Meet the Pre-College Residential Staff!
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
Congratulations on your acceptance into the Pre-College Program! This summer will be an experience to remember. I have worked as the Resident Hall Director for several summers, and I look forward to meeting you all. As a Skidmore alum, I say welcome!
Residence Hall Advisors:
Mohammed Almashhadani - Welcome to all of you! I am a rising senior. I am native to Iraq's capital, Baghdad, but I am from Queens, New York. I am currently majoring in Mathematics and minoring in International Affairs. I love cycling, driving and watching documentaries. I very much appreciate the loveliness of the weather in Saratoga over the summer. I cannot wait to meet all of you and have a fantastic summer here at Skidmore College. Once again, welcome to all of you.
Kaelen Clark - Hi guys! I am a rising junior majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Education! I am from Massachusetts but have also lived in North Carolina and Vermont. I love doing anything outside- hiking, walking, swimming, biking, playing soccer...anything! I also love animals and good food. I can’t wait to spend this summer with you guys in Saratoga Springs!
Raquel Escobar - Welcome to the Skidmore Pre-College Program! I am so excited to meet all of you. My name is Raquel and I'm currently a rising senior at Skid. I am an environmental studies major and spent my last semester abroad in Tanzania studying Wildlife conservation and political ecology. I'm from Brooklyn, NY and was also a pre-college student in 2010. This is my second year as an RA and so I'm looking forward to a great summer together. On my free time I love playing volleyball and racquetball, watching Netflix and soaking up sun. Well enough about me, I can't wait to hear about you!
Carol Li - Hi everyone!!! My name is Carol and I’m a senior at Skidmore! I’m here to tell you a little something about myself. I’m from San Francisco, California; I was born and raised in China, and moved to the States when I was about 10. I was a London Freshman (meaning I spent my first semester abroad in London as a freshman in college!), and I’ve studied abroad in Brazil, South Africa, Vietnam, and China for my junior year! I am highly passionate about travelling and engaging in International Affairs! Some of my other interests include listening and playing music; I play the traditional Chinese instrument called the Guzheng. I love watching dramas and movies, as well as writing fictional stories, as I believe our school’s motto is right: creative thought matters! I love learning new languages, and I currently speak fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, Kaipingnese, Spanish, introductory Korean as well as American Sign Language. I would also say I’m an enthusiastic and positive person! And let me tell you, I LOVE eating! I am excited and look forward to meeting you all, and I can’t wait to share good times with you all in the upcoming summer. See you all soon!!!
Ani Lordkipanidze - Welcome to the mind-blowing summer in Saratoga Springs! You got lucky huh? Of course, because I will be your R.A and will dictate what you can eat, what time you can wake up, what clothes you can put on and etc.… Actually just kidding, I’m going to do none of it! I am there to help you in every way: if you are having trouble with finding something on campus, trouble with your roommate, trouble with your desk lamp that is not turning on! I am here with other amazing RA staff! I was a pre-college student myself and I had lots of fun! Would love to help you experience the same feelings about the program! Oh and I am from the country of Georgia, all the way across the ocean and beyond. I am a rising Senior and Sociology and Economics major.
Gina Simoncelli - Hello! I’m a rising junior at Skidmore College. I’m from New Fairfield, Connecticut, and I am an English major with a French minor. I’m a big TV/Movie buff, but I also love hiking, swimming, and all things outdoors! I especially love walking around beautiful Saratoga Springs and exploring places I’ve never been before. I can’t wait to get to know you all and I’m looking forward to an amazing summer!
Brandyn Solano - Greetings everyone! I'm from Miami, FL. I'm a rising senior 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!
Bridget Stack - Hey, everyone! I'm from Wethersfield, Connecticut and a rising junior here at Skidmore College pursuing a Psychology and International Affairs double major. I love swimming, yoga, walking around downtown and in Northwoods, reading in a sunny spot, and watching Netflix. I can't wait to meet and spend the summer with you all!
Jasmyn Story - Ciao! I am a rising senior anthropology major and a member of the Skidmore College
Honors forum. I have studied abroad in London, South Africa, and am currently studying
in Florence Italy. I love to read. I am an excellent singer (but only in my car).
I cannot wait to meet you all! We are going to have a great summer!
Kevin Wang - Welcome everyone! I am a rising sophomore at Skidmore. I grew up in China, and
I currently live in Gill, Massachusetts. Being an English major, I own more books
than I intend to read and I can speak in iambic pentameter. I play the guitar and
clarinet, and I am on the ultimate Frisbee team, so get pumped for jam sessions and
pick-up games on the green. You will have an amazing time at Skidmore, and I can’t
wait to meet all of you!