Meet Your Peer Leaders

New York City Seminars are characterized by the participation of a Peer Leader—an upper-level student who works in tandem with the course professor and helps students learn the ropes and navigate MMC and life in the city. Peer Leaders go through an intensive training in order to become trusted advisors who serve as resources for students both inside and outside the classroom

Meet a few of our 2020-2021 Peer Leaders:


  • Mary
    Major/Minor: BFA Stage Management and BA Theatre Arts with a concentration in Directing programs

    Hey Griffins! My name is Mary. I’m a commuter student from Staten Island, New York. I’m a member of the class of 2024 double majoring in the BFA Stage Management and BA Theatre Arts with a concentration in Directing programs. I’m the Treasurer of the Campus Activities Board, and am a general member of a few other clubs on campus, and I have an off-campus job. A few fun facts about me are that my favorite color is purple, I love going to concerts, and I have way too many squishmallows. I can’t wait to meet all of you!! 

  • Zach
    Major/Minor: Double Major in Psychology, Theatre Arts: Theatre and New Media, Minor in Art Therapy

    Hey everyone! My name is Zach and I am from Manchester, New Hampshire, a small city not too far north of Boston. I am a member of the class of 2024 and am pursuing a double major in Psychology and Theatre arts: Theatre and New Media with a minor in Art Therapy. Additionally, I hold a variety of Leadership positions on campus, such as: Student Worker with the Intercultural Center, Founder and President of Marymount Marvel, and (possibly) your Peer Leader! You can often find me involved with many of the RSOs, the SDA, the IC, or hanging around the commons! I absolutely love the community here at MMC and cannot wait to meet new faces this fall!!!! :)

    Class of 2024

  • Timmy Costello
    Major/Minor:  BFA Acting, BA Theatre Arts: Producing and Management

    Hi all! I am a New Hampshire native, but being raised by New Yorkers they always made sure NYC felt like home. I am a double major in Acting and Theatre Art: Producing and Management, so essentially I am an over dramatic over thinker :). I am currently the President of our Campus Activities Board (CAB). Fun facts about me: I have over 300 pairs of patterned socks and love the show “Is It Cake?”. Can’t wait to meet you all! 

    Class of 2024

  • Lauren
    Major/Minor: Major: Dance, Body Science and Motion and Biomedical Sciences

    Hi y’all! My name is Low and I’m from San Antonio, TX. I am a double major in Dance, Body, Science and Motion and Biomedical Sciences. I’ve been dancing all my life and have always had a passion for science so I am so grateful to be able to do what I love in the city I love. Fun fact: I met Bridget Mendler when I was 10. Can’t wait to meet all of y’all!

    Class year of 2025

     

  • Gabrielle
    Major/Minor: Double major in Digital Journalism and Cinema, Television & Emerging Media with a minor in International Studies

    Hello Griffins!! I’m a senior double majoring in Digital Journalism and Cinema, Television & Emerging Media with a minor in International Studies. I used to be a military kid (my dad has since retired) and because I moved every 3-4 years of my life, I don’t really have a particular place that I’m from. I just say I’m from all over the place at this point! On campus, I am the Editor-In-Chief of The Monitor Newspaper, the Events Director of Her Campus MMM, and a Student Assistant in the Office of Student Success Advising! Three fun facts about me would be that I’ve met the Queen of England twice, I’ve been to 28 countries and counting, and I was born in Japan! I am really looking forward to this year and meeting all of you!! 

    Class of 2023

  • Franklin
    Major/Minor: BFA Acting and Film and Media Production with a Minor in dance

    Hey y’all, I’m Franklin! I’ve called many places home thought the years since I grew up as a military brat traveling the world, and I’m so happy to now be able to call the Upper Eastside home! When I’m not on campus you can catch me at Starbucks on 3rd Ave where I’ve worked as a barista for two years now. Outside of school and work I enjoy taking ballet classes, going for runs, and practicing my singing and acting. I’m so excited to meet and get to know you all!

    Class of 2025

  • Major/Minor: Double Major in Directing and History

    Hi there! My name is Julia Gaudioso and I am a senior here at MMC! I am majoring in Directing and History. In addition to being a peer leader, I am a Theatre Arts Transformative Justice Ambassador here at Marymount. I am from Livingston, NJ, but now I live here in NYC! I love watching movies, spending time with friends, and I am incredibly passionate about New Play development in theatre. I love being a peer leader and I am so excited to start this upcoming year!

     

    Class of 2023

  • Jordan Goldberg
    Major/Minor: Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media major, Graphic Design minor

    Hi Griffins! I’m Jordan and I’m from Trumbull, CT, currently living here on the Upper East Side of NYC! I’m a Cinema, Television, and Emerging Media major with a minor in Graphic Design. As well as being a Peer Leader, on campus I’m the Secretary of the Campus Activities Board and a general member of Marymount Marvel. Fun fact: I’ve been serenaded by Big Time Rush (ask me about it and I’ll tell you the whole story)! I can’t wait to be a Peer Leader and I’m so excited for this upcoming year! :)
    Class of 2024

  • Angelina Hahn
    Major/Minor: BA in Dance, Body, Science, and Motion and a BS in Biomedical Sciences

    Hello everyone! I am originally from Montville, New Jersey, but have been an NYC lover my whole life. I am a dancer and lover of all things health and wellness. I am currently a Peer Leader, Senator for Student Health and Food Services, BA Dance Representative, and the President and Founder of Rehearsing Wellness. If you want any tips about how to make New York your second home, or how to relax and unwind in the bustling city, I’m your girl! Also, I am a connoisseur of bubble tea, ice cream, musicals, vinyl records, and dorm room recipes. I can’t wait to meet all of you this year! 

    Class of 2024

  • Katy Hollis
    Major/Minor: Musical Theatre Major, Minor in Communication and Media Arts

    Hey’ y’all! I’m from Denver, Colorado but I have always wanted to live in New York!! I am a member of the class of 2025 and I’m a Musical Theatre major with a minor in Communication and Media Arts. In addition to being a Peer Leader, I am also involved in the Campus Activities Board. I’m the biggest fan of Broadway ticket lotteries and have more than my fair share of tips and tricks, so don’t be afraid to reach out! I’m so excited for the upcoming school year and can’t wait to meet all of you!!!

    Class of 2025

  • Serena Lo
    Major/Minor: Double Major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Minor in Fashion Studies (recently declared, previously Undeclared LSP) 

    What’s up, Griffins! I’m Serena and am originally from sunny San Diego, CA. This year I am a sophomore and now live here in the best city - NYC. I am finally a declared gal working towards a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and a minor in Fashion Studies. I like staying involved on campus, and am the Social Media Marketing Coordinator and co-Vice President for Marymount Christian Fellowship (MCF), and now a Peer Leader. Somethings to know about me include that I absolutely love bagels (despite having a gluten intolerance), fashion, running, and going out with friends. I’m eager to welcome you all soon! 

  • Alaina McCarvill
    Major/Minor:  Marketing major and Communications minor

    Hello I’m Alaina. I am from Milford Connecticut. I am a marketing major with a minor in communications. I am a member of the business club. I enjoy attending dance classes at various studios in the city and seeing new musicals and attractions whenever I can.
    Class of 2025

  • Lanes Miller
    Major/Minor: Musical Theatre Major with a Music Industry Minor

    HI PALS! I’m a Musical Theatre major with a Music Industry minor, and I’m originally from sunny Southern California. I live and work in the residence halls as a Mailroom Coordinator, so if you see me around, please say hello! Here’s a lil’ list of fun facts so you can feel like you already know me: My go to coffee order is a dirty chai with oat milk and honey, I’m constantly changing my hair, & if I’ve got earbuds in, odds are I’m listening to Sammy Rae & the Friends. I can’t wait to meet y’all!

    Class of 2025

  • Lanes Miller
    Major/Minor: Musical Theatre Major with a Music Industry Minor

    HI PALS! I’m a Musical Theatre major with a Music Industry minor, and I’m originally from sunny Southern California. I live and work in the residence halls as a Mailroom Coordinator, so if you see me around, please say hello! Here’s a lil’ list of fun facts so you can feel like you already know me: My go to coffee order is a dirty chai with oat milk and honey, I’m constantly changing my hair, & if I’ve got earbuds in, odds are I’m listening to Sammy Rae & the Friends. I can’t wait to meet y’all!

    Class of 2025

  • Chloe
    Major/Minor: B.F.A. Film and Media Production; B.A. Illustration & Animation (Double Major)
    Hello Griffins! I’m Chloe, a junior and a NYC native repping both Queens and Brooklyn. On campus, I am Co-Founder and current President of Marymount Marvel; current VP of Marymount Outreach; and I also work in the Admissions Office as a Griffin Guide! A fun fact about me was that I was homeschooled from second grade all the way through high school! I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you better!
    Class Year of 2024
  • Major/Minor: Major in Dance with a concentration in Ballet, Minor in Communications

    Pronouns: she/her

    Hi everyone! I’m Juliette, from Kansas City, Missouri - not Kansas - but there’s truly no place like my new home in New York. I’m a Dance major with a concentration in Ballet and a minor in Communications. This will be my first year as a Peer Leader, and I can’t wait to welcome all of Marymount’s friendly new faces! Some fun facts about myself are that I speak fluent French, and I named my first dog Romeo!

    Class of 2024

  • Andres Reyes
    Major/Minor: Major: Musical Theatre Minor: Digital Journalism

    Hey Griffins! I’m originally from Dallas, Texas, but I believe I found my true home the moment I stepped foot in New York. I’m a Sophomore at MMC majoring in Musical Theatre, and minoring in Digital Journalism. In my free time I love exploring the cities hidden treasures & trying new restaurants. I love talking to new people, so don’t be afraid to say hey if you see me around school!

    Class of 2025

  • Alex
    Major/Minor: Double major in the BFA Musical Theatre and BA Interdisciplinary Studies Program

    Hi Everyone! My name is Alex! I use the he/him/his pronouns. I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Fun fact, about me is that I grew up next to an apple orchard! I am a double major in the BFA Musical Theatre and BA Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Aside from being a Peer Leader, I am involved in a lot on campus! I am a Griffy Guide in the Office of Admissions, the Special and Annual Events Chair of CAB, the Vice President of Hillel MMC, and a general member of many more clubs such as Marymount Marvel, and many more! I can’t wait to meet everyone!

     

    Class of 2024

  • Mark
    Major/Minor: Acting

    Hey Friends! Originally from San Diego, California, I am happy to call both coasts my home. I am fortunate enough to be a part of the Acting program, alongside extracurricular activities that keep me busy all day every day. Foodie is only one way to describe me — so if you ever need recommendations or have any for me, let me know! Thrilled to meet you all, know I am always here to support you in any and every way possible — continuing students reading this, this is for you too! And if you see me around campus, say Hi! Stay rad. 

  • Emma Schaefer
    Major/Minor: Double Major Politics & Human Rights and International Studies, Minor in Environmental Studies

    Hi there! I’m originally from New Jersey but now live in Harlem with my cousin (who also goes to Marymount!) I’m a double major Politics & Human Rights and International Studies student with a minor in Environmental Studies. I like to be busy! It’s my first year being a Peer Leader, but I’ve been involved in Student Government and generally just loitering around in Dayne or Stephanie’s offices. I speak Spanish in addition to English, am a HUGE anime fan (please come talk to me about your favorite show), and am looking so forward to meeting everyone and helping in any way that I can!

    Class of 2024

  • Spencer
    Major/Minor: Theatre Arts Major with a Double Concentration in Writing for the Stage and Directing

    Hello!!! My name is Spencer Senzon (they/them) and I’m from a skinny little island right across the pond (the east river) called Long Island. I’m happy to return to Manhattan for the school year! I’m a Theatre Arts major with a double concentration in Writing for the Stage and Directing. I’m a member of Marymount Marvel (a flex)! Other things about me: I love photography almost as much as I like empanadas! Can’t wait to meet all of you in the fall!!

    Class of 2024

  • Major/Minor: Acting

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

    Hello everybody! I’m Kristina, but you can call me Kris because it is way less syllables! My hometown is Cypress, Texas, and I’m a BFA Acting major. I’m a general member of the Campus Activities Board and this is my first year as a member of the Peer Leadership team! Some extra things about me are that I’ve got two cats (Patch and Wolfie) and a dog (Howard), and that I’m 100% Colombian (thank you mom and dad haha)! I can’t wait to meet all of you guys!! :)

    Class of 2025!

  • Major/Minor: Business-Advertising & Promotion

    Hey, Griffins! My name is Javinn (Jay) and I am from New York, New Jersey. It’s the best of both worlds in my opinion. I’m pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business-advertising & promotion in the class of 2025. Additionally, I currently work for a large staffing agency based in New Jersey for multiple companies and brands. As a Branch Coordinator for our office in New York. I was my high school’s varsity lacrosse captain and I’m the first person in my family to attend college. I can’t wait to be your peer leader and share my MMC and NYC tips.

    Class of 2025

  • Major/Minor: Double Major in Writing For The Stage and Musical Theatre

    Hi y’all! I was born and raised in Georgia, but now I live on the Upper East Side, and I could never go back! I’m so happy to be a Peer Leader again this year - the program one of my favorite things about Marymount! I’m also the President of Game Design Club, the Vice President of the Sketch Comedy Club, and the Vice President of On A Side Note Acapella! So so excited to see the Freshman class THRIVE this year!

    Class of 2024

  • Liv
    Major/Minor: Double Major in Theatre Arts with concentration in Directing and Psychology, minor in Drama Therapy

    Hey everyone! My name is Liv, and I’m so excited to be on the Peer Leader team again this year! I’m a Senior, double majoring in Theatre Arts: directing concentration, and Psychology, with a minor in Drama Therapy. On campus, you can find me working in the SDA office, and participating in a lot of our theatre events throughout the year. I’m also always down to have a chat about astrology (I’m an Aries sun, Capricorn moon, Virgo rising). Looking forward to meeting you all!

    Class of 2023

  • Liz
    Major/Minor: Film and Media Production, Film and Media Studies, Minor in Child Development & Creative Media

    Hi! I’m Liz, and I’m a senior at MMC! I’m a double major in Film and Media Studies and Film and Media Production with a minor in Child Development and Creative Media. On campus, I am a founder and the President of Kpop@MMC, our new (and now Award Winning) K-pop club here, as well as the Vice President of our filmmaking club, the Cinemaniacs, and you may also see me in the Student Development and Activities office as one of the student workers! A couple of fun facts about me are I have a twin brother (who doesn’t go to MMC), I am a triple water sign, and I once accidentally ran into Zendaya in NYC. Can’t wait to meet everyone and get this school year started off right!

    Class of 2023

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