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Summer Fellows

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Harrison Redfern ’26

Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA
Major: Physics

Harrison (he/him/his) stays busy at Carleton! He is a captain of the club water polo team, plays both IM basketball and broomball, and participates in activities hosted by the German and physics departments. He loves the atmosphere of Carleton in that its students are focused on academics but they don’t let it get in the way of fun.

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Holly Lake ’25

Hometown: Verona, New Jersey
Major: English (minor in Creative Writing)

If Holly (she/her/hers) was a place on campus, she would be the bench in the upper arb that overlooks Bell Field. During the school year, Holly “slays” on the dance floor as the director of the Synchrony II dance troupe, is a member of Project Friendship, a theater stage manager, and works in the Alumni Relations Office! A fun fact about her is that she has triple citizenship with the US, UK, and Ireland.

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Katelyn Harder ’26

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Major: Psychology (minors in German and Cognitive Science)

Katelyn (she/her/hers) is a woodworking aficionado, and loves people of Carleton! She is the VP of 1Gen, is a DJ at KRLX, plays on Club Volleyball, and is an editor of Babyteeth, an eclectic creative ‘zine. If Katelyn could be a place on campus, she would be the table on the 2nd floor of the Weitz that overlooks the entrance.

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Quinn Lee O'Halloran ’25

Hometown: Minnetonka MN
Major: American Studies (minors in Chinese, and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies)

Quinn (any pronouns) has a deep love of the Carleton community; they are so lucky to be surrounded by such brilliant and kind people. Quinn is an active member of student-run radio station KRLX, the orchestra, equestrian club, and the music department! Following her love of music and radio, her favorite place on campus is the record library. And finally, a fun fact about Quinn is that their family helped to found the Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

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Will Hassell ’25

Hometown: Hillsboro, NC
Major: English (minors in Creative Writing and Educational Studies)

Will’s (he/him/his) favorite thing about Carleton is the amount of open space that the campus has, as it is a good reprieve from stress. He has seen the movie The Princess Bride at least 20 times, and can recite large portions of it! Outside of the classroom, Will is a member of CHOP, one of Carleton’s D3 ultimate frisbee teams, and is a member of disc golf club and board game club.

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Yahnee Acklin ’25

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major: Africana Studies

Yahnee (she/her/hers) loves Carleton for its small-town location in Northfield; it’s the complete opposite of Philadelphia which she calls home! Yahnee’s favorite place on campus is Anderson Hall, home to a cafe, great study spaces, and many of the science departments. A fun fact about her is that she is the only Africana Studies major in her class year.

Carleton Ambassador and Student Tour Leaders

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Henry Moshfeghi ’25

Student Director of Tour Guide Development and Training

Hometown: Stanford, CA
Major: History (pre-med) (minor in Religion)

Henry (He/Him/His) is heavily involved in activities around campus, including music (Henry plays the tuba!), internships, research, the Cow Print, the Carletonian, and Club Tennis. Henry is also on the executive board of Carleton’s Alumni Annual Fund. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the Arb and playing Scrabble.

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Jing Jing Munson ’25

Student Director of Class Visits

Hometown: Lino Lakes, MN
Major: Psychology (minor in Neuroscience)

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Jing Jing (she/her/hers) loves Carleton for the community and academics! After studying abroad in Prague during the fall term of 2022, Jing Jing returned to campus to play on Syzygy, Carleton’s DI women’s ultimate team, go on adventures with CANOE Club, and continue her research in Dr. Meerts’ behavioral neuroscience lab.

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Jocelyn Akst ’27

Student Director of Ambassador Oversight

Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD

Jocelyn (she/her/hers) loves animals! Not only does she have five pets at home, but she is involved in the pre-vet circle, the Carleton Pre-health Association, the animal colony, and in our outdoor club CANOE. Jocelyn’s favorite things about Carleton are the gorgeous campus, supportive classmates, and accessible professors. If she was a place at Carleton, she would be our 800 acre Arboretum (known as the Arb).

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Jocelyn Ferguson ’25

Student Transfer Engagement Specialist

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Major: Statistics

Before transferring to Carleton in fall 2021, Jocelyn (she/her/hers) spent two months working on a sustainable farm on the small island of Vieques, off of the East coast of Puerto Rico. Now that she’s on campus, you’ll find Jocelyn running on the women’s varsity track & field team and hanging out with Russ in the Math Skills Center.

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Livi Peters ’26

Student Athletics Engagement Specialist

Hometown: Rockledge, FL
Major: Physics

Livi (she/her/hers) plays for the Varsity Softball team, takes piano lessons in the Weitz, and is involved in the athletic departments at Carleton. If she was a place on campus, Livi would be the CAVE, Carleton’s student-run music venue! Livi visits the 2 thrift stores in Northfield, Clothes Closet and Thrifty Parrot at least once a term!

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Nia Terry ’26

Student Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Environmental Studies

Nia (she/her/hers) is involved in Carleton’s Black Student Alliance (BSA), and frequents the Office of Intercultural Life (OIL). Beyond Carleton’s campus, Nia’s pictures of her pandemic sidewalk chalk art are in the Los Angeles Public Library COVID-19 Community Archive. Her favorite thing about Carleton is that there are so many opportunities to try new things and so many people to try those new things with, she’s constantly looking for adventure!

Tour Guides

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Aleia Johnson ’24

Hometown: Rochester, MN
Major: Political Science/International Relations (minor in Educational Studies)

Around campus you’ll find Aleia (she/her/hers) competing on the varsity swim & dive team, dancing in Synchrony II, and crafting (Aleia also up-cycles clothes!). Her favorite spot on campus is the Gould Library (aka “the Libe”) – be sure to ask her which floor is her favorite!

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Allison Penn ’25

Hometown: Downers Grove, IL
Major: Sociology/Anthropology (minor in French)

Allison (she/her) is a junior SOAN major from Downers Grove, Illinois. After returning from two study abroad programs, Allison is diving back into campus life! She is currently the senior photography editor of the Carletonian, volunteers with Paper Airplanes (a refugee tutoring program), and is involved in student government. Her favorite spot on campus is next to Toff.

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Carolina Cabanela ’25

Hometown: Moorhead, MN
Major: 
English

Around campus, Carolina (she/they) is involved in ballroom dancing, technical theater, social dance, and Carleton’s music community. Carolina loves their social dance community because everyone is so nice! And, if you’re looking for a book recommendation, just ask! Carolina would be thrilled to give you their thoughts on one of their most recent reads.

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Chance Tunnissen ’26

Hometown: Hardwick, MN

Chance (he/him/his) is involved in both club sailing, and club tennis at Carleton. Additionally, Chance is an active member of KRLX, Carleton’s student run radio station, TRIO, and the outdoor club CANOE! When asked what his favorite thing about Carleton is, Chance told us it was the people 🙂

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Colin Will ’27

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Colin (he/him/his) frequently attends tournaments with the Quiz Bowl Club, writes for the Cow Print, and plays ultimate frisbee with the Karls. He also followed MN’s flag redesign process like a sports season and already has the new flag on his dorm room wall! At Carleton, Colin loves having classmates and friends who match his curiosity and passion for learning.

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Ella Kuriyama ’26

Hometown: Claremont, CA

Ella (she/her/hers) loves that Carls have a great sense of humor, because it makes learning together all the more enjoyable. She is involved in IM basketball, KRLX radio, classical music (solo and chamber), and participates in Japanese language events. Her favorite place on campus is the Lower Arb because it’s always full of life!

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Jack Allen ’24

Hometown: Wildwood, MO
Major: Geology (minor in Math)

One of Jack’s (he/him/his) primary extracurricular activities is as a mentor and event volunteer for Project Friendship. Project Friendship is a community partnership matching local elementary and middle school students with mentors, like Jack, at Carleton and St. Olaf colleges. You can also find Jack spending time at the Oak Grove in the Lower Arb, working on his social dance skills, and serving as the treasurer for the Academic Quiz Team!

Kate Burton ’24

Kate Burton ’24

Hometown: Wellesley, MA
Major:
Biology (pre-med)

Kate (she/her/hers) is a member of the Carleton Women’s Tennis team who speaks a bit of Spanish and enjoys participating in an a capella group on campus. While she’s never seen any of the classic Disney movies, she knows all the song lyrics!

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Katie Davis ’26

Hometown: Lyme, NH

Katie (she/her/hers) loves spending time outside in Carleton’s arboretum, during all seasons! In fact, she is a captain of the Nordic ski club, in addition to serving on the French activities council and being involved in music. If Katie were a place at Carleton, she would be Dacie Moses house, which is stocked cookie-baking ingredients 24/7!

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Laurine Kim ’26

Hometown: Frisco, TX
Major: Math

Laurine’s (she/her/hers) favorite place on campus is Carleton’s student-run music venue, the Cave. She loves seeing cool bands perform! You can also find Laurine at Club Tennis (aka Clennis), the Korean Students Association (KSA), or working at her other job in the post office. Her favorite thing about Carleton are the people and the beautiful campus (and she holds a special place in her heart for the delicious dining hall desserts).

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Maggie Fried ’27

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

If Maggie (she/her/hers) were a building she would be the Wetiz Center, because in her own words, “I practically live there.” She is deeply involved in the performing arts, participating in theater, choir, and a cappella. Even her favorite genre of music of is musical theater! Maggie loves Carleton for the friendly people and the insightful class discussions.

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Max Fischer ’27

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Max (he/him/his) loves the Carleton Arboretum, but if he were a place at Carleton, he would be the Libe. Not only is Max a tour guide, but he is also student ambassador in the Alumni Relations office, a KRLX DJ, and a member of CAST (College Admissions Starts Today). At home, he has 3 cats and a dog!

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Quinn Lee-O'Halloran ’25

Quinn (she/her/hers) has deep love of the Carleton community; she says she is so lucky to be surrounded by such brilliant and kind people. Quinn is an active member of student-run radio station KRLX, the orchestra, equestrian club, and the music department! Following her love of music and radio, her favorite place on campus is the record library. And finally, a fun fact about Quinn is that her family helped to found the Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

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Ronnie Ross ’26

Hometown: Oak Park, IL
Major: Religion & Chemistry

Ronnie (they/he) is a commodore of the Carleton Sailing Club, a member of the Carleton Equestrian Team, and loves going on trips with the outdoor club CANOE! Their favorite thing about Carleton is simply the exceptionally good vibes. If they were a place at Carleton, they would be the classroom on 4th Leighton that has skylights!

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Shira Dubin ’25

Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Major: Biology (minor in Philosophy)

When Shira (she/her/hers) is not playing ultimate frisbee with Syzygy, one of Carleton’s D1 teams, you can find her researching disease ecology, playing club soccer, doing social dance, and Nordic skiing in the arboretum! Shira likes the personal connections with professors and sense of community in classes at Carleton. A fun fact about her is that her favorite snack combo is peanut butter and carrots.

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Stella Pinto ’26

Hometown: Hanover, NH
Major: Geology (minor in Public Policy)

Stella (she/her/hers) is a project friendship mentor, part of the College Friend program, and works in the post office! She plays on Nova, one of Carleton’s club ultimate frisbee teams. She loves how friendly and caring everyone here is, and also enjoys seeing all the rabbits in the bushes around campus. If Stella was a place on Carleton’s campus, she would be the bench in the arb overlooking Bell field.

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Will Hassell ’25

Hometown: Hillsboro, NC
Major: English (minors in Creative Writing and Educational Studies)

Will’s (he/him/his) favorite thing about Carleton is the amount of open space that the campus has, as it is a good reprieve from stress. He has seen the movie The Princess Bride at least 20 times, and can recite large portions of it! Outside of the classroom, Will is a member of CHOP, one of Carleton’s D3 ultimate frisbee teams, and is a member of disc golf club and board game club.