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Ro Cavallaro

Sophomore – Psychology

Personal Bio:

“Hi! My name is Ro. I commute from West Milford, NJ. I’m a member of the Yoga Club, and I’m a Commuter Student Mentor! I plan on commuting every semester for the remainder of college. I am not involved on campus too much because I have a full-time job on the side, but I always make time for those who need help or guidance with their journey in commuting. Whether it be how you can become involved in campus activities or how to balance commuting, working, and studying, I am always open to offer a hand! You can find me drinking copious amounts of green or guava white tea while studying at Starbucks for hours or on the floor with my three bunnies at home. I look forward to making this year another productive and positive one!”

Hakan Ersan

Sophomore- Economics

Personal Bio:

“Hello everyone!  My name is Hakan, I am majoring in Economics. I am commuting from Garfield, NJ since my first day at Ramapo. I am part of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity. I love travelling the new places I have never been to. I play a lot of sports and also I like watching them. I want to help new students to overcome their college problems and help them using those extra times for their own life. I cannot wait to meet with all of you.”

Julia Drennan

Sophomore- Biology; Psychology

Julia is Vice President of the United Asian Association, an Orientation Leader, and a student employee for the Center for Student Involvement.

Personal Bio:

“Hi! My name is Julia Drennan, and I’m a sophomore Biology major with a minor in Psychology. I commute from Park Ridge, NJ, and I am a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. I am also a member of FEMinSTEM and the Biology Club, as well as a student employee for Ramapo at the Center for Student Involvement and an Orientation Leader. Off campus, I am a lifeguard and swim coach and enjoy hiking, organizing in my planner, and eating. I was a former Commuter Student Mentee, so I am looking forward to providing incoming students with the same great experiences and resources as my Mentor provided me!”

Samantha Lopez

Junior – Law and Society; Psychology

Personal Bio:

“My name is Samantha and I commute from Lodi, NJ. I am also a transfer student(at orientation is where I took the pic with the Roadrunner). On campus, I am the president of Phi Alpha Delta and also a student employee at Financial Aid. I am a junior Law and Society major with Psychology minor. I love the idea of helping out new commuters who were once in my shoes! ”

Anthony Miragliotta

Junior – Political Science

Anthony is a member of Democracy Matters, History Club, and Sports Club, as well as the Commuter Mentor Program

Personal Bio:

“Hello! My name is Anthony Miragliotta and this is my second year being a member of the Commuter Student Mentor program and have loved every minute of it! I have been commuting from Wayne, New Jersey since my freshman year. In my free time, I love to hang out with friends, cheer for my sports teams. which are the New York Yankees and the New York Giants, and go to the gym. I am a very easy person to talk to. I look forward to helping commuter students any way possible.”


Caitlyn Napolitano

Sophomore- Undecided major

Caitlyn is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, and I also participate in Intramural Zumba.

Personal Bio:

“Hi! My name is Caitlyn Napolitano, and I am a sophomore commuting from Wyckoff, NJ. At this point, I have not declared a major, but I am considering majoring in Business Management. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, baking, and doing yoga. This is my first year being a Commuter Student Mentor since last year I was a commuter mentee. I am thrilled to be a part of the Commuter Mentor Program, and I am super excited to help new commuters feel welcomed into Ramapo College!”

Courtney Napolitano

Sophomore- Undecided

Courtney is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, and I also take part in Intramural Zumba.

Personal Bio:

“Hi! My name is Courtney Napolitano and I am a sophomore here at Ramapo. Currently, I am undecided but I am thinking about majoring in Business Management. In my free time, I love to bake and practice yoga. This is my first year being a mentor for the Commuter Student Mentor program and I commute from Wyckoff, NJ. Last year, I had a positive experience as a mentee in this program, as I knew who to contact with any questions or concerns. This year, I am looking forward to helping other Ramapo students and I am hoping to make their transition into college as smooth as possible!”

Michelle Park

Junior- Nursing

Michelle is the Vice President of Roadrunner Pep Band, a member of the Honors College,

and Alpha Lambda Delta. Off campus,she works as a swim instructor and is a lifeguard at Camp Sunshine during the summer.

Personal Bio:

“Hi! My name is Michelle Park and I am a junior Nursing Major commuting from Mahwah, NJ. When I’m not on campus, I love oil painting, volunteering, swimming, and spending time with my family. I also have a huge sweet tooth and love meeting new people. I am super eager to meet all the new commuters at RCNJ!”

Tara Reilly

Junior- Literature with a concentration in Secondary Education

Tara is a big sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program as well as a member of the Yoga Club.

Personal Bio:

“Hi everyone! My name is Tara Reilly and I’m a Literature major with a concentration in Secondary Education. This is my third year commuting from Waldwick, NJ and I’m so excited to be apart of the Commuter Mentoring Program! When I’m not at Ramapo, I like to read, be with my friends, and play tennis. I love doing volunteer work and think it’s a great way to get involved on campus. I’m looking forward to helping other commuters find their place at Ramapo!”

Jade Vanderwende

Sophomore – Political Science

Personal Bio:

“Hi I’m Jade and love to have fun! You can catch me traveling and being outdoors! I love to kayak, play with my dogs, and try new things. I am the secretary for the garden club at Ramapo & love helping people out (:”

Monika Weglarz

Junior – Biology; Spanish

Monika is a part of Leaders in Service, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pre-Medical Club, Alpha Lambda Delta, and a mentor for commuters and the Enhance Program here at Ramapo.

Personal Bio:

Hi! My name is Monika Weglarz and a junior here at Ramapo. I commute to Ramapo from Kinnelon NJ  and I am majoring in biology with a minor in Spanish. My interests include meeting new people, movies and TV shows, learning new things, listening to music, and a little bit of football. I cannot wait to help new commuter students for the new year with the transition to Ramapo College.”

Joseph C. Zisa

Junior — Communication Arts with a concentration in Digital Film-making

Joe is a member of the Ramapo College XC and Track Team, Commuter Mentor Program, and works for the Ramapo College Media Center.

Personal Bio:

“Hi, I’m Joseph Zisa! I’ve been commuting to Ramapo from Wayne NJ since my freshman year. I am a Digital Film-making major and hope to work for a major film company in the future. Some things I enjoy are being apart of the Ramapo XC and Track Team, playing basketball, and listening to music. I am a black belt in Hapkido, an avid lover of sports, and a die-hard fan of the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys. I am honored to be apart of the Commuter Mentor program and look forward to helping students feel welcome and at home at Ramapo as they begin their academic pursuits.”