Current Treehouse Residents- Fall 2012
Who are the Treekids?
Kendall Beals is a senior biology major with an interest in conservation ecology. This is her second semester in the house and she will be the Leaves editor. She is a member of the tennis team, works on research in the new greenhouse, and hopes to complete a ten mile race before graduation. She loves hiking, baking, and exploring.
Madison Beehler is a sophomore and an environmental science major. She is a board member of the Idea Fund, treasurer of EarthNow, and a farm employee. She loves running and doing arts and crafts.
Sam Bogan is a freshman currently living out his first semester in the Treehouse. He hails from Hastings-on-Hudson, a small town north of New York City along the Hudson River. Some of the things that keep him going are writing music, exploring, and any activity centered around water (swimming, sailing, etc.). He came to the Treehouse to develop a more sustainable lifestyle. On campus, he works with EarthNow, SHOP, the Eco-Reps, and the Idea Fund.
Kenze Burkhart is a sophomore archaeology and anthropology double major, focusing on biological anthropology. She loves flannel, folk music, good books, cookies, and outdoor adventures. Her favorite authors are Oscar Wilde, Henry David Thoreau, and John Muir.
Kimmy Drexler is a sophomore art history and French double major. This is her first semester in the Treehouse and she is excited to be serving as the historian! On campus, Kimmy works at the Trout Gallery and the Writing Center. When she's not in the library, you can most likely find her outside, watching a TV show, or drawing.
Steven Finley is a sophomore, currently undeclared but interested in studying environmental and earth sciences. This is his third semester living in the Treehouse and he is currently one of the community outreach coordinators. Steven is an avid backpacker and outdoorsman and aspires to hike the Appalachian Trail in its entirety upon his graduation. On campus he is also a member of the Jive Turkeys ultimate frisbee team and is the President of the Outing Club.
Megan Franco is a senior Middle East studies major from New Jersey whose environmental ethic was inspired from her elementary school education, Michael Pollen and gardening with her father. She is particularly fond of fluffy kittens and fresh green beans.
Mackenzie Johnson is a sophomore policy management and Spanish double major. This is her first semester at the Treehouse and she is the secretary. She takes part in the Sustainable Food Committee, the Idea Fund, and is a new volunteer for Farm Cook Eat. She enjoys cats, dancing, cooking, and being alive.
Will Kochtitzky is an environmental and earth sciences double major. This is his first semester living in the house and he is the ecosystems manager. He is involved with the IDCC (Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Climate Change), EarthNow, Divestment, SHOP, and is also a student farm worker. For fun, Will enjoys climbing and hiking with the Outing Club and his friends.
Anna Ramthun is a senior, environmental major with a focus on biological conservation. She is the house manager, and this is her fifth semester in the house. Her interests include kayaking, bugs, and drawing.
Lexie Raczka is a sophomore environmental science and studio art double major from Mansfield, MA. For her first semester living in the Treehouse she is one of the Soup and Bread coordinators. Lexie is a student farmer at the College Farm, a member of SISA (Students Interested in Sustainable Agriculture), the Sustainable Food Committee, the Liberty Cap Society, Tritons, TOMS Campus Club, and the Eco-Rep Program. In her spare time she loves to cook, spend time outside, and make and view art.
Caryn Sennett is a sophomore environmental studies and Spanish double major. This is her second semester living in the Treehouse, where she acts as Facilities Management Coordinator. Caryn works at the Dickinson College Organic Farm and the Writing Center on campus, and she is also Vice President of Spanish Club and an Eco-Rep. In her free time, Caryn loves reading and painting and always enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and going on adventures with family and friends.
Joan Smedinghoff is a sophomore environmental studies major with a policy focus. On campus she works for ALLARM, is editor of the Microcosm yearbook and treasurer for Outing Club. She is also a member of EarthNow, maintaining the blog for its Take Back the Tap initiative. She loves hiking, baseball, and watching classic movies. This semester she is the Treehouse's web historian.
Tabea Zimmermann is a sophomore environmental science major and French minor. This is her 2nd semester in the Treehouse and this spring she's an ecosystems manager. Tabea works at ALLARM (Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring) as a lab technician and plays oboe in the orchestra. She enjoys running, getting dirty at the college Farm, and exploring the outdoors with friends.