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Student Orientation Coordinators Bios

Emily Hanney

Fourth Year Student
Major Chemistry
Hometown Rochester, NY
High School Bishop Kearney High School
RIT Clubs/Orgs: Alpha Xi Delta
Years with Orientation: 3
Favorite Place to Study on Campus: 3rd floor of the library or comfy chairs in Saunders College of Business
Favorite RIT event: Brick City Homecoming
Favorite Place to Eat in Rochester: Monte Alban
Hobbies: Cars, golf, tennis, crafting, watching Grey's Anatomy
3 Fun Facts: Both of my parents work at RIT. I have my ears pierced 13 times. I’m a transfer student!
Why did you come to RIT?: I transferred here initially to be closer to my family and ended up falling in love with all the opportunities RIT had to offer!

Bennett Kearney

Fifth Year Student
Major Chemical Engineering
Hometown Downingtown, PA
High School Downingtown West High School
RIT Clubs/Orgs: Phi Kappa Psi
Years with Orientation: 4
Favorite Place to Study on Campus: Second floor of the library
Favorite RIT event: Mud Tug
Favorite Place to Eat in Rochester: Dibella's
Hobbies: Longboarding, camping, hockey, and technology
3 Fun Facts: I have lived in Munich, Germany and outside of London, England; in high school, my friends and I had our own longboard business; I can play the tuba and saxophone.
Why did you come to RIT?: After visiting and meeting my department chair, I decided that this was the right school and the right program for me to go into.

Emily Lechner

Fourth Year Student
Major Photographic & Imaging Technologies: Visual Media
Hometown Jackson Township, Canton, Ohio
High School Jackson High School
RIT Clubs/Orgs: Alpha Sigma Alpha, CIAS Ambassadors, Photo House
Years with Orientation: 3
Favorite Place to Study on Campus: In between the Bausch and Lomb building and Booth in my hammock!
Favorite RIT event: Freeze Fest
Favorite Place to Eat in Rochester: The Owl House
Hobbies: Sewing, photography, drawing, crafting, skiing, camping, THE Ohio State Buckeyes
3 Fun Facts: I made a dress using the phone book's yellow pages, I sat front row at a Backstreet Boys Concert and got Nick Carter's hat, my eyes are the same color as my hair.
Why did you come to RIT?: Nothing else compared to RIT's superior facilities and competitive program opportunities.

Nick Neumann

Fourth Year Student
Major Photographic and Imaging Technologies: Biomedical Photography
Hometown Honeoye Falls, NY
High School Honeoye Falls-Lima High School
RIT Clubs/Orgs: Recover Rochester
Years with Orientation: 3
Favorite Place to Study on Campus: Fireside lounge so I can take breaks to play the piano
Favorite RIT event: Imagine RIT
Favorite Place to Eat in Rochester: Shanghai Chinese Restaurant
Hobbies: Biking, scuba diving, backpacking, and playing piano
3 Fun Facts: I'm a concert fiend, I can spin large flat objects on my finger, and I can make that crazy noise that the lead singer of Rusted Root makes.
Why did you come to RIT?: It's in my blood. My dad works here, my mom used to, and my brother went here.