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Crossroads Leaders

The Crossroads Retreat Coordinators are responsible for coordinating all the events that lead up to the three different retreats. These third-year students challenge, support, and train their peers in the facilitator role and promote an atmosphere for growth and awareness.

Meet the Crossroads Coordinators!

hajar

Name: Hajar Alzerma
Hometown
: Dhahran, Saudi Aurabia
Major:
Biology & Economics  

Activities:MORE, Crossroads, MSA, Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society
First-Year Residence Hall
: Dobbs
Favorite Class/Professor: Microeconomics/Dr. Banerjee
Favorite thing to do on campus
: hang out at OMPS
Dream Vacation Location
: South Africa
RandomTalent: O can make my tongue belly-dance.
Good Mood Song
: The way you make me feel by Michael Jackson

Crossroads in a sentence: A life changing experience.

Allie

NameAllison Olmsted
 Hometown: Houston, TX
Major
: Chemistry & Anthropology

Activities: Hand-in-Hand Tutoring, Emory Student Ambassadors, Delta Phi Epsilon, Crossroads
First-Year Residence Hall
: Longstreet-Means
Favorite Class/Professor
: IHow we learn/Dr. Ristaino
Favorite thing to do on campus
: Sit outside on a pretty day and eat frozen yogurt
Dream Vacation Location
: Greece or Morocco
Random Talent: 
I can do the worm.
Good Mood Song: Sweet Disposition by the Temper Trap

Crossroads in a sentence: Crossroads has found me a home in OMPS and a niche on campus that I know I can count on meeting geuine and awesome people.

malcolm

Name: Malcolm Robinson
Hometown
: Birmingham, AL
Major
: Psychology & German

Activities: Crossroads, issues Troupe, Undergraduate Research, MORE
First-Year Residence Hall
: Dobbs
Favorite Class/Professor
: Intro to Psych/Dr. Sidaras
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: Nothing makes me happier than visiting OMPS on a daily basis.
Dream Vacation Location
: I went to the Bahamas once, and that was cool. So...there I guess
Random Talent: I'm really good at making waffle cones.
Good Mood Song
: Last Friday Night by Katy perry

Crossroads in a sentence: A retreat that will open your eyes and change your life!

lena

Name: Lena Miao 
Hometown
: Seattle, WA
Major
: Business

Activities: Crossroads, Unity MOnth, BBA Beat
First-Year Residence Hall
: Dobbs
Favorite Class/Professor
: Corprate Finance/Dr. Green
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: Nap (seriously they are the best) or hang with friends!
Dream Vacation Location
: Italy and Santorini, Greece!
Random Talent: I'm really good at doodling elaborate designs.
Good Mood Song
: Walking on A Line by Pony Pony Run Run

Crossroads in a sentence: A life-changing experience that challenged me to examine the world and myself in a very honest and open way.

 

The Crossroads Retreat Facilitators are responsible for facilitating all the activities at Crossroads 1 and 2. These second-year students lead their peers as they experience Crossroads and establish relationships with participants.

Meet the Crossroads 1 Facilitators!

Shenelle

Name: Shenelle Armstrong 
Hometown
: Johns Creek, GA
Major
: Neurosicence and Behavioral Biology

Activities: Emory Wheel, Black Student Aliiance, Crossroads
First
-Year Residence Hall: Longstreet-Means
Favorite Class/Professor
: Introduction to Sociology/Dr. Gallo-Cruz
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: Eat/waste time with my friends
Dream Vacation Location
: Hawaii
Random Talent: Anything I write with my left hand is the mirror image of whatever I write with my right hand.
Good Mood Song
: Valerie by Amy Winehouse

Crossroads in a sentence: A way to resicover yourself and to look athose around you through a clearer lens.

Name: Camila Donoso
Hometown
: Savannah, GA & Guayaquil, Ecuador
Major
: Pre-Business & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Activities: OMPS Intern, Volunter Emory (Alternative Break Leader), MORE Mentor, Questbridge, GLUE Advisory Council
First-Year Residence Hall
: Turman Hall
Favorite Class/Professor
: Tom Smith, Business Economics
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: Hang out with friends in my room or at OMPS
Dream Vacation Location
: Galapagos Islands, Ecauador
Random Talent: Remembering certain interactions vividly and accurately but unfortuantely, I am not yet talented at translating this into my academics!
Good Mood Song
: Cinema by Benny Benassi & Skrillex

Crossroads in a sentence: Crossroads is a challenging, eye-opening experience in which you will make phenomenal personal leaps alongside your Emory family.

Meliisa

Name: Melissa Echevarria
Hometown
: Bronx, NY
Major
: Psychology

Activities: Salsa Club, Ngambika, Crossroads
First-Year Residence Hall
: Longstreet-Means
Favorite Class/Professor
: Essence and Evolution of Jazz/Dr. Andrews
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: Eating at WoodRes and Zaya's with friends
Dream Vacation Location
: Venice, italy
Random Talent: Do I have to be good at it? No? Ok, so beatboxing.
Good Mood Song
: Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill

Crossroads in a sentence: Crossroads is proof that there is way more to a person than meets the eye.

Chidimma

Name: Chidimma Egbulem (Chi-Chi)
Hometown
: Covington, GA
Major
: Nursing

Activities: MORE, Emory READS, GLUE Mentor, Brothers & Sisters in Christ, Choir for Catholic Massess in Cannon Chapel
First-Year Residence Hall
: Hamilton Holmes
Favorite Class/Professor
: Anthropology 101/Dr. Shore
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: Being with friends doing random things with them.
Dream Vacation Location
: Italy
Random Talent: I can play the flute.
Good Mood Song
: I'm on a Roll by Stephano

Crossroads in a sentence: Crossroads is the best thing that ever happened to me so far during my Emory experience -- it gave me a new outlook on life, and I learned so much about myself and what I am capable of, while making new friends in the process.

Rebecca

NameRebecca Lichtenstein
Hometown
: Boca Raton, FL 
Major
: Political Science

Activites: Crossroads, College Council, Stack Employee
First-Year Residence Hall
: Evans
Favorite Class/Professor
: Foundations of American Democracy/Dr. Strahan
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: Grab Starbucks and wander around with a friend.
Dream Vacation Location
: Greece
Random Talent: Cooking
Good Mood Song
: Down on the Corner - CCR

Crossroads in a sentence: The first time I ever felt like Emory was my home was on this retreat.

rifat

Name: Rifat Mursalin
Hometown
: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Major
: Economics

Activities: Model United Nations, Young Democrats at Emory, Projects SHINE
First-Year Residence Hall
: Longstreet-Means (LSM, ftw!)
Favorite Class/Professor
: Microeconomics 101 with Dr. Shomu Banerjee
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: Go for a walk to either Baker's Woodlands or Lullwater Park
Dream Vacation Location
: France
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
:
Random Talent
: Being able to read in five languages (Bengali, Hindi, English, French, & Arabic)
Good Mood Song
: Wavin' Flag - K'Naan

Crossroads in a sentence: One of my most best decisions in college -- purely magical!

melody

Name: Melody Shao
Hometown
: Guangzhou, China
Major
: Economics & Math - Dual Degree Program w. Georgia Tech

Activities: Healthy Campus Coalition, Ascend, Image, Teach for America
First-Year Residence Hall
: Harris
Favorite Class/Professor
: Adolescence and the Making of American Teenagers/Dr. Friddle
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: Enjoying the sunshine with friends on the quad and meeting new people.
Dream Vacation Location
: Tibet and Mount Everest
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
: half vanilla and half chocolate
Random Talent
: good memories about people, quick at drawing connections between things, pretty flexibile
Good Mood Song
: Shining Friends

Crossroads in a sentence: Crossroads is a journey of finding oneself and building one's self-awareness.

Meredith

Name: Meredith Thompson
Hometown
: Barcelona, Spain
Major
: Linguistics & Theatre Studies

Activities: Crossroads, MORE, AHANA Theatre, AD Hoc Theatre, University Chorus
First-Year Residence Hall
: Harris
Favorite Class/Professor
: Introduction to Theatre/Dr. Akers
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: I love to go to arts events with my friends and hang out/study on the quad.
Dream Vacation Locaton
: Philippines
Random Talent: I am fluent in Spanish and Catalan and have a working knowledge of French.
Good Mood Song
: Chasing Satellites by Thomas Fiss

Crossroads in a sentence: Crossroads is an absolutely life-changing experience which not only changes your entire outlook on life but also offers you a strong support system at Emory and provides you with a large group of wonderful friends. 

Meet the Crossroads 2 Facilitators!

Name: Sultana Begum
Hometown
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Activities:
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Dream Vacation Location
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Random Talent
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Crossroads in a sentence:

Mae

Name: Mae Bowen
Hometown
: Lynn Haven, FL
Major: Political Science & Environmental Studies

Activities: Model United Nations, OMPS Intern, Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention, Sexual Assault Peer Advocates, Young Democrats
First-Year Residence Hall
: Longstreet-Means
Favorite Class/Professor
: History/Dr. Allitt
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: Wonderful Wednesdays with friends
Dream Vacation Location
: Greece
Random Talent: Baking
Good Mood Song:
I'm Alright by Kenny Loggins

Crossroads in a sentence: I could talk about Crossroads all day, but no words could ever really describe it.

Name: Aarti Dureja
Hometown
: Westminster, CO
Major
: Neuroscience & Spanish

Activities: Emor Emergency Medical Services (EEMS), Hindu Students Association (HSA), Crossroasds
First-Year Residence Hall
: Dobbs
Favorite Class/Professor
: Professor Dillman | Spanish 212
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: Have late-night discussions with friends, meet new people, explore.
Dream Vacation Location
: The beach! Or the mountains! Or really any scenic place that promises an adventure with family/friends
Random Talent: I'm the best at remember birthdays.
Good Mood Song
: Still into you by Paramore and Dilliwali Girlfriend

Crossroads in a sentence: Crossroads was a great time for me, where I was able to meet new people and learn new things about friendship, culture, and society - I carry these lessons with me always.

Elyssa

Name: Elyssa Hausman
Hometown
: Hollywood, FL
Major
: Psychology

Activities: Crossroads, MORE, Issues Troupe, Sophomore Advisor, Emory Student Ambassador
First-Year Residence Hall
: Dobbs - man that hall nice
Favorite Class/Professor
: Brain and Behavior/Dr. Edwards
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: Hang out in OMPS
Dream Vacation Location
: New Zealand
Random Talent: I can't sit still for more than (maybe) one minute! Yikes.
Good Mood Song: I won't give up by Jason Mraz

Crossroads in a sentence: Crossroads is something I needed to see to believe and though I am still not sure how the magic happens, it does because Crossroads gave me my life back with new friends I now call family.


Name: Mark Igbinador
Hometown
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Activities:
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Random Talent
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Crossroads in a sentence:

Olivia

Name: Olivia Meisner
Hometown
: New Orleans, LA
Major
: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology & Spanish

Activities:
Water polo, Crossroads, Sophomore Advisor in Dobbs, Emory Environmental Alliance, Gamma Phi Beta
First-Year Residence Hall: Dobbs
Favorite Class/Professor
: DNA and Forensics/Dr. Campbell
Favorite thing to do on campus
: Practice water polo, hang out with friends, eat and sleep
Dream Vacation
: Spain
Random Talent: I'm surprisingly good at catching food with my fouth
Good Mood Song
: Little Secrets by Passion Pit

Crossroads in a sentence: Crossroads is an experience that connects you to people who can help you grow and develop a new world of views.


Shae

Name: Shae Street
Hometown
: Columbia, SC
Majo
: Pre-Nursing

Activities: Ngambika, Volunteer Emory, Residence Life
First-Year Residence Hall
: Evans
Favorite Class/Professor
: Psychology/Dr. Edwards
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: Dance and step in random places.
Dream Vacation Location
: Anywhere with great music, beautiful scenery, and nice people
Good Mood Song: Anything by Drake...I love him!

Crossroads in a sentence:
An experience that will make you question everything you thought you knew about yourself and the way you think...but in a good way!


Name: Kun Yuan
Hometown
: Nanjing, Jiangsu, P.R. China
Major
: Applied Mathematics

Activities: Emory Television (ETV), Emory Robotics and Computer Engineering (eRACE)
First-Year Residence Hall
: Longstreet-Means
Favorite Class/Professor
: English/Dr. O'Connor
Favorite Thing to do on Campus
: When it's approaching dusk, I come from the woods of Lullwater Park, then walk through Starvine Road, and finally sit on the sideway in front of White Hall facing MSC, waiting for the right shuttle to pick me up.
Dream Vacation Location
: Alpes (Apls Mountain) or Atlantis (Island of Altas)
Random Talent: Race and win over a bus or a car in the street with my bicyle more than many times
Good Mood Song
: Most songs by Teresa Teng and When I'm 64 by the Beatles

Crossroads in a sentence: The entire retreat is exciting by theexcitement of all, the harvest is about friends and society, and it occurrs not only within oneself, but more between each others.