Your Orientation Team

Meet your Orientation Team (O-Team)! We are here to welcome you to Westmont College and answer any questions you may have as you make the transition to college life. Each new student will be part of a small group at Orientation led by an O-Team member.

O Team 2013

Your O-Team 2013:

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Greetings New Students! My name is Angela D'Amour and I serve as the Director of Campus Life where I oversee the Orientation program, among other responsibilities. I originally hail from Beverly, MA, however, Santa Barbara has begun to feel like home in the five years since I arrived. I spend my time outside of work building train tracks with my son, tickling my daughter, dreaming with my husband, and getting out for great trail runs. A highlight of my year is the day that you arrive on campus in August. You bring with you passion, potential and amazing possibilities. You are in for a fabulous adventure at Westmont and the Orientation Team and I can't wait to set you up for success.

 

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Hey everyone, my name is Travis Greene. I'm a senior Religious Studies major from Lakewood, CA. I love theology, reading, freaking out about the Gospel, soft things, and Santa Barbara. I'm one of the interns for Orientation so I'm in SB for the summer. I'm so excited to meet all of you and welcome you to this this wonderful place called Westmont.

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Hello future Warriors! My name is Brittney Walker and I just graduated from Westmont. I majored in Communication Studies with a Religious Studies minor. I am from the beautiful state of Colorado, but love being five minutes from the beach in Santa Barbara. I loved my four years at Westmont and was blessed by an amazing community that challenged and encouraged me. This will be my second year serving on Orientation Team and I am so excited to welcome each of you! I am so excited for you to learn and grow as you begin your beautiful journey at Westmont. See you in August! Can’t wait to meet y’all!

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Well hey there! My name is Andrea and I am from Hamilton, MA. I am a Junior (wow time flies!) Psychology major and a Spanish minor. I live for my daily naps and anything related to Gilmore Girls. I love to laugh and my favorite times are when people don't giggle like they're in a Covergirl commercial but instead they laugh so hard their faces distort and all sorts of weird snorts fill the room. I think laugh lines are beautiful. I seem to find myself in some surreal/hilarious/awkward situations so I have some wonderful stories-and those crazy stories are what make my life so much fun! God has blessed me with the opportunity to meet all of you and help "orient" you to one of my favorite places in the whole wide world. I cannot wait until you all arrive so you can start this amazing chapter of your life! Feel free to call me, beep me if you wanna reach me.

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Hello! My name is Brynn and I am a sophomore this year! I'm a theater major from the Bay Area (woot woot go Giants!!). After college I hope to get into the film industry so get my autograph while you can! I love living in Santa Barbara because there's so much to do. From going to the beach and learning how to surf, to embarking on one of the awesome hikes around Montecito, there's always something awesome to fill your time. I'm really into music and spontaneous dance parties so if you ever feel the need to bust a move, join me in Armington B! I'm so excited to get to know you and see what God does in you this year!

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My name is Anneka, I am a Junior, Chemistry major (though I am known to dabble in Philosophy and English), from Covington, GA. My favorite things about Westmont are probably my research, the friends I’ve made from tough classes and circumstances, eating lots of swedish fish during finals week and walking around campus after midnight when the fog sets in.

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Hey everyone! My name is Ethan Park and I'm a junior and a philosophy major at Westmont! I come from the magical land of Long Beach, California. My hobbies include playing frisbee, hanging out in the DC, rocking out to Westmont's Chapel band, chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool, and shootin some b-ball outside of the school. I hope one day to work in Residence/Student Life at Westmont or a college just as amazing. Westmont has been one of the greatest blessings in my life and I am constantly learning and growing from the wonderful community that I value so much. I love making new friends and getting to know people so I can't wait to meet and be friends with all of you!!!

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Hello new students to Westmont. My name is Marshall, I am a senior at Wesmont from Palmer Lake, Colorado. I am an English major, and I have recently spent the past school year participating in Westmont in San Francisco (Urban Semester) and London Theatre Mayterm. As much as I enjoy living in community on Westmont’s campus, I cannot encourage you enough to find extended time away from campus. My favorite thing about Westmont is that I have been offered so many opportunities since coming here as a student. I would not change my college experience ever—I have learned so much about the world and even more about myself. I am in the College Choir and Writer’s Corner at Westmont. In my free time, I enjoy hiking up the Cold Springs trail, swimming in Westmont’s pool in the mornings, and playing at Butterfly beach in the afternoons. Meeting new people is something I love to do, so do not hesitate to introduce yourself. Welcome to college life, I hope it will be as great for you as it has been for me.

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Hey guys, I’m Selina Doran and I am a senior Communication Studies major from Bellingham, Washington. I have a passionate love for the Pacific Northwest and good coffee. I love The Head and the Heart, Backyard Bowls, Duck Boots, pouring rain, and smiley people. I’m also obsessed with Ireland. I am seriously so stoked to meet all of you and welcome you into the Westmont community!

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Hello new friends! My name is Rachel Harril and I am a junior Communication Studies major and Spanish minor. I hope to one day be a copyeditor for a music magazine (where does Spanish work in there? ¡No sé!). I hail from Los Angeles County (Carson, specifically) and I love being at Westmont! When I don't have my face in a textbook, I enjoy beach time, shopping, shopkicking, and I may or may not be a Starbucks addict. I love food. And shoes. And laughing until I'm crying and can't see. I am so excited for you to make Westmont a part of your journey! Welcome to Westmont. (It's the Bestmont.)

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My name is Chloe Yoder, and I am a senior majoring in kinesiology. I am from the sunny city of Palm Springs, CA. I decided to follow the sun and attend school in Santa Barbara, where I have fallen in love with the community through getting involved with Residence Life and Wonderfully Made on campus. Can't wait to get to know you guys and welcome you into our Westmont family!

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Hello! My name is Mikey Espegren. I'm going into my senior year at Westmont and so sad that it is my last! I am from Houston, Texas and spent most of my childhood in England. The ministry of Young Life has changed my life and I am a Young Life leader in the area. I was a very committed fan to the show The Office. I love Westmont and I am excited for you all to see a bit of why I do the week of Orientation!

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Welcome to Westmont! My name is Kelsey Baker and I am a senior Economics and Business Major. I am a local student from Santa Barbara and love running, red tootsie roll lollipops, and road trips. See you all soon!

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Hello! My name is Hayley DeForest. I'm a junior with a major in Kinesiology and a minor in English. I'm from the hot, dry land of Phoenix, AZ. I love reading, camping, travel, basically any type of adventure, beverages, people, and most of all Jesus! I'm so excited for this upcoming semester and for your time at Westmont. Get excited for this year because it's going to be great!

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Hey! My name is Jessica Claney and I will be a Senior at Westmont. I am from Sacramento California and have loved every minute of my three years at Westmont! I am a Communication Studies major and find complete joy and satisfaction in going to coffee with people and having great conversations. I also love running, hiking, going on long walks with friends and basically anything that will get me outside in the sunshine! I also went abroad on Europe Semester in the fall of my junior year so if you love traveling and adventure come talk to me! When I graduate, my dream is to go to Seminary, get my masters in Biblical Counseling for women, and work within a church as a counselor in women's ministry. I cannot wait for Orientation to meet all of you and start building friendships!

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Hey, my name is Ryan Morgan, I am a pre-dentistry student with a Cellular and Molecular Bio major and a Chemistry minor. I am from Arroyo Grande which lies in San Luis Obispo county about an hour North of Santa Barbara. I enjoy watching non-horror movies, going on hikes and swims along while conversing with others and line dancing. I am 20 and currently a junior. I love meeting new people and in fact I cannot wait to meet y'all and see how God will be working in your lives. So feel free to approach me when ever and I'd love to get to know you.

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Howdy, new Westmonsters! My name is Donald Scherschligt. I'm a sophomore English major, and I hail from Sacramento, CA. My favorite things are my family, my two adorable dogs, floating down the American River on homemade rafts, getting to know new people, bookstores, Starbucks white mochas, watching movies on rainy days, and running along Santa Barbara’s mountain roads. I’m also hopelessly in love with Taylor Swift (it’s a serious problem). My hidden talent is that I can rap, sorta, and I intend to impress Taylor Swift with that skill. I’m spending my summer lifeguarding at a pool. Since I always forget sunscreen, I’ll probably be a lot redder than I am in my picture by the time you meet me. Get ready to rock ‘n’ roll this year because Westmont will be the craziest and coolest journey of your life so far. I am so excited to get to know y’all and your life and hopefully have some crazy adventures!