Meet the Tutors

Jeremy Acosta ’17


Over the summer, Jeremy became very skilled at helping people prepare for case interviews for their consulting interviews. He loves Indian food. An avid sailor during the summer, Jeremy is currently working to improve his rock climbing skills. Fluent in Spanish.

Noam Z. Barnhard ’18

Behavioral Economics

Noam is the captain of the Hamilton rugby team and is an avid poker player. He looks forward to the weekends where he mostly sits by a fire reading books about old wooden ships and different types of rocks. You can often find Noam eating alone, shopping with his mom or twiddling his thumbs.

Reinaldo “Rey” Camacho ’18


Passionate about tutoring and helping students, Rey has been tutoring since middle school. Born and raised in Miami, FL, he is a native Spanish speaker and specializes in debate. Rey has volunteered in Utica as a worker at Hope House, as well as in Miami at Academica and is a Community Service Officer.

Anna Do ’18

Psychology and Creative Writing

On campus, Anna dances on the HEAT hip-hop team and plays guitar for Catholic mass on Sundays. In her spare time, Anna likes to write poetry and daydream about Copenhagen, where she studied abroad last semester. Anna hopes to continue traveling the world, and to one day adopt a puppy. Fluent in Vietnamese, and working proficiency in French and Danish.

Taylor Elicegui ’17


Along with working as a peer tutor, Taylor is the co-captain of Hamilton’s ski team and co-chair of the Honor Court. After Hamilton, Taylor hopes to go to law school. She’s enjoying her first year as a resident of the “Dark Side,” where Taylor is close to KJ and Opus, which serves her favorite mango brie paninis!

Kaygon Finakin ’19

Undecided Major

Kaygon serves on the leadership boards of various student organizations, including the Feminists of Color Collective (FCC) and the Caribbean Students Association and is also a member of the Black and Latino Student Union. On a less serious note, Kaygon is an avid music lover who considers herself a moderate foodie.

Hayley Goodrich ’17


Hayley, an amateur whistler, spends her time romping around the outdoors, smiling at babies, and dreaming of one day owning a pet sloth. When not lingering in the OCC, she can be found making plans to travel the world, spending her tutor earnings on Opus coffee, and dancing involuntarily to any music.

Emily Granoff ’18

History and Government

Emily helps run Hogwarts at Hamilton where she brings some magic to campus. She also writes for the Duel Observer and makes bread for Challah for Hunger. If she can do all this without leaving the “Dark Side,” it's a great day. A history major, Emily spends her free time writing essays, reading a book, or with friends.

Daniel Horgan ’18


As much as Dan enjoys his studies, you will likely find him occupied with extracurricular pursuits. On campus, he works at the Levitt Center, Wellin Museum, and of course here at the OCC. As a lover of music, Dan is co-founder of the Vinyl Appreciation Club and sings in the College Choir and in the a capella group, The Buffers.

Claire Anastasia Kitz ’19

Classics and Art History

Claire lives on the “Dark Side” and finds it very hard to venture anywhere else. She participates on the volleyball team, Newman Council (co-representative), Christopher Dawson Society, SAAC, and Gamma Xi. Claire likes to spend her days at Café Opus drinking hot chocolate and having a laugh with friends.

Helena La Porte-Burns ’18


As a Continental, Helena is a RA, a campus tour guide for the Admissions Office, a layout editor for The Continental and a member of the Hamilton College Orchestra. In her (limited) free time, Helena enjoys spending time in the company of dear friends or a good book.

Melissa Paragamian ’18

World Politics and Economics

On campus, Missy is a tour guide, a member of the Alternative Spring Break e-board, a diver on Hamilton's swimming and diving team, and a member of Hamilton's equestrian team. Missy just returned from studying abroad in Dakar, Senegal where she spent time learning the local dialect, Wolof; therefore looking forward to tutoring at Wolof-related conferences. As a French minor, Missy is also fluent in French.

Lauren Pyo ’17

Women's Studies and Communications

Lauren is co-president of Operation Smile, a member of HALT, an 1812 Ambassador and a sister in Gamma Xi. In the fall of 2015, she studied abroad in Wellington, New Zealand. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys getting Opus, going on runs and hanging out with friends.

Jonathan Stanhope ’18

Public Policy

Hailing from the great Maine woods, Jon is a public policy major, interested in politics, the economy, and the effects of government policies. Jon works on campus as a RA and competes on Hamilton’s Mock Trial team. After graduation, Jon plans on attending law school and pursuing a career in law and politics.

Michael Wang ’19

World Politics and Environmental Studies

In addition to being part of the OCC, Michael spends much of his spare time as a social media tutor, giving campus tours for the Admissions Office, and serving as president of Hamilton UNICEF. He is fluent in both English and Mandarin, and one day hopes to befriend a giraffe named Geoffrey. 

Contact Information

Amy Gaffney

Oral Communication Center Director
Kirner-Johnson 222
315-859-4401 oralcomm@hamilton.edu
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