Members

2011 – 2012

Emily Galindo ’13 (Residential Advisor) 
Emily Galindo is a Junior majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Spanish and Political Science. She comes from the little town of Elmhurst, NYC and is the third of four children. While she doesn’t know what she wants “to do with her major” yet, she is contemplating joining the Peace Corp, AmeriCorp, traveling the world, working or simply living at home rent free after college to figure it all out. In her spare time, Emily likes spending time with family and friends, cooking, bike riding, reading and obsessing over her new nephew. On campus, where free time is limited, Emily leads the American Sign Language Club, works at Mary Johnson Children’s Center in the Narnian classroom, thinks of fun things to do for PALANA residents and tries to do homework.

Goran Simic ’14

Izzy Ocampo ’14
Izzy Ocampo is a Middlebury Posse 12 sophomore. She will either be a Sociology or Chemistry major, and she is a Peer Writing Tutor and a member of the Community Judicial Board. Izzy hopes that this year’s Palana House will leave its mark on Middlebury by helping it to grow into a more accepting and diverse campus.  She also likes to eat, sleep, and wear earplugs.

Missan DeSouza ’14

Morris Swaby Ebanks ’14
Morris Swaby Ebanks is from the Cayman Islands, and attended the Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong before coming to Middlebury College in 2010. He joined the PALANA House because he felt a strong connection to the mission statement and what it meant for the advancement of the Middlebury College campus. Morris is an International Politics and Economics major and hopes to study aboard in Brasil. Besides being a member of the PALANA House, Morris is involved in the Pan-Caribbean Students Organisation, the Middlebury College Activities Board, Hillel, Middlebury Open Queer Alliance, the African American Alliance, Alianza, Umoja and the Men’s Volleyball Club.

Sade Williams ‘14.5
Day Williams is a sophomore feb from Trenton, NJ. She is a Princeton University Preparatory Program Scholar, an actor and a spoken word poet. She is very interested in issues of diversity within higher education and hopes through living in PALANA she can help tackle some of the one’s present on Middlebury’s campus.


Timothy Garcia ’14

Timothy Garcia is a Sophomore majoring in Biology. He comes from Washington Heights, New York City.  His roles as President of Distinguished Men of Color (DMC) and Co-Concessions Manager of African American Alliance (AAA) has made him interested in living in PALANA and working encourage a better sense of community on Campus.  He enjoys hanging out, playing dodgeball, and dominoes.

Veronica Coates ’14
She hails from Atlanta, Georgia. Veronica will hopefully be a Sociology and Women and Gender Studies joint major. The intersections between how society plays a role in defining race and gender relations has been of particular interests to her at Middlebury in the classroom, as well as socially. She is on the board of the African American Alliance and Women of Color. Other than academics and clubs, she enjoys hanging out with friends and constantly getting to know new people. She lives in PALANA because she feels like issues of diversity are important on Middlebury’s campus. From here experience at Middlebury diversity needs to redefined as an important issue on this campus for everyone including faculty, administration, and students.

2010 – 2011

Elizabeth McCarthy ’13 (Residential Advisor)
Annie Mejaes ’13
Brent Allen ’11
Khalid Tellis ’13
Mona Quarless ’12
Onnalisa Martinez ’13
Yetunde Kya Adetoro ’13



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