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Contributor Profiles

Writers
Alex Ojerholm
Princeton, Massachusetts
Worcester Academy
Major: Economic-Mathematics | Minor: Administrative Science

Alex grew up in Princeton, Mass., a town she is proud to say is not 20 minutes outside Boston. Growing up, she spent time reading mysteries, playing soccer, and puzzling over Scrabble. Whether she’s getting lost running the Waterville trails or skiing the Sugarloaf mountainside, Alex loves everything... Read More »


Chris Henderson
Kensington, Maryland
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Government Major

Chris is a junior at Colby.   Full Profile »


Christina Dong
Menlo Park, California
Menlo School
English

Christina is an avid writer, musician, and boba fan from Menlo Park, Calif., (some 30 miles south of San Francisco). Soon after arriving at Colby, she joined Powder and Wig and performed in the club’s first production, The Rocky Horror Show. Christina plays bass in the Colby Symphony Orchestra... Read More »


Jordan Lorenz
Hermon, Maine
Hermon High School
Major: Undeclared

Before calling "The Hill" home, Jordan grew up on a hilltop in Hermon, a small town in central Maine. He is always eager to engage in a hearty debate, and enjoys the opportunity to converse with students with different backgrounds and beliefs --  a trait typical on the Colby campus. He has acted... Read More »


Josephine Liang
Hong Kong
Mahindra United World College of India
Major: Psychology | Minor: Cinema Studies

Josephine considers herself an international student; she was born in the U.S. but she lived in Hong Kong most of her life. She attended Mahindra United World College of India for two years, where she lived side by side with peacocks, the beautiful Indian culture, and people from all around the world.... Read More »


Kayla Lewkowicz
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Hopkinton High School (Massachusetts)
Majors: Government and Global Studies

Hello! My name is Kayla and I'm a swimmer from Hopkinton, Mass., the start of the Boston Marathon. I swim generally all the time; however, I am still able to get outside and explore the Maine wilderness. I love everything outdoors, from hiking to rock climbing. If I'm not outside you can find me curled... Read More »


Lily Holland
Rowayton, Connecticut
St. Luke's School
Major: English, creative writing concentration

Lily is from Rowayton, Connecticut, where she lived her whole life before Colby. One of the chattier students on the Hill, she is always up for good conversation. Lily is program leader for Best Buddies, a program that pairs Colby student mentors with mentally handicapped adults. She loves everything... Read More »


Meg Fortier
Princeton, Mass.
Bancroft School
Major: American Studies, Minor: Administrative Science

Before moving to "The Hill," Meg grew up in the quiet farm town of Princeton, Mass. Whether she's making a brownie sundae at Dana, running through the streets of Waterville, or sunbathing with friends on the quad, Meg loves everything about Colby. She spends time running track, visiting her CCAK buddy,... Read More »


Photographers
Abe Krieger
Seattle, Washington
Garfield High School
Potentially computer science

Abe is a first-year student from Washington. Along with photography, he enjoys videography, soccer, skiing, ping pong, and spending time outside. He spends the majority of his time puting together ski videos, and he hopes to spend a couple years making ski films after graduation. Full Profile »


Andrew Beauchesne
Camden, Maine
Camden Hills Regional High School
Major: Chemistry | Minor: Physics

When not taking photos, Andrew can be found jamming to loud music, eating Italian food, or mixing solutions in the chemistry lab. He lives a quick-paced life, but balances it with long runs to Colby's Hume Center for an afternoon swim or with wheel throwing in the pottery studio. During the summer Andrew... Read More »


Cathy Zhao
Falmouth, Maine
Falmouth High School
Major: Global Studies, Minor: Human Development

Though originally from Shanghai, China, and having been raised in Falmouth, Maine, Cathy now calls Colby her home. A global studies major with a double concentration in human rights and international economics, she strives to stir conversation and bring new perspectives to the Hill. When she’s... Read More »


Dhaka, Bangladesh
Pearson UWC
Major: Economics

Farabee is a freshman at Colby.   Full Profile »


Hannah Tuttle
Boulder, Colorado
Boulder High School
Major: Undeclared

Hannah spent the first 10 years of her life in Wisconsin before moving to Boulder with her mom. She is very excited to explore a different part of the country and can't wait to document her college career through photography with InsideColby. She sings with the Colby College Chorale and is a member of... Read More »


Waitsfield, Vermont
Green Mountain Valley School
Undeclared

Kaitlin was raised in the small town of Waitsfield, Vermont, where she attended Green Mountain Valley School for Nordic ski racing. Once at Colby, however, she joined the women's rugby team. Along with playing in the lock or number 8 position, she is the team's match secretary, and takes care of... Read More »


Meg Fortier
Princeton, Mass.
Bancroft School
Major: American Studies, Minor: Administrative Science

Before moving to "The Hill," Meg grew up in the quiet farm town of Princeton, Mass. Whether she's making a brownie sundae at Dana, running through the streets of Waterville, or sunbathing with friends on the quad, Meg loves everything about Colby. She spends time running track, visiting her CCAK buddy,... Read More »


Mika Mintz
Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Monument Mountain Regional High School
Majors: Dance and Psychology

Mika’s roots stem from the Lappish mountains of arctic Sweden and from the rolling hills of the Berkshires. The only activities she loves more than playing/snuggling/hiking with her dogs are dancing and, indeed, photography. Beyond her affinity for the arts lies her undying love for animals and... Read More »


Managua, Nicaragua
UWC, Costa Rica
Anthropology, Cinema Studies

... Full Profile »


Quincy, Massachusetts
Major: Undeclared

Olek is a sophomore at Colby who doesn't like writing short bios of himself. Full Profile »


Shannon Oleynik
Derwood, MD
Magruder High School
Undeclared

An avid skier, vegetarian, and runner, Shannon is a first year student in love with Colby and its community. She hails from the Washington DC area and is attempting to take in all that Maine has to offer, from exploring the downtown Portland area, to navigating the local running trails. On campus, some... Read More »


Vodcasters
Julia Dunlavey
Natick, Massachusetts
Natick High School
Major: Biology (concentration in Neuroscience), Minor: Cinema Studies

  I grew up not 20, but 30 minutes out of Boston. I love canoeing, chocolate, Harry Potter, and long walks on the beach. I'm excited to go to school in beautiful Maine. I am part of the Colby Woodsmen Team, throwing axes and sawing cookies. I hope to someday combine video production and neuroscience... Read More »


Sonia Vargas
Selma, California
Fowler High School
Major: Biology and Science, Technology and Society , Minor: Human Development

Sonia is an energetic student who is excited to be working as a video producer for insideColby. She is an Assistant Director for the Colby Volunteer Center and a member of the Colby Achievement Program in the Sciences (CAPS), The Colby Waterville Alliance, the Pugh Center Scholars, SOBHU, and the... Read More »


Bloggers
Anh Uong
Topsfield, Massachusetts
Masconomet Regional High School
Major: Undeclared

  Hi! My name is Anh (yes it is very hard to pronounce). I am a freshman living in Foss (Foss is Boss) ready to take on the world! Traveling from the far reaches of Massachusetts, I have really enjoyed Maine and the beautiful landscape that accompanies it. I am interested in everything from math... Read More »


Jeb Waters
Norwalk, Connecticut
Choate Rosemary Hall
Major: Philosophy, Minor: Administrative Science

Hey, I am a junior originally from Connecticut, now living in Maine. I am a Philosophy major with a minor in Administrative Science. I also play lacrosse at Colby and am a member of Mayflower Hill Capital. In my free time, I run a music blog, get down to the gym to play squash or go on adventures around... Full Profile »


Josephine Liang
Hong Kong
Mahindra United World College of India
Major: Psychology | Minor: Cinema Studies

Josephine considers herself an international student; she was born in the U.S. but she lived in Hong Kong most of her life. She attended Mahindra United World College of India for two years, where she lived side by side with peacocks, the beautiful Indian culture, and people from all around the world.... Read More »


Kayla Lewkowicz
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Hopkinton High School (Massachusetts)
Majors: Government and Global Studies

Hello! My name is Kayla and I'm a swimmer from Hopkinton, Mass., the start of the Boston Marathon. I swim generally all the time; however, I am still able to get outside and explore the Maine wilderness. I love everything outdoors, from hiking to rock climbing. If I'm not outside you can find me curled... Read More »


Kristen Starkowski
Marlborough, Connecticut
RHAM High School
Majors: English and Sociology

Kristen hails from a small cow town in Connecticut. She is double majoring in English and sociology, and hopes to one day become an English professor at a lovely little school like Colby. In passing, you might find Kristen obsessing over coffee, women’s basketball, multi-layered diction in tomes... Read More »


Social Media Contributors
Abe Krieger
Seattle, Washington
Garfield High School
Potentially computer science

Abe is a first-year student from Washington. Along with photography, he enjoys videography, soccer, skiing, ping pong, and spending time outside. He spends the majority of his time puting together ski videos, and he hopes to spend a couple years making ski films after graduation. Full Profile »


Alexa Huang
Beijing, China
Beijing National Day School
Major: Undecided, Minor: Cinema Studies

  I’m Alexa, or if you like to conquer Chinese, learn to pronounce黄明妍. I’m a passionate, optimistic and open-minded mule down in Colby. Music is my passion and so is photography and filmmaking. A&R at Rough Trade Record is my dream job; well managing a band... Read More »


Emma Reuland
Brooklyn, New York
Dominican Academy
Major: English, Minors: Cinema Studies and Italian

  Hey I’m Emma and I am a current Sophomore. My home away from Colby is Brooklyn, New York so going to school in Maine is a definite change of pace but I am loving every minute of it. I am an English major here. In my spare time enjoy making movies, singing jazz and spending probably way... Read More »


Julia Dunlavey
Natick, Massachusetts
Natick High School
Major: Biology (concentration in Neuroscience), Minor: Cinema Studies

  I grew up not 20, but 30 minutes out of Boston. I love canoeing, chocolate, Harry Potter, and long walks on the beach. I'm excited to go to school in beautiful Maine. I am part of the Colby Woodsmen Team, throwing axes and sawing cookies. I hope to someday combine video production and neuroscience... Read More »


Marianne Ferguson
Veazie, Maine
John Bapst Memorial High School
Majors: Environmental Studies: Marine Science and Science, Technology, and Society

  Hi, I’m Marianne. I’m a Mainer who loves the outdoors and the ocean – I’m always down for skiing, hiking, and enjoying the sunshine. At Colby I’m a research assistant for the Environmental Studies program, a captain on the rugby team, and a club hockey player. You... Read More »


Maya Ramakrishnan
Seattle, Washington
Garfield High School
Majors: Government and Music

  I'm Maya, and I'm a sophomore from Seattle, Washington. I hike, sing and nap a lot. My favorite dining hall is Foss. I love good music, good friends, and bad TV. I live for Buzzfeed and Spa Bagels Full Profile »


Morgan Rublee
Glenburn, Maine
John Bapst Memorial High School
Major: English | Minor: Education

Hey. My name is Morgan, and I am from a small town outside of Bangor, Maine. I have lived there my whole life, so I’d consider myself a full-blooded Mainer. If you see someone walking around campus in a camouflage hat, there’s a good chance it’s me!.I love doing anything and everything... Read More »


Nicolas Aalberg
Cumberland, Maine
Greely High School
Majors: Government and Computer Science

  Hey, I'm Nick. Feel free to ask me any questions about Colby, living in Maine, or studying abroad Full Profile »


Wayne Kim
Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Penninsula High School
Major: Sociology

  I hail from the sunny southern coasts of SoCal and am an avid cat-lover. Aside from that, I love to run, hike, climb, bike, hoop, swim, play iPlay soccer with his amigos, and head to Olin and curl up with a book (and then realize that I have piles of “school” reading to do). Full Profile »