Meet the Bloggers

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.


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Brian Cuzzolina

Hi Sophomores! I am the assistant director of the Office of Academic Resources. I am new to Haverford, but not to helping students make the most of their academic experience. My goal is to assist you in making your college experience personally rewarding and meaningful. I am excited to get to know all of you and help you connect your interests and passions with opportunities. My door is always open and wxpn 88.5 is always playing on the radio. Never hesitate to stop by my office in the OAR!


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.



Sara Leader PicSarah Leader

Hi Sophomores! My name is Sara and I am one of the new Campus Life Graduate Assistants in the Student Activities Office! I am so excited to spend the next year living and working at Haverford College and look forward to meeting all of you! If you have any interest in starting a new club, planning an on or off campus event, or reserving a space on campus, I am here to help! I am also a huge film/TV buff and love to go on tangents about the best shows to binge-watch on Netflix or which movies got snubbed come awards season. So stop by the office anytime (Chase 205) or send an e-mail my way!

chloe-tuckerChloe Tucker

Hey sophomores: I’m Chloe, and I’m the International Programs Coordinator at the CPGC. After I graduated from Haverford in 2007, 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.