Meet the Student Leaders

Brenna Creamerbrenna Major/Minor: History (major), Environmental Sustainability (minor) Hometown: Ridgefield, CT Favorite part of NEST: meeting new people and going tubing down the Rappahannock.  Advice for incoming students: My advice for incoming students would be to remember that everyone is nervous and to be yourself!!! 🙂 Fun fact: I am learning how to juggle!     rachelRachel Bolin Major/Minor: Undecided Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA Favorite part of NEST: It was a great opportunity to meet people before the rest of the incoming class arrived and I got to become familiar with the campus and downtown too! Advice for incoming students: Everyone around you is in the same circumstance as you so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Take advantage of all the new experiences UMW offers that’s what makes your freshman year so exciting! Fun factI used to work at Starbucks and it was my first job too!   Maccall Warnermaccall Major/Minor: Undecided (major), Sport Management (minor) Hometown: Leesburg, VA Favorite part of NESTMy favorite part about NEST was going to the African American Museum. Advice for incoming studentsDon’t slack off in the beginning of the school year. Fun fact: I’m 6’7″   megeanMeagan Wilkinson Major: Mathematics (major), Education (program) Hometown: Richmond, VA Favorite part of NESTMy favorite part of NEST was moving to campus early and making so many lasting friendships within my first few days at Mary Wash. Advice for incoming studentsGet involved! Mary Wash has so much to offer. Joining clubs and being active on campus is a great way to make friends and have a voice on campus. Fun FactI am the president of the Student Education Association (SEA) on campus! SEA is a club for future teachers and educators to come together to support one another and become better educators. If you’re interested in becoming a teacher come talk to me! I’d love to tell you all about Mary Washington’s education programs!     Delaney Linddelany Major/MinorBusiness Administration Hometown: Mill Creek, WA Favorite part of NESTMuseum Trip Advice for incoming studentsDon’t be afraid of college. It might be stressful at times (especially right at the beginning), but if you stay open and positive about it you will learn more than you could imagine and have fun doing it. Fun factI love cake decorating   connorConnor Martin Major: Historic Preservation (major), Sport Management (minor) Hometown: Douglas, MA Favorite part of NEST: Visiting the African American History Museum and tubing down the Rappahannock. Advice for incoming students:  Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and to go out and meet new people. Fun Fact I am related to Benjamin Rush, a doctor in the Revolutionary War and signer of the Declaration of Independence.         Julianna Caddelljulianna Major/MinorCommunication and Digital Studies Hometown: Charlottesville, VA Favorite part of NESTBeing able to meet so many people and figure out the campus before most freshman got there. Already having friends before my first official day was reassuring during the transition into college. Advice for incoming studentsJoin clubs!!! Join clubs but don’t feel pressured to join every single club, pick a couple things you’re interested in and test them out to see if you really enjoy them! Fun factI was a Girl Scout for 13 years!   Amelia Jonesamelia Major/Minor: Psychology (major), Biology (minor) Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA Favorite part of NESTMeeting my friends! Advice for incoming students: Get involved and don’t be afraid to reach out to people to make new friends. Fun fact I love dogs (one of my goals in life is to own a corgi!)     Spencer Reedspencer Major/MinorPolitical Science and History/Security and Conflict Studies Hometown: Roanoke, VA Favorite part of NESTTubing down the Rappaport River and meeting the new Freshman class! Advice for incoming studentsProcrastination is easy to do, but hard to come back from – a page a day earns you an “A”. Fun factI got a varsity letter in high school for my participation in Academic Team!   danielleDanielle Radosta Major: Mathematics/Computer Science Hometown: Williamsburg, VA Favorite part of NEST:  Going tubing in the river. Advice for incoming students: Don’t be afraid to try new things and meet new people. Fun FactI am originally from New Jersey.