“Meet the 186 South College Team!
A Little About Our Editors…
Abhigna Rao ’22
Abhigna is a quirky and vivacious student who hails from the small but noble town of Morris Plains, New Jersey. She is a Senior Interpersonal Communication Major with minors in Neuroscience and Public Health. On campus, she serves as the President for the Resident Student Association and enjoys being and undergraduate research assistant for the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) She is an Honors Ambassador on the side and loves connecting with future UD students and their families during Blue & Golden Open Houses and UD Decision Days. When she’s not off buying WAY too much coffee in the Perkins Scrounge or sleeping through her 27 morning alarms, you may find her studying through three meal periods at CR or fixing a satisfying mug of whipped cream in the comfort of her room (and for her sake, hopefully a little hot chocolate too)!
Lauren Mottel ’23
Lauren Mottel is a Biomedical Engineering major from Hockessin, DE. She has a wide breadth of interests, such as astronomy, film, poetry, photography, traveling, and mythology. On campus, Lauren is involved in several RSOs, like the Society of Women Engineers, Club Swimming, and Assistive Medical Technologies. During her time at UD, she hopes to study abroad and to pursue each avenue of her interests to the best of her ability. Some of Lauren’s favorite things include the MCU, iced coffee, ramen, Game of Thrones, and movie awards season. You’ll often spot her at the pool, in her room watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or in line at Einstein Bagels at the ISE Lab.
A Little About Our Writers…
Raktim Basu ’24
Raktim is from balmy Chester Springs, PA, with a major in the oh-so-longly-named Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Biotech for the sane) and minors in Biochemistry and Global Studies! Raktim is involved in a variety of RSOs, the most notable ones being RSA (Resident Student Association), HENS (Honors Engaging in Neighborhood Service), and Galadrim and Critical Failure, UD’s tabletop roleplaying clubs! If he’s not looking at weirdly shaped organic molecules, he’s probably shuffling his Magic deck for the next duel of Commander, sharpening his pencil for the next game of D&D, or taking a nice walk around campus!
Sara Klemow ’25
Sara is an Honors Accounting major from Gaithersburg, Maryland. She hopes to work in the business industry to financially help non-profits and social enterprises. Sara is a member of The Rubber Chickens, an improv comedy group at UD, and she is involved with Hillel, a Jewish organization on campus. In her free time, she likes to play guitar, binge-watch reality shows, and eat a lot of Goldfish!
Gianna Richason ’25
Gianna is an Honors student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania majoring in Organizational and Community Leadership with a minor in Event Management. She loves being a part of Freshman For the Kids with University of Delaware’s UDance team, Project Sunshine, and Best Buddies. After working at a nonprofit in high school, she fell in love with the “how is this real” moments that come with community service. She hopes to chase those moments for the rest of her life and one day become a lead fundraiser for a nonprofit helping kids. If you’re searching for Gianna around campus, you can find her chatting her friends’ ears off, picnicking on the Green, or ordering too many iced coffees from Dunkin’. She loves ALL things Pittsburgh, country music, and dogs. She’s looking forward to the roller coaster she has ahead at University of Delaware!
Grace Kearns ’25
Grace is a freshman Honors student from Pittsburgh, PA. She is majoring in Media Communication and pursuing minors in Journalism and Spanish. Outside of class, Grace is a member of the MelUDees a Capella group, a Community Engagement Scholar, and is now working with Hens All-Access. She loves baking, watching Gilmore Girls, and picnicking on the Green with her friends.
Felicia Seybold ’23
Felicia is a Junior Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology major from Dover, Delaware. She loves reading and writing as much as she loves macromolecules, so she also has an English minor. As a professional hobby collector, she loves making most forms of arts and crafts, reads copious sci-fi and fantasy novels, and is currently learning how to play guitar. She spends most of her time at the top floor of Willard Hall in hands-on laboratory classes, but can occasionally be found at the Stomping Grounds cafe in Trabant fueling her coffee addiction.
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