Hey everyone! My name is Eddie and I’m a junior majoring in Biology on the Pre-Med track! I’m repping the West Coast from Vancouver, Washington State! Aside from academics, I enjoy playing and watching sports especially basketball and tennis, eating, and just chilling with friends. I rushed Brownstone last year and it was definitely one of the best decisions I have made here at Duke! Definitely check out some of our events and come meet us all! We’re quite a diverse group of people so it’ll be fun! Looking forward to meeting everyone!
Hey! My name is Detti and I’m from Silver Spring, Maryland. I’m a junior majoring in Evolutionary Anthropology and also studying pre-medicine. At Duke I enjoy working in my lab, going to the gym, playing occasional IM sports, and exploring Durham/hanging out with friends. After college I plan to work in a lab for a year or two before going to medical school. Brownstone is a great community of fun, diverse people with a wide range of interests and I’ve really enjoyed living with them in my time at Duke. You should definitely check it out this spring!
OHHAY. Linde Liu here. Feel free to call me Linde Loo Hoo. I hail from sunny southern California and basically, westcoastbestcoast. I’m studying electrical and computer engineering and playing with invisible forces makes me feel like a wizard. Just came back from a semester in France and have oh so many stories to tell. I like (MUSIC) (nature) (FOOD) (traveling) (FRIENDSHIP) so come by and chat (:
Hey! I’m Naureen. I don’t have any catchy nicknames because no one has ever been able to give me one that doesn’t sound like a disease, which is sad because I love giving people nicknames! Feel free to step up to the challenge. I’m currently in my junior year working toward a major in Chemistry and a minor in Spanish. When I’m not studying really, really small particles, I enjoy cooking, creative writing, watching documentaries, and doing Pilates/yoga. If there’s a documentary you want to see, I’m down to watch, or if you need a partner for Pilates classes at Wilson, just ask! Brownstone is home to some of the most genuine, accepting, and diverse people I’ve met at Duke, and I’m grateful to get to live with them!
Hey guys! I’m Oriane Matthys and I’m from Santa Barbara, California (agree with Linde: westcoastbestcoast). I’m studying biomedical engineering and I just came back from a semester abroad, so if you’re interested in doing the same come talk to me! In my (essentially nonexistent) free time I enjoy catching up on Modern Family and Greys, having dance parties in David’s room (soon to be Sean’s room), and hanging out with my Bstoners!! Please come up and introduce yourself to me during rush–if you can make it up to the tower…
Hey there, good lookin’. My name is Michael Frederick Myers, Jr., but people call me “Mike;” you can take your pick. No other nickname has stuck to date (“Big Mike” had a slight chance). You’ll usually find me slaving away in the theater world and doing a little bit of everything else on the side. I hope to one day become a real good polymath, but if that doesn’t work out, I’ll at least start off by becoming a certified massage therapist, designing a mass-marketed board game, and finding Nirvana through meditation. Hope to meet you soon!
Hello friends! My name is Debbie, and I’m a junior from Bethlehem, PA (Christmas City USA and the home of Peeps!) studying Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace Concentration) and Religion. I really really enjoy eating chocolate, blueberry ice cream, and Taiwanese foods; sleeping; and rock climbing with Kristie (another Brownie)! Recently I’ve also discovered a fascination with the connections between samples and songs and an interest in foreign/indie-esque films. So if you have any favorites (movies or music), let me know and we can watch/listen to them together!
Hey! My name is Bao and I’m a senior from Cary, North Carolina. I used to be a neuroscience major, but after getting one too many monkey feces chucked at me in the lab I worked at, I switched my major to economics. Now, I spend most of my time playing soccer (IM champs!), spamming the Consulting Club listserv, watching every show on Hulu (yes, even the terrible ones), and annoying Viju/Dan. Help spare Viju and Dan from that misery and come bother me instead!
Hey guys! I’m a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering, with a heart for Kenya. I have dual citizenship between Brownstone (4th floor 5ever) and the E-quad. A few things about me: I’m fluent in sarcasm, a Southern California girl born and raised, a Bible study leader and active member of Campus Crusade for Christ, and always down for a good pun battle. I’m laid-back, candid, and stoked to get to know everyone during Rush! Come visit me anytime in room 403 or leave me a note and we’ll meet up somewhere with a lower altitude (#towerproblems).
Hi! My name is Chirag (or Craig, depending on who you ask….) and I’m a senior from the SF Bay Area! I am majoring in Chemistry and Biology and minoring in Chinese. I spend a lot of time in my lab feeding my cells and tucking them into bed, but they’re my babies and I love them so it’s okay. I also love dancing and my defMo family, politics, tech, spending food points, espresso, lifting, and watching tv (but not like Bao – no one watches TV like my rooommate). I’m excited for my final rush (what) and to meet you!
Hi!! I’m Idaliz Baez and I’m a senior in Pratt studying Civil and Environmental Engineering. I am constantly on the go between performances (Deja Blue A Cappella, Hoof ‘n’ Horn, and Duke Players) and working two jobs on campus. In my free time (when I can find some) I like to nerd out with some video games, read a book, or go for a run. I am currently a Co-Op at NASA Goddard but am still undecided on where life will take me after graduation. I look forward to meeting you all!
Hello! I’m Ashley and I’m a senior from Houston, TX. I don’t like summarizing myself, but I think if I could describe myself with one word, it would be…food. Yes, I know that is not an adjective. But in food, you’ll find all life. Oooh deep. Not really. But really, you’ll find everything I am and all that I care about if we talk about food…so let’s talk. Let’s eat. Let’s live.
Hey hey hey (emphasis on the 2nd “hey”)!! I’m Michelle, a proud Brownie. A picture’s worth a thousand words, right? Well, you may notice I’m a bit crazy. Here’s what you can’t see. I’m a senior (what?!) majoring in International Comparative Studies and I have too many interests for my own good. I’m a member of Out of the Blue (all female a cappella), I work at the Center for Multicultural Affairs (currently located nowhere), and I’m from West Virginia (first you’ve met, right?). Well that’s a snapshot of me, but what can you really know from all that? Unless you’re a psychic (which Patrick Jane claims don’t exist), you’ll just have to come talk to me. I’ll be in my room….or Joey’s. I love Rush and I’d very much enjoy your company in living out my signature: Dance. Embrace. Forgive. Create. Laugh. Learn. Love. Pray.
I love Brownstone, write for the Recess, occasionally act, and teach yoga at Duke. I think I’ll be a math major, but brownie and doubting roommate Mike Myers thinks I’m going to switch again. I would spend a night philosophizing and/or playing improv games in a heartbeat. I used to always take mid-day naps, but have recently discovered coffee. I’m also a Russophiliac; I dream of dachas in Saint Petersburg. My pet social issue is food. I like sharing tea, chocolate chip cookies, and bananagrams.
UPDATE: My daily caffeine intake can no longer stop naps.
NOTE: Brownie Jen Margono eventually stole this beloved pillow peticorn from my helpless hands in a cruel act of white elephanticide. — at Brownstone White Elephant 2013.
Hey guys. My name is Andrew Chiou, and I’m from Vancouver, Washington (yes, there is a Vancouver other than the one in Canada). I’m a junior premed double majoring in Biology and Psychology. You might think that I look quite similar to another Brownie, but once you meet both of us, it’ll become quite obvious that I’m a lot cooler. When I’m not cheering on the Lakers and the 49ers, I am busy eating my favorite mint chocolate chip ice cream while watching Grey’s Anatomy ….(I mean, uhhh….eating raw meat and working out my man pecs). I also enjoy playing basketball or tennis and then going on late night McDonalds runs with my friends. The people in Brownstone are some of the best I have ever met so you should definitely come by and get to know us! I promise you, it will be a decision you will not regret. I am looking forward to meeting you all!
Hey guys! I’m Christian, a junior from the Chicago suburbs. I’m majoring in Economics and Chemistry with a Math minor. If I’m not in section, I’m giving tours or hanging out at the Catholic Center. I hate studying in the library (it’s way too quiet in there and I always wind up talking which apparently annoys people), so I’m in the third floor study room or my room (J307) a lot. Come stop by and talk about tv shows (I watch The Office, Modern Family, Archer, Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory, Revolution, Suits, and more…), movies, Venice, Econ, fun mashups, or really pretty much anything. You can always count on my room to have plenty of food, candy, and old Wall Street Journals laying around. I can’t wait to get to meet all of you!
Hey! I’m Ritza and I’m from Gainesville, Florda (Go Gators!). I’m a senior studying Sociology and Theater Studies so if I’m not in section, I’m probably at a rehearsal. Hit me up if you wanna chat about the arts at Duke!
Hi, my name is Meghan and I’m a sophomore from Missouri! I’m studying statistics (go ahead, make the “eww” face) and will probably get minors in sociology and Arabic. I love How I Met Your Mother, chai lattes, middle-of-the-night IHOP runs and reading. I also refer to Panera as “Bread Co.” because it started in my home city as St. Louis Bread Company and I stubbornly refuse to change my ways. I’m going to be studying abroad this semester in India and China, but if I weren’t, you would probably find me in the 3rd floor study room hanging out and “working” for most of the night. I’m sorry I won’t be around to meet you all, but I hope that you enjoy rush and that at least some of you make it up to visit the awesome people on the fourth floor (my former home)!
Hey all, my name’s Steven. I’m a senior studying theater studies and headed to medical school after I graduate. Theater’s my life and I’m usually always in rehearsal for something or other – usually for the department, Duke Players, or Antic Shakespeare. During my years at Duke, Brownstone’s been such a family to me and I love it for the diversity of people in it. There’s such great bonding between all the members and that can only come from having so many interesting, accomplished people together in one group that genuinely want to get to know you.
Hey, I’m Spencer. I’m a senior in the Theater Studies department. I’m all into the arts and studying human life and all that stuff, so I’d love to hear your story. Although I live off campus, you should feel free to ask me questions about Brownstone. Everyone in this group is a unique individual with a unique experience, so be sure to sit down with a couple folks. It’s a big group. It certainly changes over time. But what never changes is that it’s vibrant, diverse, and friendly. That was the combination that attracted me to Brownstone exclusively. If you see it too, then go for it!
Hey everyone! My name is Tulsi Desai and I’m a senior in Brownstone. I’m from Sugar Land, Texas. A few things that I’m known for: my unusually 3-octaves-lower-than-the-average-female voice, obnoxious laughter, and being stuck in the “tool shed” (also known as the Pratt Student Tool Shop) for absurd amounts of time (shout out to all my fellow MechE’s). Nicknames include, but are not limited to, tuls, pterodactyl, and winter beast. Apparently I resemble the latter two when I wake up in the morning. I’m pumped for Brownstone rush this year, and can’t wait to meet all of you!
y0000 my name is Andrew Leon Hanna and I’m a junior here at Duke. I’m studying Public Policy, Arabic, and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE). The main things I do outside of school are heading up dPS and IGNITE Peer Mentoring over at Hillside High School. Come by my r00m (J303) any time and we’ll sit on the balcony and throw Sour Patch Kids at people.
Hey guys! My name is Athidi Guthikonda, and I’m a junior from Charlotte, NC. I’m a pre-med Program II major studying the Biopsychosocial Determinants of Health and Behavior. I’m a huge fan of chocolate, coffee, soy chai lattes from vondy, Bollywood movies, dancing, jogging, and simply hanging out. I am quite easy to talk to and am super stoked to get to know you during these next few weeks!
Hey folks! I’m Brownstone’s resident news junkie, and hail from Northern Virginia. I study international relations and Middle East and Asian history. I love discussing international security and politics, so if that’s your thing, let’s chat. I’m also an itinerant bibliophile. Finally, I keep Brownstone on its toes. I love a good prank or joke (memes included), so be warned.
Hey all! My name is Kushal and I’m from the D.C. area. I’m a junior majoring in Electrical Engineering, Physics, and Math. I’ll be the tall brown kid wandering around whose voice you can hear from the other end of the hall. Feel free to talk to me about world/ethnic music, sports/fitness (I have more injured joints than not), or life, the universe, and everything. I also work on invisibility cloaks and stuff so let me know if your interested in that.
Hello, I’m a sophomore from Sarasota, Florida majoring in Mathematics and Statistics (with a minor in Philosophy). Here, I tutor kids, play guitar, and do some reading. Also, I’m Brownstone’s Historian and I’m looking forward to meeting all of you. Until then,
Hey there! My name is Joey and I am a senior mechanical engineer from Arizona. I absolutely love being a part of Brownstone and I am the IM sports coordinator. I have my door open 24/7 and I am always down to chat and have some tea. I’m a big fan of deep conversations– I help host brownstone dinners where we discuss the big questions in life. When not in section you can find me on the dance floor– swing dancing. I enjoy teaching it too, so ask me for a free lesson! I am also involved in Cru and I volunteer in the 2 year old’s classroom at my church. Stop by, I’d love to get to know you!
Hi there! I’m Reese, a rising senior majoring in Program II with a title that’s probably too long (and too boring) to include here. I’m an herbivore and a neat-freak with self-diagnosed OCD, and I love all things poetry, good music, and literature. I am currently not living in section, but rather learning to love the world more and more in India and China for the semester. I can’t wait to meet all the new brownie batter to-be and feel free to message me with questions if you’re feeling bold (I promise meeting people online, namely me, isn’t all that sketchy)!
Howdy! My name is Roshni, and I hail from the Breadbasket of America. I am a pre-med sophomore majoring in English and minoring in Chemistry. It’s an odd assortment, I know, but nothing about me, an Indian from a rural town in Kansas, is really all that generic. In my spare time, I enjoy kicking back with friends, watching movies and television shows, reading books, playing doctor, and daydreaming about all the places I’d like to travel to someday. Come hang out with me in the tower – I’ve been told I have the best futon in Brownstone!
Hey! I’m a Trinity Junior majoring in Political Science and Economics with a Psychology Minor. I hail from the great Midwest- the greatest state in our union to be precise (Ohio for those of you who don’t know). Besides writing a Chronicle Column (published every other Thursday #shamelessplug) I’m involved in a lot of political groups on campus. Feel free to talk to me about domestic politics or international relations. Or for the less politically inclined, mentioning almost any TV show (especially Seinfeld or The Wire) or movie will do the trick.
Hello, I’m Abby and I’m from Cincinnati. At Duke I like learning about Public Policy and Music the most. My likes include naps and kittens. My dislikes include waking up from naps and the absence of kittens. You can often find me singing with the girls’ a cappella group, Out of the Blue, performing with Hoof ‘n’ Horn, playing any variety of musical instruments, or napping. I enjoy talking about musical theatre, politics, movies, music, literature, ghosts, video games, environmentalism, grammar, history, food, and TV shows (mostly Game of Thrones), so if any (or none) of those things appeal to you, you should come talk to me.
Hey all! My name’s Rebecca Pham. I’m a junior double majoring in Biology and Dance and I hope to pursue a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy post graduation. Interesting things about me? I’m three inches away from being legally a midget, I hiccup after every meal, and I love sour patch kids, spooning, babies, and all things Indian (particularly mango lassi, samosas, and Bhangra). I’m addicted to my defMo and Dhamaka families and my life literally revolves around dance. So if you ever feel the urge to groove out or get your inner funk on, I’m your gal.
Greetings and salutations! I am a junior biology major. I enjoy playing tennis and eating. I am from the greatest state in the union (Iowa). Definitely give Brownstone a look—it is a fun and welcoming community!
Hi everyone! My name is Leah, and I’m a basically a crazy liberal-feminist-francophile-wannabe rap star. I study political science and ethics, and I am particularly interested in global collective action and sovereignty.
Holla! My name is Kyle Karnuta, and yes, that is a boy’s name. I’m majoring in European/Russian History, minoring in Environmental Science, and hope to have my own music festival one day! I like playing guitar (badly), singing, rock climbing, longboarding, and watching videos of people doing other cool things that I can’t. If you want to talk about music or the British Royal Family, I am your homegirl. I’d love to hear your story, stop by and I’ll make you some tea!
Hello! My name is Dan Fishman. I’m a philosophy and English double-major. I spend most of my free time listening to music and reading and writing poetry. I’m the current President of Brownstone but I won’t be anymore by the time rush comes around. I’m the Music Editor for The Chronicle and I run poetry events and literary festivals with The Archive. I’m a senior, but I’m excited to meet everyone and if rush is anything like it’s been the past few years, it’ll be a lot of fun.
Hey all! My name is Mark Hoffman and I’m a junior double majoring in ECE and Computer Science with a minor in Philosophy. So basically I spend my time coding and playing with electricity! I’m also a big sports fan and try to go to as many Duke games as possible as well as playing sports myself. Come by and talk to me anytime!
Whaddup! My name is Danny Concha and I’m a Junior in Brownstone. There are plenty of things that I love to do, but I am especially interested in music. I play the guitar, write my own songs and can frequently be seen roaming the halls strumming along to some tune. I’m from Seattle so I’ve grown up in the heart of a great music culture which I love to share with other people. So let me know if you want music suggestions… I’m studying Mechanical Engineering and one day I hope to work with medical devices. I’ve been abroad in France this past semester (so feel free to ask about how awesome the wine, cheese, and bread were in Paris), but I’m coming back just in time to meet all of you guys!
Hey, hey! I am Mitchel Gorecki, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering and financial economics. I am currently working in computational advertising, but will likely pursue something entrepreneurial or end up at medical school. I am a driving enthusiast, photographer, audiophile and maybe a little bit of an adrenaline junkie. I love meeting new people, so come introduce yourself anytime.
Hey, I’m Divya from Salisbury, Maryland (the lonely part near Delawhere? that no one knows about). You can call me div, divnat, or gremlin. I’m a premed senior studying biology and cultural anthropology. My favorite activities include dancing, eating pie, watching arrested development, and generally being a menace. I live out of section this year– but I will be around during rush so hopefully I can meet most of you!
Hi everyone. I’m Sean (the one splayed out on everyone’s laps), the current VP of Brownstone (I’m a big big fan of PB&J Tacos from the Dillo), and a senior. I’m majoring in Biology, and yes Premed (but the two are unrelated). When I’m not involved in Brownstone shenanigans I like to eat. The only reason I tutor is so I can afford my eating habits, so if you have any questions about where to bring a date, where’s a good brunch, or where can you find some good asian food make sure you find me (I live in a big room on the bottom floor)! And I’m also from Singapore. Also I volunteer. Also I work in lab. Also I like tea. Also I like Pimms.
Hello! My name is Anthony Lin and I’m a senior majoring in Neuroscience and Computer Science. On campus, I am involved with the FAC Program, Alpha Phi Omega (the community service organization), and fence for the Duke Fencing Team. I love playing sports, listening to music, and FOOD. Seriously though…nothing brings me more joy in life than a good meal. Apparently word got out one time and Man vs. Food’s producer sent me offer to appear on their North Carolina episode. Awesome or embarrassing..? Anyways, come drop by my room! I’d love to meet you. We can talk about all sorts of things!
Hey guys! I’m Kristen, a junior from a little town called Sherrills Ford, NC. I like to say that we have more cows than people (if you don’t believe me, look it up!). I’m the new Brownstone president, majoring in Biology with a Chem minor and the Genome certificate. I enjoy singing in the a cappella group Deja Blue, as well as napping, eating any and everything, and learning about all things India (I’m secretly brown). Come talk to me about research, HIMYM, corgis, Brownstone, DukeEngage, good ‘ole NC, PTX, being a PK, eating local, baseball, or anything else! Rush is my absolute favorite time of year, so expect to see a lot of me!
Hi, my name is Caroline Williams and I’m a sophomore studying Civil and Environmental Engineering. I’m also on the Duke Women’s Rowing team. And when I do get a spare moment of free time I love hanging out with other brownies! I can’t wait to meet you during rush!
Hi friends! My name is Bret Lesavoy and I am a sophomore from Allentown, Pa. I am actually an RA in Wilson on East Campus this year, but I love being able to take advantage of the amazing Brownstone community on West Campus. I will probably be majoring in Biology, though I am currently undecided. Outside of class, I enjoy being a member of the Sophomore Class Council, and the Pre-Dental Society, working in Dr. Noor’s lab, playing tennis, hanging out with friends, watching How I Met Your Mother, and eating yogurt. My favorite memories of Duke include witnessing the craziness and celebration that ensued after Austin Rivers made the three pointer that caused Duke to beat UNC by one point and performing in the open mic night during last year’s Brownstone rush. If you have any questions, need advice about academics or life in general, or simply want to talk definitely reach out to me! I look forward to getting to know you all!
Hey! My name is Divya and I’m a senior studying psychology and political science. I just applied to law schools and hope to live somewhere warm and happy! In my free time I love going out (Wednesday shooters, anyone?), exercising, and reading. Come by my room on the second floor for a chat! I’m always looking forward to meeting new people.
Hey there, my name is John Bowman and I’m from Charlotte, NC. I’m a Sophomore majoring in Environmental Science & Policy and I’m especially interested in environmental economics and energy policy. I’m “studying abroad” at UNC next semester so I probably won’t be around too much, but feel free to talk to me if you see me around section!
Hey everyone, I am a junior majoring in Biology with concentration in molecular bio and cell bio. I am pre-med and work in a lab researching pediatric leukemia. In spare time I like participating in IM soccer (league champs this year! whoo!) and swing dancing. I also like running and discovering new places on campus and I am huge Jack Johnson fan. When I’m not in the library, I love coming back to a Brownstone section where all the unplanned fun happens. Whether it is watching movies in the common room, playing intense games of foosball, or just sitting back on the futon and talking about life, Brownstone is a family that has been an integral part of my life and has shared some of my favorite college experiences.
Hey! My name is Amrita (pronounced “um-ri-th-ah”), and I’m a senior. I’m majoring in Neuroscience and getting a certificate in Information Science & Information Studies. I’m obsessed with mint chocolate chip ice cream and dark chocolate. I’m originally from Mountain View, a city about an hour south of San Francisco and also the headquarters of Google! I can’t wait to meet all of you
Hey everyone! My name is Samir Rao and I’m a senior majoring in Economics and minoring in Neuroscience! When I’m not playing foosball in the common room I’m usually making short films with other brownies, screening mind-bending thrillers in my room, or having a nerf gun battle in the hallway. Come to our room for a hot cup of tea, or an even better hot bowl of ramen!
Hello there good stranger, my name is Kevin Nikolaus. I am a sophomore Coloradan who will sadly be studying abroad in Berlin when all of you lovely rushees are getting to know everyone. I am a Mechanical Engineering student, who likes to work on random projects, keep poisonous spiders in my room, and hitchhike even though everyone says I will get murdered. My goals after I graduate are to overwinter at one of the Antarctic Research stations, and go work Search and Rescue in Alaska. At Duke I am involved with the Outing Club, the SmartHome, and some other random stuff. I also like cutting down bamboo, dumpster diving, and building bikes at the Durham Bike Co-op.
I’m a junior from New Jersey studying biomedical engineering and markets and management studies. As Brownstone’s social chair, I hope to see you all at our roaring 20′s themed party, Red Lounge! Aside from meeting new people and hearing about other Duke students’ diverse interests and experiences, I enjoy Thai food, Bollywood, dancing, cheering on the Celtics, TED Talks, watching (and rewatching) Suits, Awaaz, and plenty more. From Tenting to FACing, Common Ground to DukeEngage, there are so many wonderful things I’ve experienced at Duke, but being in an SLG definitely tops that list. Brownstone is an open, fun community rich in history and tradition – check us out and come say hi!
I’m a pre-med sophomore from Austin, Texas currently majoring in Neuroscience but working towards a global health-related Program II. Things to know about me? Unlike Becca Pham, I’m actually legally a midget in North Carolina (or so I’ve been told). Fruit smoothies and frozen yogurt are my weakness. I love spending way too much time in the Duke Gardens. Kind of obsessed. I love meeting new people, so come talk to me about absolutely anything–global health, bioethics, photography, TV shows (my favorites include Suits, New Girl, Modern Family, and Game of Thrones). I’ll be studying abroad in Chile this semester, but thankfully not until after rush, so really looking forward to meeting all of you!
Hey guys! People around here call me Phoenica, short for Phoenica. If it helps, it’s pronounced like Phoenix, the valley of the sun where I call home! I’m a sophomore studying environmental science, perhaps with a minor in EOS. When I’m not socializing with third floor Brownstone at 2am, I’m probably in Biddle. A lot of my time goes towards being in Duke Chorale and the a cappella awesomeness I call Rhythm and Blue. From that you can tell I love singing and music. But I’m also a photographer, audiophile, food enthusiast, spray painter, Youtube addict, adventure seeker, and perpetual chapstick loser. Brownstone has been such a huge part of my last semester, and I can’t imagine not being part of such a great community. Stop by my room (306) to jam, talk, or just say hi. Looking forward to meeting all of you!
Hey everyone, my name is King Lu (and yes, that’s my real name haha) and I am a filmmaker majoring in Economics. I love directing and screenwriting and hope to one day create feature films as a profession. In my free time outside of class and filmmaking, I enjoy lifting weights, playing basketball, shootin’ the breeze with friends, and reflecting on life and social issues. My door is always open (figuratively, not literally…) so feel free to come by anytime to chat and hang out. Always happy to have company!
Hey! My name is Joanne and I’m from Taiwan. I’m majoring in neuroscience and biology (premed!) with a minor in psychology, so if you’re interested in talking about the wonders of Asia or how people act and what makes them tick then hit me up. Non-academically, I’m basically a sloth: I like watching movies/TV shows, surfing the internet, walking around outside (esp. the gardens) and stuffing my face while talking. Stop by and talk to me; if I’m not in my room then I’m probably in my boyfriend’s just across hall (and then you can talk to 2 brownies at once)
Why hello there! My name is Lance and I’m a junior ECE/CompSci double major. Don’t let my last name confuzzle you, it’s pronounced the way it looks. I hail from the Philippines (WHADUUPPP) and I miss it tons so you can bribe me if you have authentic dried mango. I like playing a lot of sports (esp soccer), watching movies (action all the way), playing video games (FIFA!!), and getting to know YOU over a drink or two. Also, I DON”T ACTUALLY TALK LIKE THIS: my awesome girlfriend who I love very much wrote this for me (but the facts are mainly true, incl. the mango bit) and didn’t let me proofread it. So if you want to find out what kind of person I really am, come stop by my room!
Hey guys! I’m Vaishnavi, a sophomore majoring in Evolutionary Anthropology and minoring in both English and Chemistry (yeah, I’m pre-med). I am originally from Chapel Hill (please note that I have NEVER rooted for that baby blue) but went to high school in Singapore and still live there. I am an avid lover of all things sports, especially college basketball. I am a Line Monitor and an Associate Editor for the Chronicle Sport’s section, so in my free time you can catch me at a game, watching one on TV, or reading up on ESPN. I also love to travel, take photos, eat ice cream, read a good book, curl up to BBC mysteries, people-watch, and laugh. Come hang out anytime, I’d love to meet you!
Howdy! My name is Peter Yom (rhymes with da bomb), and I hail from Plano, Texas. I’m a sophomore ECE major with a minor in napping, but you might be able to awaken me with a nice steak or some froyo…please? On campus, I enjoy being a part of the Asian Students Association, DoDream, and club Tennis. If you’re ever looking for a tennis hitting partner, an extremely terrible yet enthusiastic basketball player, a fun YouTube video, a lame joke, or just someone to talk to and hang out with, I got you. I can’t wait to meet y’all!
Hey everyone! My name is Meron Wolde-Tensae and I’m a sophomore from Atlanta, so naturally I’m a pretty sweet amateur rapper and have a large collection of Outkast songs on my computer. Anyways, I’m majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering and getting a certificate in Energy and the Environment, so if you have any interest in environment type stuff, I would love to talk about that with you guys! When I’m not in E-Quad (which is basically never…), I’m usually hanging out in the most awesome part of Brownstone, which is the tower of course, trying to get through all of 30 Rock, or getting caught up in random shenanigans! Can’t wait to meet you guys in a couple of weeks!
Hey everyone! My name’s Rebecca and I hail from our nation’s capital. I’m a sophomore, majoring in visual and media studies and getting certificates in markets and management and documentary studies (but back in the day, aka freshman year, I was an engineer). I sing in the Duke Chorale and participate in Westminster Fellowship. This semester, I am starting a club called React to Film, so talk to me if you’re interested! I’m also involved in Greek life (yes, you can be in a sorority and SLG!). I am a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, those raspberry bars from Twinnies, The Parent Trap, and Ghirardelli chocolate chips. I could watch the Travel Channel and Food Network for hours. My other interests include lacrosse, cooking, musical theater, hiking, DUKE BASKETBALL (I’m black tenting this year), Haiti, and anything related to France. Feel free to stop by J204 and ask me any questions! So excited to meet you all!
Hi all! I’m a junior majoring in BME. When I’m not in class or the lab (shout out to IVD tissue research), you can find me hanging out on the rock wall or running on the Duke Forest trails. I love mornings, singing in the car, dogs, and froyo. Looking forward to meeting everyone…and props if you make it up to the 5th floor of our tower!
In the crisp fall evening of October 17th 1993, the greatest becoming the world has ever seen, became. He emerged from the womb with thick and wavy locks, broad and chiseled shoulders, and an adorable pair of dimples. Raised on diet of nothing but challenges and idli, he grew strong and courageous, powerful and persevering. His physical and mental gifts allow him to play basketball for hours on end, discuss life and its facets on deep and meaningful levels, and conduct intense computer science research with only an abacus. He is a champion; he is Viju.
But in all seriousness, I really look forward to getting to know you guys during rush and hopefully getting to know you even better after it. See you soon!!
Actually an owl, Jennifer Margono lives on a semi-nocturnal schedule during which she fastidiously hunts for snacks with her big round eyes. During the day, she camouflages as a student in the dance group Defining Movement, pretends to be the Secretary of the Sophomore Class Council, swoops into Honor Council meetings, and performs undercover research for the Biology Department. Jennifer likes to tell others she’s a Biology major with a Psychology minor but the truth is she’s majoring in Naps. Her distinct facial markings include 2 freckles and 1 dimple and has an excessive affinity for frozen yogurt. One can oft find her sitting on her 5th floor perch or in 4th floor Perkins. Come visit her in the Owlery of Brownstone Castle’s tower (but don’t mistake her for Cho Chang)!
There are times when one cannot help but marvel at the beauty of the setting sun. Conversely, there are times when the setting sun cannot help but marvel at the beauty of Daniel Zhang. A dynamic figure, Daniel Zhang has officiated a wedding, disc-jockeyed for many a party, and completed the cinnamon challenge. Mosquitos refuse to touch him out of pure respect. As a child, Daniel was rolling on the ground and inadvertently invented breakdancing. He has spent many years developing this art of rolling with style, ultimately Defining the Movement of the street dance. Nowadays, he spends his time adorning his hobbit hole, shared with his lovely roommate Viju with paintings and trinkets of the mortal world, a habit that rubbed off from Ariel the mermaid, his older sister. He also spends time attempting to coax the stray cats in to his oven/loving embrace. Aside from writing in the third-person, Daniel enjoys braiding hair, thinking about fate, and meeting new friends.
Hey guys! My name is Sankar and I’m from Tampa, Florida. I’m a junior majoring in Financial Economics, but I’m also studying pre-health. At Duke I enjoy playing tennis and exploring the various restaurants of Durham with friends. After college I might end up working in consulting, or maybe go to medical school. Brownstone’s a great community and I’ve really enjoyed living with them this past year, so you should definitely check it out this spring!
Hi all! My name is Josh (also known as the better, more awesomer Josh) and I’m a pre-med sophomore studying biology and statistics. If I’m not sweating and gasping for air as I climb the stairs to my new room on the fifth floor, first check the third floor study room; it reminds me of civilization and the life I used to have. If I’m not there, then I could be helping plan medical mission trips to Panama with Duke Global Medical Brigades, teaching English to Spanish-speaking adults from the Durham area with GANO, volunteering in the Emergency Department, or designing a sound system for Hoof ‘n’ Horn’s latest show. Unless you are on a weight-loss program or are feeling adventurous there is no need to visit me (although you are more than welcome to!); rather, I will come see you down below! Rush goes by a lot faster than you might think, so enjoy every minute of it!
Hey rushees! My name is Noelle and I am a junior majoring in Economics with minors in both Psychology and French. This is my first year in Brownstone and I have come to know and love our special community as a family. I am in the Figure Skating Club here and I love all things active (running, biking, swimming, yoga, etc.). Please don’t be afraid to come visit me up in the tower on the fifth floor, we usually have a nice selection of fruits, cookies, sweets! I can’t wait to meet you!
Hi! I’m Rebecca a sophomore majoring in Evolutionary Anthropology with a Global Health certificate. I’m from Madison, Wisconsin and besides having an appreciation for cheese from the great Dairy State, I love food blogs, oatmeal, iced vanilla coffee from ABP, pogo-sticks, crossword puzzles, and Duke squirrels. You can often find me baking slutty brownies, microwaving squash, running, leading Duke admissions tours, abusing Instagram with pictures of my golden retriever, people-watching on the Plaza, or seeking out shenanigans with fellow Brownies. Visit me in J204 anytime!!
Hugs. A peaceful summer evening. A fine steak. Napping. Those are some of the things I like. I also like long chats with people and hearing funny stories. My name is Will Trautman and I’m a member of Brownstone. Who am I? Come find out! I’m always down to hang out and get to know people. If you’re not ok with an immediate one-on-one life talk bordering the lines of uncomfortable, then maybe we could get to know each other through some of my favorite activities. I like to run, climb at the gym and I’m a particular fan of eating. I’m studying Chemistry and although I play the premed game, I am not entirely sure what I want to do with my life. Still, I think that’s part of the fun!
Hello, my name is Eddie and I’m from Minnesota. I enjoy refuting the outrageous statement that there’s nothing in Minnesota. Several famous people are from Minnesota, including Ben Wyatt and Marshall Erickson from Parks and Rec and How I Met Your Mother respectively. Those are coincidentally my favorite TV shows, along with Modern Family and Family Guy. On campus, I like fencing, playing other sports, repping the Minnesota Vikings, basketball games, playing Magic the Gathering, eating, Asian Student Association stuff, and a lot more that I can’t think of right now. I’m looking forward to meeting you guys!
Hey Guys! Martavius here! I’ve been accused of having a theatrical laugh, a love for all things pop culture, and minor OCD. Although I’m a junior majoring in neuroscience and am currently driving the struggle bus known as Pre-Med life, I’m highly involved in the arts at any given point in time with the Pitchforks, Hoof n’ Horn, and the Blue Screen Guild! I also thoroughly enjoy dancing, playing the sax and/or piano, and making the occasional trip to Shooters. So if you’re at all interested in Broadway, the science, or life in general, feel free to stop by my room and say hello!