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Admission Summer Interns

Meet this year’s cohort of Summer Interns, students who work in the Office of Admission during the summer months and provide campus tours, co-host admission and financial aid information sessions, and support the office in all of its initiatives. They’re eager to meet you and answer your questions, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to them if you have a question about life at Bates!


Zachary Collester ’19
School/Hometown: Central Bucks High School East; Doylestown, PA
Majors/Minors/GECs: Neuroscience (Major), Chemistry and Music (Double Minor)
Activities/Involvement: Swim Team, Crosstones (A Cappella), Chemistry Teaching Assistant, Triathlon Club


Olivia Gilbert ’19
School/Hometown: Leavitt Area High School; Turner, ME
Majors/Minors/GECs: Rhetoric and Politics (Double Major)
Activities/Involvement: Softball, Photography Club, Spoon University, Lewiston Middle School volunteer, Dining Services


Anna Kreitzer ’19
School/Hometown: Ellsworth High School; Ellsworth, ME
Majors/Minors/GECs: Psychology (Major), Theater (Minor), Human Body (GEC)
Activities/Involvement: Tour Guide, Admission Coordinator, Residence Life staff member, Robinson Players (Student Theater Organization)

ArielAriel Lee ’19
School/Hometown: Kent School; Misawa, Aomori, Japan
Majors/Minors/GECs: Neuroscience (Major), Education (Minor), Psychology and Philosophy (GEC)
Activities/Involvement: Rowing, Bates Christian Fellowship, Residence Life staff member, community volunteer, tour guide

Kiyona Mizuno ’18
School/Hometown: The Bay School of San Francisco; San Francisco, CA
Majors/Minors/GECs: Theater (Major), French/Francophone Studies and Berlin (Double GEC)
Activities/Involvement: Ultimate Frisbee, Robinson Players (Student Theater Organization), Academic Resource Commons tutor


Senyo Ohene ’20
School/Hometown: SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College; Accra, Ghana
Majors/Minors/GECs: Undeclared
Activities/Involvement: Bates Christian Fellowship, Gospelaires, Africana Club, Spikeball Club


Alex Onuoha ’20
School/Hometown: Prospect Hill Academy Charter School; Cambridge, MA
Majors/Minors/GECs: Dance and Psychology (Double Major), Human Body (GEC)
Activities/Involvement: Indoor Track and Field, Gospelaires, Africana Club, Caribbean Students Association, Office of Intercultural Education Fellow, Women of Color Club


Afia Sekyere ’19
School/Hometown: Pomfret School; Tampa, FL
Majors/Minors/GECs: Rhetoric and French/Francophone Studies (Double Major), Culture and Meaning (GEC)
Activities/Involvement: Africana Club (President), Adult Learning Center tutor, Lewiston Middle School volunteer, International Club, Women of Color Club


Katie Weidmann ’19
School/Hometown: Milton High School; Milton, MA
Majors/Minors/GECs: History and Psychology (Double Major), Learning and Teaching in English (GEC)
Activities/Involvement: Rowing, Orientation Week Leader, Outfront, Office of Security, Maine Immigrant Refugee Services volunteer

Summer Interviewers

These are students who work in the Office of Admission during the summer months and provide prospective students with in-person admission interviews. For more information about registering for an on-campus interview, please see here.


Jose Herrera ’17
School/Hometown: La Puente High School; La Puente, CA
Majors/Minors/GECs:  Studio Art and Politics (Double Major), Latin American Studies (GEC)
Activities/Involvement: Shred Club, Bates Music Union, Bates College Museum of Art


Riley Hopkins ’18
School/Hometown: Cony High School; Augusta, ME
Majors/Minors/GECs: Dance and Psychology (Double Major),  Film and Media Studies (GEC)
Activities/Involvement: Dance Club, Dance and Theater Office Assistant, Bates Dance Festival, Residence Life Staff Member, Bates Student Newspaper (Editor)

Stephen Rowe

Stephen Rowe ’18
School/Hometown: Mount Vernon High School; Gambier, OH
Majors/Minors/GECs: Politics (Major), German (Minor), Berlin (GEC)
Activities/Involvement: Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track (Community Liaison), Outing Club