At Skidmore, high school students can imagine their futures while living together,
cultivating new friendships and discovering just the right balance between work and
fun. A carefully selected and trained residential staff, which includes the residence
hall director and resident hall advisors (RAs), live with Pre-College students in
their own private residence hall. The residential life program, designed to support
and complement academic and artistic endeavors, ensures that students' social lives
are every bit as exhilarating as their intellectual lives.
Read about a typical day in
the Pre-College Program
On Skidmore's lively campus, Pre-College students will find college students, of course,
but also visiting students and faculty from other programs. Pre-College students are
invited to take active part in the special workshops, visiting artist lectures and
gallery talks sponsored by Skidmore's Summer Studio Art Program. The campus calendar offers many other concerts, lectures, events, and weekend on-campus activities, to
say nothing of downtown Saratoga Springs' dynamic cultural and arts scene—proving
that summer at Skidmore is much more than just summer school.
2019 Pre-College Residential Life Staff
A carefully recruited and trained residential staff, which includes the residence
hall director and ten resident assistants (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!
Hello! My name is Meredith Friel. I am currently the Digital Arts teacher at Vermont
Academy. I'm the assistant coach of the Varsity Girls Lacrosse team and I lead a small
group of students in the weekly production of our school's morning show. I've lived
in Vermont for three years with my dog, Finley, and my cat, Florence. Before Vermont,
I worked in Boston and grew up outside Philadelphia. I went to Kenyon College in Ohio
where I majored in Art History and Studio Art. I'm obsessed with all things television
and movies, especially when watching with friends and students. I love going to art
museums and visiting all sorts of antique shops. I enjoy being outside with my dog
on long walks or hikes.
Hi Everyone! My name is Charles Bailon and I am a rising senior from Queens, New York.
I am currently a Sociology major with a Latin American and Latinx Studies minor. I
just came back from studying in Madrid, Spain for the semester and got to travel around
Europe, so you can ask me questions about studying abroad. During my free time I like
to listen to music, watch YouTube, and swim. I can’t wait to meet you all this summer!
My name is Shannon and I'm a biology major and art minor. I volunteer with Skidmore
College Emergency Medical Services and am interested in a career in healthcare. My
hobbies include listening to music, playing guitar, drawing, and painting. I can't
wait to meet you all this summer!
My name is Lauren Conde, and I am a rising junior from Silver Spring, Maryland. I
am majoring in business and minoring in French at Skidmore. I am a Residential Assistant
at Skidmore on the global floor during the school year. I also volunteer with Big
Brother Big Sister on the weekends. During my free time, I like dancing, drawing,
traveling, and going for walks. I am excited to meet all of you and I am looking forward
to a fun summer.
Hi! My name is Taina Cotto, I am a rising senior from the Bronx. I am a Business major
and a Spanish and Intergroup Relations double minor. This is my second summer being
a Pre-College RA. During my free time, I like traveling to warm places, listening
to music and dancing. I can't wait to meet you all!
Hi! My name is Nigel Dawson, and I’m from the Bronx! I’m currently a Junior at Skidmore
College majoring in Management & Business and minoring in Sociology and Asian Studies.
From March-August 2020, I will be traveling to Japan as an exchange student to further
my proficiency of the Japanese language and to learn more about the culture. As for
what I want to do as a career after college, I’m not exactly sure. For now, I think
I would like to pursue a career either in marketing or possibly in film and media,
but only time will tell! As for interests, I enjoy listening to hip-hop and pop music
and love watching and talking about Big Brother on CBS and the Total Drama Series
on Cartoon Network. I became a Pre-College RA because I wanted to be able to see students
be able to enjoy possibly their first time away from home studying on a college campus! I’ll
be looking forward to meeting you all!
Maya Del Rosario
I am a rising Senior from New Paltz, New York and I am a Neuroscience and Psychology
double major here at Skidmore. I love being a research assistant in two Psychology/Neuroscience
labs as well as being a part of the ResLife office team! My interests include painting,
watching tv shows (especially Criminal Minds and the Office), playing ultimate Frisbee
and playing board/card games of all kinds. A fun fact about me is that although pineapple
is my favorite food, I’m allergic to nearly every other raw fruit and vegetable (weird,
My name is Marcus Jackson I am a senior and a member of the Skidmore men’s basketball
team. I am an Exercise Science major studying to become a physical therapist. My interests
include drawing, video games and anime. I aspire to play professional basketball overseas
and own my own business. I am anxious and excited to meet and get to know all of you
Hi! My name is Asia Quinones and I am from the Bronx, New York. I am class of 2021,
majoring in Psychology while also on the Pre-Nursing track. My interests include
binge-watching Netflix shows and poetry, which I do write in my spare time. I chose
to become a Pre-College RA because I was once a Pre-College student at Skidmore and
really want to give back to the program that helped me reach the heights that I am
I’m Brandy! I am a rising junior in the class of 2021. I am a sociology major with
a double minor in gender studies and intergroup relations and I’m from Dayton, Ohioooooo!!!
In my free time I’m either journaling, watching Naruto or sleeping! There are so many
traveling places on my bucket list, but right now Turks and Caicos is my number one.
I chose to be a Pre-College RA to give first year students the advice, support, and
reassurance I wish I had in my first year of college.