Who are the trip leaders?
The leaders are CC students. All participating students and CC student leaders work as a team, and students are expected to share in the responsibility for their own well-being and the well-being of the group. Leaders receive extensive training in topics ranging from issues of the Southwest to conducting reflection sessions.
Leader responsibility statement (written by trip leaders)
I am ready to accept the responsibility of being a Priddy Experience Leader. I am aware of the responsibilities of this position, including the responsibility to fellow leaders, responsibility to the first year students, responsibility to the service site, and responsibility to Colorado College, and I fully intend to fulfill each one to the best of my ability. I possess the qualifications required for this position as specified throughout leadership training.
How can I apply to be a leader?
2013-14 Trip Leaders
Kathryn is a 2012 graduate of Colorado College hailing from the great land of Oklahoma. She enjoys yerba maté, the San Luis Valley, and cutting bell peppers. She majored in Biology with a minor in Religion. Her Words of Wisdom include: 1) Check your email several times everyday. If you get an email that requires a response, respond right away. 2) Go on a FOOT Trip 3) A ten-minute break is plenty of time to run from a class in Barnes to Wooglin’s Deli to get a delicious muffin.
Mareya will be a senior this year and is working toward a major in Biology. When she is not on a trip with the CC Outdoor Recreation Committee, rock climbing, or dancing with the CC Salsa Club, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, playing hockey, and kayaking. She is excited about imparting her knowledge and experiences as a transfer student to incoming first years and transfer students alike!
Sarah loved her Priddy Experience her freshman year. While working towards a major in Biochemistry, Sarah also works as an RA and as a CC enthusiast. Sarah believes, "NSO is a very unique experience that truly sets CC apart from other colleges. It is a great experience that integrates incoming first-years directly into the intense culture of CC. I would love to be part of the bridge that brings this incoming group, full force, into the unique CC world." Sarah is excited to meet the incoming class of 2017!
Mackenzi is a rising senior working toward degrees in Race and Ethnic Studies and Dance. When volunteering, she enjoys working on women’s issues, arts, and literacy. Mackenzi is a self-described “hungry person” and challenges you to find a time when you will not see her eating. To counterbalance this, she is into many different types of dance, including ballet, belly dancing, and lyrical dance. She is also very involved with African-American and Feminist struggles, hoping to create her own Afro-centric Feminism. She would like to advise all first years to dive right into everything and hit the ground running!
Garrett is a rising senior working towards a Studio Art major. When not leading slackline yoga or teaching for the Arts & Crafts Department, Garrett can be found advocating for students' interests for the Institutional Effectiveness Committee, the Design Review Board, and the Traffic Committee. His backcountry experience in Alaska gave him his love for the outdoors and hopes to inspire the same appreciation in his tripees. Welcome class of 2017!
Berkeley "Kai" Bergland
When not working towards a Neuroscience degree, Kai serves as a campus RA. Kai firmly believes in the importance of giving back to the community. His advice to incoming students is, "Your studies are CC should not be viewed as isolated events, but as courses designed to promote engagement and involved learning within the community. When you leave CC, you should feel as though you can make a difference wherever you are with whatever you are doing. And, the NSO experience should be emphasized as the starting point along that path."
A spidermonkey on the rockwall with a heart of gold, Robin is a recent winter start to enter CC. Her advice to incoming students? "Don't be afraid to put yourself out there. Be confident and you won't look like a fool - everybody wants a friend. And don't feel like you are alone - everybody is in the same boat, adjusting to college. That being said, get involved in things. I personally wish I had gotten more involved right off the bat, as I am just now trying to get involved. Getting involved will introduce you to new people and groups and really speed up the process of feeling like a part of the CC community." Welcome class of 2017!
Meredith thoroughly enjoyed her Priddy trip as well as her first year at CC last year. She is a passionate member of the CC Farm and as a vegetarian and member of the Good Foodies club, adamantly promotes sustainable, ethical, and, healthy food practices. Her advice for incoming students is to take it easy the first few weeks and ease into finding activities and keep in mind that the craziness of the first few weeks of school will eventually calm down!
Timothy "Tim" Bruns
Tim is a rising senior majoring in Political Science and Arabic. A returning leader to the NSO team, Tim is looking forward to welcoming in another class to Colorado College. With his love for the outdoors, Tim became a leader for the Colorado College's Outdoor Recreation Committee (ORC) to lead backcountry trips. Some of his fondest memories are from the NSO backcountry trip he led his sophomore year to Crested Butte. " I love Colorado College and it is important to me that the first impression of the incoming freshmen is a truly amazing one."
Chris is a rising sophomore majoring in History-Political Science with a minor in Global Health. Chris enjoys getting to know new people and having crazy adventures. When Chris isn’t rock climbing or climbing mountains he is “shredding the narr” on the slopes. His advice to incoming students? “Prepare your self for a great time! Colorado College is one of the greatest things you’ll do, so enjoy it.”
The NSO leader team welcomes Jane for the 2013-2014 year! An incoming sophomore, Jane is still undecided on her future major. As soon as she completed her Priddy trip, Jane knew she wanted to become an NSO leader. Her advice to incoming students? Get involved! Learn about the extracurriculars offered at CC. Join adjuncts, arts & crafts classes, intramurals, and student clubs.
Ale is a rising senior majoring in Economics and Sociology. As a returning NSO leader and FYE mentor, Ale is excited to welcome the incoming students and help them with their transition to CC. Ale believes the most valuable experience of the Priddy trip is the reflection sessions. "I like people to open up, discuss their problems, and share their experiences which differs according to their background." Ale is looking forward to meeting the incoming students.
The NSO leader team welcomes Olivia for the 2013-2014 year! Olivia, a rising senior majoring in Sociology and African Studies, is excited to share her experience and get to know incoming students. As a member of Colorado College's sorority chapter Delta Gamma and a recent study-abroad student, Olivia is happy to talk to any student about greek life and international programs offered on campus. Welcome class of 2017!
Not only is Will a rising sophomore and an undeclared Biology major, but also his spirit animal is an Emperor Tamarin. An avid outdoorsman, Will believes, "the outdoors should be about bringing people together by eliminating everyday distractions." As a member of Hillel, Will is happy to answer any questions about Jewish life on campus. His advice to incoming freshman is not to get caught up in FOMO, or Fear Of Missing Out, and get out to try new things!
Elizabeth is a rising sophomore majoring in History and minoring in Global Health. An active member of the Colorado College's sorority chapter Kappa Kappa Gamma, Elizabeth is happy to discuss Greek life with any students. Elizabeth believes that NSO is a defining experience as students transition into CC. "My leaders made our trip absolutely amazing, and fostered friendship and a love of service in all of us, and our group became incredibly close. I want to make sure that future freshman have an equally amazing (or even more amazing!) NSO experience. I want to make sure their first impression of CC is a great one and that their college career gets off to a fantastic start."
Sawyer is a rising junior working towards a degree in Environmental Science and English. Sawyer is excited to share his love and enthusiasm for the outdoors and for CC with the incoming class of 2017. His love for the environment has inspired him to join the ORC and to work for the Catamount Institute, a local sustainability organization. Sawyer wants to be the upperclassman connection to freshman to share, "share what I have for advice with them about the mistakes I made here, the things I've done right and be able to answer their questions all while instilling an excitement in them about the CC community and everything it has to offer."
Amanda is a rising senior who is working towards a degree in Biology and Spanish. As a previous NSO leader, Amanda is excited to return to lead trips for the incoming class of 2017 for her last year. Amanda is looking forward to meeting new students and helping them with their transition into CC. Amanda believes that NSO is the positive common denominator for all students at CC. Welcome class of 2017!
An accomplished baker and a master at the "bernie," Lauren Dangles is a gem of a gal. Returning to CC after studying abroad in Chile, Lauren is looking forward to welcoming the new students for the 2013-2014 year. A tree-hugger and rock-licker, Lauren is an avid outdoorswoman and hopes to share her same appreciation for the environment with those around her. Lauren is excited to be an NSO leader and act as a liason for the incoming freshman. Get ready folks! This gal will lead and dance your socks off.
Maggie is a rising senior working towards a degree in Feminist & Gender Studies and Journalism. Maggie is excited to lead an NSO trip to welcome the class of 2017 and hopes to inspire the same enthusiasm she has for CC with incoming students. Maggie can be found at NSO events with her mad-flair fashionista style and dancing on stage. A CC-lover from another mother, Maggie is happy to answer any questions about academics, social life, and neon spandex. Welcome class of 2017!
The NSO team is excited to welcome Eliza as a leader for the 2013-2014 year! Eliza is a rising junior majoring in English and Music. Eliza slays both the rugby field and the academics at CC. She stresses the importance of learning through "the most unexpected and spontaneous interactions" students have at CC and that "college is about self-discovery and testing out different ways to contribute to the world." Eliza is looking forward to meeting the incoming class of 2017!
Jed can easily be found around campus running around with his luscious long locks blowing in the wind and with his handy-dandy frisbee. When not working towards his degree in Biology and Biochemistry or serving on the CC Honor Council, Jed throws the discus like nobody's business. Jed arrived to CC after taking a gap year, his NSO experience was crucial to his transition to CC. "I wish to provide incoming freshmen in the class of 2017 a similar experience." Jed is looking forward to becoming an NSO leader for 2013-2014!
Barrett is a rising sophomore deciding to pursue either a major in Geology or Environmental Education. An outdoors enthusiast, Barrett can be found participating in a myriad of activities: hiking, skiing, backpacking, camping, and all of the above. "I want to be an NSO leader so that I can give incoming freshman the same sort of community and safe place in the crazy world of moving from home to college that my NSO leaders and group created for me." Barrett is stoked to welcome the class of 2017!
As a rising sophomore, Alina is looking forward to becoming an NSO leader and giving back to the CC community. Alina is excited to help incoming students acclimate and transition to Colorado College, give advice about the social and academic life, and play in the outdoors! Her advice to the class of 2017? "While I believe it is important to immerse oneself in the community and get to know as many people as possible, I think it is also important to delegate time for oneself and not worry about walking someplace or going to a new activity alone."
Graduating in 2012, Lizzy is excited to return as an NSO leader. An NSO leader and member of the ORC during her time at CC, Lizzy is thrilled to get to meet and work with our NSO leaders and meet the incoming class of 2017! Her enthusiasm for the outdoors and service work will be an integral part to the NSO and Priddy trip experience. Welcome class of 2017!
A rising sophomore, Sam is working towards a degree in Psychology. Sam is excited to assist the class of 2017 on their transition to CC. Sam thoroughly enjoyed her NSO trip and hopes to give a similar experience to her trippees! "I want to be an NSO leader because I want to give the amazing experience I had to another freshman. Everyone deserves the friendships that were given to me because of my loving NSO leaders."
Erica is a rising sophomore working towards a major in Geology and Math. A lover of the outdoors, Erica is excited to lead an NSO trip and participate in service work. "I think that service is a crucial aspect of the CC experience, and the NSO trip sets students up for an profitable and enjoyable four years." Her advice to the incoming class of 2017 is to take full advantage of the resources offered to CC!
Rising senior Computer Science major, Colter is an avid soccer player, member of the CC concert and jazz band, and Outdoor Recreation Committee. He can’t wait to help new students successfully acclimate to college life and enjoy their first few days of CC while they meet new people.
Goober, photographer, musician, and hip-hop dancer are just a few of the many wonderful qualities of Kenyon Fatt. With an impressive collection of colorful bandanas, Kenyon can be spotted on campus coasting on his longboard decked out in flair and his signature black glasses. Kenyon loved his NSO trip and hopes to impart the same experience to incoming students and share his enthusiasm for CC. His advice to the class of 2017? "Cherish every moment here at CC."
Returning again as an NSO leader, Johanna is excited to welcome the incoming students to CC! Johanna is a rising senior working towards a degree in Biology. Johanna loves the bonds and relationships students form in their NSO groups as they participate in service work and get to know each other. "NSO helps new students adapt to college life while meeting new people and learning about what makes this college unique." Welcome class of 2017!
Brooks is a rising junior majoring in Film and New Media Studies. At CC, Brooks is involved in Campus Activities and Disabilities Awareness Group. He thoroughly enjoyed being an NSO leader in the past and is excited to get to know his trippees! "Even though I was one of the leaders of the group, I truly felt like I gained as much from my NSO trip as I hope my first years did." His advice to incoming students is to realize that meeting a solid group of friends can often take time but it will happen nonetheless!
We are excited to have Sarah join the NSO leader team! Sarah is a rising senior majoring in Sociology. An outdoors enthusiast, Sarah believes "the outdoors are a great venue for self exploration and for "trying on" aspects of ourselves that we often feel unable to do in the frontcountry. It's a safety zone for self-exploration and a training ground for self-growth." Sarah is excited to help transition incoming students to CC!
As a rising senior, Caley is working towards a degree in Biology and African Studies. Caley is excited to return as an NSO leader for another year! Being an NSO leader is great way to get to know fellow CC students and be more involved with the freshmen class. The Priddy experience is a great kickstart to the year at Colorado College. Welcome class of 2017!
Lucy is a rising junior, Outdoor Recreation Committee member, and returning NSO leader. Additionally, she spends much of her time working with the Student Organization for Sexual Safety, serving as a mentor in the North Boys Enrichment program, volunteering with the Farm Club, and organizing and attending events with student clubs like Invisible Children, Good Foodies, and the Women’s Spirituality Circle. She is excited to welcome incoming students!
A rising junior majoring in Dance and Biology, Rachel is also involved in the Outdoor Recreation Committee, the CC Farm, the Global Health Club, the Women’s Spirituality Circle, and Dance Workshop. Surprisingly, amid all of these extracurricular activities, Rachel has time to host prospective students. She hopes to help new students feel comfortable, inspired, ready, and free to take on all of what CC has to offer.
A returning leader to the NSO team, Lily is thrilled to get to know the incoming students on their Priddy experience. Lily is a rising senior working towards a degree in Sociology and Spanish. Lily believes that the NSO trip is a springboard for freshmen to jump into their years at Colorado College. She hopes to share the advice, feedback, and knowledge Lily has gained over her past three years at CC. Welcome class of 2017!
We're excited to have Megan join the NSO leader team! Megan is a rising sophomore intending to major in Biology. Megan loved her Priddy experience when she was a freshman and hopes to provide the same experience, if not better, to the incoming class of 2017. Her advice to new students? Don't compare yourself with other students, be yourself!
Gabriella "Gaby" Graham-Glicksman
Gaby is a rising sophomore unsure of her future major. After participating on her own Priddy trip her freshman year, Gaby is thrilled to become an NSO leader for incoming students. A member of Colorado College's sorority chapter Kappa Kappa Gamma, Gaby is happy to answer any questions about CC's Greek life. Her advice for first-years? "Try out as many new activities as you can and step outside of your comfort zone."
Noah is a rising senior, Philosophy major, and transfer student at Colorado College. An avid outdoorsman, Noah loves to be outside skiing, backpacking, rafting, and all of the above! As a transfer student, Noah hopes to provide experience, guidance, and support to fellow students on their transition to CC. He advises incoming students, "Take time to find your place and feel part of the community." Noah is stoked to meet the incoming students to Colorado College!
We're excited to welcome Freda to our NSO leader team for 2013-2014! Freda is a rising sophomore who is undecided about her future major. After her own Priddy trip, Freda is excited to be an NSO leader and guide the incoming students on their trip. Her advice to new students? "Make sure you get involved in everything that interests you, and even things that you've never done before and don't know you are interested in, because that's where you find new things you love and it's where you meet your best friends."
A Colorado native, Fischer is a rising sophomore undecided about his future major. Fischer is an avid outdoorsman and hopes to impart his same appreciation and love for nature to fellow students. Fischer is excited to join the NSO team as a leader for 2013-2014. For Fischer, his "NSO experience was a very powerful and successful acclimatization process to the new world of college" and hopes he can provide the same guidance to his trippees. Welcome class of 2017!
Robert is a rising senior working towards a degree in English. Have any questions about campus or resources available to students? Ask Robert! As a campus tour guide and Writing Center tutor, Robert has a wealth of knowledge about Colorado College. His advice to incoming students? "Don't take Colorado for granted: be outside and take advantage of everything the mountains have to offer, even if you don't think it's your thing...the environment we engage with doesn't necessarily even have to be the outdoors; it can be the dance workshop, taking up pottery, or joining the Young Democrats (or Republicans) club"
Emma is a rising junior majoring in Mathematics. Most of Emma’s time is taken up by demanding practices on the varsity swim & dive team. Emma is happy to answer any questions about balancing both academics and athletics at Colorado College. She can’t wait give incoming students the same great experience she had on her Priddy trip!
Erin is a rising sophomore working towards a degree in Mathematics and French. Erin loved her Priddy trip and hopes to share the same experience with her trippees as an NSO leader. As a member of the swim team, Erin knows how to balance the rigorous schedules of academics and athletics. Erin hopes to give her insight and advice about transitioning into Colorado College to incoming students. Welcome class of 2017!
We're happy to welcome Melissa to the NSO leader team for 2013-2014! Melissa is a rising sophomore intending to major in Mathematics. Melissa recalls meeting her Priddy trip leaders as they welcomed incoming students with "energetic shouts, radiant smiles, and obvious love for the place they call home. Their enthusiasm spread like peanut butter and jelly on bread--smoothly." Her advice to incoming students? "I would encourage new students to experience all that CC has to offer."
Linda is a rising senior with a double major in Biology and History in addition to being pre-med. She is extrememly involved on campus—dipping her toes in all sorts of extra-curriculars including Biosciences Outreach Club, Catholic Fire, COOL science, First Generation Program, Health Professions Club, Native American Club, and Relay for Life. She can’t wait to welcome new students to the CC community!
A rising junior double majoring in Feminist & Gender Studies and Sociology with a minor in Education, Savannah loves the Colorado scenery. She is a leader for the Outdoor Recreation Committee, a student teacher for seventh grade language arts at Mann Middle School, a member of FemCo, and a tutor at the Writing Center. Her advice to first years? “Get outside, explore what Colorado has to offer, do what makes you happy, and hopefully you’ll never find yourself with nothing interesting to do.”
Mary is a rising junior studying International Political Economics, Arabic and Islamic Studies and Spanish. She is an Outdoor Recreation Club leader, Club Soccer player, Amnesty International officer and an active CC Greek who spends far to much time roller blading around in the Colorado sunshine and devising plans to get away with eating at the various campus dining halls whilst shoeless. She can’t wait to get her groove on spreading her love for CC to the next class!
A rising senior, Taby is a History and German double major. You can find Taby primarily in the Cornerstone Arts Center doing lots of acting and stage managing. Her favorite season is spring and she never turns down a trip for Fro-Yo. Her advice to incoming students is to introduce yourself to others and ask them PLENTY of questions!
Anna is a rising junior sociology major who loves to be outside, read good books, knit, cook Japanese food, and teach yoga. Anna is originally from the beautiful city of Minneapolis in Minnesota and therefore loves the snow, biking around lakes, and listening to good public radio (look up 89.3 The Current online). She will be leading NSO for the second time this year and could not be more excited. Get ready for the best week of your life, kiddos!
A rising senior, Avery is working towards a degree in Sociology. Avery lived in the sustainable living community, Synergy House, and happy to answer any questions about these living communities on campus. Some of Avery's favorite parts of NSO is getting to know incoming students and reflection circles for students to ask questions to leaders. "NSO trips also create a great network on campus that allow you know people you people you would not necessarily know otherwise." Welcome class of 2017!
Jacob is a ton of fun! He is a rising junior majoring in Economics with a minor in Education. You can find Jacob debating all the time; he is a long-time debate team member and even debated in high school! This past year Jacob lived in the Grassroots Organizing living and learning community. You can also find him working at the CC Soup Kitchen every Sunday. You should be excited if Jacob is your leader!
After her own Priddy trip, Emily knew she wanted to lead an NSO trip in the future. Emily is a rising sophomore undecided about her future major. As a sub-free student, Emily is happy to answer any questions about the sub-free community and provide support to fellow students. "I love CC and want to be able to make the incoming freshman as comfortable and excited about this new chapter in their lives as I possibly can." Welcome incoming students!
Kelly is a rising senior who just adores Colorado. She led an NSO trip this past year and said “I loved showing them a beautiful part of Colorado.” Kelly is a Political Science and American History major and an Education minor. Kelly is also part of the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team and works on ski patrol up in the mountains.
Rebecca is a rising senior working towards a degree in Biology and Music. Being abroad this past year, Rebecca is excited to meet the new students at CC and happy to share her advice, experience, and insight about Colorado College and abroad programs. Her advice to first-years? Take advantage of "the incredible opportunities at this schol to get your voice heard and make an impact. If you have an idea about an independent study, a project, or a club, don't be afraid to make connections with faculty and friends to make it happen."
A rising sophomore, Colleen intends to major in Biology. "I wish to be an NSO leader primarily because I want to be a leader that underclassmen can go to for advice, assistance, and guidance not just during NSO, but also throughout their college career." Colleen is co-chair of the Asian Student Union (ASU) and is a resource for any student interested in OMIS (Office of Minority and International Students) or minority concerns. Her advice to new students? "It is an astute decision to plan one’s CC career and path, but not securely affix oneself to it. To make the most out of a CC career, one must find his or her passion." Welcome class of 2017!
Sari is a rising sophomore majoring in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis with a minor in Studio Art. When not adventuring outdoors, drawing nudie pictures, or bulk bin snacking, Sari leads tours for the Admissions team, is on the honor council and is involved with the ORC. She cannot wait to lead another NSO trip and welcome freshman into the CC community!
Ellen is a rising junior working towards a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Mathematics. Ellen is a part of the COOL Science club and loves to do silly experiments! Ellen’s advice for the incoming students is, “Don’t go to college to become something, go to college to become someone.” Ellen cannot wait to lead NSO!
Dan is a rising senior with a major in Religion. Dan describes the NSO trip as, "a super engaging, exciting, social, meaningful, and fun introduction to Colorado and the possibilities that this place and our school has to offer." Excited to be an NSO leader, Dan looks forward to creating a space for students to get to know each other and connect to the outdoors. Dan is thrilled to get to meet the incoming students to CC!
We're excited to welcome James to the NSO leader 2013-2014 team! A rising sophomore and member of the basketball team, James is thrilled to get to know the incoming class of 2017. Feel free to ask James any questions about balancing academic, athletic, and social life at CC. His advice for new students? "Be who you are. Everyone at CC will be so supportive of you, so truly be you and be comfortable in your own skin."
An avid outdoorswoman and ORC member, Emma is thrilled to lead an NSO trip for 2013-2014. Emma loves leading trips because of how rewarding it is to see participants grow and enjoy themselves. Her advice to incoming students is "to relax and realize that you'll have four wonderful years to experience everything that CC has to offer. Trying to do more than you can fit into your schedule and trying to be social all the time can leave students exhausted and anxious."
A rising senior Philosophy major from Mississippi, Kevin spends much of his time with the CC men’s club rugby team. He just loves getting in the scrum! When he's not on the field, Kevin can be found brushing his gorgeous red locks. He can’t wait to have an adventurous Priddy trip!
Ainsley is looking forward to return for the second time as an NSO leader! Ainsley is a rising junior working towards a degree in Psychology. She is a campus tour guide, loves playing intramural sports, and community service volunteer. You can easily find Ainsley out on the quad on a sunny day. Her advice to the incoming class is to make sure to branch out and try all types of things on campus.
Becca is a rising senior majoring in Religion. She is a member of CC Hillel, Volunteer Action, Spill, and CC's Greek life. A skilled lobster extractor, L.L Bean fashionista, and Maine beachcomber, Becca is thrilled to bring all of these qualities to her NSO trip. She had a great time on her Priddy trip and can’t wait to have just as much fun leading her second NSO trip!
A rising senior, Ruthie is working towards a degree in Anthropology. After studying-abroad in India, Ruthie is excited to return to CC to be an NSO leader. Ruthie loves getting to know her fellow students and thrilled to lead another trip. Ruthie hopes to provide support, guidance, and experience to her trippees. Welcome class of 2017!
If we could only describe Megan in one word, it would be: BOSS. This gal not only rocks marathons, Tough Mudder, head-stands, and fake mustaches, she is a gem with a heart of a lion. A rising senior majoring in Psychology, Megan is thrilled to kickstart her last year at CC as an NSO leader. Megan entered CC as a winter-start and loves getting to know her fellow students. Are you ready for this class of 2017?
Maggie is a senior and loves to be outside. She is an Anthropology major and Latin American Studies minor. She is excited to return to NSO after a semester abroad in Costa Rica and a summer whitewater rafting in Maine. At CC, Maggie is involved in outdoor education and the ORC, plays the fiddle in the Bluegrass band, and likes to participate in dance workshop. She is very excited to meet all of the incoming students.
A rising junior, Emily created her own major at Colorado College in Bioethics and Policymaking. Emily is excited to share her enthusiasm about CC with incoming students. Her advice to first-years? "Don't get caught up in 'your major'... I have loved getting classes done for my major so far, but some of my favorite courses that I've taken at CC so far have been random suggestions given to me by mentoring peers that have allowed me to discover new interests that I would have never explored." Welcome class of 2017!
After studying abroad this past semester, Denali is excited to return to CC as an NSO leader. Denali is a rising senior workign towards a degree in Mathematics. She advises incoming students, "take advantage of more opportunities to learn from other students and resources available outside of the classroom. If you are passionate about something, or simply curious, put in the effort to try it!" Denali is stoked to welcome first-years to Colorado College.
Haley is a rising senior Philosophy and French major. Haley hopes to guide and support first-years as they transition into Colorado College. You can find Haley behind stage at most CC theatrical events. Haley is very involved in both the theatre program and the dance program. She can also be found on the quad philosophizing with her friends.
Born a Florida girl but lover of all terrain, Holly is up for any adventure. Meeting people, spontaneity, getting outside, animals, and photography are some of her favorite things. Holly is a rising sophomore majoring in Environmental Science. As soon as she returned to campus from her Priddy trip, Holly knew she wanted to return as an NSO leader. Best advice for incoming students--"College--and CC is no different from others in this regard--will be a roller coaster; full of your highest highs and your lowest lows. But no matter what happens, it will be the best time of your life, trust me." Holly is looking forward to welcoming the incoming students to CC!
As a summer NSO intern for 2013-2014, Kenzie knows the Priddy trip inside and out. Kenzie is excited to work behind-the-scenes of the NSO experience and thrilled to welcome CC's incoming students. Although few know this about Kenzie, she is a prancercizing extraordinaire. Ask her for a CC tour pracercizing style!
Returning from a semester abroad in Argentina, Caroline is looking forward to return to CC as an NSO leader. Caroline is a rising senior working towards a major in Film & Media Studies. A CC lover from another mother, Caroline hopes to share her same enthusiasm for Colorado College with first-years. Welcome class of 2017!
Lauren is a rising senior Economics major. Lauren is a fun-loving gal, an Admission Fellow, and an active member of CC Greek life. Lauren has been an NSO leader for the past two years and said it was the most fun she has ever had! She can’t wait to lead her third NSO trip!
Isabel is a rising senior English major and Linguistics minor. Isabel loves people and volunteering. She is also a musician; she plays the cello in CC’s orchestra and also plays a little piano on the side. Isabel is a member of CC's Greek life and CC’s Democrats club. She can’t wait for the summer to end just so she can meet all the new students and lead NSO!
Sophie is a rising senior working towards a degree in Sociology and Global Health. Sophie is an adventurous gal who loves neon! She can be easily spotted around campus due her bright spandex outfits. Sophie is an active member of the Carnivore Club and is a crazy vegetarian grill master. Sophie lead orientation for the Winter Starts this past year and said it was one of the most rewarding experiences. She herself was actually a Winter Start in the year prior and loves getting to know new students!
A rising sophomore, Alyssa hopes to major in Global Health. After returning from her own Priddy trip, Alyssa knew she wanted to return to CC as an NSO leader. Hoping to give the same guidance and support she received on her Priddy trip, Alyssa is excited to get to know the icnoming students to CC. Alyssa is a member of Colorado College's sorority chapter Kappa Kappa Gamma and happy to answer any questions about CC Greek Life. Welcome class of 2017!
Katie is a rising sophomore unsure of her future major plans. A member of Mighty Math! Katie is active in volunteer and service work. Her advice to first-years? "take more advantage of the many opportunities that CC offers" Ask fellow peers and resources on campus! Katie is excited to welcome in the incoming class of 2017. GO Tigers!
Lauren graduated from CC in 2011 with a degree in Environmental Policy, and let me tell you, she is bananas about NSO. Originally from Cincinnati, Lauren has fully embraced all there is to love about the Colorado outdoors, even scoring a job in Denver working with kids in the mountains. After graduating, Lauren continued her role as the big boss intern in charge of planning all of the amazing Priddy Experience trips and this year she is more excited than ever to return.
Sean is a rising senior with a major in Biochemistry and Sports Science. As a member of the Men's Varsity Soccer Team, Sean knows how to balance both the academic and athletic life at Colorado College. Sean is looking forward to share his experience with new students and athletes alike! Go Tigers!
Nanette is a rising senior working towards a degree in English and Pre-Med. Excited to meet the incoming students to CC, Nanette is thrilled to return as an NSO leader. Nanette is an active member of the Colorado College's Outdoor Recreation Committee (ORC) and fiddler in the college's bluegrass ensemble. Ask her about the extracurriculars offered on campus or just jig with her! Welcome class of 2017.
Teo is a rising senior with a major in Physics. Teo is excited to be an NSO leader for the 2013-2014 year. His advice to first-years? "People at CC want to help you succeed, and most of them are willing to go out of their way to help you do so... Don't be hesitant to talk to professors about what classes to take. Ask other students what classes, clubs, and activities they recommend. Go to office hours, most professors love to talk to students about just about anything. Want to know how to do an independent project, just ask. In short, ask and ye shall receive."
Michael "Mike" Raab
We're excited to welcome Mike to the NSO 2013-2014 leader team! A rising sophomore, Mike is working towards a History degree with a minor in Spanish and Environmental Science. As an NSO leader, Mike wants "to be able to be that role model that a group of freshman students can look up to for advice, questions, and support during their time at CC." Welcome class of 2017!
Zane is a rising senior who is working towards a degree in Environmental Policy. Zane is excited to be an NSO leader to help the incoming class as they transition into Colorado College. "Being an NSO leader is not only a great way to represent the college to the incoming class, but to allow for me to involve myself in a way that I can give back to the college and the campus community." Zane is looking forward to kickstarting his senior year with the incoming class of 2017!
Ashley is a rising senior and an English major with a Film Studies track. Working as stage manager for almost every CC production, Ashley is heavily involved with the theater department. Ask Ashley about the fine arts opportunities offered on campus! Ashley hopes to offer guidance, advice, and support to incoming students as they enter CC. Welcome class of 2017!
We're excited to welcome Sanjay to the NSO leader team for 2013-2014! Sanjay is a rising sophomore Pre-Engineering major. Sanjay is a member of BreakOut, a student-organized association that coordinates community service trips throughout the year. His advice to incoming students? "To work hard and play harder and not sweat the small stuff. The best way to start college is to immerse yourself and hold nothing back."
Pat is a rising senior Religion major and is a member of the Men’s Varsity Soccer Team. Pat is a goofy guy with a lot to offer. His wisdom and good looks are irresistible. Pat loves being on the soccer team and loves the family that the team creates with in CC. Pat is also a referee for intermural sports. His best piece of advice for the incoming students is, “You have to really get to know someone before you can make any judgments about them, especially in college where everybody comes from such different backgrounds.”
Dominique is a rising senior Art Studio major. After enjoying her Priddy experience, Dominique is excited to give back to the Colorado College community as an NSO leader. The community service portion of the Priddy experience is "an important part of being an active and concious citizen, and offers opportunities for self-growth. It is also a great bonding opportunity for groups as it presents a meaningful goal that requires teamwork and persistance."
Willie is a rising junior, English (Film Track) major, and intramural fiend. He enjoys playing intramural sports more than anything in the world. He has made it his personal mission to not only play on every intramural sports team at CC but also become the champion of every one! He can’t wait to introduce incoming students to the silly and competitive world of intramurals and help with the transition into college.
Taylor is a rising junior working towards a degree in Biology. She hopes to serve as an influential and guiding support to her trippees as her leaders were for her. Her advice to incoming students? Get out and explore opportunities CC has to offer! Clubs, adjuncts, music lessons, whatever suits your fancy. Go Tigers!
Anne is a junior Neuroscience major. She has the voice of an angel as a member of the all-female a capella group Ellement and is involved in the student organization Spill. She is more than excited to introduce incoming students to the wonders of CC and the surrounding community.
Sally is a junior studying Geology and Mathematics. As a returning NSO leader, Sally is looking forward to welcome the new students to Colorado College. Sally takes advantage of all there is to enjoy in the Colorado outdoors and can’t wait to lead incoming students into the beautiful Rocky Mountains. If Sally is your leader, you are in for a good time!
Ben is a senior Philosophy and New Media Studies double major who enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding, longboarding, and other shenanigans. Returning as an NSO leader for the third year, Ben is looking forward to kickstarting his senior year getting to know incoming students and being in the outdoors! You can often find him philosophizing on the quad with friends. He loves the mountains and all the snowy goodness they have to offer and can’t wait to share the beauties of Colorado with incoming students!
Audrey is a rising sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in Philosophy. Aside from taking required classes for her major, Audrey enjoys taking optional adjunct classes like Ballet and Hebrew. She loves to dance in the Salsa Club and is a member of many of the Christian groups on campus. She is excited to introduce new students to the many aspects of CC life!
Erin is a rising senior Biology major who spends a lot of her time playing basketball and organizing events with the student organization Peace Jam. She can’t wait to help incoming students feel comfortable being in a new place with new people and encourage new students to build relationships with other first years as well as upperclassmen.
Talisa is a rising senior Neuroscience major and captain of the CC Equestrian Team. A CC lover from another mother, Talisa is looking forward to sharing her enthusiasm for CC, giving back to the Colorado College community, and getting to know the incoming students! Talisa advises first-years to, "Get involved in activities, clubs, and organizations!"
Alec is a rising junior working towards a double major in Environmental Science and Education. A member of the Men's Soccer Team, Alec is excited to meet the incoming students to Colorado College. Returning for another year, Alec is looking forward to kickstarting his year as an NSO leader. Go Tigers!
Graduating in 2012 with a degree in International Political Economy, David is also an accomplished whitewater kayaker and outdoorsman. As the current expedition manager for the State of the Rockies Project, David hopes to share his passion for conservation and the outdoors with fellow leaders and new students.
Mike is a rising junior Philosophy major. Thoroughly enjoying his own Priddy trip, Mike is looking forward to giving back to the CC community as an NSO leader. His advice to first years? Get involved and pursue a project! Mike almost single-handedly brought the band Deer Tick to campus. Welcome class of 2017!
Kung Fu master, B-boy, Italian, and summer sausage destroyer, Leo the Lion is excited to karate kick into his senior year as an NSO leader. Leo is a rising senior Environmental Physics major, president of the EnAct club, member of the ORC, and avid soccer player. When not chomping away on a Yard O'Beef, you can find Leo running around the quads or breakdancing in Cossitt Hall. Leo is stoked to welcome the new students to CC!
Drew is a rising senior English (Film Track) major. At CC, he is involved in student groups like Carnivore Club, the student-run publication called the Cipher, and the group La Junta. He can’t wait to share the Colorado wilderness with incoming students and welcome the class of 2017 to the beautiful Rocky Mountains!
Kiko is a rising senior Classics and Film and New Media Studies double major. When she is not reading Plato or creating a film, Kiko spends her time as co-chair of the ORC, shredding on the CC Alpine Ski Team, adventuring in the mountains, or creating delicious gluten-free and dairy-free recipes. You can spot Kiko on campus with her token hat and signature glasses. She is so excited to share the beauty of the mountains with incoming students!
Kelsey is a rising junior working towards a degree in English and Education. Returning for another year as an NSO leader, Kelsey is looking forward to getting to know the new students! NSO is a great way to kickstart your time at CC and transition into college. Welcome class of 2017!
Skyler is quite possibly the nicest person ever. He is a rising junior working on degrees in Spanish and Biology. When he isn’t studying, you can find Skyler volunteering at the student-run Community Kitchen, working with the organization Aprender Mediante Armistad, meeting with other members of the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, organizing BreakOut service trips, or hanging out with his fellow Kappa Sigma brothers. He can’t wait to welcome the class of 2017 with a big smile!
Hanna Trim is a ray of sunshine. When not leading hardcore ab classes in the climbing gym or spidermonkeying on rocks, Hannah is a rising senior working towards a degree in Biology. Hannah is looking forward ot getting to know incoming students and helping them transition into CC! Her advice to first-years? "To be involved and do what you're passionate about!" Class of 2017, get ready for this leader! She'll rock your socks off.
Thamanna is a rising senior working towards her degree in Mathematical Economics. She is an avid photographer, pop culture aficionado, caffeine addict, lover of the liberal arts, and believes in the power of the oxford comma. Thamanna knows that NSO will be a memorable experience for the first-years but also a time for her to pass on her grandmotherly guidance, advice, and personal experience. Remember, enjoy today and don't worry about the little things; thanks to your time at CC, you'll be taking on the world soon!! Go Tigers!
A rising sophomore, Vanessa is working towards a degree in Global Health and Environmental Education. After loving her own Priddy trip, Vanessa wanted to return to CC as an NSO leader. Vanessa hopes to share her enthusiasm for CC and the outdoors with her trippees! Her advice to first-years? "Sometimes in life you need to let go of the live you think you are "supposed" to have in order to live the life that you are meant to have. Be open to change, new ideas, and spontaneity."
Harry Potter impostor, hamburger aficionado, and 2006 Louisiana Alligator Wrestling Champion (so he claims), Derek is a rising senior Environmental Science major. Derek is giddy with excitement to meet and get to know the incoming students to CC. After studying abroad in Thailand in the fall, Derek is looking forward to jump into his senior as an NSO leader. Get ready trippees, D-Ward is in da house.
Allegra is a rising senior working towards a degree in Biology. An outdoors enthusiast, Allegra is looking forward to getting to know incoming students and exploring the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains! Her advice to new students? Follow your passions and become involved in the things that you care about, regardless of the overwhelming newness of everything.
A rising sophomore, Quinn is working towards a degree in Economics and Music. After returning from her own Priddy trip, Quinn knew she wanted to return in the fall as an NSO leader. Her advice to incoming students? CC offers various incredible opportunities for its students such as First Mondays, FOOT trips, clubs, and an array of intramural sports. Get out and discover what you're passionate about.
Allie is a fierce gal with a heart of gold. She is a History/Political Science major and Spanish minor. Allie is looking forward to getting to know new students, participate in community service, and kickstarting her senior year as an NSO leader. Her advice to first-years? "Ask questions constantly." Learn what opportunities and resources are offered to you as a CC student!
Martha is a rising junior working towards a degree in Sociology and Education. Martha is excited to be an NSO leader and give back to the CC community to provide "a positive, safe, and enjoyable beginning" to incoming students as well as provide "a strong, lasting support system." She advises first-years, "being prepared to simply go with the flow is important. Things change quickly here at CC, not everything goes as planned or as desired, and learning to deal with changes, unexpected events, and new plans, whether academic or social, is a huge part of adjusting to life here. Realizing that things will work their way out if you give your best effort is part of this going with the flow."
Emma is a rising sophomore working towards a degree in International Political Economy and Spanish. NSO is a great introduction to CC and a springboard into your years at Colorado College. Emma believes strongly in the service component of the NSO experience as a way to foster community stewardship within students. Emma is excited to get to know the incoming students! Welcome class of 2017!
Rebs is a rising junior who is so excited about leading the Priddy Experience! At CC, she is involved in Greek life, has enjoyed living in the Spirit of Nonviolence living and learning community, is a member of the student organization Feminist Collective, and is involved in the student production Dance Workshop. She can’t wait to help make NSO week and the Priddy Experience amazing for the class of 2017!
Hannah is a rising sophomore who is undecided about her future major plans. As soon as she returned from her Priddy trip, Hannah knew she wanted to be return to CC as an NSO leader. Her advice to first-years? "Try a million different things on campus. I thought that since I didn't have much experience, I wouldn't be able to participate in different activities that I had never heard of, let alone tried before." CC is here to foster your passions and provide opportunities to try new things!
Grete is a spunky gal majoring in Biology and minoring in Anthropology and African Studies. The psych is high for Grete to kickstart her senior year as an NSO leader. Loving her own Priddy trip, Grete is excited to give back to the CC community to lead and guide incoming students on their transition to CC. "NSO is an amazing opportunity for members of this community to introduce the incoming class to everything that makes CC special." Welcome class of 2017!
Molly is a rising sophomore intending to major in Neuroscience. After returning from her own Priddy experience, Molly knew she wanted to return to CC from the summer as an NSO leader. She is looking forward to sharing her experience and help welcome students to call CC their new "home." Her advice to new students? "People here are so encouraging and just want to share their experiences and advice, so freshman shouldn't be intimated to ask an upperclassman or get involved in activities that they think they might be interested in."
We're excited to welcome Maggie to the NSO leader team for 2013-2014! Maggie is a rising junior Biology major. Maggie hopes to provide a similar, if not better, experience to her trippees as she had on her Priddy trip. Her advice to new students? "Do not hesitate to reach out to your peers or the many support groups on campus. CC is an awesome place, and you won't be able to take advantage of all it has to offer if you aren't happy."
A member of the NSO summer intern team, Jenny is a gem of a gal with luscious locks and an Alabama accent that makes us swoon. Jenny is a rising senior working toward a degree in Psychology. Jenny is a peer tutor at the Writing Center, a tour guide, and is highly involved in the Outdoor Recreation Committee, Hillel, and in CC's Greek life. She loves everything about the Colorado outdoors and can’t wait to introduce incoming students to the wonders of the mountains!
A graduate of Colorado College’s class of 2012, McKenzie is well known for her numerous nicknames, including Mac, Big Mac, Mack Attack, McRizzle, McKrazy, Kenz, Kenzie, and Kenzie Lou. McKenzie graduated with a degree in Environmental Policy with a minor in Spanish.This 5th time NSO leader is enthusiastic about “providing the best possible introduction to Colorado College for the incoming freshmen.” She is excited to share her experiences at CC with the incoming class, including her extensive participation in campus intramurals.
Andrew is a rising junior Economics major and member of the Men's Varisty Soccer Team. Excited to return to CC as an NSO leader, Andrew is looking forward to getting to know the incoming students and athletes. Feel free to ask Andrew questions on how to balance both the academic and athletic life at CC. Welcome class of 2017!
A rising senior, Carson is working towards a degree in Math and Biology. Carson is excited to kickstart his senior year as an NSO leader and welcome the incoming class of 2017. As a returning leader, Carson loves getting to know new students, share his advice and experience, and help with the transition into CC. Go Tigers!
Lela is a rising senior Art Studio and French major. Lela is excited to begin her senior year as an NSO leader and get to know the incoming students to CC. Lela's motivation to return as an NSO leader is "to be an upperclass woman that younger students could turn to with tough questions about campus life and the block plan." Welcome to Colorado College!
Matt is a rising junior majoring in Mathematical Economics. He can often be seen on the Ultimate Frisbee field with his doppelganger Matt Zia, or heard on the radio waves of the SOCC. As a winter-start himself, he found leading WSO for winter-starts incredibly rewarding and is excited to lead again, this time as an NSO leader. Matt is most excited to share his love and enthusiasm for Colorado College with his trippees, and hopes that they will in turn do the same. Welcome class of 2017!
Yuchen is a rising senior working towards a degree in History and Religion. "NSO is great opportunity for new students to start the journey of finding who they are and what they want to do in college and what kind of people they want to be friends with." Yuchen wants to provide support, guidance, and advice to students as they transition into Colorado College. Welcome class of 2017!
Matt is a rising senior majoring in Environmental Science. Matt enjoys everything about the Colorado outdoors and spends a lot of his time adventuring with the Outdoor Recreation Committee. When he is not backpacking, he can be found on the field playing Ultimate Frisbee or creating otter-puns. You otter love it! Matt can’t wait to share his love of the outdoors with incoming students!