Orientation Directors

As your Orientation Directors this year, it is our job to plan orientation and keep you informed throughout the summer. Feel free to reach out to orientationadventures@g.hmc.edu if you have any questions.

Kasey Chung '25

Kasey Chung ’25

2024 Orientation Director

Hi everyone! My name is Kasey and I’m a rising senior from Los Angeles, California. I’m a joint Chemistry and Biology major with an Emphasis in Environmental Analysis, which is also my concentration! On campus, I participate in chemistry research, am a Chem AE tutor, and will return this summer from a semester abroad in Amsterdam. When I’m not working or studying, I enjoy reading, playing basketball and volleyball, and cooking meals with my friends. I was a Linde dorm mentor in my sophomore and junior year, and I am now serving my second year as an Orientation Director. I am so excited to meet all of you and I’m looking forward to having an amazing orientation this year!

Lev Gruber '26

Lev Gruber ’26

2024 Orientation DirectorMentor for Atwood Residence Hall

Hi all! My name is Lev and I’m a rising Junior from Berkeley, California. I’m a joint Physics/Math major concentrating in Literature. At Mudd I participate in physics research, am a tour guide, and act as president of Drive HMC, Harvey Mudd’s own simulation racing club. When not working on problem sets or coding in my lab, you’ll often find me reading on a picnic blanket in the warm SoCal sun, finding new Boba spots with friends, playing volleyball with the 5C Men’s Club Volleyball team, or planning out Orientation! As a mentor for Atwood dorm and one of this year’s Orientation Directors, I’m so excited to meet all of you and introduce you to the wonderful school that is HMC! See you soon!

Julia Manese '26

Julia Manese ’26

2024 Orientation DirectorMentor for Linde Residence Hall

Hi!!!!! My name is Julia, and I’m a rising junior from Oakland, California. I am an engineering major with a concentration in music! This is my first year as OD and my second year as a Linde mentor! At Mudd, I am a CS grutor and member of the joint music program’s choir. When I’m not spending my days in the engineering labs or doing homework, I love to vintage shop, refresh my Pinterest boards, go to the beach, and eat chocolate. I can’t wait to meet you all, and I am so SO excited for this year’s Orientation!