Meet the Bloggers

Lionel AndersonLionel Anderson

Creator of The Year After

Good people, welcome to sophomore year. I’m Lionel and, mostly, I created this blog in recognition of how many avoidable mistakes & oversights there were during my 2nd year of college. Working at the Office of Academic Resources, ironically, I mentor students on any and all matters related to their academic success. Occasionally, I’ll write on such topics as well. Originally from the Bronx (Go YANKEES), but I’ve been in Philadelphia since college and have been working with college students since ’05. Drop in on me some time (Stokes 118) or follow me @lionel_anderson.

Rebecca-Avery Rebecca Avery

Hi Sophomores! My name is Rebecca and I am the Coordinator of International Academic Programs. I’m here to help you with everything related to studying abroad during your time at Haverford. Now is the time to start planning your semester or academic year abroad. The world is at your fingertips with so many different programs to choose from. Feel free to send me an e-mail or stop by Chase 213 if you have any questions or just want to learn more about a program. I’m happy to help!

Franklyn CantorFranklyn Cantor

Hi Sophomores! I’m Franklyn, and I work in the President’s Office as the Presidential Fellow (which means I work mostly on special projects and research). However, we may have met in my previous role as Coordinator of Residential Life, though, or in my time on campus as a student (I graduated from Haverford in 2012). You should come see me if you have ideas for improving our campus, if you’d like to learn what a Presidential Fellow does, or if you’d like to discuss the finer points of ice cream establishments in the greater Philadelphia area. Honestly, though – please don’t hesitate to send me an email or stop by my office in Founders if there’s something you’d like to talk about.

Kelly ClearyKelly Cleary

Hello, Sophomores! As dean of career and professional advising, I oversee the Center for Career and Professional Advising, and I’m the advising dean for sophomores, juniors and seniors whose last names begin with the letters T-Z. I remember the roller coaster of sophomore year well, including flip-flopping on my choice of major dozens of times before finding a home as an English major. If you haven’t already, check out the Exploration & Planning and Internship/Externship pages on the CCPA website, and get in touch if you have career-related questions.

Nathan DiehlNathan Diehl

Hello Sophomores! My name is Nate and I am the Coordinator of Residential Life. I look forward to meeting you all during your time here. In the meantime, I hope you realize you’re not alone in this college journey. I urge you to take advantage of the many support systems at your fingertips. If you ever need anything, drop me an email or stop by Chase 213. I’d be more than happy to help.

Lilly LavnerLilly Lavner

Hello Sophomores! My name is Lilly and I am the Director of Student Activities and Leadership. If you’re looking for resources for your club or organization, or need help planning an event please feel free to contact me any time! If you wish to get involved in the Rufus M. Jones Institute for Leadership, and attend workshops, conferences, and retreats that can help expand your skills and knowledge as a student leader, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me to find out more.

ProfetaStephen Profeta

Hello Sophomores! My name is Stephen and I am one of the resident Seniors on the blog. Recently a Sophomore, I am here to share my experience moving through and looking back on my second year at Haverford. I can be found in a Lighted Fools show, working in the Writing Center, or playing Croquet with the Haverford Croquet Society on Lloyd Green. Feel free to send me an email or stop me around campus, and please read the blog!

EllenReinhartEllen Reinhart

Hi! I’m Ellen Reinhart, and I’m a senior. At Haverford, I’m an Honor Code Orienteer, Quaker Bouncer Co-Head, Coop barista, and am involved with the Rufus M. Jones Institute for Leadership. Sophomore year was a crucial point in my college career and was the time during which I learned to take advantage of the incredibly helpful resources available to students. I’m excited and eager to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to reach out to me through e-mail or by finding me on campus.

Nika-StrzeleckaNika Strzelecka

Hello! My name is Nika, and I’m the Coordinator of Outreach, Collaboration, & Peer Instruction in the Office of Academic Resources. When I’m not bustling around the OAR, I can be found rock climbing, running, watching Star Trek, or trying to avoid being bitten by my grumpy 16-year-old cat. I hope you’ll find this blog to be a great resource that you can access any time, day or night, wherever you happen to be. I look forward to getting to know you and hope you’ll stop by the OAR soon. Have a fabulous sophomore year!

chloe-tuckerChloe Tucker

Hey sophomores: I’m Chloe, and I’m the International Programs Coordinator at the CPGC. After Lilly and I graduated from Haverford in 2007 (but before we started co-teaching the Rufus Jones class), I worked in organizations that dealt with arts, social justice and identity. I really like food, and will owe you bigtime if you bring me a coconut-chocolate-nut melty magic bar from the DC.

dean-steve-watterSteve Watter

I love sophomores and have been working with them for more than 25 years at Haverford. When not advising students (sophomores, juniors and seniors whose last names begin with the letters O-S), serving as Dean of Student Life and Title IX Coordinator, I am a father (Mark, a college senior), husband (happily married to Kate Heston in the Biology Department), avid home cook, below average golfer and devotee of music of all kinds. Mark introduced me to The National and The Tallest Man on Earth, my current favorites.

james weissingerJames Weissinger

HELLO, I’m James, and I’m the Associate Director for Programs and Media Development at the Hurford Center for the Arts and Humanities. I finished my studies at Haverford in 2006, and since then I’ve been working here at the Center, which is kind of like a campus switchboard for folks from all majors interested in books, films, exhibits, performances, music, dance, ice sculptures, zines, poetry, synthesizers, weird video art, and nine million other things. Always happy to talk about student ideas and figure out a way to support them through one of our grants, seminars, or internships—I’m in Stokes 108b, right next to the Multicultural Center.

Charles WoodardCharles Woodard

Hi Sophmores! I’m Charles, the Digital Media Specialist in IITS. I received my MFA from the University of Iowa in Film and Video Production, where I spent time contemplating the nature of emptiness. And corn. If you have any digital media needs, be it help with video production, equipment rental, or one-on-one instruction with media software, please feel free to email me. You can also come and see me in person in Stokes 205a, just inside the ITC.