First of all, CONGRATULATIONS to all the new students who have decided to spend the next four years of your life at the best college on the planet. You are going to love it! And if you ever have those moments when you don’t love it, well that’s what the proctors are here for! Being a proctor means that my door is always open, so feel free to come by and grab some free candy, talk about the Emma Watson vs. Emma Stone debate, have a bit of a jam session or dance party, or just say hello. I am very excited to meet all of you…don’t be surprised if I already know your name when we first meet; I’ll have studied your names and faces by then (that’s not at all creepy, right?).
As for me, people call me the name you read above, Katie Shepherd, or KShep, Shep, Katie Shep, Shepherd, or on rare occasions, my full name, Katherine Rose Shepherd. I am an engineering major from the town of Rancho Cucamonga, California, and when I’m not laughing with people about the name of my hometown, I like to play guitar and drums, sing, dance like nobody’s watching, take photos, know people’s names, and learn new things. My favorite activity to do on campus is work as a DOS (Dean of Students) muchacho, which lets me plan and run fun-filled student activities that always have a bit of a quirky Mudd twist to them. Besides that, I enjoy playing percussion in the orchestra and working for the Admissions Office as a senior intern. I also studied abroad in Australia this spring, which was an amazing and unforgettable experience that I’d highly recommend to anyone thinking about spending a semester overseas!
As for Atwood, we take pride in our superiority when it comes to important dorm qualities such as number of floors and size of showers. Standing three floors tall and easily offering the biggest showers on campus, Atwood, although it may sound like a giant’s paradise, is a welcoming, friendly, and outgoing environment for all. And when it comes to intramural sports like inner tube water polo, Atwood is known to provide both enthusiastic players and fans that always give it their all. It’s a wonderful place to live since it is made up of people with all kinds of personalities and interests…plus we have balconies!
Get ready for an incredible year. If you ever want to drop by, I’m in room 104 on the first floor of Atwood. I have a couch, and it’s comfy. I can’t wait to meet you all in the fall!
Hey everybody! My name is Christian, and I will be the third floor proctor in Atwood! I've lived in Atwood my entire Mudd career, and we are both the tallest and best dorm on campus. We're a dorm made up of many suites that can come together for dorm barbeques and intramural sports while still having many different suite personalities. No matter who you are, you can find your place in Atwood.
I'll tell you all a bit about me. I'm a Joint Biology and Chemistry Major who is looking at the possibility of an M.D./Ph.D. after Mudd. I'm super interested in diseases, particularly those that predominantly impact poorer communities. I'm also super-easy going and always down to watch Game of Thrones, throw around a football, go on a hike, or just generally hang out. If you're ever looking for someone to chill with or just talk with, I'm your man.
I'm really excited to meet all of you! It'll be a fun year in Atwood, and I hope to really get to know everyone in the dorm. Mudd can be the most amazing place, but it can also be tough, so I hope everyone can feel comfortable coming to me about anything. My door is always open, so come by, say hello, and get some free candy! ↑to top
Well, hello there! I'm Carolina (you can just call me Caro), the second floor 2013-2014 proctor for Case Dorm. I've lived in Case the past three years, and I'm excited to live in the pinkest of all the dorms for one more year! Case has been (and I'm sure it will continue to be) a great fun and welcoming community where you'll be safe from zombies. Case is known for being a fortress with huge dorm rooms and a lounge with an awesome spiral staircase. You can find all sorts of friendly people in Case if you ever want to play a board game, video games, toss a frisbee, or compete in intramural sports (You should check them out, they're a lot fun!). You can always have enough quiet if you need to study. We also host some of the coolest parties of the school year, so it's the best of all worlds!
Now that you know a little bit about the dorm, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I'm originally from San Diego, CA and can't get enough of sunshine and blue skies. I'm a an engineering major who also loves volunteering with little kids, hosting impromptu dance parties, eating, sleeping, rock climbing, reading, learning about languages and art, and meeting new people. (That means I hope I get to meet YOU!) I've been spending my junior spring semester in Madrid, Spain, and I would love to tell you more about how great my experience has been with my host family, the food, the fútbol, the flamenco, the art (currently Antoni Gaudí is my favorite artist/architect), and again the food. (Yup, I really liked the food!)
I can't wait to meet you! My door will be open if you ever want to bust a move, talk, chill, or grab some candy! :)
Hi everybody! I'm Becca, and I'll be the proctor of East this year. I have lived in East every year I've been here. One of the great things about East is that we have a really strong community. You can find people working or hanging out in our lounge anytime of the day or night. Contrary to popular belief, we don't spend all of our time playing games, so join us for one of our two weekly movies or come work in our courtyard while enjoying the nice weather. We're always up to something interesting so come on over.
As for me, like many Easties, I can almost always be found outside in the sun. I'm a computer science major but I really like robots and have been helping with the Autonomous Vehicle class almost since its start. I'm from Philly and a big baseball fan. As a dorm president last year, I have learned a lot about how ASHMC and other parts of the school operate. I'm always looking for a good book or TV show so tell me about your favorites.
I look forward to meeting you all, so stop by and talk sometime. I love to hear what awesome things you are all working on so come in and hangout, talk or get some candy, my door is always open.
Hey everyone, my name is Ray Hurwitz, and I am the 2nd Floor Linde proctor. Linde Dorm is the wonderful place at the far end of campus with huge rooms and a wonderful suite lifestyle. Alberto Ruiz is my co-proctor at Linde, and you'd be hard pressed to find a more engaging proctor duo on campus.
At Mudd, I'm an engineering major who also plays college baseball. If you have any sport-related questions at Mudd, I'm the guy you're looking for. I also enjoy a nice game of chess, although, I can't say I'm very good. I'm from San Luis Obispo, CA, and as a result I love a good hike or a nice beach trip. Feel free to stop by Linde 232 if you have any questions this year.
My name is Alberto, and I will be one of two proctors for Linde Dorm along with Ray “The Beast” Hurwitz! At about an 8 minute walk from the academic side of campus, Linde is definitely the coolest dorm. It is a place with lots of awesome people and great rooms/suites. I’ve lived in the dorme for two years and it is definitely a fun place to be!
A bit about myself: I was born in Venezuela, moved to Miami at the age of 10, and transferred into Mudd from Miami-Dade College. I’m pursuing physics as my major and environmental studies as my humanities concentration. I do not know what I want to do after senior year, but grad school is always an option. I love meeting people and helping out. I spend a lot of time listening to music (both in English and Spanish). Indie/folk is pretty good, along with some rock, but I pretty much listen to most genres (not too into metal or country though). Books are cool along with TV shows, movies, and documentaries. I enjoy dancing like a fool over the weekend -- this includes merengue and bachata!
I hope to be able to use physics to have a positive impact in the world. Ideally, I would go into research that involves alternative forms of energy. I am an officer of Society of Professional Latinos in STEMs (SPLS), an on-campus group that is dedicated to building a Latino community on campus. We also focus on doing outreach to inspire minorities to attend college and pursue careers in STEMs. I’m a proud physics facilitator for Academic Exellence (AE). That means I will be helping a bunch of freshmen with their special relativity problems this upcoming fall!
I am very excited about the academic year and meeting the Class of 2017! If you ever need anyone to talk to, for good or bad things, you can find me in room 102!
A quick bit about me, I am originally from Boulder, Colorado. My major is engineering, and I am involved with several student groups and clubs across campus. I love playing sports, especially soccer and innertube water polo. I am in strong support of the campaign to get a dorm dog for North, but unfortunately it is outlawed by the administration. I'm excited to get to know all of the new North residents and to continue spending time with all of the returning residents!
One of the great things about North is how social we are. Everyone, whether or not they live here, is welcome to join us at our movie nights in the lounge or our weekly barbeques in the courtyard. In fact, there is usually a group of people in the courtyard playing basketball, playing cards, doing homework if you want someone to hang out with. North is also known as the athletic dorm, but that really means we have the most enthusiasm for intramural sports. While most dorms create one team for intramural innertube water polo, North has had three or more teams for the past several years. Overall, North is a great palce to live, and I'm excited to spend the next year with a group of amazing Northies!
Hi future Mudders!
I'm Natasha, and I'm excited to be the Sontag proctor for 2013-2014. Sontag Dorm is the newest dorm on campus, and rooms are arranged in a suite style where each suite gets its own kitchen! Get ready for lots of potlucks and baked goods, but I advise staying away from anything I make. I hope that all of you will teach me to be a master chef over the course of the year! Sontag is also known for being classy; we'll have formal dinners and parties like "Très Chic," so make sure you bring nice clothing!
As for me, I'm a mathematical and computational biology major (such a mouthful!), but I want to study behavioral neuroscience in the future. I really enjoy running and hiking (anyone want to train for a half marathon with me?), singing and listening to music (all the karaoke nights!), and late night talks (I firmly believe that thoughts are put most eloquently at 2 a.m.). I also love animals of all shapes and sizes. My favorite animals are pigs and cows, and I have a pet chinchilla who will (hopefully) reside in my room, just in case anyone needs a cute furball to hug.
I can't wait to meet everyone next year! Feel free to stop by at any time, whether you want to chat, eat candy, complain about my cooking, or have a quick jam sesh. And on behalf of the entire dorm, welcome to Mudd!
Hey everyone! My name is Miranda Parker, and I'm your South proctor this year! I've been in South all four years, and I've been a mentor the past two years. South is a great dorm, with a tire swing, giant chess set, and a hammock, as well as a kitchen! I love South for the community that we have and the almost constant ability to work outside on homework on our picnic tables. We like to watch lots of TV and movies (Firefly or Dr. Who, anyone?) on our big-screen TV in the lounge.
As for me, I was born and raised in Austin, Texas (technically a small town called Dripping Springs, but everyone knows Austin a lot more than they know Drip'). I am a Computer Science major, interested in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning. However, I also love volunteering and teaching. I've done a lot of community service over the years here at Mudd, so feel free to ask me about it if you're interested! I also love having tea parties, coloring, writing, and being active (I can get into any sport if you ask--I just don't promise to be good at it!). I enjoy a good ol' adorable picture from time to time, and finding great facts and videos about the world (TED talks are my favorite).
I am so excited for this year, and I hope you are too! I'll have plenty of candy in my suite, so if you don't want to chat about anything, the very least you can do is snag a Snickers or lollipop occasionally. My room is in the lower left suite, though my window faces out towards Platt, so you can always knock on that if you are feeling unconventional. Feel free to let me know if you need anything; I'm always happy to help! Welcome to Mudd!
Hi everyone! My name is Mitul, and I am delighted to be the proctor of West Dorm this year. I have lived in West all my semesters at Mudd except one, during which I lived off-campus. We here at West are a lively, friendly bunch who enjoy pallet fires (smaller than the height of the dorm, of course), and when we feel particularly destructive, smashing things.
We aren't all about destruction and loud noises though -- Westies love to express their more creative sides as well, and you will often see people working on crazy projects or jamming with their instruments in the courtyard. Westies are intelligent, whacky, non-judgmental, and love finding new ways to enjoy their lives at Mudd. You'll come to know West as the dorm where everyone accepts you just the way you are, so come by and hang out any time.
Here is a little bit about me: I am a Math and Engineering major from New Delhi, India with a penchant for all kinds of music and all the science-y things. I love talking to people about anything whatsoever, so don't be shy! Come and talk to me about whatever takes your fancy! I enjoy listening to music, playing music, singing music, talking about music, and very awkwardly dancing to music as well. So if music is your thing, we'll be besties in no time. Other activities I indulge in are reading, watching TV, and occasionally, climbing and running. Last year, I was president of West and orientation director and had a great time with both those jobs.
I am really looking forward to meeting and getting to know you all. I hope you'll see why I love West and Mudd so much, and fall in love yourselves. So please, stop by and say hi!
Why hello there! I'm Nate Bean and will be the off-campus proctor next year. Off-campus is a great place to live, with full kitchens (DISHWASHERS!!!!!), two private pools, and plenty of gas ranges for all your grilling wants and needs. I will be living in Brighton Park 1425A, and I plan on being out at the pool/patio very frequently. I'll definitely have you over for some grilled veggies/fish/meat/etc. if you want :]
A little bit of background about me: I grew up in the greater Seattle area, Issaquah to be specific (so actual Seattlites don't get mad at me...). I tried to stay active by playing many sports, including but not limited to skiing, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, etc. and have continued playing lacrosse down at Mudd as a midfielder for the Claremont Men's Lacrosse Club. I also have recently picked up rock-climbing (mostly gym, a little bit of outdoor). Aside from athletics, I am a huge Arrested Development fan and I love anything Quentin Tarantino. I recently picked up recreational reading, and my favorite books have been Stieg Larsson trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series) and George R.R. Martin's ASOIAF books (so yes, I do watch GoT as well :]).
With regards to academics, I am a physics major with a focus on applied physics, specifically applications in medicine. If you have any questions about me or HMC, feel free to shoot me an email!