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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: Stacy Utecht

Stacy Utecht

Hello Skidmore Summer Students! My name is Stacy Utecht and I will be your Residence Hall Director this summer.  

I am originally from Wisconsin, but have been working for the past 9 years as a Resident Director at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. I love what I do because I get to spend time with students, ensuring they have the most safe, fun, and transformative experience as they walk through their college years. In my free time I love spending time with people I love.  Game nights, making meals together, being spontaneous, and finding new adventures are some of my favorite pastimes.  International travel is one of my greatest passions. I have been to 55 countries, and am always planning my next journey!

I am really excited to meet you and get to know you better.  Both my RA staff and I will strive to create an environment that makes you feel welcome and known. I hope you feel at home with us at Skidmore, and that you will have an incredible experience this summer. See you soon!


Residence Hall Advisors:

Lydia Bernard-JonesLydia Bernard-Jones

Welcome to the program! I am part of the Class of 2019 and a Public Health major (self-determined). I love to dance and have fun. I am easy-going and I love to engage enriching conversations. I am from Sierra Leone and I have also lived in the Netherlands. I love to travel and I have visited 10 different countries and still counting. I look forward to meeting all of you and I look forward to learning from all of your experiences and you learning from mine. This summer is going to be great! See you soon.








Shannon CasselShannon Cassel

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!








Kyaira CoffinKyaira Coffin

My name is Kyaira Coffin and I am a rising sophomore. I am from the Albany area but I have lived in Saratoga County for a while now. I plan to major in Philosophy with a dual minor in Spanish and Dance.










Emily FritzonEmily Fritzson

Hello and welcome future Pre-College students! My name is Emily, and this will be my second summer as a resident assistant. I graduate in May 2017 with a degree in psychology with minors in American Studies and Spanish. I am from Cumberland, Maine but consider Saratoga Springs to be my second home. In the spring of 2016, I studied abroad in Madrid on the Skidmore in Spain program. I am a huge New York Giants fan and a total gym rat but also a shameless chocoholic. I love to cook, read, and go to the movies. Summer at Skidmore is one of a kind, and I'm so excited for you all to find out for yourselves! 




Harry HaleHarry Hale

Hello and welcome to the Pre-College Program! I am Harry Hale, a Spanish and Philosophy double major here at Skidmore College. I am from Western Massachusetts and I enjoy cooking, practicing Spanish, and being outdoors. Skidmore is a fantastic place to be, especially in the summer. I am excited to meet you all and answer any questions you may have about the college experience!




Markus JacksonMarcus Jackson

My name is Marcus Jackson. I am a junior 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 you all of you this summer.







Lea KrambergLea Kramberg

Hello and welcome to the Pre-College Program! My name is Lea and I am from Rockaway Beach, NY. I will be graduating in May (!) with a BA in Neuroscience, and headed to graduate school in the fall for an MA in Education. In my free time I love to read, watch Netflix, be outside, and hang out with friends. Some of my most memorable college experiences include being a part of a modern dance workshop, playing trumpet in Concert Band and small brass ensembles, studying abroad in Denmark, and singing with Rejoice Inspirational Choir.  I am so excited to get to know you, and enjoy Skidmore and Saratoga Springs with you this summer. See you soon!






Lincoln LinLincoln Lin

What’s up! I am Lincoln Lin, from the Shanghai area. I am a rising-junior and I am a Business and International Affairs double major. I love to travel and I am planning to go to Europe after the program ends. I am a Chinese calligrapher for 11 years and I love to bike. I look forward to getting to know all of you!







Amy ZhengAmy Zeng

Hello to those who have been accepted to the Pre-College Program! This will be my second time as a Pre-College RA and I cannot wait to meet you all and spend lots of fun times together this summer. Currently, I am a rising senior with a focus in Psychology and Economics. I am from Manhattan, New York and love hiking, biking, and yoga. I love traveling and have just returned from a year abroad in Shanghai, China and Melbourne, Australia. However, this summer, I am most excited to stay in Saratoga and spend lots of time getting to know all of you!





Mia ZilahyMia Zilahy

Hi! My name is Mia Zilahy and I am a rising senior from Glastonbury, Connecticut. I am a Studio Art major and an Anthropology minor. I like hiking, camping, dancing and making art. I am excited to share Skidmore with all of you. I am looking forward to a great summer!







2018 Residential Staff Information Coming Soon!