Academic Fellows (AFs) are undergraduate student staff members who live in the residential colleges. AFs serve as an academic transitional support system for first-year students as they face new challenges and concerns during their first year of college. Over the course of an academic year, AFs work an average of 10-12 hours per week. These hours include programs, designing & creating bulletin boards, and office hours. Learn more about each of Stanford's AFs below.

Walsh Tower:   2 & 3   |   4 & 5   |   6 & 7   |   8 & 9   |   10 & 11   |   12
Rosborough Tower:   2 & 3   |   4 & 5   |   6 & 7   |   8 & 9   |   10 & 11   |   12
WT 2 & 3
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Hi! My name is Jose Velis and I'm a Sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences. I'll be the Academic Fellow for Walsh 2 & 3 this year and I am really excited to get to know all of you! I was born and raised in Miami and am majoring in Biology and English Literature on the Pre Med track. I love traveling, volunteering, and trying new things. Let's make this year our most rewarding experience yet!

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WT 4 & 5
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Ciao ragazzi! My name is Chidera Anugwom and I am a sophomore here at Miami! I am an AF for Walsh 5 & 6 and this is going to be my first year as an AF and my second year living in Stanford. I am super excited to meet all of you and help you through your first year as a freshman! I was born in Houston, Texas and I currently resided Sugarland which is also in the Houston Area. I am a Biology Major with a minor in Chemistry on the Pre-Med track, and my goal is to eventually become a dermatologist. In addition to being your AF, I am a member of Phi Delta Epsilon (the Pre-Med Fraternity on campus) and I am one of the social chairs of Hui Aloha (the Hawaiian Culture Club on campus). I absolutely love to travel! Even though I am not Italian, as you can tell from my intro, I’m kind of obsessed with the language and the culture which was why over the summer, I went to Milan for 6 weeks to study Italian and Musicology. In addition to seeing the world, I love to hula dance and playing tennis. Fun fact! I knit and sew as well! I’m so excited to meet all of you, and in case you haven’t heard, this is the BEST place on earth so I know you are going to have an amazing time here.

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WT 6 & 7
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Welcome Class of 2017! My name is Jennifer Vargas and I am a sophomore here at the University of Miami. This is my first year as an AF and I am delighted to be living with the lovely ladies of Stanford Walsh 7. My major is Microbiology and Immunology on the Pre-Dental track and I am pursuing minors in Chemistry and Business Administration. A little bit about me- I was born in Colombia, so I have a natural love for coffee, and I've lived just north of Miami since I was five years old. I am a very energetic person and I enjoy new challenges. This summer I shadowed a general dentist and started a summer camp to teach Spanish to elementary school students. I am involved in different organizations such as the Pre-Dental Society among others and enjoy giving back to the community. Moreover, I love meeting people from different cultures and watching movies. I am looking forward to meeting you all soon! Welcome home once again ‘Canes!

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WT 8 & 9
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My name is Kenny Lang, I am a sophomore, and this will be my first year as an AF (WT 8 & 9). I’m from Maryland, outside of DC, and will be living on WT 8 this year. Currently, I am majoring in Health Science Business Administration with a minor in Chemistry on the Pre-Med track. I am a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters and play in the intramural flag-football league. This semester, along with being an AF, I will be a research volunteer for the Center for Aids Research at the Medical Campus. Lets Go Canes!

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WT 10 & 11
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Hi everyone! My name is Neelima, and I’m the AF for Walsh floors 10 and 11. I am a sophomore this year, so I remember what it like to be in your shoes. I’m a neuroscience major on the pre-med track, and I also have a minor in health sector management through the business school. I am also a member of Project Sunshine, a community service organization on campus. If you ever have questions about academic or campus life (or just want to hang out), feel free to come over! Have a great year!

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WT 12
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Hey! My name is Michael Rodriguez, and I am a junior from Miami, FL. I am a part of the 7 Year Honors Program in Medicine (HPM) and I am majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Because of my accelerated program, I will be graduating this year and attending to UM Miller School of Medicine! On my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching movies and most importantly attending UM sporting events. In addition to being an AF for Walsh 12, I am also a Biology Peer Adviser, Workshop Leader and a Wellness Center employee. This is going to be my second year as an Academic Fellow and I couldn’t be more excited to be living in Stanford again. I am looking forward to meeting each of you and to being a part of your Freshman year experience! Welcome to the U!!

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RT 2 & 3
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Hey everyone! Welcome to the U! My name is Christine Orndahl and I am a sophomore here at the wonderful University of Miami. I spent my freshman year in Hecht, but am excited to be living in Stanford and to be an AF for the 2nd and 3rd floors of Stanford this year! I am majoring in Secondary Education and Math with a minor in Psychology. I have a large family due to the fact that both of my parents are remarried, and family is an important part of my life. Born and raised in a small town in Illinois called Woodstock, I was excited to come to the U last year, but I am even more excited to come back again this year! The U was able to cater to my passion for community service and I was able to participate in many including community service days such as the MLK Day of Service, FunDay, and to additionally be involved in a club called Kids & Culture which consists of tutoring kids from nearby schools. I’m excited to share more of my experiences and interests with all of you and look forward to meeting you! Once again, welcome to the U!

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RT 4 & 5
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What’s up, my name is Christel Wekon-Kemeni and I’m a Junior here at the []_[] studying Microbiology & Immunology with a double minor in Chemistry and Psychology on the Pre-Med track with aims on becoming an Ophthalmologist. This will be my second year working as an Academic Fellow in Stanford Residential College so needless to say, I’m glad to be back! I’m from Chesapeake, VA and am a recipient of the Ronald A. Hammond Scholarship. I also work at the library as a study hall monitor for athletes and am a brother of the Iota Chi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. If I’m not busy working, you can usually catch me hanging with friends, working out, jammin’ to music, & all that good stuff. I’ll be working on Rosborough 4 & 5 this year and I’m always down to meet new people, so feel free to stop by and say hi. Coming to Miami was one of the greatest decisions of my life and I hope that you end up feeling the same way!

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RT 6 & 7
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Hi everybody! My name is Elizabeth Youman and I'm from Orlando, FL. As a junior at the University of Miami, I am double majoring in Motion Pictures and Theatre, and minoring in Math. In addition, I am a Hammond Scholar and work as a student assistant in the Dean's Office at the School of Architecture. In my spare time I enjoy acting, watching TV as well as UM sports, hanging out with friends, shopping, traveling, SLEEPING a lot, and participating in volunteer events sponsored by campus organizations like the Butler Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the Office of Academic Enhancement. I look forward to an awesome year in Stanford! This is my second year as an AF and I am excited to meet and work with residents on RT 6 and7! This is seriously the best school ever and it's all about the []_[]. GO CANES!

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RT 8 & 9
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Hello Everybody! My name is Hector Castaneda and I am a Third-year Architectural Engineering student. I will be an AF for RT 8 and 9, and even though this will be my first year as an AF, I will give my 110% to help you make the most of your time here. I was born and raised in Colombia and moved to Miami 7 years ago, which makes me very open-minded and even eager to meet new cultures and traditions. In addition to being an Academic Fellow, I also work at the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, directed by Dr. Whitely, who I am sure you will get to know during Orientation. I am also part of many student organizations and honor societies here on campus, such as Golden Key and the Engineering Advisory Board among others. I enjoy working out and that includes jogging and going to the Wellness Center, so if anyone needs a workout buddy, don't hesitate to tell me! I hope to get to know each and every one of you and help you in any way possible. We will have a blast this year, I assure you of that! Welcome to the U!!!!

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RT 10 & 11
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Hey! My name is Rahul Sheth, and I am the Academic Fellow on Rosborough 10 and 11! I'm a junior majoring in Microbiology and Immunology and minoring in Chemistry, Economics, Psychology, and Health Sector Management and Policy. Some organizations that I am involved in on campus include HealthCanes, Hurricane Raas (an Indian dance team), and the Undergraduate Honor Council. In my free time, I enjoy spending my time sharing my love for organic chemistry as a tutor at the ARC! I'm looking forward to meeting you all this fall!

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RT 12
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Hey! I'm Andreana Cunningham, and I'm a sophomore at the U. I've lived in South Florida my whole life. This is my first year as an Academic Fellow, and I'm so excited to meet the new residents! I am a Criminology major on the Pre-Med track, and I am also a Ronald A. Hammond Scholar. This year, I'll be living in Stanford, Rosborough 12. In my spare time, I love to work on my art, read, and play the piano. I enjoy helping people in any way I can, so I encourage you to come talk to me at any time!

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