Meet the ESCAPE Team

ESCAPE Staff

Nicole Sandonato (She/her/hers)

Director of the ESCAPE First-Year Retreat Program

Home: Boston, MA

Could talk about forever? Burnout prevention, Beyonce, & creating spaces of authenticity.

Briley Thomas, SFS ’23 (she/her)

Student Coordinator

Home: Nashville, TN

Could talk about forever? All things Disney, books (especially historical fiction), & Italian food/culture/language.

Justin Bustamante, NHS ’23 (he/him/his)

Student Coordinator

Home: Brookeville, MD

Could talk about forever? The struggles of being pre-med, skydiving, & juice.

ESCAPE Communications & Outreach Leads

Aniya Harris, COL ’24 (she/her/hers)

Home: Akron, OH

Could talk about forever? Travel, music, “Criminal Minds”, “Hamilton”, & languages.

Anndy Serrano-Marcillo, COL ’24 (he/him/his)

Home: The Bronx, NY

Could talk about forever? Grey’s Anatomy, Pokemon, why NYC is the best city ever, & which Starbucks drink is the best.

Gene Kim, COL ’23 (she/her)

Home: Columbus, OH

Could talk about forever? My love for New Zealand & Haribo Gummies.

Anela Ramos, NHS ’24 (she/her/hers)

Musician

Home: Honolulu, HI

Could talk about forever? Youtube channels that talk about food!!!

ESCAPE Team 31 Leaders

Abigail Evangelista, SFS ’23 (she/her/hers)

Home: Stone Harbor, NJ

Could talk about forever? Travel (Antarctica, Southeast Asia), Sports (soccer, rugby), & Cooking.

Adam Pack, SFS ’23 (he/him)

Home: Charleston, WV

Could talk about forever? All things West Virginia 🙂

Aiai Price-Smith, COL ’24 (she/her/hers)

Home: Phoenix, AZ

Could talk about forever? Hikes, monument bike rides, postcards, & how the west coast > east coast.

Alice Chen, COL ’24 (she/her/hers)

Home: Hong Kong, China

Could talk about forever? My fascination with Scientology & cults.

Anya Wahal, SFS ’23 (she/her/hers)

Home: Scottsdale, AZ

Could talk about forever? The joy of Asian-Americans succeeding in creative spaces (and enaging their work)!

Brendan Oliss, COL ’25 (he/him)

Home: Cleveland, OH

Could talk about forever? Road trips and anything outdoorsy (kayaking, hiking, fishing, you name it).

Briana Sparacino, COL ’25 (she/her)

Home: Long Island, NY

Could talk about forever? Outer space, playing/watching sports, video editing, playing instruments, Italian music/food, One Direction/80s music, & New Girl!

Carina Dahmani, SFS ’23 (she/her)

Home: Bethesda, MD

Could talk about forever? How food brings people together <3

Claire Denault, COL ’25 (she/her)

Home: Pasadena, CA

Could talk about forever? Trader Joes Almond Butter.

Daniel Gilbert, COL ’24 (he/him)

Home: Greenwich, CT

Could talk about forever? Food, music, & sports.

Elise Merchant, COL ’25 (she/her)

Home: Greensboro, NC

Could talk about forever? Why warm weather is better than cold weather.

Elli Ahn, SFS ’25 (she/her/hers)

Home: Ellicott City, MD

Could talk about forever? Birth order/resemblance, high school readings, planned obsolescence.

Grace Parcover, SFS ’25 (she/her)

Home: Towson, MD

Could talk about forever? Baseball, my family, & books!

Harrison Roth, COL ’25 (he/him/his)

Home: Norman, OK

Could talk about forever? Why Kevin Jonas is the best Jo-Bro.

Jack Silverman, SFS ’25 (he/him)

Home: Pittsburgh, PA

Could talk about forever? I could talk about other countries, their culture, their people, & their politics for hours!

Jack Healey, SFS ’25 (he/him)

Home: Brooklyn, NY

Could talk about forever? Minor League Baseball, Jimmy Buffett, & my cat.

Jada Farrar, SFS ’23 (she/her)

Home: Boston, MA

Could talk about forever? Love!

Jasmine Alas-Castillo, SFS ’25 (she/her/hers)

Home: Los Angeles, CA

Could talk about forever? “Big Brother”, Vegan Baking, & Personality Tests (Enneagram >>>).

Jazz Jones, SFS ’25 (she/her)

Home: Miami, FL & Dallas, TX

Could talk about forever? Storytelling tropes, Bayonetta lore, & obscure-ish board games.

Katherine Hawes, SFS ’25 (she/her)

Home: Tucson, AZ

Could talk about forever? Being a camp counselor, & Arlo Parks.

Kevin Moreno, COL ’24 (he/him/his)

Home: Miami, FL

Could talk about forever? Poetry!

Koby Twist, COL ’25 (he/him)

Home: Newport Beach, CA & Boulder, CO

Could talk about forever? Politics, BoJack Horseman, movies, computers, & modern monetary theory in the Pixar universe.

Liz Ortmann, SFS ’25 (she/her/hers)

Home: Twin Falls, ID

Could talk about forever? Idaho, Tracy Chapman, toast, mountains, fishing, & faith.

Madi Dwyer, SFS ’25 (she/her/shers)

Home: Las Vegas, NV

Could talk about forever? Taylor Swift & cats!

Max Zhang, SFS ’23 (he/him)

Home: Naperville, IL

Could talk about forever? Futuring, contemporary art, & poetics.

Mioko Ueshima, COL ’24 (she/her)

Home: New York City, NY

Could talk about forever? (1) Avatar the Last Airbender, (2) Why savory is almost always better than sweet, & (3) Your favorite home cooked meal.

Nick Vianna, COL ’25 (he/him)

Home: New Rochelle, NY

Could talk about forever? Music, Charlie Brown, & Oreo flavors.

Nima Majidi, SFS ’23 (he/him/his)

Home: Somerset, NJ

Could talk about forever? Ancient history, sports, post-1900 fiction, modern cinema, & and film-bro culture.

Olivia Cooley, COL ’23 (she/her)

Home: Providence, RI

Could talk about forever? Finding ways to raise the voices of those who have been silenced by society.

Renee DeMaio, COL ’24 (she/her/hers)

Home: Hong Kong, China

Could talk about forever? Fat birds, bread, hiking, & the importance of high-fiving yourself in the mirror.

Rory Dixon, COL ’24 (he/him)

Home: Cardiff, Wales

Could talk about forever? British TV shows you’ll never watch.

Sam Lynch, SFS ’25 (he/him/his)

Home: Lititz, PA

Could talk about forever? Everything soccer, GeoGuessr, birds, & Walter Moers novels.

Sarah Hewitt, COL ’24 (she/her/hers)

Home: Menlo Park, CA

Could talk about forever? Italian food & culture.

Sarah Khan, SFS ’24 (she/her)

Home: Douglasville, GA

Could talk about forever? R&B music.

Sofia Negrete Retamales, SFS ‘ (she/they/ella)

Home: Antofagasta & Santiago, Chile

Could talk about forever? Chile, my dog, social justice, & the color PINK and why it’s superior.

Tyler Clough, MSB ’24 (he/him)

Home: The Woodlands, TX

Could talk about forever? Credit cards & travel points/hacks.