2021 & 2021.5 Cohort
Hannah Bensen ‘21 is restless, a writer, and a sister. She is from Wisconsin, USA. She is majoring in Environmental Policy. She speaks English and a little Spanish. She is interested in writing, reading, journaling, outdoors, skiing, being social, and traveling. She has a twin sister.
Bochu Ding ‘21 is spontaneous, a listener, and open. He is from the USA and China. He is majoring in Economics and Sociology/Anthropology. He speaks English, Chinese, and French. He is interested in storytelling, writing, rowing, graphic design, and will try anything once. He was named after a famous horse tamer.
Hadjara Gado ‘21 is adventurous, African, and a learner. She is from Niger and majoring in Math. She speaks French, English, Hausa, and Songhai. She is interested in debating, adventures, volunteering, and traveling. She has been to Bosnia.
Sam Kamau ’21 is a dreamer, believer, and achiever. He is from Nairobi/Nyeri, Kenya. He is majoring in Computer Science and Economics. He speaks Swahili, Kikuyu, and English. He is interested in African development, reading, and technological innovation. “Crisps, not chips!”
Trishabelle Manzano ’21 is forgiving, a Go-getter, and ambitious. She is from the Phillipines and Los Angeles, USA. She is majoring in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry. She speaks English and Tagalog. She is interested in social justice, meaningful friendships, and Netflix. She has 2 birthdays.
Francoise Niyigena ‘21 is empathetic, compassionate, and reflective. She is from Rwanda and is majoring in n\Neuroscience and Psychology. She speaks English and Kinyarwanda. She is interested in learning, exploring, asking questions, community service, and playing with kids. She wants to have 30 children (adopted).
Oscar Psychas ‘21 is a brother, sponge, and shake-it-up-er. He is a citizen of Finland and the USA and from Gainesville, Florida. He is majoring in Environmental Studies/Geography and speaks English, Finnish, and French. He is interested in empowering youth as environmental leaders, armchair and regular traveling, and getting out in the woods. Oscar once bought a pangolin from a poacher and freed it in the forest.
Monique Santoso ’21 is passionate, blessed, and honest. She is from Indonesia and majoring in Psychology. She speaks English, Indonesian, and basic Czech. She is interested in hiking, surfing, scubadiving, writing, and theater. She is an INFJ.
2022 & 2022.5 Cohort
Hawa Adam ‘22 is driven, thoughtful, and fun. She is from Mombasa, Kenya and grew up in Burlington, Vermont. She is majoring in Black Studies and speaks Mai Mai, English, and a little Arabic. She is interested in dance, spoken word, and event planning. Her first name means Eve and her last name is Adam. Together she makes up both Eve and Adam.
Hannah Ennis ‘22.5 is inspired, curious, and wholehearted. She is from Worcester, MA, USA. She speaks French and is interested in dance, social justice, being outside, connecting with new people and old friends, and laughter. When she was little she did acrobatics and circus arts with the dream of joining the circus.
Yardena Gerwin ‘22 is passionate, persistent, and community. She is from New York, USA. She speaks English and Hebrew. She is interested in reading, family, broadway shows, cooking, community work, and gender empowerment. She loves baking sourdough and rye bread.
Isabel Linhares ‘22 is resourceful, experimental, determined, and unconventional. She is from Tustin, California, USA. She speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish. She is majoring in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MBBC). She is interested in
art in all its forms, baking, writing music, amateur figure skating, the outdoors, reading, and working to address healthcare inequality. She was in a girl band in middle school, on vocals and bass guitar.
Cheko Mkocheko ‘22 is curious, chatty, and enthusiastic. He is from Tanzania and is majoring in Computer Science and Economics. He speaks Kiswahili, English, Mandarin, and French. He is interested in running, business, plays, cooking, and international films. Until 2012, he spoke only one language: Kiswahili.
Cecilia Needham ‘22.5 is compassionate, curious, and capable. She is from Denver, Colorado, USA. She is majoring in International and Global Studies. She speaks English and is currently learning Spanish and Haitian Creole. She is interested in nonprofit work, skiing, photography, Haiti, and hiking. Cecilia has held a koala!
Assadou Nzigamasabo ‘22 is thoughtful, imaginative, and attentive. He is from Rwanda and majoring in computer science. He speaks Kinyarwanda and English and is interested in machine learning, agriculture, social justice, and education. His name means Lion and his zodiac sign is Leo.
Mai Thuong ‘22 is spontaneous, humble, and listening. She is from Vietnam. She is majoring in French and Dance. She speaks Vietnamese, English, French, and Chinese (spoken, not written). She is interested in hiking in the mountains, swimming naked in the sea, dance, and speaking French. During her gap year she did not use toilet paper for 2 months while living in Nepal to save money.