OWLs

Orientation Week Leaders

Student Staff 2021


OWLs are students who are dedicated to making the First-Year Orientation Week warm, welcoming and fun! With support from the Office of Campus Life, we are dedicated to providing an environment that is informative, fosters social connection, and supports physical and emotional well-being for new students on campus.

Our team hosts a vast array of events to engage first-year students and help get them acquainted to campus. We also organize several experiences to give students a little taste of what the local Lewiston/Auburn community has in store for them!

OWLs are passionate about our school and are committed to helping each incoming student find confidence and excitement in their new Maine home.

We can’t wait to meet you! If you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstyearstudents@bates.edu! We’d be more than happy to help!


Meet the Team:

Aaliyah Black ’22 – Student Director 

Hometown: Auburn, NH

Major/ academic area of interest:
Biology major, African American studies minor

What’s one thing you didn’t pack for move-in that you really needed?
A mini fan!! The first few weeks of school are a lot warmer than you’d expect.

Favorite Commons meal?
Make your own stir fry! The wait is definitely worth it!!

Where did you live your first year?
Milliken House, an all first year dorm!


Katia Ryan ’23 – Assistant Student Director

Hometown: Amsterdam, NY

Major/ academic area of interest: French Major & Public Health  

What’s one thing you didn’t pack for move-in that you really needed?
Scissors!!  TRUST ME you need them. 

Favorite Commons meal?
Don’t call me basic….Vegan Pad Thai….DON’T HATE 

Where did you live your first year?
Parker Hall 3rd Floor! Great shower acoustics for all your Olivia Rodrigo sing-a-long moments. 

 

 


Teresa Chico ’22 – Assistant Student Director

Hometown: New City, NY

Major/ academic area of interest: Rhetoric, Film & Screen Studies and Africana Studies

What’s one thing you didn’t pack for move-in that you really needed?
Mattress Topper!

Favorite Commons meal? Stir Fry 

Where did you live your first year? Parker


Orientation Week Leader Staff:

Aisatou Barry ’24
Kayla Bridgeman ’23
Jacob DiMartini ’22
Stephanie Dominguez ’24
Drew Fallon ’23
Elysia Garza ’22
Maya Karmaker ’24
Charlie McDonald ’22
Abraham Mieses ’23
Marcos Pacheco ’24
Omar Sarr ’23
Craig Selbrede ’22
Jackie Tam ’22
Stella Terry ’24