Because Arcadia Bloggers

by Jen Retter on January 1, 2018

Spring 2020 Bloggers

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Lancaster, Pa.

Hi all—I’m a lucky recipient of a kidney transplant, diehard Flyers fan, and procrastinator extraordinaire! I’ve also been known to get up at 1 a.m. for Formula 1 races, which I do not recommend. I’ve got a big bucket list and an even bigger heart.

Denise Glick ’23

Major: English (Creative Writing concentration) 

Minor: Secondary Education 

Hometown: Thorndale, Pa.

I am as nerdy as they come! I read too many books, know too many authors, and find my passion in writing poetry about my life, society, and adolescence. I play the piano and teach it to those who believe music is something that brings people together. Most importantly, I am your girl for Netflix, Hulu, or Prime Video suggestions, as I am a streaming show/movie connoisseur.

Daijah Patton ’22

Major: International Studies (3+3 program)

Minor: Law and Public Policy

H​​​​​​ometown: Doylestown, Pa.

As part of Arcadia’s 3+3 program, I’ll get my undergraduate degree in three years and have assured admission into Drexel Law School. While an accelerated track is a bit of a time crunch, I am still heavily involved in mock trial, Arcadia ambassadors, and the Honors Program. At Arcadia, I also had the great opportunity to go to Oman through Preview, and I look forward to my other study abroad travels!

Humna Rub ’22

Major: Ceramics/Pre-Art Therapy

Hometown: Doylestown, Pa.

I am a third-culture kid, a theatre nerd, and an amateur food enthusiast trying to navigate her way through the world and the college experience. As an art major I practically live in the studio, but when I'm not there I am the vice president of Arcadia’s PRIDE club for LGBTQIA+ students and allies.

Mia Woo '22

Major: History

Minor: Secondary Education

Hometown: Brigantine, N.J.

If you don’t see me skateboarding around campus, I’m either playing video games in my room or working out in the gym. I’m very outgoing, funny, and social, so I’m always down for a fun adventure. I love grapefruit almost as much as Jesus. #Blessup

Nicholas Schiavo ’22

Major: Environmental Journalism

Hometown: Brick, N.J.

I am a transfer student from Brookdale Community College, former chapter president of Phi Theta Kappa, and a published poet! Arcadia has allowed me to combine my passions for Ecology and Creative Writing to create a major unique to my interests. When I’m not studying, you can find me reading, writing poetry in a cafe, on a nature walk, or taking pictures.

Rikki Rosenthal ’22

Major: English (Creative Writing concentration)

Minor: Communication

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

Director, scholar, competitive Smash Bros. player. You can usually find me skating around campus or blaring Led Zeppelin on my record player. I have a passion for writing short fiction and screenplays.

Anthony Carbonetta '21

Major: Psychology

Minor: Sociology

Hometown: Immokalee, Fla.

I am a coffee enthusiast and professional bookworm. My favorite time of the day is the morning, when I do most of my reading and am most productive. A more millennial thing about me is that I could spend an impressive amount of time just scrolling through Pinterest. 

Jasmin Ramirez ’21

Majors: Media and Communication, English

Hometown: Darby, Pa.

I love reading, writing, and all things involving cats. I work as a Because Arcadia blogger, an editor for the Compass, and a CPA in the Office of Career Education.

Lashanna Bryant ’21

Major: Sociology

Minors: Gender & Sexuality Studies, Cultural Anthropology

Hometown: Cape May, N.J.

I am a connoisseur of cat cafes, cosplay, and good coffee. When I’m not indulging in my latest nerdy obsession, I like to write about intersectionality and how we understand our identities in our current social world.

Caitlin Joyce ’20

Major: English

Minor: Gender & Sexuality Studies

Hometown: Willow Grove, Pa.

Hi, I'm Jess! I work in the Writing Center, am a peer mentor for the “Hunger Games” First-Year Seminar, am president of Sigma Tau Delta, and am newly involved with our literary magazine, Quiddity!  Besides writing and books, I love dogs, sweatpants, and preparing for my reign on Jeopardy. 

Jess Derr ’20

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