Ian Baker ’22
Hi everyone! My name is Ian Baker and I am a sophomore from Chester, Virginia. I am currently majoring in Chemical Engineering with minors in Bioengineering and Engineering Corporate Practice. I plan on adding a second major, Political Science, through the five-year Reilly Dual Degree Program. I live in Siegfried Hall and am an avid participant in interhall sports and serve as a commissioner for our Gender Relations, Social Media, and Website undertakings. Outside of my dorm, I am involved in Sophomore Class Council as well as multiple Student Government committees. Most of my time is spent participating in multiple band organizations including the Marching Band and a student volunteer group known as BandLink where we teach South Bend-area elementary and middle schoolers how to read music and play their instruments. The Reilly Spring Visit Program was a huge reason why I decided to come to Notre Dame and I am super excited to now work as a Student Recruitment Coordinator within the program and look forward to this opportunity!
Jahlecia Gregory ’20
Hey guys! My name is Jahlecia Gregory and I am a senior from Delray Beach, Florida. I’m studying Neuroscience and Behavior with a minor in Africana Studies on the pre-med track and I am also in the College of Arts and Letters. While on campus, I was a resident of Pasquerilla East Hall and I now live off campus with close friends. I have spent my summers working for the Southwestern Diabetic Foundation as a camp counselor/health care provider at Camp Sweeney and participating in a medically focused Summer Service Learning Program through the Center for Social Concerns. I also studied abroad in Puebla, Mexico the fall of my junior year. On campus I am involved in independent research as a part of the Sleep, Stress, and Memory (SAM) Lab under the direction of Dr. Jessica Payne. Further, I am also President of the Africana Studies Club and the Fall Vice President of Shades of Ebony, both cultural clubs here on campus. Additionally, I am also on the Senior Leadership Committee for the Neuroscience major and I am proud to be both AnBryce and QuestBridge scholars! Lastly, being from South Florida does mean that the cold will forever be a shock, but in the end it’s definitely worth it. I spend my (precious) free time watching Grey’s Anatomy, looking up natural hair tutorials, and spending time with friends. I can’t wait to meet you all and be a part of your Notre Dame journey!
Lizzie Keuler '21
Hey y’all! My name is Lizzie Keuler, and I’m a junior Accounting and Spanish double major. I live off campus now, but during my time on-campus I lived in Pasquerilla West, better known as Pdub. I’m originally from Mequon, Wisconsin, a suburb just outside Milwaukee, but this past summer, I interned for an accounting firm in Barcelona, Spain. It’s definitely a nice feeling to be back at my Notre Dame home. In addition to my position as a Student Recruitment Coordinator, I ride for the Notre Dame Equestrian Team and act as the team’s secretary and one of the captains. I am a chocolate chip banana bread fiend, Criminal Minds enthusiast, and love to curl up with a good book. I can’t wait to meet all of you so soon!
David Korzeniowski ’20
My name is David Korzeniowski. I’m a senior from just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and I’m majoring in Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) while minoring in both journalism and history. I lived on campus in O’Neill Family Hall for three years, which was amazing not only because of its community but also its proximity to South Dining Hall. Now, I live off campus with three of my closest friends at the university. Outside of the classroom, I am a student broadcaster for Fighting Irish Media and have had the chance to call games for men’s and women’s soccer, track and field, men’s lacrosse, hockey, softball, baseball and men’s basketball on WatchESPN and NBC Sports online. I also currently serve as the managing editor for Scholastic, Notre Dame’s student magazine. The past three falls, I had the opportunity to work for NBC Sports and help with their production of Notre Dame’s home football games. Right now, I am finishing up my degree as well as my senior thesis for the Glynn Family Honors Program which explores Polish sports during the Cold War years. Throughout my time at Notre Dame, I have formed incredible relationships with my classmates, professors and coworkers, and I can’t wait to help introduce you all to the Notre Dame community!
Axell Komlan ’22
Hi everyone! My name is Axell Komlan, and I am a sophomore from Phoenix, Arizona who lives in Keenan Hall. I am a Science Preprofessional Studies major with not one but TWO minors (one in Theology and another in International Development Studies). After a gap year that is dedicated to service, I hope to attend medical school in the near future and become the first doctor in my family. On campus, I am the Community Relations Chair for Notre Dame’s QuestBridge chapter and serve as a committee member for two Student Government departments. Moreover, I am involved with the Center for Social Concerns, having gone on seminars that included advocating for health policy in Washington D.C. and embarking on a service-pilgrimage in the hollows of Appalachia. There is no community as open, tight-knit, and welcoming as Notre Dame, and being a part of this team, I hope to help create a Reilly Spring Visit experience that truly reflects the warm embrace of this special community. I cannot wait to meet all of you! Welcome home!
Claire Murphy ’22
Hi! My name is Claire Murphy. I am a sophomore from Tulsa, Oklahoma, but my current home is McGlinn Hall (Hall of the Year 2019, no big deal). I am a Psychology and Spanish double major with a minor in Education, Schooling, and Society. In the future, I hope to be an elementary school teacher and then use that experience to work in education reform. I am involved in Student Government’s Department of Student Life here at Notre Dame, and I am also the service commissioner for McGlinn. I currently serve as the PR Manager for our Love Your Melon Campus Crew, which raises awareness for childhood cancer, and I also play (badly, of course) interhall tennis! My favorite extracurricular is tutoring second through fifth graders in reading and writing at a local tutoring center. When I’m not studying or working on these activities, you can find me spending my flex points in LaFun or procrastinating with long dinners with my friends in South Dining Hall that include multiple servings of froyo. I cannot wait to help you have a Reilly Spring Visit as impactful as mine, and I am looking forward to being able to share the community that I love with you all!
Noble Patidar '21
Hey guys! I’m Noble Patidar, currently a junior Finance and Political Science double major. I’m from the Sunshine State, Florida, so I know a thing or two about going from hot weather back to South Bend. I love to do a wide variety of things including Student Government, South Asian Student Association, and BridgeND, but by far my favorite thing to do is to paint myself full-body green or gold at the football games! Beyond those things, I love socializing and meeting people. I am a Hot chocolate connoisseur, a Taco Bell enthusiast, and a Harry Potter fanboy, and I’m sure I share at least one of these things with you. Don’t ever hesitate to reach out about anything. I can’t wait to meet all of you this Spring!
Tatiana Pernetti '21
Hi! I’m Tatiana Pernetti but you can call me Tati. I’m a junior Political Science and Management Consulting double major from Miami, Florida and I lived in Lyons Hall (the only dorm featured in Rudy so be sure to check out our famous arch!). Currently though, I am abroad in Angers, France. On campus, I am the secretary for Diversity Council, and a choreographer/performer for Project Fresh hip-hop group. I am also an undergraduate fellow for the Notre Dame International Security Certificate Program and I volunteer at the Robinson Community Learning Center. In my free time, I hang out with my friends in my common room (everyone leaves their doors open so we’re always in each others’ rooms) or attend sporting events (fun fact I had never watched a hockey game before coming here). I know I am abroad but if any of my activities interest you please reach out! I am SUPER talkative, my FAVORITE topic is Notre Dame, and I have friends involved in almost every group on campus so please ask me literally anything. I wish I was there to spend this fun-filled weekend with you! Go Irish!
Kendrick Peterson ’20
Hello team! My name is Kendrick Peterson and I am currently a senior at the University of Notre Dame from Las Vegas, Nevada living in St.Edwards Hall. I have a wide variety of interests ranging from performing trombone in ensembles to competing on the club cross country team, but my major is Political Science with minors in Business Economics and Public policy. In addition, I also sit as the acting President and Student Advisory Council nominee of Prism ND, the LGBTQ+ Human rights organization on campus. Throughout my time at the University, I have studied abroad in Ancient Corinth,Greece as well as at the Notre Dame Washington Program where I worked for the National Human Rights Campaign. Finally as both a QuestBridge and Gates Millennium Scholar, I can for sure speak about many diverse experiences on campus and I am currently applying to Law/Public Policy programs(you actually can find me panic eating subway cookies anytime past 11:00pm so feel free to stop by)! All of my many roles on campus have blessed me with the opportunity to truly make an impact and hopefully I can encourage you to do the same! GO IRISH!
Ndicke Sow '21
Hey y’all! My name is Ndicke Sow. I am a junior currently living in Howard Hall. I am majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior with the end goal of becoming a doctor. Though I was born and raised in Georgia, (year two and I’m still not used to the ND cold rip) just outside Atlanta, my heart lies in Senegal which is the country my parents are from and where I hope to spend my gap year after graduating from Notre Dame. I absolutely love food and can easily be found in LaFun where I spend most of my time, whether it be doing homework, grabbing a bite to eat, or simply hanging out with friends. On campus, I am involved in many cultural clubs such as the African Student Association. You can also find me at Black Student Association and Muslim Student Association meetings! I am involved in the Sleep and Memory psychology research lab here at Notre Dame. I am super friendly and always ready to help out so if you ever have a question, hit me up!
Meenu Selvan '22
Hello! My name is Meenu Selvan. I am a sophomore currently residing at McGlinn Hall. I am an aspiring entrepreneur and businesswoman, who is studying Finance and Economics. I am from Staten Island, NY - the second best borough of NYC. I am involved in Student Government’s Executive Cabinet (Department of Faith & Service) and the BetterTogetherND program at the Center for Social Concerns. I work actively with student faith-based groups like Knights of Columbus, Jewish Club, Muslim Student Association, and Iron Sharpens Iron. In my leisure time (RARE!), I enjoy setting up pranks for my friends. I am an avid fashion enthusiast and a South Park fan. Also, I can always settle for a Venti White Chocolate Mocha with whip cream from Starbucks three times a day at any time. After attending the Reilly Spring Visit Program in April 2018, I am proud to announce that I will be joining the RSVP Student Recruitment Coordinator team and I look forward to meeting new faces!
Noah Yoshida ’20
Hey everyone! My name is Noah Yoshida and I am a senior studying Computer Science from Lawrence, Kansas. I currently live off campus, but lived in Morrissey Manor for my first three years here. While at Notre Dame I have had the privilege to live and work in both Japan and Silicon Valley through various university-sponsored programs. This past summer I was a Software Development intern at Amazon in Seattle, and will be returning to Amazon in the Bay Area after graduation. On campus, I am an active member of the Japan Club, and currently serve as the treasurer for the Notre Dame Linux User’s Group. I am also an undergraduate researcher in Notre Dame’s Artificial Intelligence Lab, where I have been working with a graduate student to research ways to analyze memes on social media, and in particular how they have been used to manipulate elections. I have been involved with this program since my first year and love showing students the amazing things you can be a part of while at Notre Dame, and am excited to meet you all!