First Year Fellows

What are First Year Fellows?

First Year Fellows (FYFs) serve as a transitional support system for students as they face new academic challenges and concerns during their first year of college.  FYFs enrich the community with opportunities for academic excellence, campus engagement, and professional development through mentoring, academic role modeling, educational programming, and personal interactions.

My FYF and I don't have the same major.  

That's okay. FYFs are trained on a wide range of topics including advising, academic policies, and academic resources.  If they do not have an answer, they can find the answer and/or connect you to the right person to help you.  

Also, while FYFs focus on the residents on their floor(s), FYFs are available to all residents living on campus. If you're a computer science major, and you have some questions about what it's like in computer science, feel free to reach out to one of the FYFs majoring in computer science!  We're a community, and we're here to help!

Hecht Residential College

Emma Miller

Lead First Year Fellow

Ecosystem Science & Policy and Spanish 

Kennedy Debow


Isabel Ogilvie

Computer Science & Geological Science 

Americo Casas

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

Orissa Symmonett


Ripley Kunkel

Philosophy and Nursing 

Anika Yamar

Microbiology and Immunology 

Emilie Frias

Human & Social Development 

Veronica Gilbert

Health Science 

Jada Brown

Psychology and Creative Advertising 

Domonique Folkes

Mathematics and Quantitative Economics 

Mahoney Residential College

Ashlee Sealy

Lead First Year Fellow

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 

Rooms 202-229 Rooms 201, 231-265

Taylor Washington

Industrial Engineering 

Ashlee Sealy

Lead First Year Fellow

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 

Rooms 302-329 Rooms 301, 331-365

Fabrizio Darby

Health Science, Biology, and Creative Writing 

Camryn McDonald

Computer Science and Mathematics  

Rooms 402-429 Rooms 401, 431-465

Jose Chang

Biochemistry & Nutrition 

María Mejía-Botero

Public Health and Microbiology & Immunology 

Rooms 502-529 Rooms 501, 531-565

Kumani Riley

Computer Science and Interactive Media 

Jamilah Barclay

Accounting and Finance 

Rooms 602-629 Rooms 601, 631-665

Cat Woods

Classics and Motion Pictures 

Allie Ashman


Rooms 702-729 Rooms 701, 731-765

Shirsika Kummeta

Neuroscience and Anthropology 

Allison St. Clair

Global Health Studies 

Pearson Residential College

Isaac Attuah

Lead First Year Fellow

Computer Science 

Rooms 602-629 Rooms 601, 631-665

Diya Jayram

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Global Health Studies 

Angella Nakasagga

Public Health and Economics 

Rooms 702-729 Rooms 701, 731-765

Mackensie Debello


Isaac Attuah

Lead First Year Fellow

Computer Science 

Stanford Residential College

Samar Ahmed

Lead First Year Fellow


Aaliyah Brown


Raina Johnson

Environmental Engineering 

Savannah Linares

Health Science 

Sakina Qazi

Biochemistry and English 

Isabella Lopez

Physics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 

Angelique Uku


Shara Sookhoo

Marine Biology 

Andrew Tinch

Jazz Guitar Performance 

Catalina Sanchez

Psychology, Criminology, and Sociology 

David Shannon

Microbiology & Immunology 

Questions about the First Year Fellows Program?

Michael Stokes, Director for Academic Initiatives & Academic Ombudsperson, manages the First Year Fellows program. Michael can be reached at