Orientation Leader Executive Board

Orientation Executive Board members assist with the planning and implementation of all undergraduate orientation events at CWRU. This includes the selection, training and supervision of orientation leaders. The board member and their team of leaders work together to welcome and reach out to new students and their families and oversee the facilitation of all orientation activities.

Orientation Executive Board member, Dhoopshikha

Dhoopshikha Lakshmi Devi Basgeet

Hometown: Mauritius Island (L'île Maurice)
Majors: Data Science and Analytics & Chemistry
Minor: Biology
Expected Graduation: May 2026
Campus Involvement: VP of Finance for the Eta Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, Order of Omega Honor Society, Member of Thwing Study Over, French Peer Tutor
Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, Listening to music (love French and Afrobeat), Traveling to new places and outdoor activities, Going to cute cafes with my friends
Favorite part of being an Orientation Leader: “One of the most rewarding aspects is undoubtedly the opportunity to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds and hear about their origin and their unique stories."
Advice for New Students: “Everyone is in the same boat, adjusting to a new environment, so be open-minded and approachable. Step out of your comfort zone and embrace the opportunity to meet new people."


Orientation Executive Board member, Jocelyn

Jocelyn Martinez

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Majors: Cognitive Science & Communication Sciences and Disorders
Minor: Psychology
Expected Graduation: May 2025
Campus Involvement: The Women's Network-CWRU Vice President, Sigma Lamba Gamma, IMACT Fellow, & Cru
Hobbies/Interests: Crocheting, Reading mid-1900s Psychology books, Listening to music, Collecting Sonny Angel Babies & Smitskis
Favorite part of being an Orientation Leader: "Meeting people from diverse backgrounds and getting closer with the OFam!"
Advice for New Students: “It's okay if you're coming in on your first day and don't know what you want to do with your life. Despite what college culture says, take your time to figure out what you enjoy and what you don't. It's also okay if you're unsure whether you chose the right major. College is meant for you to explore other careers and paths to get to know yourself better. This journey may not be an easy one, but who said taking the easy way out was any fun? Enjoy yourself and don't forget where you come from!”

Orientation Executive Board member, Lindsey

Lindsey Petersen

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois (suburbs)
Major: Nutritional Biochemistry
Minor: Sports Medicine
Expected Graduation: May 2026
Campus Involvement: Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, Water Polo Club, CWRU Symphony Orchestra
Hobbies/Interests: Baking, Late night drives with friends, Crochet
Favorite part of being an Orientation Leader: “I enjoy being a friendly face on campus, and I love getting to meet all of the other OLs and new students!”
Advice for New Students: “Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try new things!”

Orientation Executive Board member, Avry

Avry Rechel

Hometown: Hartville, Ohio
Majors: Computer Science & Theater
Expected Graduation: May 2025
Campus Involvement: Technical Director of Players' Theatre Group
Hobbies/Interests: Theater, Video Games, Hiking, Movies, Being with friends
Favorite part of being an Orientation Leader: "I love getting the opportunity to welcome new students and be a friendly face during what can be a scary transition!" 
Advice for New Students: “Bring a fan! You're going to want it during those warmer weeks.”

Orientation Executive Board member, Mira

Mira Schwarz

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Major: Nursing
Minors: Social Work & Public Health
Expected Graduation: May 2026
Campus Involvement: Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority- VP DEI, Advisor for the office of equity, President's leadership development scholar, Peer educator for the Flora Stone Mather Center
Hobbies/Interests: Collecting water bottles and stickers; Law and Order (SVU), Grey's Anatomy, and New Girl; Volunteer Work; and Service Projects.
Favorite part of being an Orientation Leader: “I loved participating in Tradition and getting all of the new students excited while bonding with other orientation leaders!”
Advice for New Students: “As corny as it sounds, be yourself. This is a great time to branch out and try new things. Whether it's a club or a new style, we all want you to express yourself in a way where you feel the most like you!”

2024 Orientation Executive Board