Because Arcadia Bloggers

by Jennifer Retter on January 1, 2018


Summer 2019 Bloggers

Major: English (Creative Writing concentration)

Hometown: Darby, Pa.

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: 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’). 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’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: Political Science

Hometown: Brigantine, N.J.

I’m an energetic, humorous, and outgoing person. My passions include adventuring, video gaming, sports, and surfing. I’m from Brigantine— ten minutes north of Atlantic City, N.J.— where I lifeguard on the beach in the summer.

Nick Schiavo ’22

Major: International Studies/Spanish

Hometown: Boyertown, Pa.

¡Buenos días! I've studied abroad in England, Brazil, Chile, and Spain, and 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

Spring 2019 Bloggers

Major: Global Media

Hometown: McPherson, Kan.

Hello! 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: Global Media

Hometown: Harrisburg, Pa.

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.

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: Healthcare Administration (Pre-Occupational Therapy)

Hometown: Parsippany, N.J.

I am 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