The Class of 2015

Major Name Major
Kari-Elle Brown

Anthropoogy; Asian Languages and Civilizations

 Christina Won Economics; Political Science
Morgan Brown Theater & Dance; Psychology Sophia Padelford Classics
Edgar Casildo Philosophy Kate Sundheim Chemistry
Kyra Ellis-Moore Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought; Women's and Gender Studies Chris Tamasi English
Dustin Incle American Studies; Biology Sheron Torho Psychology; Economics
Jenny Fitzpatrick Economics; English Sarah Vickery Physics

Hey there! My name is Kari-Elle Brown and I hail from the tropical suburbs of central Florida. I’m a junior at the college, originally just an Anthropology major; but after having an incredible experience abroad in Hangzhou, China last summer, I decided to add an Asian Languages and Civilizations major. I plan on returning to China to gather research for an Anthropology thesis (talk about planning ahead). Outside of the classroom, I’m in the Amherst Christian Fellowship, Quest Scholars Network, and Symphony Orchestra. In my spare time, I work four jobs, attend Zumba Fitness classes, and discover new foods to eat with chopsticks. Hit me up with questions about Amherst!

idpic-3.phpHello! I'm Morgan Brown, a junior Theater & Dance and Psychology major at Amherst College. I'm from the golden state of California - Monterey specifically. In addition to being a tour guide, I am a Student Health Educator & I am heavily involved in the Theater & Dance department. In my spare time, I love to read, watch movies, knit, & laugh with my friends. Although I come from so far away, Amherst has become my home & I hope that you'll give it the chance to become yours too.

Hello, my name is Edgar Casildo and I’m a junior from Carson City, Nevada. I’m thinking of majoring in philosophy, but I’m still exploring my options. I'm part of the Debate team here. My other interests include martial arts and following politics.

Hello!  My name is Kyra Ellis-Moore and I am a Junior here at Amherst College from sunny
Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I was drawn to Amherst because of its academic culture of rigor and creativity, and the close, eclectic community it offers its students.  In addition to being a Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought and Women's and Gender Studies double-major (LJST and WAGS, in Amherst-speak), Amherst has given me many opportunities beyond the classroom.  I have been a class senator, worked as a research assistant, I serve as a Peer Advocate of Sexual Respect, and am a proud member of Amherst Dance.  I also recently returned from an amazing semester studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Please feel free to contact me - I would love to answer any questions you might have!


Hey, my name is Dustin Incle and I live in Port Chester, NY. I am a prospective American Studies and Biology double-major and I am also on on the pre-medical track. As a Junior at Amherst, I have gotten involved with the dance organization DASAC, the global health equity club GlobeMed, and the Pride Alliance. In my spare time, I run distance and go to as many concerts as I can make it to.

Hi! My name is Jenny Fitzpatrick! I am a Junior at Amherst College. I’m from Garden City, New York, a suburb on Long Island. I am considering majoring in Economics and English, but I am still exploring all that Amherst’s open curriculum has to offer. On campus, I am a member of the Social Council and I consider myself an Amherst College Superfan. Go Jeffs!

Hi there! I'm Christina Won, a 2015 English and Political Science major. I left my heart in San
Francisco, but I've fallen in love with Amherst as my home away from home -- the beautiful campus, the scholastic environment, and the intimate community of outstanding individuals inspire me every day that I'm here. On campus, I participate in student government, Model UN, Girls Inc., and Mellon research. I also make time to read contemporary literature, play Taylor Swift songs on the piano, sample world cuisines, make craft projects, and look at photos of cute puppies online. Please feel free to contact me -- I'm looking forward to meeting you all!

Hi everyone! I'm Sophia Padelford, a junior from Seattle, WA. I'm currently a Classics major considering adding a second major (eyes on you, Biology and Economics!). I'm the novice education coordinator for the Amherst debate team and run with ACEMS, our campus EMT service. I am also reaping the benefits of the the five college system by being a part of the ceramics club at Smith. In my free time, I love running our trails, practicing yoga, and biking the Norwottuck rail trail. I'm also a big hiker and backpacker, so if you have any local trail recommendations, let me know! Feel free to contact me at

Hi! My name is Kate Sundheim, and I am a junior from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Majoring in chemistry, I am still undecided as to whether I will attend graduate school or medical school after my time at Amherst. On campus, I am a member of DASAC (a dance group), the Newman Club, and the Random Acts of Kindness Club. In addition, I am a resident counselor for first year students and work as an organic chemistry teaching assistant. I enjoy yoga, music, spending time with my wonderful friends, and eating at all the great restaurants in Amherst. Feel free to email me with any questions!

Hey there, my name is Chris Tamasi and I am a junior English major here at Amherst College. I live in Canton, MA—a suburb just south of Boston and previously attended Xaverian Brothers High School. I am a proud member of the football team and represent our team on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. I am also an Athletics Liaison, working to create a sustainable culture of community engagement within the Athletics Department. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my “little brother “ from Big Brothers Big Sisters, playing piano, and writing poetry.  If you have any questions or want to know the best places to eat in town, feel free to shoot me an email at

Hey! My name is Sheron Torho and I am a junior. I was born in Ghana, but currently reside in New Jersey. I plan on double majoring in Psychology and Economics. Here on campus I am treasurer of the Social Council, a group that plans school sponsored parties. I am also involved in theater and Amherst Dance. Feel free to contact me with any questions about Amherst and the programs offered to the amazing students who attend!


Hi! I am Sarah Vickery, a junior from New York City, and a Physics major here at Amherst College. Outside of class, I am a residential counselor in South, a first year dormitory, and Co-Captain of the Amherst College Equestrian Team, one of many club sports teams on campus. In addition to tour guiding, I work for the Physics Department in Professor David Hall’s laboratory. His research focuses on the Bose-Einstein Condensate, literally the coolest stuff on Earth! This past summer, I was awarded an REU Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to work on the XENON Dark Matter Experiment at Columbia University, the world’s leading dark matter collaboration. If you have any questions about what it is like majoring in a science and conducting research at a small liberal arts school, or any other questions about Amherst, feel free to email me. I love chatting with prospective applicants about what a great school Amherst is!

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