2014 Team

Amanda Furtado Sampaio’16


Hometown: Brasília (Brazil)

Major: International Affairs and French

Amanda is an international student from Brazil, and she is currently studying International Affairs and French at Lafayette. She is originally from Brasília, the capital of Brazil, but she also studied for three years in Rio de Janeiro, and for one semester in Idaho, a state in the northwest of the United States. Amanda came to Lafayette College in 2012, and she is enjoying her experience. Here she is able to pursue her true academic interest with a high quality education, meeting many special people who make her experience more than worth it. Amanda loves learning new languages and meeting new people. She speaks Portuguese as her first language, a little bit of Spanish, fluent English, and is currently working on French. Rebeka has been trying to teach her some Malagasy, however Amanda says that the language is pretty hard, but she’s working on it 😉 Amanda is looking forward to going to Madagascar to meet each one of you and share her experience, while learning with you. She can’t wait to know everything about Madagascar and what you like to do, as your hobbies and daily activities. In addition, you need to give her some tips about what she needs to know about Madagascar before she arrives there, so shoot her an email at furtadoa@lafayette.edu

Rebeka Ramangamihanta’16


Hometown: Antananarivo, Madagascar
Major:International Affairs and Economics

Rebeka is Malagasy. She is a sophomore (Second year) at Lafayette College. She is the first student attending an American college from the LIME program in Lycee Andohalo. She hopes to double major in international affairs (with a concentration in gender development issues and focused in Africa) and Economics. She is really excited to go back to Madagascar to work with you guys and to share with you her experience at Lafayette.  To give you an idea of her life here: She is member of numerous religious groups; she is a member of the choir in which she sings the Alto part; she is currently an assistant librarian and she is the treasurer for the International Student Association (ISA). She really enjoys being a part of Lafayette’s ISA because it is her big family far from her home and she gets to hang out with the best and the smartest students (now her friends) from all over the world.

She can’t wait  to meet you in person or to see you some of you again!

Feel free to contact her at: ramangar@lafayette.edu .

Max Jones ’15


Hometown: Metuchen, New Jersey

Major/Minor: International Affairs/Spanish

Max is a junior at Lafayette studying International Affairs with a focus on human rights and social justice in Latin America. Last year he studied in Costa Rica for a semester and and had lots of fun adventures. While there, he volunteered working with adult and newborn sea turtles on the Pacific coast! Max is president of Lafayette College Democrats and Lafayette Amnesty International on campus. When he’s not busy studying, he likes to hang out with his friends, play video games, or read. Max has been to Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Canada, and all over the United States. He can’t wait to add Madagascar to the list!

You can contact Max via email at jonesem@lafayette.edu or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Fenrir

See you very soon!

Hollis Miller ’15

Tiehack Reservoir

Hometown: Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Major/Minor: Anthropology/Geology/Spanish

Hollis is a junior at Lafayette studying Anthropology and Geology with the hopes of becoming a geoarchaeologist who studies how climate has affected humans through time. On campus, Hollis also gives tours of Lafayette, works as a Writing Associate, sings in the choir, conducts research on climate and organizes activities as the Community Outreach Chair for the Society of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. In her free time, Hollis loves to listen to music, hike, read and hang out with friends. She is so excited to visit Madagascar and meet the LIME students!!

Please feel free to email Hollis at millerh@lafayette.edu or connect with her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hollis.miller.925

Sammy Chavin ’16


Hometown: Charleston, SC

Major: Neuroscience

Sammy is a sophomore who is studying Neuroscience and currently hoping to go to medical school after college! On campus she is a member of Delta Delta Delta, is the New Member Liaison for the Hillel Society, and the Vice President of the French Club. She has taken French since she was 5 years old, but is a little rusty. She can’t wait to practice her French in Madagascar. When she’s not busy with school or running to tons of meetings Sammy likes to take pictures, dance, sing, and hang out with her friends. She can’t wait to participate in LIME!

Please feel free to email Sammy at chavins@lafayette.edu or contact her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/schaves13

Georgia Papagianis ’15

Georgia Papagianis

Hometown: Queens, NY

Major: Chemical Engineering

Kaitlin Letter ’16


Hometown: Richmond, VA

Major: International Affairs

Email: letterk@lafayette.edu

Jason Saied ’16


Hometown: East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Major: Mathematics

Email: saiedj@lafayette.edu

Jason is a sophomore at Lafayette who was a Psychology major but has fallen in love with math. He hopes to go to graduate school for mathematics and possibly become a professor. On campus, he works as a calculus tutor and is part of both the Math Club and the Psychology Club. In his free time, Jason loves to discover new things (even if they’re only new to him), read, and spend time with his friends. He has only left America once before, to visit family in Jordan, and can’t wait to see Madagascar! He is excited for the opportunity to work with students and help them achieve their goals.
Feel free to email him at saiedj@lafayette.edu , or add him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jason.saied

Kevin Jackson ’16

old man Kevin

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Kevin Jackson is a sophomore student at Lafayette College. He is currently studying Mechanical Engineering but also enjoys taking courses outside of the Engineering Department. He plans to pursue other academic interests in the Philosophy, Mathematics, Geology, and International Affairs Departments Spring Semester of 2014. Kevin enjoys performing and recording music with his friends, acting,  as well as hiking the Appalachian Trail during his spare time. Kevin is a member of the college radio station, WJRH; the Outdoors Club; the Ultimate Frisbee team; and works as both a tour guide and Orientation Leader. When home, Kevin works as a barista at a local Bread Bakery/Coffee Shop. He is extremely excited to hang out with LIME 3&4!#(*^@$!

Email: jacksoke@lafayette.edu

Facebook: facebook.com/kevinjackson94