Bloggers

Carolyn Richter

Hi! I’m a member of the Class of 2022 majoring in marketing and creative writing with minors in journalism and legal studies. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I’m thrilled to share my experiences about the second home I’ve found at the University of Rochester. On campus I participate in the Campus Times, Forté Campus, Cancer Awareness Club, and Hatha Yoga Club.

Esha Mardikar

Hello! I'm a first-year student originally from India, but I've spent most of my life in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I intend to major in economics, and I also have a love for history and philosophy. On campus, I'm involved with SA Government, the Hindu Students Association, and Rochester Rangoli! I'm also an IB alumni, and you can usually find me soaking up the sun whenever it's out!

Fernanda Sesto
Haven Worley
Joe Latimer

I am the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Outreach. I currently have over twenty-two years of college admissions experience, and my time in admissions has been spent traveling the United States, US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. My blog attempts to share with my readers my experiences as an admissions counselor.

Kayla Zilke

I'm a member of the Class of 2021 from Seattle, WA majoring in psychology with minors in business and environmental humanities. I'm involved with Quidditch, GreenSpace, EcoReps, intramural sports, the Student Association of Vegan and Vegetarian Youth, and Hatha Yoga.

Madeleine Fordham

My name is Madeleine Fordham, I'm from Amherst, Massachusetts, and I am a sophomore at the University of Rochester. Right now I am planning to double major in American Sign Language and theatre, with clusters in web design and British history. I also do every extracurricular activity I possibly can, including (but not limited to) ASL Club, Debate Union, TOOP, Todd Theatre, Campus Times, and Quidditch—go UR Thestrals!

Patrick Hennessey

I am an alumnus of the University of Rochester, and I've worked in the Financial Aid Office as both a student worker and now a financial aid counselor. While at the University I was an English major, history minor, and also was involved with Greek Life. When I'm not slaving away over a hot keyboard, I'm usually at home writing, reading historical fiction and non-fiction, and playing my guitar.

Ruki PV

Hello! My name is Ruki and I am a current junior at the UofR. I am majoring in Computer Science, Anthropology, and Film/Media Studies. On-campus, I am involved in a variety of activities, including Women in Computing, Residential Life, and TOOP. I am also involved in the Rochester Prison Project and an avid advocate for social justice. Meliora!

Sharifa Sharfeldden

Hello! I am a member of the Class of 2021, majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Zophia Dadlez

I'm Zophia [ˈzʌfiˌə] and I’m the Humanities Ambassador here at the University and a member of the class of 2021. I share my own experiences as a humanities major here, as well as information and stories about the broad range of Rochester's arts and humanities programs. I'm a French major from Saint Paul, Minnesota and I've been involved with a cappella, the Campus Times, and WRUR!