Jerry Shaen is a proud member of the class of 2019, majoring in Marketing with a minor in Creative Writing (so let’s hope this bio isn’t awful). He grew up in not-so-small-town South Jersey, a key distinction when discussing his home state in that it is the part farthest away from where the off-putting, tanning fueled reality shows take place; let’s just say the only person flipping tables in his hometown is his mom when he doesn’t call her enough.
Jerry came to William & Mary looking for community, whether that be within William & Mary’s walls or in the greater Williamsburg area. So, he found himself dancing for 10 hours with TribeTHON which supports the local children’s hospital, strengthening the Fraternity community with the Interfraternity Council, and walking backwards around campus giving tours to potential students. He came to find his community in those that cared for this university just as much as he did. This lead him directly to orientation, the most applicable setting for overflowing Tribe Pride.
In his time as an Orientation Aide, his top priority was ensuring that incoming students had the same, or even greater pride in their school as him. As an OAD, he hopes to not only continue this tradition, but amplify it to remind the entire orientation staff why this school means the world to them. Jerry is looking forward to welcoming all incoming students and the class of 2022 in his last orientation experience.