"Washington University's Oldest Sophomore Honorary"

Anna "Duality" Dicker

Anna grew up in a small town in Long Island, NY. Her passion and ardor for environmental justice has led her to pursue a double major in Environmental Policy and Spanish with a minor in Sociology. She serves as the treasurer of WU-Slam, and hopes to eventually work up the courage to perform some of her poetry on stage. Anna is a proud member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, and serves as Assistant Day Chair for recruitment. Her favorite places to study are the law library or the DUC in the evening. When she’s not studying, you can find Anna at the gym, napping, hanging with friends, journaling, or working on the perfect Spotify playlist. Anna strives to always live in the moment, and her favorite coping mechanism is to laugh it off. 

Milenko "Tempo" Petrovic

 From just outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, Milenko is a “vanilla” Biology major (no subspecialty) on the premed track, as well as a minor in Arabic and Economics. He plans to pursue medical school and eventually become a physician. Outside of classes, he is a member of the powerlifting club, where he picks things up and puts them back down. He is also involved with MedX, which has fostered his interest in local community service and medical policy, a passion which began in high school when he volunteered (and continues to volunteer) at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital. When he has free time, Milenko likes to watch anime, play video games, and pickle vegetables. You can usually find him in Paws buying Powerade or in Rudolph Hall looking at rocks.

Eriel "Prosperity" Confer

Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Eriel is currently pursuing a double major in Psychology and International and Area Studies with a minor in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She hopes to marry these disciples by pursuing a career in pediatric audiology in the future. She is involved with multiple Christian ministries, serves on Harambee's Christian Ministries Executive Board and is an avid member of Sigma Iota Rho, an international studies honorary. Her interests include learning about East Asian languages, culture, and entertainment, studying photography, creating a bucket list of things she'd like to do but probably never will, and enticing anyone around her to make brownies. You can find Eriel somewhere watching documentaries, eating Subway cookies or pizzas, napping in her friends’ beds, taking photos of everything, and buying snacks from Paws n Go.

Charlie "Petrichor" Paraiso

Hailing from somewhere in the northeast, Charlie is one of the more peculiar Filipinos one can meet at WashU. Majoring in Economics and Strategy, he plans to use business as a tool to induce positive change. A washed-up pro snowboarder, you can find Charlie spending his free time cooking, in SLAM, or folding paper birds.

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Malik "Vibrato" Gaye

Born and raised just outside Atlanta, GA, Malik is currently an Architecture major in the Sam Fox School of Art & Design. The son of a Mexican mother and Senegalese father, he takes great pride in his heritage. Around campus, Malik is a part of the Annika Rodriguez Scholars’ Program, works as an Admissions Intern, and is very involved in the acappella community as the Visual Director and Webmaster for the Washington University Stereotypes. In addition, his passions include watching movies, photography, cooking, exploring new places around St. Louis, and raiding Paws ‘N Go for Flamin’ Hot Funyuns.

Imani “Adoration” Jones

 Imani is a 4’9” fiery yet bubbly personality from the south suburbs of Chicago. She is pursuing Chemistry major and a minor in Energy Engineering. A passionate environmentalist, her ultimate career goal is to work with/conduct research in the field of renewable energy, particularly energy storage. Imani is a WashU Green Ambassador (WUGA) and a research assistant on campus. She can often be found studying in Olin Library or eating toasted ravioli in Schnuck Pavilion. When she’s not preparing for exams, Imani enjoys spending time with her fellow 116 members and other friends (and walking from the South 40 to her room in the Village every night in the process). Other hobbies include: watching Youtube and/or Netflix for hours, and convincing people that they should stop eating meat.

Serena "Sovereignty" Schein

Born in St. Louis but raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Serena is a student in the College of Arts of Sciences pursuing a major in biology and a minor in modern dance. She wants to combine these interests in a research lab studying movement therapy. In the future, Serena hopes to attend medical school and become a radiologist. She is an emergency medical technician, archery instructor, Girl Scout leader, tumbler, trapeze artist, and tutor. Serena is passionate about many things: helping others, world travel, music, leading a healthy lifestyle, dogs, and working with children. She is often found watching Disney movies, dancing in the kitchen while baking, or listening to Billy Joel, Elton John, and The Head and the Heart. She would like to remind everyone to always be kind and spread love.

Amaya “Gallantry” Wallace

Amaya “Gallantry,” from Charlottesville, Virginia, is an ArtSci student here at WashU, double majoring in Sociology and African & African American Studies. Amaya is particularly passionate about social justice, specifically racial and ethnic health injustice, and plans to attend law school following her years at WashU. In her sophomore year, she is a teaching assistant in the Sociology department, and can always be found reading or writing. Outside of the classroom, Amaya enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music, and watching a good movie. She always appreciates meeting new people — so don’t be afraid to say hi!

Jenise "Iridescence" Sheppard

Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Jenise is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Drama and Global Health and the Environment with a minor in Legal Studies on a pre-law track. Jenise’s passions and hobbies include theatre and dance. When she isn’t rehearsing for a show (which is not very often) she loves to spend her time being an avid environmentalist. She learns beekeeping as a member of WU Beekeepers, takes care of plants, and eats a plant based diet. She also likes to read and wishes she had more time to. Her favorite authors are Octavia E. Butler, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison. Aside from that she loves astrology (cancer sun, taurus moon, virgo rising ;)). Jenise takes great pride in being “iridescence”. A unique rainbow of light with beauty, grace that appears differently from every angle.  ​

Kelsey “Lambency” Chen

 Kelsey is from Chappaqua, NY and has lived there her whole life. She is a sophomore enrolled in the Olin Business School studying Finance with a minor in Sociology. After graduating, she plans on going back to the East Coast, but isn’t sure what she wants to do as a career. On campus, she is an Olin Peer Ambassador, in which she gives tours for the business school, and a Bear Leader for incoming freshmen. She is also involved in Asian American Association and Ultimate Frisbee. In her free time, she enjoys jogging through Forest Park and watching the Bachelor. Her favorite places on campus are Kopolow Business Library and Ibbys.

Grace "Duende" Myers

Grace hails from the iconic city of Rochester, NY and studies Dance and Anthropology. At WashU, she choreographs for Student Dance Showcase and Dance Collective, dances in WU Dance Theatre and on WUSauce, peer reviews for the WU Undergraduate Research Digest, works at the Edison Theatre, and teaches/leads community engagement for City Dance. Grace is a non-violent anarchist who hopes to play a small part in dismantling oppressive institutions by providing dance education to disadvantaged children and forming bridges through the communal power of movement. If you want to find Grace during the daytime she’s missing an exam to marshal at a protest, and in the evenings is somewhere listening to jazz music, salsa dancing with strangers, Ghost Riding, having an existential crisis, or twerking.

Michael "Apricity" Casey

Growing up in Seattle, San Antonio, and San Francisco, Michael is an engineering student currently double majoring in Chemical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a computer science TA, a member of Design for America, a middle school tutor through the Campus Y, and a member of the Student Sustainability Board. In his free time, he enjoys going to museums, listening to music, drawing, and watching TV shows. If you haven’t watched “Fleabag” already, he highly recommends procrastinating your next assignment and binge-watching the first season right after reading this. He promises that he isn’t as basic as this biography portrays him to be.

Kennedy "Empowerment" Young

Kennedy is an enthusiastic native of North Little Rock, Arkansas. She is double majoring in Sociology and African & African-American Studies and minoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her long-term goals include attending law school and eventually joining the public service sector. Kennedy is secretary for the Association of Black Students, a WUSA for Umrath 3, a member of WashU’s Prison Education Project Re-Entry Committee, and a research assistant on a project examining the generational implications of slavery for individual and community well-being. In her free time, Kennedy enjoys watching John Oliver, baking cookies, painting pottery, and exploring coffee shops in St. Louis. 

Yohanes "Caliber" Mulat

Born and raised in Saint Louis, Yohanes has always found a home here. 1st generation American, his parents hail from Ethiopia. He plans on double majoring in Cultural & Religious Studies and Political Science, with a minor in Arabic and is interested in going into international politics and law. You can find Yohanes performing poetry at open mics with Wu-Slam, counting up checks as the treasurer of African Student Association, and sharing wisdom as a mentor for Deneb Stars. Diversity is Royalty ~

 

Rene "Motivity" Kina

Rene is a proud native of the great south South St. Louis MO. Rene is planning on double majoring in Political Science and African and African American Studies. He is also on the Pre- Law track, with a heavy focus on community improvement and social justice. He currently works as a Deneb mentor for first-generation and low-income students. You might also catch him working at the Washu Rec Center. In his free time he plays basketball with his friends. Within Lock and Chain he plans to improve St. Louis and Washu through community service and outreach.

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