Because Arcadia Bloggers

Spring 2019 Bloggers

Major: English (Creative Writing concentration)

Hometown: Darby, Pa.

I am a sophomore English major with a concentration in Creative Writing and a minor in Media and Communications. I am a career peer adviser in the Office of Career Education, an ambassador, and a senator in Student Government. I love writing, reading, and watching horror films.

Lashanna Bryant ’21

Major: English

Hometown: Willow Grove, Pa.

I'm a junior English major, photographer, member of the women's lacrosse team, and consultant in the Writing Center. My other interests include dogs, sweatpants, and Jamie Fraser.

Jess Derr ’20

Major: Global Media

Hometown: McPherson, Kan.

Hello! I’m a senior this year, studying Global Media and Spanish. My hobbies include finding adventures in unlikely places, drinking absurd amounts of coffee, and attempting to befriend each and every person I meet.

Nicole Gieselman ’19

Major: Criminal Justice and Sociology

Hometown: Cortland, N.Y.

Hello there! My name is Kathryn Jones, but I often go by nicknames (two popular options are ‘Kat’ and ‘Ryn’). Hailing from Cortland, N.Y., I am a sophomore at Arcadia, double majoring in Criminal Justice and Sociology with a minor in Music. I have many interests, but social justice, music, and cats are definitely the most important to me.

Kathryn Jones ’21

Major: Sociology and Cultural Anthropology

Hometown: Cape May, N.J.

I’m a junior Sociology and Cultural Anthropology double major and Gender & Sexuality Studies minor from Cape May, N.J. I’ve left the beach to come to Arcadia, and now I hope to travel the globe! I’m a connoisseur of cat cafes, cosplaying, and takeout food. I like to write about what’s happening in the world.

Caitlin Joyce ’20

Major: Global Media

Hometown: Harrisburg, Pa.

I’m a first-year studying Global Media and minoring in International Studies. As part of the First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE), I’m currently taking classes at the University of Stirling in Scotland. When I’m not studying at Arcadia or elsewhere in the world, I reside in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. My passions include photography, hiking, and sharing my experiences with others.

Alura Neumyer ’22

Major: Psychology and Anthropology

Hometown: Immokalee, Fla.

I’m a sophomore Psychology and Anthropology major from Immokalee, Florida, and I have lived in the same house all of my life. A few interesting facts about myself: I am vegan, am enthused by any miniscule act of organizing, and consider myself a nutrition fanatic. I am a Capricorn, which I feel pretty much tells you everything else you need to know.

Jasmin Ramirez ’21

Major: Political Science

Hometown: Brigantine, N.J.

I’m a first-year studying Political Science at Arcadia. Currently, I’m participating in the First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) in London, England. I’m an energetic, humorous, and outgoing person. My passions include adventuring, video gaming, sports, and surfing. I’m from a small town in New Jersey called Brigantine— ten minutes north of Atlantic City— where I lifeguard on the beach in the summer.

Nick Schiavo ’22

Major: Healthcare Administration (Pre-Occupational Therapy)

Hometown: Parsippany, N.J.

Hi everyone! I’m a senior Healthcare Administration/Pre-Occupational Therapy major from Parsippany, New Jersey. I am also an orientation leader and STAMP mentor at Arcadia. When I’m not studying, catch me taking pictures of nature, adventuring around Glenside with friends, or stopping at Wawa for a cup of mocha mint iced coffee. I haven’t been everywhere yet, but it’s on my list!

William Snell ’19

Major: International Studies

Hometown: Boyertown, Pa.

¡Buenos días! I'm a junior International Studies major with a minor in Spanish. I am from Boyertown, Pa., but have studied abroad in England, Brazil, and Chile. I love traveling and learning new languages. In my spare time, you can find me curled up in my hammock binge-watching Scandal and eating popcorn.

Heidi Specht ’20

Former Bloggers

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Hello! I am a sophomore Arcadian studying Marketing in the School of Global Business, and I hope to pursue a career in fashion merchandising. I am new to Pennsylvania, fresh out of Dallas, Texas. I love theatre, fashion, and art. In that order. I think. I currently work as a lifeguard, but intend to try a lot of odd jobs during my time in college. I’m a workaholic who loves gaining little insights into different careers. I even have a bucket list of jobs I’d like to try, one of which is writing a blog…

Olivia Armacost ’21

Major: Mathematics (Pre-engineering)

Hometown: Dededo, Guam

I am from the island of Guam, and— before I tell you who I am— I’d like to say: yes, we do speak English in Guam; and yes, Guam is a U.S. territory, so I am an American citizen who is also an islander. I like many things (I believe we should like more things; there shouldn’t be more hate than like.) Although I am half Filipino and half Chinese, Korean and Japanese food are my favorite types of food. I like milk tea— any kind of tea, if I’m being honest. I am very open to exploring new things, different cultures, and different lifestyles, and I like taking risks because you never know what good will result.

Justin Tai ’21