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Meet the RH Commuter Assistants

Welcome Class of 2025! We, the commuter assistant team, are excited to meet you and help you acclimate to college life. If you ever have any questions, you can always feel free to reach out to us at commutersrh@fordham.edu.

Fizah Ali, she/her

Commutes from: Teaneck, New Jersey by Bus & Subway CA Fizah Ali

Fordham College at Rose Hill, Class of 2022

Majoring in Biological Sciences

Involvement on campus: On campus, some clubs I'm part of are MSA and FUSE. But off-campus, I volunteer time at the hospital or other fundraisers when I can, play tennis recreationally on the weekends, and tutor math to my mom's coworker's children.

Fun Fact: Recently, I've been trying to teach myself how to play piano and I've been collecting foreign coins for the last 10 years.

Mariana Beltran Hernandez, she/her

Non-Traditonal Commuter Student (Off-campus) Ca Mariana

Originally from Modesto, California

Fordham College at Rose Hill, Class of 2022

Major: International Political Economy and Humanitarian Studies with a minor in French

Involvement: On campus, I've been really involved with the Center for Community Engaged Learning in various capacities but especially with their Urban Plunge Program where I'm now a Captain for Plunge 2021. I'm also involved with El Grito de Lares and will be on their e-board for the 2021-2022 school year. Off campus, I've been able to volunteer and intern at so many different places including Let's Get Ready, the International Rescue Committee, the Center on Reproductive Rights, and various Bronx based community partners that work with immigrants and education.

Fun Fact: I've lived in 7 different places throughout the US and Mexico (8 places if you count 2 months in Spain before the pandemic hit)!

Favorite Spots in NYC: I love the Upper West Side! It's such a great place to just walk around and look at all the architecture and there's so many great restaurants and stores. I love going to get coffee and window shopping before going to one of my favorite Thai restaurants on 72nd street.

Enxhi Hajdarmataj, she/her

Commutes from Eastchester, New York by Train Ca enxhi 240x240 1

Gabelli School of Business, Class of 2023

Major in Public Accounting with Double Minor in Economics and Fashion Studies

Campus Involvement: I am an associate of Smart Women's Securities, a member of Mode Magazine where I was a model, photographer and stylist and lastly, I am a part of Albanian Club.

Favorite musical artists? Rihanna, 070 Shake, Kanye, Abba, Fleetwood Mac, Danger Incorporated

Summer Hernandez, she/her

Commutes from the Bronx, New York by Bus Ca summer 240x240

Fordham College at Rose Hill, Class of 2022

Major in English, Minor in Journalism. I am also on the pre-law track

Involvement: On campus, I work in student athletics and am a part of Fordham's student-run page, The Herd. I was also involved in the Fordham Undergraduate Law Review and have recently become a FCA for Career Services.

Favorite spots in New York? Barnes & Nobles and Surreal Creamery are my two favorite spots! Combine books and ice cream and you've got yourself a relaxing day in NYC.

Fun Fact: I'm a horror fanatic and Halloween is my favorite holiday (yes, it is a holiday, no matter what my friends say).

Seth Lee, he/him

Commutes from Manhattan, New York by Subway Ca seth 240x240

Gabell School of Business, Class of 2024

Major: Finance 

Involvment: On campus, I am part of FUPAC and the Alternate Investing Club. I plan to join the basketball club in the fall. Off campus I do a lot of personal and basketball training.

Favorite spots in NYC: One place I like to hang out is riverside park. There's so much to do from sports, picnics, runs, and anything you could think of. Personally, I have done and enjoy all of the above. And something else that's nice about it is that it is by the Hudson river so its usually more cool and scenic. Plus the sunsets are amazing!

Favorite musical artists? Lil Tjay/Eminem

Yulynn Lin, she/her

Commutes from Elmhurst, New York by Train Ca yulynn 240x240

Gabelli School of Business, Class of 2024

Major: Business Administration

Involvement: Off-campus, I like to hang out with my friends, visit new restaurants, take care of my brother, or work at a restaurant. Something that I am involved in on campus is the Asian Cultural Exchange club. In this club, I plan a couple of events and meet up weekly with the e-board members and club members.

Favorite spots in NYC? I enjoy going to flushing meadow park a lot because it is a big park with multiple open activities. Often I would play volleyball, go biking, ice skating, walk my dog, or take a walk. This park is only a couple of train stops away from my house, so it is very convenient. My friends also live around the neighborhood, so it is an easy meet-up for all of us.

Alex Manigbas, he/him

Commutes from Yonkers, New York by Car Ca alexx 240x240

Gabelli School of Business, Class of 2023

Major: Business Administration with Concentrations in Business Economics and Information Systems. Minor in Psychology

I participate in Fordham's Wrestling Club, where, as an experienced wrestler, I help guide others who are new to the sport. Additionally, I am a United Student Government Senator for the Class of 2023. 

My favorite food in NYC is the Slutsky Wrap sold at Rams Deli. This wrap consists of chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks, fries, and chipotle mayo. It is my favorite food to buy on a cheat day from being healthy since it is greasy, delicious and probably has a thousand calories. #supportlocalbusiness

Favorite musical artist? Post Malone

Emely Mojica, she/her

Commutes from Harlem, New York by Subway Ca emely 240x240

Fordham College at Rose Hill, Class of 2022

Major: English with Spanish and Communication & Media double minor

Involvement: I am very involved at my church and I am a contributing writer for The Ram

Favorite place in NYC? I love to hang out at Barnes and Noble in downtown Manhattan. I could spend all day there and read book in peace and call it my happy place.

Favorite musical artist? Adele is my musical mother.

Jennifer Tran, she/her

Commutes from Queens, New York by Train Ca jennifer 240x240

Fordham College at Rose Hill, Class of 2024

Major: Biological Sciences (pre-health track), interests in Visual Arts

Involvement: As of right now, I am a student worker at Fordham's Office of Career Services. Additionally, I am a writer for FFP's blog and a member of Climate Impact's social media team! I hope to get more involved in off-campus activities this upcoming year.

Favorite thing to do in NYC? I love visiting museums (I'm partial to the MET). As an art lover, I can probably stay in a museum for hours on end just staring at and taking pictures of all the art. I also really love the botanical garden, or any parks for that matter. There's something so nice about being surrounded by plants and nature, especially when it's warm outside!

Flor Rodriguez, she/her

Commutes from the Bronx, New York by Bus Ca flor 240x240

Fordham College at Rose Hill, Class of 2023

Major: English

I was a member of ASILI during the Fall Semester and during the Spring semester I did work study as a clerk in Walsh Family Library's Electronic Information Center. Off-campus, I enjoy finding new local restaurants.

Favorite NYC Spots? I love going to Greenwich Village and Upper West Side the most because there are such amazing places to eat and visit there, such as Good Enough to Eat, which is a great brunch place.

Favorite musical artist? Bad Bunny

Sophia Viti, she/her

Commutes from Eastchester, New York by Car Ca sophia 240x240

Gabelli School of Business, Class of 2024

Major: Undecided Business (currently)

Involvement: On campus: Smart Woman Securities, Women in Finance and Economics, Pre-Law society, Business of Sports society, Healthcare in Business, Ultimate Frisbee, Outdoors Club. Off campus: I volunteer at HOPE Kitchen. I normally bake dessert for the soup kitchen.

Favorite places in New York? My favorite activities to do in the city are go out to dinner and then see a Broadway show, and also go to Yankee games (I'd attend each game if I could!). One of my favorite activities outside of the city (near where I live in Westchester County, NY), is take a walk at Larchmont Manor Park. My favorite vacation spot in New York is Lake George, where I go tubing, ziplining, parasailing, and more.

Ryan Staunton, they/he

Commutes from: Bronxville, NY by Metro-North Railroad Ca ryan 240x240

Fordham College at Rose Hill, Class of 2023

Double Major in Political Science and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Involvement on campus: On campus, you can always find me at Rodrigue's Coffeeshop. If I'm not behind the counter, I'm usually studying or spending time with my friend Cat.

Favorite spot in NYC: When I'm in New York, I usually tend to travel to Brooklyn. I have a lot of close friends who live in the area, and when we're there we crawl from one record store to another, looking through the galleries at the Brooklyn Museum, or just spend sunny days walking the streets!

Musical Interests? My two favorite genres are Indie Rock & Folk, so I love listening to Adrianne Lenker and Yowler, but I also love Soccer Mommy, and Mitski. Above all though, I'm a die-hard Taylor Swift fan.