Meet the Pre-College Residential Staff!
Check out our 2013 Staff Below!
2014 Staff Bio Coming in Late Spring!
A carefully chosen and trained residential staff, which includes the Residence Hall Director and ten Residence Hall Advisors (RAs), live with students in the residence hall. Our dedicated staff strives to ensure a safe and supportive environment for students by maintaining policies and helping students balance academic and social life. The staff looks forward to meeting you this summer!
Residence Hall Director: Tiffany Islar
Hi Everyone! My name is Tiffany Islar. This is my fourth summer as the Residential Hall Director for the Pre-College Program. I am a Skidmore alum, where I majored in Psychology and American Studies. Later, I earned my Masters and certification in Educational/School Psychology at the College of Saint Rose. I look forward to meeting you all! I'm sure we'll create lots of fun summer memories together.
Residence Hall Advisors:
Welcome everyone! My name is Raquel and I am a rising junior and environmental studies major. I am from Brooklyn, NY
and an alumna of the Pre-College Program (2010). Some of my favorite things to do
are napping, watching movies, and soaking up the sun. I love love love animals, and
aspire to a vet, conservationist, or scientific researcher (I'm not sure yet). You're
going to love the Pre-College Program and I can't wait to meet all of you.
Hello, everyone! First off, congratulations on your acceptance into the Skidmore
Pre-College Program! My name is Vanessa Gachette, and I'm from Brooklyn, NY. I'm
currently a senior at Skidmore, majoring in psychology. Following graduation, I will
be attending graduate school in the fall to pursue a master's degree in clinical social
work, so I can become a clinical therapist. I enjoy watching movies, bike riding,
and word search puzzles. I can't wait to meet you guys, and I hope to make this the
best summer possible.
Hello! My name Maddy and I'm fro a small town in Upstate New York called Wilson. It's right on Lake Ontario and I love to go fishing with my brother. I also enjoy running and being outside, as well as watching movie and swimming. One of my favorite parts of summer is eating fresh vegetables and fruits from my garden. Saratoga Springs is absolutely beautiful in the summer! I can show you around campus and the town, and we can go to the Farmer's Market if you like! I am a rising junior at Skidmore, and I'm a Spanish major. I will see you all very soon, and I am looking forward to sharing part of the summer with you!
Hi! everyone! My name is Ryan Meczywor and I am from Lenox, Massachusetts. I am a rising junior at Skidmore and a Spanish/Music double major. I am a member of the student acappella group The Treblemakers, and the lead singer and guitarist for my band Tiny Giants. In my free time, I like to play golf, basketball, and tennis, take road trips, and hang out with friends. I am extremely excited to be joining the Pre-College program; Saratoga Springs is an incredible place to be in the summer, and I'm looking forward to sharing that experience and meeting all of you!
Hi! My name is Carmen Ramos. I am from Waukegan, Illinois (a small suburb north of Chicago) and I am currently a senior here at Skidmore. I am majoring in Health and Exercise Science and I am attending grad school next year to get my Master of Science in Nutrition. In my spare time I like playing basketball, bike riding, and spending hours online playing Tetris. I want to welcome all of you to the Pre-College Program and I look forward to meeting all of you guys!
Hello! My name is Alicia Pierce and a I am a rising junior at Skidmore College. I am from Falls Church, VA, a suburb of Washington, D.C., and I am a Social Work and American Studies double major, minoring in Government. At Skidmore, I like to swim, hang out on the green, and walk around downtown -- all things I am excited to show you guys when you arrive in Saratoga Springs! I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of you this summer!
Hello, everybody! My name is Harrison Priest and I'm from Manhattan, NY. I'm a rising junior here at Skidmore College, and an American Studies major. I love the department and am planning to attend law school after I graduate. I love animals, sports, and music. In my free time I play soccer, read, and hang out with friends. I can't wait to meet all of you and have an awesome summer in Saratoga!
Hey Everyone! My name is Jasmyn Elise Story. I am from Atlanta, Georgia. I love lying out in the sun with friends, listening to music, and snuggling up with a good book. I am an Anthropology major, interested in Mixed Race cultures. I can't wait to meet all of you; we're going to have a great summer!
Jasmyn Elise Story
Greetings everyone! My name is Brandyn Solano and I'm from Miami, FL. I'm a junior at Skidmore and here to make sure you have an awesome summer. I'm well versed in the realm of Netflix and every so often I fancy a cup of tea. This summer will be filled with adventure and I'm excited to meet you all!