University of Vermont

The Tower Society

members2014
  Meg Ziegler (President)
Major: Secondary Education, English Concentration, Special Education Minor
After Graduation Plans: One last summer in Burlington because I just can't get enough, spending time with my wonderful friends and family in Rhode Island, eventually teaching abroad and traveling
Fun Fact:  I met the real life Ben & Jerry!
Involvement at UVM:  Honors College, Women's Club Lacrosse Captain, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, O'Brien Center and King Street Center tutor, Ben & Jerry's scooper extraordinaire


  Aina Rattu (Junior Link)
Major:  Biology (B.A.), Special Education Minor
After Graduation Plans:  I plan on working in a health clinic in rural India and applying to medical school. Hopefully I can fit some time to travel as well.
Interests:  Watching Bollywood movies with friends, going to UVM Basketball/Hockey games, and working on community service projects in the Greater Burlington Area.
Fun Fact:I have a collection of 22 pairs of colored pants!
Involvment at UVM:  Alpha Phi Omega, Kappa Delta Pi, Minorities Association of Pre-Medical Students (M.A.P.S.), Orientation Leader (Summers 2013 and 2014), Peer Leader for the Honors College, and Resident Advisor.

  Amy Terkelson
Major:  Social Work
After Graduation Plans: Hoping to get some experience in my field before pursuing grad school
Fun Fact: I can throw a Frisbee with my toe
Involvement at UVM: Dewey House for Community Engagement, Transfer Student Program Coordinator, Davis Center Operations Team, UVM Orientation 


  Victoria Lee
Major:  Economics, Philosophy and Chemistry Minors
Fun Fact:I’m an ordained minister!
Involvement at UVM: President of ALANA GEAR, Peer Mentor, Rock Wall Manager, UVM Emergency Department Student Research Associate


  Bianca Rizzio
Major:  Psychological Science with a minor in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
After Graduation Plans: After graduation I’m hoping to live outside of Vermont for the first time in my life, pay my bills without making burritos, and eventually pursue a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy.
Fun Fact: I play the banjolele (imagine if a banjo and a ukulele had a baby)
Involvement at UVM: Assistant Project Coordinator for the Social Development Research Lab, Manager at Boloco, Work Readiness Intern at Vermont Works for Women, Senior Career Peer Mentor at the Career Center, Member of the Women’s Studies Honors Society, Peer Advisor for Undergraduates in Psychology


  Deniz Sehovic
Major:  Public Communications (CALS, CDAE) and Minor in Film and Television Studies
After Graduation Plans: A Euro/Turkey Traveling Trip to celebrate this incredible college career that I am so grateful for- the rest is TBD! "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined"
Fun Fact:  I wrote my college essay on Nutella...yes, really.
Involvement at UVM: Resident Advisor/Senior RA in UHN (Honors College) 2012-14 (Advisor to Hall Council, RA Council, Student Staff Selection Recruitment and Training) Orientation Leader Summer 2013, Vermont Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (PR Director, Seminar Committee Member, Facilitator), ASB 2014 Volunteer, Teaching Assistant CDAE 002 with Dan Baker, Community Development and Applied Economics Advocate- Intern at Skillet Design and Marketing (CDAE), Active Broomball Enthusiast


  Valerie Castanteen
Major:  Women and gender studies / psychology
After Graduation Plans:  Currently, my plans are to continue the partnership I have created with a village in south sudan in building a maternity center. I eventually plan to get a masters and or PhD in Public Health in a few years . I need a break!
Fun Fact:  I'm an avid open mic singer at some down town spots. 5 times out of 10 you'll find me singing an Alicia Keys song.
Involvement at UVM:  Dean of Students Advisory Board 2011-2015, Resident Advisor 2012-2013, STAND officer, President of Alianza Latina 2013-2014, intern for student support services, Davis Center information desk assistant, peer mentor for ALANA students, Organized and facilitated UVM beauty week 2014


  Sydney Camisa
Major:  Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies, French minor
Involvement at UVM: H.O.P.E. Works, College Undergraduates Not Tolerating Sexism (C.U.N.T.S.), Triota (Women's Studies Honor Society), Writing Center Tutor, Writing in the Disciplines Mentor, ALANA Peer Mentor, Honors College


  Francesca Hall
Major:  Environmental Studies and Political Science
Hometown: I'm originally from Los Angeles, CA, and have been loving every minute in Vermont.
Involvement at UVM: Campus organizing and activism, including on the fossil fuel divestment campaign; I'm also a senator on SGA. Outside of UVM, I co-founded a statewide organization called the Vermont Student Climate Coalition that works with college students around the state on environmental campaigns. I have also worked in various positions in state and national government.
Other hobbies: In my rare free time, I like yoga, reading, hiking, camping and generally just frolicking in the woods.
  Shannon Esrich
Major:  Anthropology, Food Systems minor
Involvement: Outing Club Leader and Social Chair, Violinist for the UVM Symphony Orchestra, Research Assistant for the Vermont Folklife Center, Hunger Free Vermont Ambassador and Chef
Fun Fact: I instantly get hiccups when I eat spicy food!
Post-Grad Plans: Getting my MS in Food Systems with UVM's accelerated one-year program


  Julia Huessy


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