St. Andre Committee Members

Anna Hamilton, Committee Member


Leawood, KS

Class of 2026, Neuroscience and Behavior

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BABY VALKS! HI! My name is Anna Hamilton, and I am so excited to be one of the first (of many) friendly faces you meet here at Notre Dame! I am from Leawood, KS and I am majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior and minoring in Compassionate Care in Medicine on the pre-med track. I will be living in room 326 (arguably the best standard double on campus) with Madison this fall, so stop by anytime for snacks, coffee, very low budget Taylor Swift concerts, card games, a chat, a cry, or a laugh! I love answering questions about all things ND, from the best flex point meals to classes to how in the world to get places when all of the buildings look the same. I will be sure to impart all of my wisdom upon you, so ask away. The first weeks here are so exciting, and I am so glad I get to be a part of yours! JFam is such a special place on this campus and I cannot wait for each one of you to experience this unbelievable Valkyrie community and call JFam home. I am SO pumped to meet all of you guys in August and welcome you to the BEST dorm on campus! Until then, Wings Up and Ride Valks. 


Chaney Fix, Committee Member


Manhattan Beach, CA

Class of 2026, Global Affairs

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WELCOME TO JFAM!! My name is Chaney Fix and I am a Sophomore from Manhattan Beach, California. I am THRILLED to get to know each and every one of you over welcome weekend and in the years to come! I am currently majoring in Global Affairs and minoring in both Poverty Studies and Entrepreneurship and Innovation (full disclosure: I started out as STEM so do not worry if you are unsure about your current major there is so much time to discover your interests). I will be living with the darling Mary Jordan, Gabi Woodward, and Sammie McCarthy this year in quad 322 (which we hope to make a space for all of you, especially our fellow 3B neighbors)! Around campus I am involved in random things including the Center for Social Concerns, several obscure intramural sports (ever heard of broomball?), barista-ing at the Gilded Bean, film crew for NDSurvivor, and more! Through all of the confusion and stress that comes along with college, I have felt comforted and well-advised by upperclassmen (specifically the welcome weekend group for my freshman year) and hope to be be your support in return! No questions or stories are stupid when you are in college, and my door is always open! I am so excited for you all to find a loving home here in JFam and at Notre Dame! RIDE VALKS!!


Dina Hanna Committee Member


Miami, FL

Class of 2026, Psychology and Arabic

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Hey guys! My name is Dina Hanna, and I am so thrilled to be welcoming you to your new home at Notre Dame!! I am originally from Miami, FL and next year I will be living in Room 225. My door is always open so please stop by literally anytime. I am always happy to lend an ear if you wanna rant and just let anything out and I love giving advice so if you have any questions about literally anything 225 is the place to go. I am a sophomore majoring in Psychology and Arabic in the College of Arts & Letters. In my free time, I love to watch shows or movies, going on runs, and just hanging out with friends. I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to help you guys adjust to college. Let me tell you, it’s a fun time. Remember, you’re only in college once. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions or just want to chat. Here at JFAM, we’re like a family and we only want the best for our fellow valks. Can not wait to get to know you all! Ride Valks!


Gabi Woodward, Committee Member

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Class of 2026, Pre-Health and English

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Hellooo everyone!! My name is Gabi Woodward and I cannot even begin to say how excited I am to meet all you baby valks! While my current home is room 322 this year in jfam (rooming with Mary Jordan and Chaney Fix, feel free to stop by at anytime!!), my hometime is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where I grew up all my life, and I am a little bit obsessed with it, so be prepared for me to go on a tangent about how amazing it is if you mention it ;). I am a Sophomore majoring in the Pre-health and English in the college of Arts and Letters. I am also beyond thrilled to teach you all about jfam and ND and how amazing they are!! You will absolutely love it! Please feel free to reach out if you want to freestyle rap (I am desperate), chat or have any questions at all! Ride Valks!!


Ivy Clark, Committee Member

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Saint Louis, MO

Class of 2026, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Hi Baby Valks!! I am so excited to meet you all so soon! I’m Ivy, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the Welcome Weekend committee! I’m from Saint Louis, Missouri, and I'm majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior on the pre-med track, with minors in the AL/SC Honors Program (Glynn) and Compassionate Care in Medicine. Please feel free to stop by whenever you need a rant, a hug, advice, or you want to watch New Girl with me <3. I also will ALWAYS have a Diet Coke supply so don’t be afraid to steal some. I love taking runs around the lakes, studying on the 13th floor of Hesburgh Library, and walking all the way to Cafe J in the Morris Inn for the perfect latte. I’m so excited to help get you guys acclimated to college and Irish life, and if you ever wanna play sand volleyball or need some secret study spots, let me know! I can’t wait to watch all of you guys get your wings :) Ride Valks!!



Josie Humbert, Committee Member


River Forest, IL

Class of 2026, Environmental Science and Economics

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Hi, sweet baby valkyries! My name is Josie Humbert and I cannot wait to welcome you all home to the BEST dorm on campus. I am from Chicago, Illinois but spend a lot of my time in Harbert, Michigan. Next year I will be living in room 246 in section 2B (the best section)!!! I am a sophomore (intending) on majoring in economics and environmental science through the College of Science and the College of Arts and Letters! I love running, getting coffee, playing soccer, and exploring cute cafes and restaurants in SB and Chicago. If you ever want to go on a spontaneous trip to the beaches of Lake Michigan, I am your girl. I am a self-claimed coffee connoisseur and would love to try my hand at making your favorite latte if you so please or we can try out one of my favorite coffee shops in SB — I’ve tried a few. All are welcome in our room and I love hosting people, so come in whenever! I am going to be a TA for biology and understand how challenging first semester can be, especially for my STEM girls so if you ever need to rant I am here for you. Jfam will become a place that truly is home, so embrace this new chapter of your life and everything that comes with it. JFAM and Welcome Week have been some of my best memories here on campus and I am honored to be apart of this for you all. I am so excited to see you embark on this journey and earn your wings, ride Valks and go Irish <3


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Lindsey Hermann, Committee Member


Oreland, PA

Class of 2026, Biology 

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Hi everyone!! My name is Lindsey Hermann and I am so excited to welcome you to the best dorm on campus (I may be a little biased but it’s true, I swear)! I’m from a small town right outside Philadelphia and I will be majoring in Biology with a minor in Science in Patient Advocacy on the Pre-Med track. Your time here at Notre Dame will be filled with lifelong memories and I can’t wait to watch each and every one of you flourish! I will be living in room 341 so feel free to stop by for any questions about school, sports, or college life in general. I always have some kind of baked goods ready so make sure to visit! I am also slightly addicted to escape rooms so if you ever want to play, just let me know! The next 4 years will fly by but always remember to stop and breathe for a second. Enjoy your freshman year! You will only be a freshman once 😀. WINGS UP! RIDE VALKS!



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Madison Fraizer, Committee Member




West Des Moines, IA

Class of 2026, Psychology

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HEY BABY VALKS!! My name is Madison and I am SO excited to meet you all and welcome you to JFAM and to Notre Dame! I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in the Hesburgh Program of Public Service. I am from West Des Moines, Iowa and next year I will be living in the hypest double in JFAM -  room 326 (YAY SECTION 3A!!) One of my favorite things to do is turn on the speaker and play cards while chatting with my friends, so please stop by anytime and hang out! Living in JFAM is truly one of my favorite things about Notre Dame, and I am so excited for you all to experience the valk love! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or just want to get to know some people in the dorm! (I’m serious!!) GO IRISH! RIDE VALKS!


Margaret Ferris, Committee Member





Westfield, NJ

Class of 2026, Accountancy

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Hi hi baby valks!! My name is Margaret Ferris and I am from Westfield, NJ but on campus I live in the BEST dorm JFAM in room 234 (which is of course always open for anything you need!) !! I am so excited to be a part of the Welcome Weekend committee this year and I cannot wait to meet you all and introduce you to the flyest dorm on campus! I am a sophomore majoring in Accountancy with a Constitutional Studies minor and am ALWAYS here to answer any questions about the best classes and professors to take. Feel free to reach out if you ever want to join me for a Yoga Sculpt/Beat Biking class at the Smith Center or for a trek over to Cafe J at the Morris Inn for the best coffee on campus! I am so excited for you guys to experience the first day of school, your first gameday, and everything else this amazing school has to offer! Get ready for the best 4 years of your life in the best dorm on campus! ROLL VALKS :)


Maria Bueno, Committee Member

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Miami, FL

Class of 2026, Finance and Global Affairs

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Hey Valks! My name is Maria Bueno, and I am thrilled to form a part of the Welcome Weekend committee and cannot wait to get to know all of you and to make this a weekend you will never forget! I was born in the Dominican Republic but have lived in Miami, FL for most of my life. Next year I’ll be a sophomore and living in room #425 with Lizzette (you’ll come to know her as the local Pitbull or Mrs.305). I’m majoring in Finance and Global Affairs and minoring in Korean, so feel free to stop by for anything and everything you may need! In my free time I love spending time with my friends and family. I have a major case of FOMO so you’ll definitely be seeing me throughout the year at JFAM events. I'm obsessed with Chick-fil-a and dark chocolate, and am an avid reader so please send any book recommendations my way! I love going to hockey games, football games, posting up in the study room to crank out work with friends, and meeting new people, so please reach out! I’d love to get to know each and every one of you. I’m excited to see you guys settle into Irish life and explore everything Notre Dame has to offer. Welcome to your home under the dome, and the absolute BEST DORM ON CAMPUS! RIDE VALKS!


Mary Jordan, Committee Member





East Greenbush, NY

Class of 2026, Neuroscience and Behavior

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Hey Valks! My name is Mary Jordan (MJ if we are pals) and I seriously can’t wait to meet you all and welcome you into this amazing JFAM community! I am from East Greenbush, NY, a small town outside of the capital, Albany. Next year I will be living in a quad with Gabi, Chaney, and Sammie in 3B (Can't remember room number right now, but it's the first quad on the left!). We CANNOT wait to welcome you all not just during welcome weekend, but throughout the entire year. I am a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior with a minor in Compassionate Care in Medicine in the College of Science. I have changed colleges and majors so if you ever need anyone to talk anything through with please do not be afraid to reach out. In my free time, I love to go on runs around the lakes (reach out to join!), hit up one the 23948 different masses available at any given time on this campus, (again reach out to join!), play sand volleyball (with Griddy and Co-go look up the instagram), vibe out on the quad with some tunes, or devour a Chipwich from the huddle. There’s clearly a lot to unpack in all that I said, but I am so so pumped to meet you all and hear your unique stories! Welcome to JFAM we are SO lucky to have you in our family. RIDE THE V BABY! Go Irish! all!!


Vivie Koo, Committee Member





Chicago, IL

Class of 2026, Marketing

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Hi hi!! My name is Vivie Koo, and I am so excited to be a part of the Welcome Weekend committee, but more importantly, I am so excited to welcome you all to the JFAMILY, a community I am so proud to be a part of. I am from Chicago, IL, and despite all of the people you will meet from “Chicago,” I actually live in the city (Bucktown from those who get it:)). I am a sophomore currently majoring in Marketing, with a minor in Africana Studies and an intended second minor in Real Estate! I love spending time with my friends and family, whether that is through being on the field hockey field, going on walks around the lakes, fly fishing, baking, or even having a cozy night in, I am always happier when I am surrounded by the people I love. On that note, I love making new friends, so PLEASE stop by room 227 if you ever want to talk, rant, ask questions, or get to know me and the “crazy new things” that my friends say they learn about me each week. I can’t wait for you all to experience all of the “things” that is freshman year, (such as “google-mapsing” your way to class, which I did for longer than I should admit), but most importantly, I look forward to watching you all find your home at Johnson Family within your home at Notre Dame. WINGS UP! 


Wendell Fyfe, Committee Member

Wendell Fyfe

Indianapolis, IN

Class of 2026, Biological Sciences

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Hey, Valks! My name is Wendell and I’m so excited to meet all of you in the fall! I’m a rising sophomore from Indianapolis, Indiana (rivetting stuff, I know) but currently reside in room 211. I’m currently a Biological Sciences major with an intended minor in Science & Patient Advocacy, so feel free to reach out for any science questions you may have! A little bit about me is that I love to listen to music and I absolutely adore frogs. I also know how to make a variety of crafts, including keychains made out of friendship bracelet strong, and would be happy to teach anyone interested in learning how to as well! I know very well how nerve wracking and uncertain your first year of college can be, so please don’t hesitate to reach out (or stop by my room) to ask questions, rant, or even just vibe. I’m here for each and every one of you and I hope that I can become a role model (and friend) for most, if not all, of you! I look forward to meeting and getting to know you all during Welcome Weekend and I hope I can help make Johnson Family Hall a home to you all! Go Valks!