Orientation Team


Gwynedd Mercy University's Orientation Team are your go-to resources during Orientation Weekend. They will officially welcome you to Griffin Nation and show you what it's really like to be a GMercyU student!

Meet the Orientation Planning Team

Peter Fabiani, 2020 

Major: Finance 
Hometown: West Chester, PA 
High School: West Chester East High School 
GMercyU Activities: Investment Club, Orientation 
Fun Fact: My hobbies include exercise and dental hygiene. 
Fun Fact: I have a pet snake named William Snakespeare. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: I was a 2017 Mr. Griffin participant. 
 

Alessandra McVaugh, 2020 

Major: Finance 
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA 
High School: New Foundations Charter High School 
GMercyU Activities: Orientation Planning Team, Student Activities Committee, Intramurals 
Fun Fact: I am left-handed. 
Fun Fact: I love to go shopping, so if you ever want to go I’m always down! 
GMercyU Fun Fact: Working for Intramurals is the best thing that could have happened to me because of my coworkers and my boss. 
 

Maddy Mondschein, 2020 

Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Hellertown, PA (Farm country) 
High School: Saucon Valley High School (Go Panthers!) 
GMercyU Activities: Orientation Leader (2017, 2018), Orientation planning team 2019 
Fun Fact: I have a pet pig. 
Fun Fact: I love bacon. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: I always study in the library, they have Dum Dum lollipops!
 

Tommy Moore, 2021

Major: Social Work with a minor in Psychology 
Hometown: Ridley, PA
High School: Ridley High School  
GMercyU Activities: Orientation Planning Team, Griffin Ambassador, PSSA club, Men’s Tennis 
Fun Fact: I used to have hair longer than my mom. 
Fun Fact: I can do a toe touch better than you. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: I am Mr. Griffin 2019.
 

Lance Zartarian, 2020

Major: History with a certification in Secondary Education w/Special Education 
Hometown: Singapore 
High School: Central Bucks High School East 
GMercyU Activities: Orientation Planning Team, Best Buddies 
Fun Fact: I am adopted. 
Fun Fact: I am a first-degree black belt.  
GMercyU Fun Fact: My favorite place to hang out is University Hall.

 

Meet the Orientation Leaders 

Chelsea Briggs, 2021 

Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Bensalem, PA 
High School: Bensalem High School 
GMercyU Activities: Softball and SNAP 
Fun Fact: I am a huge music fan. I’ve been to 41 concerts and have traveled to 7 different states to see concerts. 
Fun Fact: I have met great friends and made great memories at GMercyU.
GMercyU Fun Fact: Dunkin Donuts is the key to get through Nursing School.
 

Michael Q. Chelston, 2022 

Major: Accounting 
Hometown: Washington Township, NJ 
High School: Washington Township High School 
GMercyU Activities: Mr. Griffin, Orientation Leader, Intramural Basketball & Football 
Fun Fact: I’m a tattoo artist. 
Fun Fact: Olympian Shaun White is my cousin 
GMercyU Fun Fact: We have a pet griffin on campus. 
 

Michaela Coppinger, 2021 

Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA (Roxborough) 
High School: Merion Mercy Academy 
GMercyU Activities: Women's Lacrosse Manager 
Fun Fact: I love dogs. 
Fun Fact: I went to Italy with my high school. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: I enjoy going to the gym at GMercyU every day.
 

Kristen Dougher, 2022 

Major: Criminal Justice 
Hometown: Stroudsburg, PA (The Poconos) 
High School: Stroudsburg High School 
GMercyU Activities: Cross Country (partly) & Lacrosse 
Fun Fact: I have seven full siblings.
Fun Fact: I love nature and doing things outside. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: When the cherry trees blossom, campus is my favorite place.
 

Natalie Fennema, 2021 

Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Cinnaminson, NJ 
High School: Cinnaminson High School  
Fun Fact: I’ve had five knee surgeries. 
Fun Fact: My favorite food is sushi. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: My favorite coffee place is in University Hall.  

 

Taylor Green, 2022 

Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA 
High School: Archbishop Wood High School 
Fun Fact: I love left-handed people. 
Fun Fact: I broke my ankle 19 times. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: The tater tots are the best!!!! 

 

Logan Grego, 2022 

Major: Occupational Therapy 
Hometown: Marlton, NJ/Levittown, PA 
High School: Cherokee High School/ Neshaminy High School 
GMercyU Activities: Orientation Leader, SAS Leader, Voices of Gwynedd 
Fun Fact: I lived in NJ for 17 years & 2 years in PA. 
Fun Fact: I was born on my Dad’s birthday and at the same hospital too!! 
GMercyU Fun Fact: I do my homework and study at the corner table in Loyola Hall. 
 

Andrew Harbaugh, 2021 

Major: English and Secondary Education 
Hometown: Willow Grove, PA 
High School: Upper Moreland High School (GO BEARS!) 
GMercyU Activities: Best Buddies Charter President, Student Government Vice President (SGA) 
Fun Fact: I am passionate about language and love grammar. 
Fun Fact: I am often found talking loudly in a quiet room or watching my favorite show, Gilmore Girls! 
GMercyU Fun Fact: While in SGA, I helped with the collection of over 300 ink & toner cartridges. Go programs with a cause!!! We love the Earth!!!  
 

Kalei Helmetag, 2022 

Major: Radiation Therapy 
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ 
High School: Cherry Hill High School East 
GMercyU Activities: Griffin Ambassador 
Fun Fact: I'm a dog lover. 
Fun Fact: I'm a caffeine addict. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: I only use my flex dollars for iced tea. 
 

Andrea Jurado Hernandez, 2021/2022

Major: Accounting with 4+1 MBA  
Hometown: Coatesville, PA 
High School: Coatesville Senior Area High School 
GMercyU Activities: Tennis Team, Student Government Association, Residence Hall Association 
Fun Fact: I'm fluent in Spanish. 
Fun Fact: I was born in Arizona. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: I love the running trails.
 

Carly Jensen, 2022 

Major: Sport Management 
Hometown: Broomall, PA 
High School: Marple Newtown High School 
GMercyU Activities: Residence Hall Association (V.P.), Softball, Griffin Student Leadership Institute, Take Back the Night, Student Athletic Activities Committee 
Fun Fact: I have four dogs. 
Fun Fact: I have two tattoos (and counting)! 
GMercyU Fun Fact: My grandmother graduated from GMercyU in 1983. 
 

Jill Kane, 2021 

Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Springfield, PA 
High School: Academy of Notre Dame de Namur 
GMercyU Activities: Women’s’ Basketball, Women's Lacrosse, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member 
Fun Fact: My family calls me Beans. 
Fun Fact: I’ve traveled out of the country. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: I get a chicken cheesesteak and cheese fries every day at St. B’s. 
 

Ashley McVaugh, 2021 

Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA 
High School: New Foundations Charter High School 
GMercyU Activities: Intramurals, Student Activities Committee 
Fun Fact: I am a twin. 
Fun Fact: I broke my ankle three times. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: I made all my best friends at GMercyU.
 

Molly Mohan, 2022 

Major: Marketing 
Hometown: Willow Grove, PA 
High School: Archbishop Wood High School 
GMercyU Activities: Residence Hall Association, Student Accessibility Services, Campus Ministry, 0 Waste and Sustainability Club, Voices of Gwynedd, Take Back the Night
Fun Fact: My favorite food is mashed potatoes. 
Fun Fact: I sang for Pope Francis when he came to Philadelphia.
GMercyU Fun Fact: I'm President of the Residence Hall Association. 
 

Kelsie Munion, 2022 

Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA 
High School: New Foundations Charter High School 
GMercyU Activities: Catherine’s Cupboard 
Fun Fact: I love the beach and worked at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood. 
Fun Fact: I have four siblings, two cats and one dog. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: St. B’s has the best food - shout out to Kyle! 
 

Katie Noss, 2021 

Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Shickshinny, PA 
High School: Northwest Area High School 
GMercyU Activities: Residence Hall Association general board member 
Fun Fact: I have two black cats. 
Fun Fact: I have traveled to Italy and Greece.  
GMercyU Fun Fact: St. B’s is the best place to get breakfast.
 

Angela Poleck, 2022 

Major: Radiologic Technology 
Hometown: Chichester, PA  
High School: Chichester High School
GMercyU Activities: I sing in Voices of Gwynedd & Voice Box Acapella and currently hold the choir officer position. 
Fun Fact: I’m a vegetarian. 
Fun Fact: I’m a percussionist and play the ukulele. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: I try to nap in the hammocks put out around campus in the spring! 
 

Sam Rowland, 2022 

Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Huntingdon Valley, PA 
High School: Lower Moreland High School 
GMercyU Activities: Dance Team 
Fun Fact: I love singing and I’ve played the viola since third grade. 
Fun Fact: I have a pitbull/Dalmatian and love her!!! 
GMercyU Fun Fact: Buffalo chicken wraps from the Dining Hall and mozzarella sticks from St. B’s are the best. 
 

Kohler Setley, 2021 

Major: Nursing  
Hometown: Collegeville, PA  
High School: La Salle College High School 
GMercyU Activities: Men's Lacrosse, Intramural Referee  
Fun Fact: I have been on three pilgrimages. 
Fun Fact: I can juggle. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: Loyola Hall is haunted despite what Michelle Murray says! 
 

Jenna Yerger, 2021 

Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Pottsgrove, PA 
High School: Pottsgrove High School 
GMercyU Activities: Intramurals and Athletics work study 
Fun Fact: I’m a Sixers fan. 
Fun Fact: I hit myself in the head with a shovel when I was younger. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: Make yourself a peanut butter and banana sandwich in the dining hall - trust me!  
 

Anneliese Zazyczny, 2022 

Major: Nursing 
Hometown: Buckingham, PA 
High School: Central Bucks East High School
GMercyU Activities: Voices of Gwynedd & Voice Box (officer), SNAP, Campus Ministry 
Fun Fact: I am gluten intolerant. 
Fun Fact: I love country music! 
GMercyU Fun Fact: I play the piano and write music in the Griffinaerie.
 

Camryn Zeller, 2022 

Major: Social Work 
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA 
High School: Abington Senior High 
GMercyU Activities: Griffin Ambassador 
Fun Fact: I traveled to Mexico over the summer. 
Fun Fact: I love coffee. 
GMercyU Fun Fact: Get the mozzarella sticks from St. B’s!!