Alani is from Levittown, PA where she attended Pennsbury High School. As a second year student at Penn State Mont Alto, Alani is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. A residential student, she enjoys the lobby events held in Mont Alto Hall, because she has the opportunity to meet new people. Alani is excited to help first year students transition to the Penn State Mont Alto college experience.
A 2015 graduate of Red Lion High School, Brad is interested in majoring in Nutritional Sciences. He chose PSU-MA because of the beautiful campus. Math courses have been Brad's favorite classes while at Mont Alto; he knows that you will love your Mont Alto classes too. During basketball season, you will find him at the basketball games cheering on the Penn State Mont Alto basketball team! Go Lions!
A commuter from Fairfiled, PA, Ryan is pursuing a major in Computer Engineering. When not studying, Ryan enjoys fishing, hunting, video games, and football. He lists a PAWS session titled "Start Studying NOW For Final Exams" as one of his favorite events on campus, because it taught him valuable study strategies and information about the Academic Support Center.
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Sam is a fourth year student majoring in Human Development Family Studies. Her career goal is to become a guidance counselor. A previous member of the Jump Start Program, Sam enjoys the quaint Mont Alto campus where she finds that it is easy to make friends. She admits that when she first came to college she did not realize the work and time that would be needed to study and do homework. She is excited to help the incoming Jump Start students!
A 2015 graduate from nearby Greencastle-Antrim High School, Emily will be commuting this year to campus. Not only is Emily engaged in off campus activities like dance and kayaking, she also plans to be involved in THON. A former Jump Start student, Emily is interested in sharing what she learned from her first year experience to incoming students.
Melizza Zavala Duran
Melizza always had a dream of going to Penn State. Because she valued the small campus experience that could allow her to interact with her professors, she determined that Mont Alto was the perfect place to pursue her education. She plans to be involved in THON, Cross Country, Latin Club, ant Lion Ambassadors during the 2016-17 school year. Melizza is ready to guide students through their first year at PSU-MA.
After touring the Penn State Mont Alto campus as a high school senior, Allie "instantly felt at home". She is involved in THON and is a member of the PSU-MA Softball Team. In her free time, Allie enjoys writing, reading, listening to music. She is majoring in Communications with the goal of one day being a journalist.
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