Summer Pre-College At Skidmore
 

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

 

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:

 

Raquel EscobarWelcome 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.  

Raquel Escobar

 
 
 

 

Vanessa Gachette

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.

 

 Vanessa Gachette

 

Madeleine Kemp

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!  

 

Madeleine Kemp

 

Ryan Meczywor

 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!

 

 Ryan Meczywor

 

Carmen Ramos

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!

 

Carmen Ramos

 

Alicia Pierce

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!

 

Alicia Pierce

 

Harrison Priest

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!

 

 

Harrison Priest

 

Jasmyn Story

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

 

Brandyn Solano

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!

 

Brandyn Solano

 

Nini Tsintsadze

Hello, my name is Nini Tsintsadze and I am from Tbilisi, Georgia (the country, not the state).  I am going to be a senior next year and I am an international affairs major.  Almost 5 years ago I was one of the Pre-College students at Skidmore; my experience was unbelievable and it was one of the major reasons why I am here as a full time student.  As for my hobbies, I love skiing and dancing.  I am vice president of the International Student Union and an International peer mentor.  I cannot wait till the program starts and till I see you all. 
 
Nini Tsintsadze
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