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Dan ArndtDan Arndt
Tues, Thurs | 1:00 - 1:50 pm
Cravens C
Class#: 6845

Hey Howdy Hey Collinsites! I’m Dan and I’m a sophomore majoring in English and Political Science. I can’t wait to help you experience all the awesome stuff both here at Collins and around IU! When I’m not teaching Q, you can find me either behind the counter at the Chesh, at BOEP as a programmer, holding office hours in the Student Government Office, or just hanging out in Collins.  I love talking (sometimes too much) and if you want to chat you can find me around.  I’d be happy to give you a hand with advice and tips on anything, or just to talk about the newest Doctor Who episode that came out. Allons-Y!

Maria Atkinson Maria Atkinson
Tues, Thurs | 10:10 - 11:00 am
Cravens B
Class#: 6833

I'm a senior studying Informatics with minors in Computer Science, Human Centered Computing, and Public Health. I've been involved with the Board of Governors since freshman year, but this year I am the Collins representative for IUSA. I am very excited to teach Q class and meet all of the incoming students! My favorite color is yellow and in my spare time you can find me playing Nintendo games or trying to make friends with a bunny in the courtyard.

Siarra BazlerSiarra Bazler
Mon, Wed | 2:30 - 3:20 pm
Cravens B
Class#: 6840

I'm Siarra and I would like to personally welcome you to your new home. This is my fourth and final year living at Collins, and I'm majoring in Telecommunications with a minor in Communication and Culture. Other than in Q-class, you can find me barista-ing downstairs at the Chesh or running around taking photos of events for yearbook. If you bump in to me, say hello! I have a whole host of Q-project ideas, and I'm always good if you need a recommendation for yogurt.

Rachel CarpenterRachel Carpenter
Mon, Wed | 2:30 - 3:20 pm
Cravens C
Class#: 6836

Halloo, Saxons!
I’m Rachel, a sophomore double majoring in English and Folklore. I am an avid fan of books of all shapes and sizes—no, but really. It’s almost like a condition. I enjoy writing, arting, theatre and volumes of related hooliganisms. I am a member of BOEP, Community Council and the Collins Writers’s Society, but you can probably find me gallivanting around in the flounge or the Chesh when it‘s open. I am really looking forward to teaching like a boss this semester. Hope to see you there!

Nandita ChittajalluNandita Chittajallu
Tues, Thurs | 4:00 - 4:50 pm
Cravens B
Class#: 6847

Welcome new Collinsites! My name is Nandita Chittajallu, and this is my third year living at Collins. I am a junior majoring in Biology with a minor in Animal Behavior and Psychology with the hope of going on to be a veterinarian. As such I’m an animal fanatic; I love them all, especially my pet rabbit. If you’re looking for somebody to talk to for hours on end about your pets, I’m your girl. As far as my other interests, I have a slight obsession with chocolate chip cookies, taking pictures, and playing Frisbee. I also really enjoy playing racquetball, watching movies with friends, shopping in antique stores, hiking, exploring Bloomington, and volunteering. I relish meeting new people and hearing about their lives so come share your stories with me!

Emily FranciscoEmily Francisco
Mon, Wed | 2:30 - 3:20 pm
Ed Basement
Class#: 6837

Hello world! My name is Emily Francisco and I am outrageously excited to be teaching Q199 this semester! Now, to talk about myself: I am from a TINY town called Brownsbrug, Indiana and I have two cats, Callie and Charlie. I am currently a senior majoring in Speech and Hearing Science with a minor in Education and a certificate in Neuroscience. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, eating pizza and ice cream (preferably pizza and THEN ice cream), relaxing with my friends, and working out at the SRSC. At Collins, I am involved with Arts Council and The Collins Columns. Outside of Collins, I work for IU Event Services as a ticket taker at the basketball and football games, I volunteer as an usher at the IU Auditorium, and I am also the VP for internal affairs for the Residence Halls Association. As much as I love talking all about myself, I am looking forward to getting to know all of you and showing you all that Collins, IU, and Bloomington have to offer. I hope you all are as excited as I am!

Melanie GoulishMelanie Goulish
Tues, Thurs | 4:00 - 4:50 pm
Ed Basement
Class#: 6848

Hello Collinsites! My name is Melanie Goulish (say 'ghoulish' and you'll be on the mark), and I'm looking forward to showing all of you the basics of living at Collins and being a part of IU. I'm a junior, double-majoring in English and telecommunications, and minoring in theatre. My borderline unnatural love of both editing and Oxford commas has led me to involvement with the Honors College's student-run academic journal, the Undergraduate Scholar. Sometimes my fondness for fiddling around with cameras gets me jobs, too. Besides all that, I enjoy glam rock, screamy German metal, Disney villains, folklore and fairytales, British sitcoms, The Hunger Games, and excessive caffeine consumption. Welcome to college!

Amanda KellyAmanda Kelly
Tues, Thurs | 5:45 - 6:35 pm
Cravens B
Class#: 6842

Hi! I'm Amanda and this is my 4th year at Collins. I’ve been here quite a while and I love it! I’m majoring in Biology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish. I'm the Facilities Coordinator here at Collins and also a Board of Educational Programming (BOEP) Programmer. I’m also involved in Community Council, the Board of Programmers (BOP), and Welcome Week. Best of all, I'm the president and founder of the Collins Terrible Movie Club! When I'm not doing Collins stuff, I enjoy bird watching, bicycling, and taking pictures of IU's squirrels. I also love the color purple and Pokémon. I can't wait to teach you about this cool place and all it has to offer. I hope you love it as much as I do! See you soon!

Kelsey KempKelsey Kemp
Tues, Thurs | 2:30 - 3:20 pm
Ed Basement
Class#: 6846

Welcome to our little community, new Collinsites! I'm Kelsey, a junior majoring in French and History and minoring in Spanish and Political Science. I am one of the photographers for The Lantern, our Collins yearbook and a member of the Judicial Board and Arts Council here. I enjoy reading, writing, traveling and generally hanging out around the Collins Coffeehouse drinking chai lattes. I'm here if you have any questions in your first semester at Indiana University. See you in Fall 2013!

Kris KrumbKris Krumb
Mon, Wed | 12:20 - 1:10 pm
Cravens C
Class#: 6832

Hiya! I’m Kris Krumb, a senior studying Telecommunications and Gender Studies who has been described as “a fine young man.” Also, I am a Q199 Instructor, the Yearbook Editor for Collins, and I (sometimes) write for the Collins Columns. My free time is spent writing songs, playing video games, doodling, and reading philosophy. I also like people and the concept of community, which is why I’m a Q Instructor. Living at Collins has been one of the best experiences of my life and I am excited to share the ways of the Gnome with ya’ll.

Ash KulakAsh Kulak
Mon, Wed | 1:25 - 2:15 pm
Ed Basement
Class#: 6835

Hey, new Collinsites!  My name is Ash, and I'm super stoked to be your Q teacher this year.  I’m a junior majoring in ALL the things!  (Human Biology, French, and probably Gender Studies.)  I still find time to do super fun cool things outside of class like facilitating Gender Warriors, serving you tasty drinks at the one and only Cheshire Café, and hanging out with band geeks at Tau Beta Sigma.  I fell in love with dubstep (and other electronic dance music) the summer before my freshman year, so if you’re wondering what that crazy loud wobbly noise is coming from Ed, it’s probably me.  I want to be a DJ with crazy super radical politics someday, but as for now, I’m spending my time with the cool cats here at Collins.  Meow. 

Sam LozaSam Loza
Mon, Wed | 1:25 - 2:15 pm
Cravens C
Class#: 6841

Hello Collinsites! Welcome to Collins! I'm Samantha Loza, and I may be your Q-Instructor this Fall. I am a junior majoring in neuroscience and minoring in music who is planning on going to medical school. I am so excited to be able to teach Q-class this semester, and I can't wait to meet you guys! I love Collins, and as such I try to be very involved. I am Co-Chair of BOEP and one of the planners for Hogwarts Week, but besides that you can find me working at the Center Desk, or studying in the Coffeehouse or Chesh. I've been here two years now, so don't be afraid to ask about anything you want advice for; I promise I will try to be as helpful in class as possible. Bloomington, IU, and Collins are a fantastic place to be at this time in your lives and I look forward to showing you all of the reasons why. 

Chad NobbeChad Nobbe
Mon, Wed | 11:15 - 12:05 pm
Cravens C
Class#: 6839

Hello! I'm Chad, a Q-Teacher. This will be my 4th year at Collins and IU. I'm majoring in Informatics and minoring in HCI and Computer Science. I'm a big fan of bikes, video games, and nerf battles. I'm also the Assistant Event Technical Coordinator, Co-Chair of BOEP, and one of the members of the Welcome Week planning team. You'll also find me at Community Council meetings. Collins is a wonderful and exciting place to live and I look forward to meeting all of the new arrivals this fall.

Li PietruszkaLi Pietruszka
Mon, Wed | 10:10 - 11:00 am
Cravens C
Class#: 6834

This is my fourth year in Collins and my second year teaching Q-class. I'm studying English and Spanish, but I really enjoy reading Harry Potter fanfiction, subtle online shopping, and other couth activities. I'm been around the block (specifically Woodlawn and 10th) a few times, so I am more than happy to answer any questions you all (informal) might have. I would also be open to recommending my favorite restaurants around town (and other exciting albeit superfluous knowledge).
Wishing you the best, Li Pietruszka.

Kevin TannerKevin Tanner
Tues, Thurs | 5:45 - 6:35 pm
Ed Basement
Class#: 6844

Hello, and welcome to Collins!  My name is Kevin Tanner and this semester will be the second time that I've taught Q-class.  I am a senior majoring in Informatics and minoring in Computer Science, as well as a proud 4th year Collinsite.  Collins has become my home over the years, and I'm excited to have the opportunity to show you how to get the most out of your time here.  I enjoy Frisbee, coffee, and a wide variety of nerdy pursuits.  If you'd like to get to know me better, don't hesitate to ask!

Lauren ThomasLauren Thomas
Mon, Wed | 3:35 - 4:25 pm
Cravens C
Class#: 6838

Greetings incoming Collinsites! My name is Lauren Thomas, and I am a sophomore here at Collins. Presently I am pursuing degrees in both psychology and cognitive science, and I may get a minor in German and a certificate in neuroscience. I am pretty active here at Collins: I was the Community Council Secretary, Director of Communications, and a Weekend Events Chair, as well as being a living statue in the Duty Office and Formal Lounge. In my free time I am likely to be baking, crocheting, eating ice cream, knitting, looking up pictures of baby skunks, reading Neuron, or sleeping. I am very excited to help all of you transition from high school to college, and introduce you to all of the wonderful things Collins, Indiana University, and Bloomington have to offer!

Meredith WatersMeredith Waters
Tues, Thurs | 11:15 - 12:05 pm
Cravens C
Class#: 6843

HI. I’m Meredith Waters. I’m a senior this year, and am bouncing off the walls about teaching Q-Class this semester! I enjoy reading, wishing I were traveling in another country, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, groceries, and looking at old photographs. This semester is going to be a lot of fun as we learn what makes this community feel like home and explore the resources and opportunities available to you at IU. I can’t wait to meet you all and to find out together what makes Collins such a great place to live!