The Team

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Zaman Ishaad
Program: Hospitality and Tourism Management
Position Description: Support the Orientation Team, manage the logistics of events and provide inspiration to my peers!
Hobbies: Playing poker
Connect with me: @shazam_ryerson
Fun Fact: I have watched How I Met Your Mother five times.
Dream Destination: Auckland
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Thomas Guotos
Program: English and History
Position Description: Make people happy at orientation
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Cinema and being a bad juggler
Connect with me: @goutosthomas
Fun Fact: By moving around less, we actually give humanity more time before the heat death of the universe
Dream Destination: Sitting across from Christopher Nolan
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Tamara Paiva
Program: Business Management: Marketing Major
Position Description: Planning events for O-Week
Hobbies: Laughing, photography, and reading
Connect with me: @_TamaraPaiva_
Fun Fact: I can throat sing twinkle twinkle little star
Dream Destination: Bali
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Karen Espinola
Program: Creative Industries
Position Description: Making cool events happen at orientation!
Hobbies: watching/playing soccer, photography, graphic design, and embarrassing myself in public
Connect with me: @ktespinola
Fun Fact: I was almost born on a soccer field
Dream Destination: Spain & Greece
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Stephan Allen
Program: Food and Nutrition
Position Description: Planning events for Orientation with an emphasis on health and wellness
Hobbies: Soccer, Basketball, graphic design, event planning and exploring
Connect with me: @Stephan.r.allen
Fun Fact: I like to cook and love to eat
Dream Destination: Hawaii
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Sophie Lafleur
Program: Media Production
Position Description: Planning fun events for the Res Life community!
Hobbies: I really enjoy eating food and watching TV
Connect with me: @sophlafleur
Fun Fact: I’m related to the dude who played Big Bird on Sesame Street
Dream Destination: Cape Town, South Africa
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Joshua Henriques
Program: Computer Science
Position Description: Supervise and maintain ongoing communication with all orientation volunteers
Hobbies: Playing games, watching shows/movies, and sleeping
Connect with me: @jay_henri
Fun Fact: I like water
Dream Destination: New York
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Julianna Garofalo
Program: Journalism
Position Description: Runs @RUStudentLife, oversees all the O-Week marketing materials, and makes sure YOU know about all the awesome events we got planned via social media
Hobbies: Writing, reading, sleeping, eating and breathing
Connect with me: @juliannagaro
Fun Fact: My family calls me ChooChoo because I was so afraid of trains as a kid.
Dream Destination: New York City
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Franci Dimitrovska
Program: Film Studies
Position Description: “cinema”
Hobbies: free styling very poorly in a mirror, making movies, fighting about movies, watching movies, movies
Connect with me: @francidit / fdimitrovska

Fun Fact: I got 6 mentions of Richard Nixon printed in my high school’s yearbook despite not being on the yearbook committee
Dream Destination: Ratatouille Theme Park

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Lief Ramsaran
Program: Film Studies
Position Description: Making all these fools look cool
Hobbies: Being outside! (But sometimes, being inside)
Connect with me: @liefnotleaf
Fun Fact: I cry pretty easily… I’m actually crying right now
Dream Destination: Space
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Benedict Wong
Program: New Media
Position Description: Keeping the orientation and student life website up to date
Hobbies: Frisbee, patio hopping and sleeping
Connect with me: @_benedictwong
Fun Fact: I find pleasure in chasing and capturing bunnies at night with a fishing net
Dream Destination: Bora Bora
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Mina Out
Program: Creative Industries
Position Description: I make things pretty such as posters, social media and printed materials
Hobbies: Video games, watching Netflix, being a dog mom
Connect with me: @out_mina / www.mina-out.com
Fun Fact: My cool socks often go unappreciated
Dream Destination: Taiwan