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Lelosa Aimufua

Lelosa Aimufua ‘20 is from Los Angeles, CA. She is a prospective Political Science and Education special major with potential minors in Peace and Conflict Studies and Black Studies. “I'm from Los Angeles California, and came in as a Biology major. I am currently undecided. I'm leaning more towards the social sciences, such as political science, education, and sociology/anthropology. I'm a member of the women's varsity volleyball team, SASS, and SASA, a Diversity Peer Advisor, and a BCC librarian.” Her email address is:

Celine Anderson

Celine Anderson ‘19 is from Roanoke, VA. She is a Sociology & Anthropology major and a History minor. “When I'm not in class, I spend my time running SSUCC, the Swarthmore Stand Up Comedy Club and participating in the board for WOCKA (Women of Color Keep Achieving). I am also a proud member of AMENA (Arab, Middle Eastern, North African Students Organization) as well as SASS (Swarthmore African American Student Society). Shoot me an email if you have any questions about anything at all!” Her email address is:

Guillermo Barreto Corona

Guillermo Barreto Corona ‘19 is from Bellevue, WA. He is a double major in Biology and Computer Science. “I had the opportunity to work in the Biology department on research about the functions of novel proteins in sea anemone. Outside of class and research I create art in forms of drawing and photography. I’m on the board of Swarthmore Organization of Low-Income Students (SOLIS), am a Diversity Peer Advisor, and am a member of a lot of other groups in the Intercultural Center. Doing research within the Biology Department and presenting it here and at conferences has allowed me to discover a passion in Computational Biology, which I will hopefully pursue in graduate school at some point in my life.” His email address is:

Tara Cannon

Tara Cannon ‘20 is from Milton, DE. She is a prospective special major in Medical Anthropology with a minor in Spanish. "Being from a fairly small and rural part of Southern Delaware, I pretty much knew most people from both my town and the neighboring towns, and they knew who I was. While I feel like transitioning to Swarthmore was basically like moving to yet another small community, nobody here knew me, and in a lot of ways this was both exciting and terrifying. I felt as though I could grow as a person independently from my family's reputation but no longer had the comfort of familiarity with those around me. While there are still times I will not openly admit to appreciating country music and things like scrapple, I am slowly realizing that these differences are valid parts of my experience, topics of conversation, and absolutely important to the rich and diverse culture at Swarthmore." Outside the classroom, Tara is a Green Advisor and is on the Women's Lacrosse team. Her email address is:

Gil Guerra

Gil Guerra ‘19 is from Forrest County, MS. He is an honors Political Science major and Philosophy minor studying abroad in Northern Ireland this semester. On campus he has worked for the Center for Innovation and Leadership, served as president of the Swarthmore Conservative Society, and is active in Catholic life. His email address is:

Rachel Hilburn

Rachel Hilburn ’19 is from Houston, TX. She is an Engineering major. “ I am an Engineering major interested in many disciplines of engineering and I work as a homework grader for the department. On my residence hall I am a Sexual Health Advocate (SHA) aiming to provide materials and advocate for safe and healthy relationships. I am a member of the Swarthmore Track & Field team primarily as a long and triple jumper. I am also interested in art and have focused on ceramics while at Swarthmore. My sophomore year I became involved with the Swarthmore Stand Up Comedy Club (SSUCC) scheduling shows and performing on campus. Feel free to email about anything and everything!” Her email address is:  

Tiauna Lewis

Tiauna Lewis ‘19 is from Lincoln, NE. She is a History Major and Black Studies Minor. “I am a QuestBridge scholar and a Mellon Mays Fellow. My primary interests are African, European, and religious history. I am a First-In-Family Programming Intern and a librarian at the McCabe Library. I participate in OASIS, our spoken word collective, as well as Swarthmore's Gospel choir. I am constantly reflecting on life as a first-generation college student, low-income, person of color here at Swarthmore, a place I love and care deeply about.” Her email address is:

Josephine Ross

Josephine Ross '21 is from Excelsior, MN. She is a prospective double-major in Theater and a special program in Educational Studies and English Literature, and is pursuing Honors. "Outside of academics, I participate in both department- and student-led productions and serve as the Co-Coordinator of Drama Board, a student-led executive board that oversees the selection and production of on-campus shows and festivals." Josephine also sings in several music groups—including the Fetter Chamber Music group, student and faculty Chorus, and the Garnet Singers—and is involved in improvisational and stand-up comedy clubs at Swarthmore. Her email address is:

Erick-Stephane Stancofski

Erick-Stephane Stancofski '21 is from Lewes, DE. His major is currently undecided, but he plans to pursue pre-med, and study either Spanish or Arabic as a minor. "Coming from a smaller community to Swarthmore isn't much of a change because I'm used to knowing most of the people in my town, and after a certain amount of time at Swarthmore, you will get to know most of the students and faculty here. It's a very close-knit community, similar to my hometown of Lewes, DE." Outside the classroom, Erick-Stephane is a member of the Swarthmore Health Society and the Men's Lacrosse team. His email address is: