Blogger Bios

Students

Aishwarya Krishnaswamy ’23

Mumbai, India

Majors
Neuroscience, Psychology
Interests
Brain, executive functioning, human dynamics, pampering plants, bike rides, Oberlin skies, Spicy food, cool boots, mornings and sleep routines, flowers, deep conversations, chai latte
Aishwarya Krishnaswamy.

Ben Smith ’24

Monroe, Georgia

Majors
Flute, East Asian Studies
Interests
Pomeranians, coffee, Pokémon, sarcasm, video game soundtracks, K-pop, nostalgia
ben smith with dog yogi

Biba Duffy-Boscagli ’23

Santa Barbara, California

Majors
Art History, Comparative Literature
Interests
kite-flying, journaling, eating spectacular food, and finding out about music I’ve never heard of.
Biba Duffy-Boscagli.

Cait Boblitt ’22

Springfield, Ohio

Majors
TIMARA
Interests
Videography, dressage, Marvel, hats, German, Drum Corps International, Sleeping at Last, and taking naps.
Cait

Charlize Villasenor ’23

El Paso, Texas

Majors
Economics, East Asian Studies
Interests
Learning languages, working out, midnight breakfast, 2000s R&B
Charlize

Claire O’Brocta ’22

Buffalo, New York

Majors
TIMARA, Environmental Studies
Interests
concerts, statistics, hockey cards, Twitter, golden retrievers, bass guitar, collecting sounds, astrology, traveling
Claire in a baseball cap pointing up to the right.

Elise Steenburgh ’22

Rockville, Maryland

Majors
Environmental Studies, Economics
Interests
ecological design, blue economy, languages, movies, jazz, Brazilian culture, gap years, vegetarianism, elephant pants
Elise outdoors on a summer day

Emily Humphreys ’21

North Reading, Massachusetts

Majors
Biology
Interests
botany, medicine, Chinese language and culture, baking, philosophy, Ultimate Frisbee, word play, D&D, and painting
Emily

Emma McIlhagga ’22

East Lansing, Michigan

Interests
Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Comparative American Studies, Comparative Literature, theater, writing, bullet journaling, pesto, Doodle Jump, social justice, and Obama.
Emma grabs onto a tree branch and smiles

Ilana McNamara ’24

Omaha, Nebraska

Majors
Viola, Mathematics
Interests
old buildings, travel, books, chamber music, art museums, baked goods, thrift shopping, fish tacos, going barefoot
Ilana with her viola

Isabella Houle ’23

Washington, DC

Majors
Psychology, Creative Writing
Interests
cereals, geico commercials, making Spotify playlists, reading about psychological studies of the 20th century, obscure hiding places, college radio, kindness
Isabella

Janelle Ickes ’22

Nashville, Tennessee

Majors
English
Interests
The Beatles, psychology, cats, the color grey, languages, cinnamon, color-coding, puns, breakfast
Janelle wearing a pink sweatshirt

Lanie Lee Cheatham ’24

Salt Lake City, Utah

Majors
Neuroscience, Psychology
Interests
baking, cooking, fermenting, jewelry-making, embroidery, hiking, contemplating perception, tea, marveling at the complexities of the universe, meditating
Lanie Lee Cheatham.

Megan McLaughlin ’21

Ann Arbor, MI

Majors
Horn, English
Interests
Short fiction, sandwiches, art history, animation, semicolons, empathy, my cat Charlie
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Meredith Warden ’23

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Majors
History
Interests
Reading, history, field hockey, nature, offbeat humor, acting, and a warm cup of tea on a cold winter's day.
A photo of Meredith.

Minerva Macarrulla ’23

Brooklyn, New York

Majors
Environmental Studies, Comparative American Studies
Interests
the moon, dance improvisation, food justice, writing, Disney "kids'" animations, long walks, somatics, talking to plants
Minerva Macarrulla.

Olivia Huntley ’22

Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Majors
Politics, Creative Writing
Interests
rediscovering home, political theory, poetry, crochet, embroidery, self and community care, visiting art museums, transformative justice
Olivia

Ricarda Hill ’24

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Majors
Biology, Economics
Interests
wildlife conservation, history, cooking, watching sports, pesto, traveling, attempting to learn languages, drawing, Irish music, politics
ricarda-hill.

Ruth Bieber-Stanley ’21

Albuquerque, NM

Majors
Psychology, German
Interests
The human brain and behavior, languages, dance, feminism, fun socks, social constructs, chai, sweaters, puns, helping people, haikus, baby goats
Ruth Bieber-Stanley in the sun

Tara Draper ’23

Melbourne, Australia

Majors
Computer Science
Interests
Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Coding, Reading, Guitar, Photography
Tara

Theo Canter ’23

New York City

Majors
Cinema Studies, History
Interests
Balkan/Slavic/Arab/Jewish music and history, filmmaking, podcasts, foreign languages, farming, acoustic guitar, abandoned buildings, homemade coffee, biking, hiking, fall leaves, running, travel, backgammon, calligraphy, spicy food
theodore canter.

Tim Martin ’22

Broward County, Florida

Majors
Economics
Interests
Poetry, Working Out, Toaster Strudels, Tupac, Backpacks, Competitions, Football, Self-Care, Shoes, and having a crisp fade and a nice lineup
Tim

Tosh Phoenix ’23

Cleveland, Ohio

Majors
Neuroscience, Education Studies
Interests
Listening to motivational Youtube videos/music, spending time with family and friends, reading and writing, eating food, and tutoring.
Tosh

Faculty/Staff

Cora K. Hasegawa ’19

Admissions Counselor

Majors
Cinema Studies
Interests
Movies, animation, taiko, knitting, reading, baking, Jane Austen, musicals, Studio Ghibli
Cora Hasegawa in a black and white shirt.

Ryan Dearon ’18

Assistant Director of Conservatory Admissions

Majors
Voice, English
Interests
Toni Morrison, anime, practicing art songs, traveling, video games, dancing
Ryan

Bloggers Emeriti

Andres Cuervo ’17

Monterey Park, CA

Majors
Computer Science
Interests
RGP video games, comics, reading, thinking, programming
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Ben Diener ’19

Boulder, CO

Majors
English, Philosophy
Interests
Criticism, 19th-Century Art and Culture, Popular Music History and Aesthetics, Landscapes, Conversation
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Brendan Nuse ’17 and Frances Casey ’17

Brendan: West Windsor, NJ; Frances: San Rafael, CA

Majors
History
Interests
Brendan: Cats, Chinese, the destructive nature of animal agriculture, Arianda Grande, Bop It. Frances: Film photography, hiking, feminism, cats, trying new foods.
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Brian Cabral '18

Chicago, IL

Majors
Sociology, Rhetoric and Composition
Interests
Independent research, hanging out with friends and family, basketball, writing, and dining at the Feve
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Celina Kobetitsch ’18

Woodridge, IL

Majors
Piano
Interests
Piano, organ, the outdoors, psychology, outreach, writing, napping
Celina

El Wilson ’18

Pittsburgh, PA

Majors
Psychology, Creative Writing
Interests
Writing, reading, very loud mainstream music, American Sign Language, caffeine, psychology, watching too much YouTube
El wearing a hat

Emma Davey ’18

Houston, TX

Majors
Politics
Interests
Intersectional feminism, cheesy '80s music, art museums, salt and vinegar chips, outer space, crop tops,
Emma, looking pensive.

Esther Espeland ’17

Evanston, IL

Majors
Latin American Studies
Interests
Cholula, languagaes, cumbia,
sex education, comedy, baking seasonal
pies, describing my feelings
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Hannah Schoepe ’20

Seattle, WA

Majors
Violin
Interests
Reading, watching cooking shows (I looovve Jaques Pepin), and buying different varieties of tea and coffee
Portrait of Hannah

Hanne Williams-Baron ’19

San Francisco, California

Majors
Comparative American Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
Interests
self and community care, performance poetry, brass bands, harm reduction, the Bon Appetit youtube channel, pink theory, hot chocolate
Hanne smiling with arms folded

Jason Hewitt ’20

Atlanta, GA/Dallas, TX

Majors
English
Interests
Sports Journalism, Hip-Hop, Guitar Playing, Social Justice, Christianity, Weightlifting, Marvel Comics, DragonBall Z, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Etc.
Jason

Jules Greene ’19

New York, NY

Majors
Cinema Studies, English
Interests
Filmmaking, literature, social psychology, architecture, creative writing, theater, history, languages, Marvel, cats
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Kameron Dunbar ’19

Detroit, MI

Majors
Politics
Interests
Writing, politics, rhetoric, Twitter, storytelling saxophones, freedom, pasta, restorative justice, communications
A headshot of Kameron wearing a light blue v-neck shirt in front of a garden.

Karalyn Grimes ’16

Lansing, MI

Majors
Environmental Studies
Interests
Rock climbing, mechanical pinsetters, environmental justice, tea of all varieties, mental health, being a good friend
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Kira Findling ’19

Sebastopol, CA

Majors
Comparative American Studies, Cinema Studies
Interests
burritos, storytelling, blue skies, reproductive justice, baking, documentaries, swimming in rivers, Broadway, pickles, journalism
Kira smiling

Leslie Braat

Associate Director of Admissions

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Lilah Drafts-Johnson ’18

Melrose, MA

Majors
Latin American Studies, Politics
Interests
Language learning, sports studies, poetry, schnoodles, and talking about my Oberlin roommate
Lilah

Lior Krancer

Bryn Mawr, PA

Majors
Environmental Studies, Politics
Interests
Video games, dense forests, writing, making playlists, singing in the shower, horticulture, bad jokes, legalese, Latin, poetry about plants, National Parks, anything floral
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Nick Endicott ’20

Rockport, MA

Interests
Acting, singing, writing, drawing, biking, travelling, not corn dogs
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Pang Fei Chiang ’19

Malaysia

Majors
Environmental Studies, Politics
Interests
Cooking, photography, Myers-Briggs, politics, languages
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Prof. David Walker ’72

Professor of English and Creative Writing

Majors
Creative Writing, English
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Prof. Steve Volk

Professor of History, Emeritus

Majors
History
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Rachel Gibson ’20

Tower​ City, PA

Majors
Percussion, TIMARA
Interests
Practicing ​percussion, ​playing theremin, free improvisation, experimental music, John Cage, Doctor Who, anime
Rachel Gibson's Profile Picture

Sam Schuman ’21

Montclair, NJ

Majors
History
Interests
Politics, history, fiction, playing guitar and violin, songwriting, The New Yorker, puns
This is Sam's head

Samantha Smylie ’17

Chicago, IL

Majors
History
Interests
Peace & conflict studies, education,
therapy, baking, writing, running,
singing in the shower
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Sarah Dalgleish ’20

Boulder, CO

Majors
English
Interests
Writing, swimming, hammocking, poetry, podcasts, teahouses, outdoor adventuring, chocolate, bookstores
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Teague Harvey ’19

New Plymouth, New Zealand

Majors
Dance, Computer Science
Interests
Tricking, Tumbling, Acrobatic Movement, Dance, Circus, Rock Climbing, Music, Nature, Malaphors.
Teague

Tom Cline ’18

San Francisco, CA

Majors
Theater
Interests
Theater, photography, cooking and eating, traveling, musicals, baby goats
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Zach Moo Young ’17

Cincinnati, OH

Majors
Psychology
Interests
Humans, basketball, NBA 2K17, pastries, arguing with friends
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