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Student Orientation Coordinators Bios

Tanner Newcomb

Fifth Year Student
Major Applied Arts & Sciences
Hometown Geneva, NY
High School Gettysburg Area High School, Gettysburg, PA
RIT Clubs/Orgs: Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Years with Orientation: 4
Favorite Place to Study on Campus: Third or fourth floor of the library (super quiet!)
Favorite RIT event: Brick City Homecoming
Favorite Place to Eat in Rochester: Good Luck
Hobbies: Cooking, travel, cars (I’m a secret gear head)
3 Fun Facts: I didn’t learn how to ride a bike until I was 20, I can read/write in Latin fairly fluently, I love to build computers
Why did you come to RIT?: RIT gave me a number of options to choose from – I created my own unique program in the Center for Multidisciplinary Studies.

Lauren Bell

Fourth Year Student
Major Mechanical Engineering
Hometown Massena, NY
High School Massena Central High School
RIT Clubs/Orgs: Alpha Sigma Alpha
Years with Orientation: 4
Favorite Place to Study on Campus: The tables near Xerox Auditorium in James Gleason Hall
Favorite RIT event: Freezefest
Favorite Place to Eat in Rochester: Aladdin’s in Pittsford right on the Erie Canal
Hobbies: Skiing, hiking, kayaking, camping, and running
3 Fun Facts: I skated on an Olympic ice rink in Lake Placid, NY, I walked the red carpet during the Golden Globes, penguins are my favorite animal.
Why did you come to RIT?: After visiting the school, it seemed like the right fit for me. It had the greatest variety within my interests!

Tykemia Boatwright

Fourth Year Student
Major Marketing
Hometown Syracuse, NY
High School Syracuse Academy of Science
RIT Clubs/Orgs: Delta Sigma Pi, Lowenthal Service Group
Years with Orientation: 3
Favorite Place to Study on Campus: Java's and on the super comfy couches in Saunders College of Business
Favorite RIT event: Brick Bash
Favorite Place to Eat in Rochester: California Rollin, Arigato (Sushi Sundays!)
Hobbies: Dancing
3 Fun Facts: I am currently learning to play guitar, I can speak basic Turkish, I really love fashion! My goal is to visit every fashion capital before the age of 30.
Why did you come to RIT?: The campus is absolutely beautiful and there was so much to do as a first year.

Ethan Ausburn

Fourth Year Student
Major Electrical Mechanical Engineering
Hometown Liverpool, NY
High School Liverpool High School
RIT Clubs/Orgs: RIT Cycling, RIT Information and Technology Services
Years with Orientation: 3
Favorite Place to Study on Campus: Erdle Commons
Favorite RIT event: Spring Fest
Favorite Place to Eat in Rochester: Dinosaur BBQ
Hobbies: Cycling, technology, finance and cars
3 Fun Facts: I was in the news for buying the first iPad, I rode a bike to class every day my freshman year, I aspire to be a CEO.
Why did you come to RIT?: The opportunities available at RIT were unrivaled when looking at the campus, facilities, level of education and job placement thereafter.