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Meet Your Orientation Student Leaders

To assist new first-year students on campus, Orientation Student Leaders, or OSLs, lead groups of them through the Orientation program.

OSLs are students who are exceptional leaders on campus—and they all went through Orientation themselves when they started at the University! Orientation Student Leader Coordinators help organize the entire Orientation program and have previously served as OSLs.

Orientation Student Leader Coordinators

Alec Degnan

Hometown: Carol Stream, IL

Major: Psychology

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: The fact that you can walk to class and say “Hi” to at least five people.

Natalie Filas

Hometown: Saint Charles, IL

Major: Elementary Education

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: I absolutely love how close-knit the community at Elmhurst University is, from the different organizations to the faculty members. I truly feel like I have another family on campus!

Orientation student lead Teddy Schupack.Teddy Schupack

Hometown: Hayward, CA

Major: Psychology

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: I love being able to see not only myself but also the people around me grow during their time here.

2020 Orientation Student Leaders

Katherine Albano

Hometown: Elburn, IL

Major: Psychology, with minors in Spanish, English and Political Science.

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: The genuine people and staff who want to see you grow and flourish.

Evan Caverly

Hometown: Lowell, MA

Major: Music Education

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: The community that it brings together that becomes family.

Angelica Canong

Hometown: Niles, IL

Major: Nursing

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: The feeling of being family with students and staff.

Orientation student lead Abby Daniels.Abby Daniels

Hometown: Plainfield, IL

Major: Special Education

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: I love how Elmhurst is such a welcoming and happy community! Everybody on campus supports each other! It is an amazing place to be!

Orientation student lead Alyssa DeJesus.

Alyssa DeJesus

Hometown: Elmwood Park, IL

Major: Communications and Marketing

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: My favorite part about Elmhurst is the community; everywhere I go I see a friendly face and I always feel like I fit in.

Zack DeRamos

Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL

Majors: Chemistry, Secondary Education

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: I love the community!

Michelle Diaz

Hometown: Joliet, IL

Major: Speech Language Pathology

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: My favorite part of Elmhurst is seeing the OSLs on a regular basis throughout the school day!

Rachael Dickenson

Hometown: Chatham, IL

Major: Nursing

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: My favorite part about Elmhurst is all of the amazing people and the faculty being equally as amazing.

Nico Favuzzi

Hometown: Addison, IL

Major: Accounting and Finance

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: The close-knit community.

Vaishnavi Gandhi

Hometown: Niles, IL

Major: Nursing

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: Meeting new people.

Orientation student lead Mason Garcia.

Mason Garcia

Hometown: Orland Hills, IL

Major: Cybersecurity

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: I love the diverse community of Elmhurst and how welcoming everybody is.

Morgan Gerhardt

Hometown: Naperville, IL

Major: Physical Education (Health and Dance Education Minor)

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: My favorite part of Elmhurst is how genuine the people are and how inclusive the community is!

Anayeli Huerta

Hometown: Hanover Park, IL

Majors: Communications Sciences and Disorders, Spanish

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: The community.

Isabely Hernandez

Hometown: Lansing, MI

Majors: Political Science

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: My favorite part about Elmhurst is it’s a small school, so it is easier to build relationships and meet more people.

 

Zoey Immordino

Hometown: Elmwood Park, IL

Major: Special Education

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: The people I have met and the kindness they have shown me.

Orientation student lead Chelsea Labay.

Chelsea Labay

Hometown: Orland Park, IL

Major: Biochemistry

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: Springtime on campus, when it’s starting to get warm out and my friends and I are playing spikeball or throwing a frisbee around.

Orientation student lead Noor Maghrebi.

Noor Maghrebi

Hometown: Glendale Heights, IL

Major: History and Secondary Education

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: I have met the friendliest people at Elmhurst! Everyone is so kind and accepting!

Orientation student lead Kiara McGee.Kiara McGee

Hometown: Wheaton, IL

Major: Communications

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: All of the beautiful connections and friends I’ve made and the leadership and involvement opportunities!

Zach Mietzner

Hometown: Wilmington, IL

Major: Computer Science

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: Being in the front of the student section at basketball games and chilling on the Mall in nice weather.

Josh Nichols

Hometown: Schaumburg, IL

Major: Psychology and Intercultural Studies

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: The invitation to come as you are and the celebration of that authenticity.

Marina Orrico

Hometown: Des Plaines, IL

Major: Nursing (Psychology Minor)

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: My favorite thing about Elmhurst is the amazing people that I’ve met and the friendships that I’ve built. Also, I have great relationships with my professors and it really makes college so much more fun!

Mary Ovan

Hometown: Bartlett, IL

Major: Psychology

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: My friends and the people I have met here.

Johnny Perez

Hometown: Carol Stream, IL

Major: Criminal Justice

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: The community.

Julia Pollina

Hometown: Mount Prospect, IL

Majors: Communication Sciences and Disorders, Spanish

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: I love the sense of community and I love all of the study abroad opportunities that are available.

Nina Rauzi

Hometown: Bensenville, IL

Major: Music Education

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: My favorite thing about Elmhurst is how it is its own little community where everyone is so loving and kind.

Elizabeth Reiter

Hometown: Lombard, IL

Major: Nursing

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: The family-like community.

Laura Rusk

Hometown: Evansville, IN

Majors: Political Science, Philosophy

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: My favorite part about Elmhurst is that I always feel seen and loved by administration, staff and students. I can be myself and know that that is good enough!

Grace Savio

Hometown: Elmwood Park, IL

Major: Criminal Justice

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: My favorite part about Elmhurst is the small campus community and the welcoming atmosphere of everyone!

Matthew Tobin

Hometown: Johnsburg, IL

Majors: Physics, Aerospace Engineering

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: The family you make here.

Orientation student lead Marieli Urquiza.Marieli Urquiza

Hometown: Hanover Park, IL

Majors: Spanish, Secondary Education

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst: It is hard to pick just one part about Elmhurst that I love, but I think if I had to choose it would be the overall feeling of community that is established through not only the size of the school but also by the amount of resources and people that exist to make the campus feel like a home away from home.

Emily Zachman

Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL

Major: Speech Pathology

Favorite Thing About Elmhurst:
The wonderful people and faculty
I get to interact with every day.

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