Meet the Lion Guides

Meet the Lion Guides

Kyra, Lion Guides Group Member

Kyra, Lion Guides Group Member

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Name: Kyra
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major: Human Development and Family Studies
Year: Senior
Languages: English
Campus Involvement: President of Penn State Harrisburg Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Multicultural Academic Excellence Program
Other Involvement: Community Service
Favorite thing about Penn State Harrisburg: There’s always something to do.
Advice to first year students: Be open-minded, independent, and the rest is cake.
How your adviser has helped you: I was helped during my first year when I had to take a math course. My adviser helped me to find a substitute class.
What you hope to accomplish as a Lion Guide: I hope to become more informed about advising, especially for my major.


Hannany, Lion Guides Group Member

Hannany, Lion Guides Group Member

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Name: Hannany
Hometown: Malaysia
Major: Aerospace Engineering
Year: Sophomore
Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin
Campus Involvement: Global Ambassador, Capital College Honors Program, Admissions Representative, Lion Guide
Other Involvement: International Cultural Exchange (ICE), AFS Intercultural Programs
Favorite thing about Penn State Harrisburg: It’s home away from home. No one is a statistic. Everyone matters.
Advice to first year students: Be involved!  There are tons of exciting (free) things on campus.  Going to Broadway and watching Lion King or hopping on a plane to Chicago, you’ll never know what you can be a part of if you don’t jump out from your comfort shell.
How your adviser has helped you: She helped me reach my fullest potential in academics, like suggesting minors to help me achieve my goals.
What you hope to accomplish as a Lion Guide: I hope to guide people in having the best experience in Penn State Harrisburg.  There’s simply more to offer in this small yet warm and cozy campus.

 

Affan, Lion Guides Group Member

Affan, Lion Guides Group Member

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Name: Affan
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA
Major: Finance
Year: Sophomore
Languages: English, Urdu
Campus Involvement: Business Management Club, Lion Guides, Orientation Leader, VP for Habitat for Humanity, Global Lion Mentor, President of UNICEF at PSH, THON, Lion Ambassadors, PAC
Favorite thing about Penn State Harrisburg: Community, social life, resources, and environment.
Advice to first year students: Study hard, don't be afraid to ask for help, and get involved.
How your adviser has helped you: My adviser has helped me achieve my academic goals.
What you hope to accomplish as a Lion Guide: I want to help students learn and make it easier for them to engage with Penn State community.

 

Kaylee, Lion Guides Group Member

Kaylee, Lion Guides Group Member

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Name: Kaylee
Hometown: McLean, VA
Major: Forensic Science
Year: Sophomore
Languages: English, Spanish
Campus Involvement: Global Lion Mentor, UNICEF, Health and Science Club, SAAC, Softball, GHIC research, Criminal Justice Club.
Other Involvement: Hershey Medical Center volunteer, EMRAP, Bridge.
Favorite thing about Penn State Harrisburg: The opportunities that it gives students.
Advice to first year students: Getting involved helps you to feel connected to the community and make lifelong friends and memories.
How your adviser has helped you: My adviser has helped me to set goals and be successful academically.
What you hope to accomplish as a Lion Guide: I hope to help students have the best academic experience as possible here at Penn State Harrisburg.

 

Marwa, Lion Guides Group Member

Marwa, Lion Guides Group Member

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Name: Marwa
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Biology
Year: Sophomore
Languages: English, Urdu/ Hindi, Spanish
Campus Involvement: Lion Guide Mentor, UNICEF, Health and Science Club, GHIC research, Intern at Biofuels Lab.
Other Involvement: Hershey Medical Center volunteer, EMRAP.
Favorite thing about Penn State Harrisburg: My friends and the involvement the campus has to offer to students.
Advice to first year students: Get involved and don’t hesitate to talk to others.
How your adviser has helped you: She has guided me on how I should approach my academic success.
What you hope to accomplish as a Lion Guide: I hope to help others have a better understanding of college academics.

 

Justin, Lion Guides Group Member

Justin, Lion Guides Group Member

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Name: Justin
Hometown: York, PA
Major: Security Risk Analysis
Year: Junior
Languages: English, Korean
Campus Involvement: Vice President of Habitat for Humanity, Secretary of the United Children’s Fund, Student Leader of Student Engagement, Health and Safety Officer of Sigma Alpha Epsilon 
Other Involvement: Volunteer/Community Service Work
Favorite thing about Penn State Harrisburg: It is a small campus compared to main, however, this allows me to develop stronger connections to my professors and faculty!
Advice to first year students: Get involved as much as you can, it’s worth it in the long run!
How your adviser has helped you: Helped me to find the best classes for my major.
What you hope to accomplish as a Lion Guide: Help my fellow peers to achieve their goals in school and in life.