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Meet your Peer Advisors

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SCOOP Student Coordinator
Kailey Toia '20

Hi I'm Kailey! I'm your SCOOP coordinator this year. I'm here to hype you up to embark on the coolest adventure to kick-off your freshman year!! This is a pic of me hiding out in the scoop bus cus I didn't wanna leave :-(( I did wilderness hiking at Lake Placid and it was one of my Skidmore highlights. Many campfire memories made with amazing people, who are still my close friends. Got any questions?? Still on the fence? Wanna chat??? Email me!!! ktoia@skidmore.edu

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Devon Kilburn 'Someday

Signing up for SCOOP was by far the best decision I made prior to my first year here at Skidmore. I connected with so many people who founded the base of my community on campus and I met mentors who I still look up to today. We can guarantee that the rain, shine, smelly socks, and campfires will come to define your First Year Experience.
Tessa Tessa '18

"I'll be one of your PAs for ADVENTURE CHALLENGE! I can't wait to meet you all and have some crazy amazing adirondack times together. I promise you SCOOP is gonna be the best kickoff to college you could ever hope for! Have a great summer!"
Bryce W. Bryce '20

SCOOP is great and you should do it and especially choose rock and river!! It's definitely the best one and I have zero bias. (You'll have a blast on any of them). Also, poop before SCOOP! Deep thoughts from Bryce!
Izziey Izzie  '18

I am a PA for SCOOP this year! Congratulations, you've just made the best decision of your college career!! SCOOP has been my family at Skidmore and I'm so excited for new first-years to join. Campfires, spontaneous swimming , beautiful stars and beautiful people like yourself!! If you have any questions email me at ialley@skidmore.edu and we can chat about all things skid and scoop and life! 
Henry Henry '18

SCOOP forever

Hey friends, family, and future acquaintances! I'm Henry and I'm one of the NAHUNA SCOOP PA's! SCOOP was an amazing experience for me and made the transition into college much more smooth and comfortable. SCOOP is to this day one of my favorite experiences at Skid! Hope all you first years choose a scoop program!
Olivia Olivia '20

HEYYYY! I’m Olivia, I go by many variations of my name to keep it interesting, but most commonly Liv. Class of 2020 woohoo, and I will be one of your PA’s for NAHUNA! I Loved NAHUNA and I am so psyched to get to be a part of it again! Participating in SCOOP is such a great decision and I promise you won’t regret it! You get to chill in the woods (the Adirondacks are amazing), hang with cool people, learn a lot (the fun kind of learning of course), and have a blast! SCOOP is like your mini family to prep you before you meet your huge family which is Skidmore! If you have any questions about Skidmore, life, SCOOP, or anything really, want to tell me a fun fact, a story, a favorite quote, email me, I’m crazy available. I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET ALL OF YOU!
Becca Becca '19

Hey SCOOPies! My name’s Becca (class of 2019) and I’ll be leading wilderness hiking and canoeing! I took this trip as a freshman and I and am SO EXCITED to be leading it now! I can’t wait to share all of the mosquito bites, wet socks, and cramped tents with you! If you have any questions feel free to reach out.

Happy camping.

PS the chameleon’s name is Jean Luc.
Ben Ben '18

I am a PA for SCOOOOOP this year (extra "o's" optional)! Congratulations, you've just made the best decision!! SCOOP tremendously enriched my social life at Skidmore and I'm so excited for new first-years to join our family. I've hiked with my fam (ADK 4 lyfe), I've sledded down mountains with my fam (don't forget a helmet), I've traveled with my fam (Puerto Rico for example), I've died with my fam (quidditch pitch against RPI for example). If you have any questions email me so we can chat about all things skid and scoop!
Mac Mack '18

SCOOP is the greatest! Get ready for friends and adventure so exciting that college seems like a breeze. I had such a good experience that I haven't stopped SCOOPing since. There will be love, laughter, and ice cream on High Peaks Hybrid and I can't wait to lose at bowling to each and every one of you.
Devin Devyn '18

My name is Devyn and I'll be one of your SCOOP PA's! I'm super stoked to meet you all and explore the spectacular Adirondacks. I'm excited to hike, swim, star-gaze, have spontaneous dance parties and nature pee together. It's going to be fantastic. If you have questions, or just want to say hey feel free to email me.

SCOOOOOOOOOP FOR LIFE.
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Kathy Jo '20

 Hey, my name is Kathy Jo and here's a pic of me from last spring break when I went backpacking in the Smoky Mountains! Pure Bliss! I love spending hours sitting in dhall, math memes, and editing photos for Instagram(@kathleen.joanna). I'm so excited to get to meet all of you while we're out there exploring the great outdoors! Get Stoked!!!!

Adrian Adrian '19 

Hey everyone! My name is Adrian, and I'm a member of the Class of 2019. I wanted to participate in SCOOP because the program helped me feel so much more comfortable when I first came to school and introduced me to some of my best friends - so I wanted to help share this great experience with other people as well. I can't wait for the amazing journey we have ahead of us, and I look forward to seeing you soon!
Laila Laila '18

Best call you’ve ever made, scoopies!! here is me lookin’ overwhelmed on a mountain — call me beep me if ya wanna reach me.
Bradley Brad '18

Hey guys I'm Brad and I'm gonna be a PA for rock and river this year! I love my SCOOP and I fully believe that going on scoop was the best decision I made going into my freshmen year. I hope everyone is having an amazing summer but I hope everyone is getting super hype for the amazing time you're all going to have on SCOOP! Can't wait to see you all.
Colin Colin '20

Hi my name is Colin Liscord I will be a sophomore at Skidmore in the fall. I am from Maine. I am undeclared but over the summer traveled to Florence, Italy and took a few art classes. I am also on the rowing team and a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Board. I was on the NAHUNA orientation trip my freshman year and loved it. I am excited to be a peer advisor this time around!
Audrey Audrey '18

Hi everyone I'm Audrey! I'm scoop leader for High Peaks Hybrid (woot woot!) and a member of the class of 2019. I'm wicked stoked to go paddle boarding, rock climbing, mountain biking and so so much more with all you incredible scoopies. Oh and be ready to eat some ice cream lot and lots of ice cream!
Sarah Sarah '20 (gap year gal)

SCOOP is one of the best things about Skidmore! I'll always remember our sunset hike to Hurricane Mountain. It was super swell meeting people right away who loved being outside and adventuring. I still hike and hangout all the time with my fellow SCOOP-ies/turtles. Get stoked!!
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Connor '18

My name's Connor and I'll be one of your very excited PA's! SCOOP was a defining moment of my college career, you have made a wonderful decision to come play with us, and I can't wait to poop in the woods with each and every one of you wonderful humans.  PLEASE feel free to contact me beforehand! (Or after)

Kerstin Klaus

Freddie '20

 Hey, I'm Freddie and I'm from Stockholm, Sweden. I absolutely loved my SCOOP trip because it really helped an awkward Swede such as myself to make friends right away and arrive on campus ready to take on my first year at Skidmore. And also, the Adirondacks are amazing and any time spent in the outdoors is always awesome! Get stoked for SCOOP!

 

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Gina '20

 

It is me, Gina! Welcome Class of 2021; fresh out of high school, gap years, maybe even the womb. I am a competitive player of a sport made for dogs (ultimate frisbee), a lizard enthusiast, and a lover of the Light speed, freshly scented Jonsson tower elevators! Catch me as your scoop PA if you're lucky enough and I'll sing you lullabies of nonsense and worship your soul. 

 MattM

 Matt '20

Congratulations, you done it. you're coming on SCOOP! Good choice, A1! Hello, it's me: Mattt Moriarty (yes you read that correctly) AKA skidmore's #1 dad. On top of being a dad, I am also a choreographer and treasurer of Rithmos (Skidmore's only jazz and hip hop group), a dance and exercise science double major, and an avid fan of DHall's sunflower butter. Be prepared for a lot of vine and spongebob references if you're one of my SCOOPIES! I cannot wait to meet you all in the fall and I hope you're all as excited as I am!! SCOOP helped get me off on the right foot at college and I'm amped to make sure that happens for you too! LETS GET IT

 Hannah Geller

Hannah '20

HI! I’m Hannah! SCOOP was the best decision I made going into my first year - I met some of my BEST friends, my BOYFRIEND, and immediately was able to be myself - I got to be silly and excited about skidmore and life with a whole bunch of passionate people who were psyched to explore, create new relationships and grow. I love to dance and run and eat sweet potatoes and be outside. I cannot WAIT for my second round of SCOOP and to create new relationships with all of the incoming scoopies!! 

 

 RebeccaSohn

Rebecca ‘19

 

Welcome to Skidmore and to SCOOP!!! As a first-year, participating in SCOOP was an amazing experience, thanks to the incredible people, the unforgettable late nights and campfires, the crazy times, and the beautiful environment of the Adirondacks. I hope to share this same magical experience with all of you! I am an English major and science nerd who loves being outdoors, looking at the stars, and playing fiddle music. Can’t wait to meet you all! In the meantime, enjoy this photo of me chilling with some rocks. 

 

Arianna

Arianna '20

My name is Arianna and I can’t wait to be a PA for SCOOP this year! On campus you can find me at the racquetball courts losing a game, wandering around Northwoods, or just nonstop laughing anywhere. SCOOP is the best way to meet people and go on beautiful outdoor adventures and you won’t regret signing up. Looking forward to meeting all of my scoopies!

 

Stella

Stella '20

My name is Stella Solasz, I am currently a sophomore studying environmental science and I Love Scoop! Doing scoop was the best decision I made during my first year at college. I entered college with so much more confidence because I had people I could lean on and trust. I met some of my best friends on my scoop trip and I don't know what I would do without them Scoop is a great way to make friends and get acclimated before one of the most intimidating times of your life.

Andy Rhodes

Andy '20

“Hiya studs!

I’m Andy Rhodes, one of a kind nature loving peer advisor for SCOOP this summer!!! If you’re on my trip, we’re going to be hiking, awkwardly dancing, laughing, and talking about the fabrical (fabulous + radical) racquetball parties! On campus, I’m an S-Rep in the Sustainability Office and I’m also the event coordinator for the Outing Club, so please feel free to talk to me about anything environmentally friendly or climate change! One of my admirable qualities is that I am an avid gluten enthusiast who loves to solely eat yellow foods! Ask me about my crocs, flamingos, cows, my beautiful rats, and how to properly drop it low on the dancefloor. SCOOP WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND HELP YOU TRANSITION INTO COLLEGE SO PERFECTLY SO PLEASE COME!

-chirp chirp

@andyrodes out”

 Rose White

Rose '20

Hi, my name is Rose White and I am majoring art history and minoring in arts administration and studio art. Deciding to do SCOOP was without a doubt the best decision I made entering my freshman year of college. SCOOP was full of fun adventures and I met some of my closest friends. YAY SCOOP!!!! 

 Maggie Warner

Maggie '20

Hello I am Maggie and I am so excited to be a PA this year with rock and river! SCOOP was one of the best decisions I made my first year and I hope everyone chooses to do it. It is such a special experience and you meet so many cool people! Some of my closest friends were on my SCOOP trip. Feel free to email me if you have any questions. I can't wait to meet all of you! 

 Hannah Cramer

Hannah '20

Hi my name is Hannah Cramer. I am a sophomore at Skidmore College pursuing a degree in Biology and a minor in art. I went to a summer camp for nine years where I had some of the best moments of my life, working with my other campers and being outdoors. When I came to Skidmore I was looking for a place where I could experience that same close-knit, bonding experience and I found that through Scoop. I loved scoop because it was a great transition into college and it provided me with friends and experiences I will never forget.

Emily D

Emily '20

Heya 2021'ers! My name is Emily and I'll be a PA on for all you wilderness hiking folk! You can usually find me dancing awkwardly at inappropriate times, making corny (but hilarious) jokes, and talking excessively about how much I love Spanish. SCOOP was 100% the best decision I made my first year--nothing compares to meeting cool new people in the great outdoors, unplugged with zero distractions. Get ready for the best (and only??) three days before your first year of college of YOUR LIFE! 

 

 LaurenG

Lauren '20

Hey! My name is Lauren and I am so so excited to be a peer advisor for all you incoming skid kids. I'm a rising sophomore at Skidmore, a soon to be political science and english double major, and the secretary for the Outing Club. I love Skidmore, and I think SCOOP is the absolute best way to get introduced to this amazing school and the awesome people you'll be sharing the next four years with. If you have any questions, you can email me at lgennige@skidmore.edu. GET STOKED!!!

 

 Sylvie

Sylvie '18

Helllooooo SCOOP!!! My name is Sylvie and I will be one of your *Paddles and Paths* PAs! I am a rising senior majoring in Biology (concentration in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) and I CANNOT WAIT to get out into the mountains with you all and have some good old fashion fun. Signing up for SCOOP was hands down the best decision I made when coming into Skidmore and it will be yours too!! I met some of my best friends on SCOOP and was able to have an easy and FUN transition into college! Please feel free to reach out to me at sfinn@skidmore.edu with any Qs about SCOOP and/or Skid! I can’t wait to meet you!!! 

 

 

 

 

Linnea

Linnea ‘19


Hello my friends!!! My name is Linnea (Lin) and I’m SO STOKED for my third year at SCOOOOOOP with Paddles and Paths!!  I’m an English and Environmental Studies double major, I work as a tutor in the Writing Center and as an S-Rep for the Sustainability Office, I do website design for WSPN (Skid’s college radio station), and am your resident aggressive environmentalist.  Likes include crocs w/ socks, being outside, pinecones, the Grateful Dead, people who carry large dogs in their purse on the subway, reading, hiking, and veggies.  You’re all about to embark on a really amazing journey filled with lots of snuggles, sunrises, stargazing, and new friendships :) Some of my favorite college memories are from the magical times I had under the trees and stars @ SCOOP, smelly socks and all :)  Please please email me (lharris1@skidmore.edu) if you want to chat about ANYTHING or talk about our feelings or send fun pics of hedgehogs wearing hats to each other!  See you so soon! <3

 

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