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Mattie Hacker Teper (WCAS ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Jessie Jennison (SOC ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Piku Mody (Medill ‘16), Peer Adviser (2nd year)

What is the best dining hall concoction?

Mattie: Oreo ice cream milkshake #DeliciousAndSimple… all you need is the ice cream, milk and a knife for blending!

Jessie: Hot cookie bar and Macaroni pizza

Piku: Choco-vanilla soft serve with rainbow sprinkles and reeses peanut butter puffs yumm

Caroline Kelly (SOC ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Chris Jumper (BSM ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Sarah Miller (WCAS ‘16), Peer Adviser (2nd year)

What are some fun things you like to do with friends?

Caroline: Watch movies and TV. Listen to music. Go on adventure. Go to restaurants

Chris: See a movie or a show

Sarah: Watch movies! Eat food! See theater performances!

Will Frolich (WCAS ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Orko Manna (Medill ‘16), Peer Adviser (2nd year)
Tesh Mehta (WCAS ‘16), Peer Adviser (1st year)

What do you remember most about Wildcat Welcome?

Will: I most remember the breakout sessions after some of the ENUs with my group and the powerful atmosphere those sessions created. I also distinctly remember the first Wildcat football game and getting to run onto the field which was an extremely exciting introduction into “purple pride” and Northwestern’s amazing school spirit.

Orko: I remember seeing so many enthusiastic people (PAs!) sharing the experiences they have had at Northwestern. It got me excited to see so many people so excited about this place - it made me fall in love with NU even more!

Tesh: Millennium Park

Emily Shanker (MEAS ‘16), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Eric Peters (SOC ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Nedra Lucas (WCAS ‘15), Peer Adviser (2nd year)

What was your favorite thing about YOUR Peer Adviser?

Emily: her smile!!!

Eric: My PA had an incredible ability to have fun that was just infectious. Our group had a great time because he was always having a great time.

Nedra: One thing that I loved about my PA’s is that they were so chill and down to earth. They were themselves and allowed everyone in our groups to be themselves. It was a great atmosphere to transition into a new place where being the real you can be pretty terrifying.

Vivek Magati (MEAS ‘16), Peer Adviser (2nd year)
Jazz Jenkins (SOC ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Caroline Magnesen (WCAS ‘16), Peer Adviser (1st year)

What is your favorite Northwestern memory?

Vivek: My favorite memory is last Fall when all of the Peer Advisers were by the Norris East Lawn and we were supposed to have a picnic, but things got a little funky last minute and we had to improvise. So we all watched each other sing and rap and dance and it was great seeing the whole family have a great time together :D.

Jazz: There are SOOO many!! I can’t just choose ONE!! Hmmm….. My favorite Northwestern memory would have to be the day Andrew called me and said that I would be a Peer Adviser for the incoming class of 2018. I was SUPER excited, but it did not stop there. I walked outside and saw my face on the We Will Campaign poster which is hanging up all over campus!! #BestDayEver #Memories

Caroline: NUDM 2013, my first DM

Nathan Lamp (Transfer ‘15), Peer Adviser (2nd year)
Parth Dalal (WCAS ‘16), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Camille Goldstein (WCAS ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)

What is the best dining hall concoction?

Nathan: In Hinman, when they have grilled cheese sandwiches, I put tomatoes, spinach, and pesto mayo on them, and eat with a side of french fries, with pesto mayo for dipping. #pestomayo

Parth: Plexican

Camille: The broccoli and cheddar quiche is my personal favorite.

Gauri Rangrass (Medill ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Christian Rozolis (MEAS ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Victoria Kuritza (Transfer ‘15), Peer Adviser (2nd year)

What are some fun things you like to do with friends?

Gauri: lakefill, going to chicago, going to new restaurants

Christian: Play frisbee, play basketball, watch movies, going out to eat in Evanston, relax on the lake fill, relax on the beach, going into the city for Bulls or Cubs games

Victoria: Sporting events, dinner, bowling, beach day, sailing, breakfast, movies, six flags, lunch, exploring Chicago, brunch, pretty much anything that involves food :)

Margaret Kuo (WCAS ‘16), Peer Adviser (2nd year)
Daniel Ngai (WCAS ‘15), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Elianna Landau (WCAS ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)

What do you remember most about Wildcat Welcome?

Margaret: My Peer Adviser, Cassie Zhang! I still aspire to be her

Daniel: Walking around campus a lot with my PA group

Elianna: Millennium Park and the activity where you gave everyone high fives and hugs

Sanchita Kanthadai (SESP ‘16), Peer Adviser (2nd year)
Jahmeelay Jean-Leger (WCAS ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Jane Dickerson (SOC ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)

What was your favorite thing about YOUR Peer Adviser?

Sanchita: His sense of humor!!

Jahmeelay: My favorite thing was that although he was pretty chill and all, I could still see him as a human being with quirks which made him a little more approachable. He definitely took time to ask me how I was doing and was somehow able to stand our PA group and our perpetual lateness pretty well.

Jane: He is super sassy and has really cool hair. Also, his name rhymes with safari.

Grace Kapov (WCAS ‘15), Peer Adviser (3rd year)
Michael Stern (Medill ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Steven Tyler (WCAS ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)
Maryssa Sklaroff (SOC ‘17), Peer Adviser (1st year)

What is your favorite Northwestern memory?

Grace: I really enjoyed homecoming weekend this year. Friday, October 4 I got to meet Mike Greenberg and hear the Mike and Mike radio show get recorded live from Deering Meadow. Saturday, I got to watch the recording of the college gameday show from the Lakefill, and then saw a terrific game between Northwestern and Ohio State. The result was unfortunate, but I really enjoyed being a part of such school spirit and enjoying so many awesome events having to do with my passions for sports and Northwestern.

Michael: Waking up at 4 AM to show my Purple Pride at ESPN’s College Gameday, seeing some of my favorite sports journalists (who happen to be alumni of this University), and standing in the student section at the game watching our football team give all they could against Ohio State.

Steven: When they have cookies, cover them in nutella, and then put soft serve ice-cream in between them to make a nutella ice cream sandwich. Bonus points for bananas. (EDITORS NOTE: this sounds absolutely amazing)

Maryssa: Ski Trip 2013