Life at Aquinas College

Meet the Team

Say ‘hello’ to your 2019 First-year and Transfer Student Orientation Team! These amazing Saints will be your guide to getting acquainted to life at Aquinas College, and they can’t wait to meet YOU!


Isaac Allen

Hometown: Grand Rapids
Major: Business Administration
Fun Fact: I am on the drum line and esports team
Angela Beckwith
Hometown: Wyoming, MI
Major: English Literature


Matea Brajkovic

Hometown: Hudsonville, Michigan
Major: Psychology with a double concentration in Neuroscience and Development / Spanish
Fun Fact: I can fluently speak Croatian

Elizabeth Chlebek

Hometown: Livonia, Michigan
Major: Counseling Psychology
Fun Fact: I’ve been dancing for 6 years and tap is my favorite!


Emily "EmC" Cipriano

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Major: Theatre For Social Change
Fun Fact: I was Nickelodeon slimed one time!

Karoline Coley

Hometown: Northville, MI
Major: Psychology with a concentration in Child Life
Fun Fact: I am on the Cheer team at Aquinas


Julia Cooke

Hometown: Portage, MI
Major: Counseling Psychology
Fun Fact: I’m a dual sport athlete here (cheer and bowling)

Laney DeBrabander

Hometown: Marshall, MI
Major: Undecided
Fun Fact: I speak a little bit of sign language


Dominique Foley

Hometown: Dearborn
Major: Math / Spanish
Fun Fact: I have a twin sister

Amanda Gazi

Hometown: Portage
Major: Biology / Japanese
Fun Fact: I'll be studying abroad in Japan in the spring semester, and I also like to make a LOT of puns!


Haley Kozal

Hometown: Kent City, MI
Major: Counseling Psychology
Fun Fact: I'm in drumline and have no clue how to play the drums

Rachel Kulick

Hometown: Clarkston
Major: Psychology
Fun Fact: I like sprinkles on everything including salty foods


Gabrielle Lauer

Hometown: Saranac, MI
Major: History / Political Science
Fun Fact: I have 7 siblings

Lila Letica

Hometown: Auburn Hills
Major: French / English
Fun Fact: I turned 18 in a Checker's drive thru!


Maria Maguire

Hometown: Ann Arbor
Major: Math / Geography
Fun Fact: Last Easter I accidentally drank egg dye instead of my orange juice and ended up with a blue mouth for three days.

Claudia Marchlewski

Hometown: Battle Creek, MI
Major: Biology / Pre-Vet
Fun Fact: I’ve played roller derby for 6 years


Samantha Mason

Hometown: Petoskey, Michigan
Major: Psychology with a Counseling Emphasis
Fun Fact: I lived on the border of Mexico for three and a half years

Monica Milanowski

Hometown: Benton Harbor
Major: Nursing
Fun Fact: I love painting, sunsets and hammocking. I am super easy to scare and can eat a zebra cake in one bite.


Amaya Morrow

Hometown: Dearborn Heights
Major: Biology
Fun Fact: I like to knit

Piper Nugent

Hometown: Midland, MI
Major: Elementary Education
Fun Fact: I studied abroad in Ireland!


Rachael Roberts

Hometown: Saugatuck, MI
Major: Environmental Studies
Fun Fact: I'm on the cheer team here at Aquinas!

Abi Safago

Hometown: Cadillac
Major: German / Journalism
Fun Fact: I’ve met Ryan from high school musical!


Elizabeth Schoof

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Major: English with an Emphasis in Writing / Communication
Fun Fact: I am the Global Ambassador for the Ireland Study Abroad program!

Kathryn Steel

Hometown: Clarkston MI
Major: Business Communications with a concentration in Marketing
Fun Fact: I will be studying abroad in Italy in the fall!


Reece Thamann

Hometown: Vicksburg, Michigan
Major: Business Administration and Visual Arts
Fun Fact: I enjoy photography

Grace Tierney

Hometown: Grand Rapids
Major: Psychology
Fun Fact: I’ve swam with sharks!


Walter Tomlin

Hometown: Ranson WV
Major: Theatre w/ tech
Fun Fact: I have bowled a perfect game. I'm also on the bowling team here a AQ

Savian Tuggle

Hometown: St. Clair Shores
Major: Arts
Fun Fact: I love being creative and using it to bring smiles to peoples faces.


Shelby Warner

Hometown: Lansing
Major: Psychology / Sociology
Fun Fact: I’m learning American Sign Language

Dave Watson

Hometown: Kalamazoo
Major: Psychology / Communications
Fun Fact: My first word was "Duck" (in reference to a rubber duck I was holding in my hand).


Rylee Whalen

Hometown: White lake
Major: Child Psychology
Fun Fact: I love dogs!

Alex Wisner

Hometown: Kentwood
Major: Secondary Education / History / Social Studies
Fun Fact: I have a small hole in the roof of my mouth that connects to my nose! I’m able to pull air through it and make a squeaking noise!


Jessica Woodside

Hometown: Eastpointe
Major: Education
Fun Fact: I like to go kayaking!

Nicholas Young

Hometown: Hemlock, MI
Major: Theology
Fun Fact: I went through 3 pairs of shoes last year because of giving tours on Campus.