy, and music (especially European pop music, country, and Enya). I am also a fan of Chick-fil-a, tie-dye, crafts that have googly eyes, and camping.
I can't wait to meet you, so if you want to hang out (or just want a handful of the best candy on campus), drop by the South-West corner of the dorm. Welcome to Mudd!
David King - West
We at West dorm believe that it is necessary to balance the heavy Mudd
workload with a healthy dose of fun and relaxation. You can bet that
you'll find Westies talking around our firepit, sitting on couches, or
building something in our courtyard at whatever time of day you decide
to take a study break. There is simply always something going on here.
Although Mudders in general tend to be some of the smartest and most
friendly, fun, and non-judgmental people you've ever met, I've found
that the West community goes even farther by adding to that a sense of
creativity and creation (and at times destruction). It really is an
exciting place to live!
I'm an engineering major from New York state with interests in
psychology, foreign languages, traveling, culture, Norse mythology,
cooking, ecology, running, rock music, movies, fuzzy animals, and most
other things. I would love if you stopped by my room to talk about
anything (bonus points if it's in a different language and double points
if in French or Spanish). I believe that happiness is an attainable
goal, and I refuse to settle for anything less.
I am truly excited to get to know all of you in the class of 2015. On
behalf of West dorm, I send you our warmest welcome.
Kevin Samrick - Off Campus
Hi everyone, I'm Kevin Samrick, and I'll be your off campus proctor. This will be my second year living off campus and my second year as off campus proctor. Both CGU and Brighton park have great facilities that include gas bbq's available for residents' use and outside patios, which are a great place for getting together and hanging out.
A little bit about myself: I grew up in Northern California about 45 minutes outside San Francisco. I'm an engineering major with an interest in systems. My interests include hiking (we have a beautiful National Forest, which, though less than 20 minutes away, lets you feel far removed from the LA metropolis), reading, sports, languages, traveling, cooking, baking, eating, and eating. Because the apartments off campus are a little more spread out, it may seem a little more intimidating to come say hi, but don't be shy!
If you ever need use of a kitchen, want to get off campus to do some hiking, or just sit around, eat some cheese, and hang out, my door is always open. Can't wait to meet you!