Rescue-1s and Officers

Allison O'Connor, Chief of Service, Rescue-1

Allison O'Connor is a Rescue-1 and a member of the class of 2017

Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Class of 2017

I am a Biology major with a concentration in Neuroscience. While I am not saving lives on campus or at my home EMS service, you can find me adventuring in the great outdoors, hanging out with little kids (which I do on campus as a CCAK mentor), baking, having spontaneous late night dance parties with my roommate or eating ice cream, just to name a few. After Colby, I hope to attend medical school.

 

 

 

 

Anoush Longerstaey, Deputy Chief of Operations, Rescue-1

Anoush Longerstaey, CER, Colby Emergency Response, Rescue-2, Class of 2017

Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Class of 2017

I am a Biology major with a concentration in Neuroscience, in hopes of going to dental school after my undergraduate studies. In addition to CER, I am president of the Biology Club, I volunteer at the Humane Society, and conduct Neuroscience research on campus. In my spare time, you can find me playing broomball, sailing, watching the Bruins or Netflix, or making maple syrup in the arboretum!

Shanna Grant, Deputy Chief of Personnel and Training, Rescue-1

Shanna Grant is a Rescue-1 and a member of the class of 2017

Hometown: Cold Spring Harbor (Long Island), New York

Class of 2017

I’m a psychology major with a concentration in neuroscience. On campus you can find me working on my thesis in the psychology department and doing research in the Memory and Language Lab. When I’m home in New York you can find me volunteering at the local fire department and generally spending time outside. After Colby I hope to attend an accelerated nursing program and ultimately work as a nurse before becoming a nurse practitioner.

 

 

 

 

Lily Landry, Communications Officer, Rescue-1

Lily Landry, CER, Colby Emergency Response, Rescue-2, Class of 2017

Hometown: Gorham, Maine

Class of 2017

I am a Biology major with a concentration in Neuroscience and a minor in Environmental Studies. After Colby I hope to attend a nursing program and work as a critical care nurse before going on to a nurse anesthetist program. On any given day you can find me doing research for my independent study at MaineGeneral, volunteering with Best Buddies, or playing guitar.  

Hayley Kushner, Equipment and Supplies Officer, Rescue-1

Hayley Kushner, CER, Colby Emergency Response, Rescue-2, Class of 2017

Hometown: Pound Ridge, New York

Class of 2017

I am a Biology and History double major and am interested in pursuing Biological research. At Colby, I compete with the Equestrian team, work in the interlibrary loan department of Miller Library, and am member of Maine Aspirations. In my free time, you can find me eating at Bobs or spending time with friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Balaguer, Continuing Education Officer, Rescue-2

Katie Balaguer

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan

Class of 2017

Hello CER fans! I am Psychology major with a concentration in Neuroscience and a Chemistry minor. In my free time you can find me volunteering at the nearby MaineGeneral hospital, exploring the great outdoors, enjoying the company of friends, or maybe playing some hockey. After Colby, I plan to take 2 gaps years working as an EMT and conducting research before attending medical school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Rescue-2s

Anna Krauss

Anna Krauss, CER, Colby Emergency Response, Rescue-2, Class of 2017

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Class of 2017

 

While not on duty, I can be found outside with the Outing Club, mentoring at Waterville Junior HS, or tossing a disc in front of Miller with the Frisbee team. I am Biology and Sociology double major pursuing the ultimate goal of attending medical school.

 

 

 

 

Harry Hill

Harry Hill, CER, Colby Emergency Response, Rescue-2, Class of 2017

Hometown: Greenwhich, Connecticut

Class of 2017

Hello CER fans! I’ve been an EMT for about a year now. I’m an economics major with an interest in a future career in medicine. My hobbies include snowboarding, biking, teamwork and saving lives.

 

 

 

 

 

Spencer Martin

Spencer Martin, CER, Colby Emergency Response, Class of 2017, Rescue-2

Hometown: Barkhamsted, Connecticut

Class of 2017

Hello CER fans! I became an EMT during Janplan my freshman year, and have been working in the field ever since then. Outside of Colby I volunteer for my local ambulance, and I work for the Waterville Fire Department as a call EMT/Firefighter. I am an Math-Economics major with a chemistry minor. My hobbies include skiing biking, driving, and saving lives. Stay healthy!

 

 

 

Cal Robbins

Cal Robbins, CER, Colby Emergency Response, Rescue-2, Class of 2017

Hometown: Waldoboro, Maine

Class of 2017

Hello CER fans! I’ve been an EMT for 2 years. I’m a Biochemistry major and a Physics minor. I am planning on a career in medicine. I enjoy playing hockey, piano and guitar when I’m not working in medicine.

 

Baturay Aydemir

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Henry Ackerman

Henry Ackerman

 

 

 Hometown: Seattle, Washington

Class of 2017

 

At Colby, I am a sociology major and chemistry minor on the pre-med track. In my free time I like to climb, ski, lift and relax with friends. During the summer I try to kiteboard and windsurf as much as possible. In the future I hope to both attend medical school and get a masters in public health.

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Carlson

Eric Carlson, CER, Colby Emergency Response, Rescue-2, Class of 2018

Hometown: Boring, Maryland

Class of 2018

I’m a government major and environmental studies minor. I am an avid rafting guide on the Penobscot and aspire to enter international politics one day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Levesque

Will Levesque, CER, Colby Emergency Response, Rescue-2, Class of 2018

Hometown: Wrentham, Massachusetts

Class of 2018

I’m a government major on the pre-med track. At Colby, I play rugby, write for the Colby Echo, and participate in the outing club, especially on ice climbing and mountaineering trips. During my summers I work at Camp Joslin, a residential summer camp for children with Type 1 Diabetes. After Colby, I plan on attending med school and joining the Navy as a doctor.

 

 

 

Elenia Lin

Elenia Lin

Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Class of 2018

I’m majoring in biology with a concentration in cell and molecular
biology/biochemistry and minoring in environmental studies with the
intention of going into medicine. On campus, I am a research assistant
in Professor Melissa Glenn’s behavioral neuroscience lab, an Outing
Club member, and Vice President of the Pottery Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Rembetsy-Brown

Julia Rembetsy-Brown

 

 

Hometown: Westminster, MA

Class of 2018

I am a Biology major with a concentration in Neuroscience and a Chemistry minor.  I would like to attend medical school or physical therapy school, or do something that has to do with science.  I am on the track and field team for Colby and I am a biology teacher assistant.  I also like to go hiking or biking in my free time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brittany Bossi

Brittany Bossi

 

 

Hometown: South Berwick, Maine

Class of 2018

 

Here at Colby I study Biology. In my spare time I enjoy skiing, hiking, tennis, running, and pretty much anything else that involves the outdoors! I am an Outing Club leader and a COOT leader, and I am involved in the Student Alumni Association. In the future I hope to go to medical school, and fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a doctor!

 

 

 

 

Lisa Blackmer-Raynolds

Lisa Blackmer-Raynolds

 

 

Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado

Class of 2019

I am majoring in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience. I am a leader in the Colby Outing Club and love doing various outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, and whitewater kayaking. I hope to pursue a career in medical research when I graduate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meghan Enslow

 

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Hometown: Chatham, New Jersey

Class of 2019

 

I have not decided on a major at Colby, but I’m on the pre-med track. In addition to working with CER, I play women’s rugby and am a CCAK mentor. I love to travel, hike, and write. After Colby, I hope to attend medical school.

 

 

 

 

 

Collette Gould

Hometown: Bow, NH

Class of 2019

I am an intended Biology and French double major. I am a Feb Frosh from Dijon, France and I completed the EMT course over JanPlan. At Colby I am a member of the Outing Club, the Colby Dancers, a COOT leader, and I work as an athletic trainer assistant in the Athletic Center. I love to ski and hike and I hope to go to medical school after Colby. I hope to join my local EMS service this summer in addition to my previous summer job as a zip-line guide at Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire.

 

 

 

 

 

John Baker

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Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Class of 2019

Before becoming an EMT I worked as a life guard and swimming instructor, and was very eager to expand my emergency medical skills. At Colby I am studying Theatre and Psychology (I have yet to determine which I will major in). In my spare time, I enjoy theatre, running, martial arts and reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CER Alumni

Peter Wirth '16, Former Chief of Service, Rescue-1

Peter Wirth is the Chief of CER and a member of the class of 2016

Hometown: New Providence, New Jersey

Class of 2016

 I have been an EMT since high school and continue to work for my hometown EMS service, as well as Waterville Fire-Rescue. I am a Biology major with a concentration in Neuroscience. After Colby, I hope to attend medical school and someday be a surgeon. I enjoy running and skiing in my free time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seth Butler '16, Former Deputy Chief of Operations, Rescue-1

Seth Butler is the Deputy Chief of Operations of CER and is a member of the Class of 2016

Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland

Class of 2016

I am  Biology-Neuroscience and Psychology double-major with a minor in Chemistry.  My career aspirations are to go to medical school and become a doctor (likely as a general surgeon, pediatrician, trauma physician/surgeon, or neurosurgeon), possibly through the military.  In addition to CER, I am also a Colby Outing Club trip leader, Colby Outing Club committee co-chair for the Sugaring/Cabin Committee, Admissions Ambassadors Executive Board member, volunteer at Waterville Humane Society, iPlay sports captain, student researcher in Biology-neuroscience, and a volunteer with Waterville Fire&Rescue department.  My other interests include hiking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, playing soccer, playing ice hockey, playing tennis, and woodworking.  I love the colors blue and green, I have a labradoodle named Tedy back at home, and my top 3 favorite Colby activities are: 1) making maple syrup in the arboretum 2) sledding down Chapel Hill 3) broom ball.

 

 

Katherine Kibler '16, FormerDeputy Chief of Personnel and Training, Rescue-1

Katherine Kibler is the Deputy Chief of Personnel and Training for CER. She is a member of the class of 2016.

Hometown: Atlanta Georgia

Class of 2016

I’m a Creative Writing and Philosophy double major, currently working on an honors thesis in Creative Writing. Post-grad, I’m looking to get a job, ideally as a high school teacher. On campus I’m the President of Powder and Wig, our student theater group, and have directed two shows. I am also a CCAK mentor, and the Advanced Research Assistant for the Creative Writing department. In my spare time, I enjoy knitting, sewing, hiking, and watching movies.

 

 

 

 

Edwin Ward'16, Former Continuing Education Officer, Rescue-2

Edwin Ward is the Scheduling Officer for CER and is a member of the class of 2016

Hometown: Hampton, Virginia

Class of 2016

I am a Honors Physics Major and Classical Civilizations minor. During my summers away from Colby, I’ve volunteered with my home fire service, Hampton Fire & Rescue and worked for political campaigns as well as my local shipyard, where I got to spend a lot of time working in and on aircraft carriers. Most recently I’ve worked as a camp counselor. My interests outside of CER include broomball and flying (I’m a licensed pilot). After graduating from Colby, I hope to pursue a career in engineering.

 

 

 

 

 

Griffen Allen '16, Former Rescue-2

Griffen Allen, CER, Colby Emergency Response, Class of 2016, Rescue-2

Hometown: Valdosta, Georgia

Class of 2016

I am a philosophy major and pre-medical student.  In addition to my work with CER, I am the president of the men’s rugby team and a CCAK mentor. I intend to go to medical school after a gap year in which I am seeking to further my philosophical studies through a masters in bioethics at Harvard.