Meet Our Student Tour Guides

These students lead tours of the Upper School and answer questions about their Catlin Gabel experience.

Mara Alfrey

I have been at Catlin Gabel since seventh grade and have become a passionate, motivated student. I am involved with the community through sports including soccer, basketball, and tennis. I enjoy helping people both inside and outside of my community, and I love meeting new people who I can share my Catlin Gabel experience with.

Defne Alpay

I am graduating in 2020 and have been a student at Catlin Gabel since seventh grade. Inside of Catlin, I was a member of Communicare my sophomore year and am currently a member of AWSEM. Outside of school, I have been a club swimmer since third grade and am part of the Pacific Youth Choir high school choir. When I'm not swimming, singing or studying, I enjoy baking and ceramics.

Katie Barnicle

I have always been an outgoing bubbly person that has truly enjoyed making connections to other people. I have always loved learning about different people's unique lives. My easy going, positive attitude has allowed me to get along with many different types of people.

Bowen Blair

I, along with my sister, have been attending Catlin Gabel since kindergarten. I play a lot of soccer both for Catlin and outside of school, so I can answer any questions you may have concerning the athletic department. Something that I appreciate about Catlin is the great student to teacher ratio. This really allows me to get to know my teachers well and really form a strong relationship with them.

Lauren Mei Calora

I'm Lauren Mei and I'm interested in marketing, journalism, photography, and computer science. I'm a part of Robotics Team 1540 The Flaming Chickens, and I've dedicated over 800 hours to the team.

Katherine Chang

Hi I'm Katherine! I'm a junior and have been at Catlin Gabel since ninth grade. I was actually born at the St. Vincent hospital so coming here has been full circle for me! My favorite place at Catlin are the outside benches where I like to hang out with my friends on sunny days. I love spending time outdoors, especially if I'm with my friends, family, and my dog Bella.

Amy Chen

I joined Catlin Gabel at the beginning of ninth grade after moving to Portland from Shanghai. I am currently a senior and my favorite subjects are science and history. I also participate in the mock trial team and volunteer with the Healing Hands Club. When I'm not in school, I enjoy swimming, trying new foods, traveling, and taking pictures.

Lola Diaz Gonzalez

My name is Lola Diaz, and I'm from Spain. I came to the United States when I was 7 years old. I am bilingual and a tennis player. I started at Catlin Gabel in ninth grade and I play soccer and tennis for the varsity teams. I'm a very passionate and hard-working person and love to work with people.

Kai Gamboa

I started at Catlin Gabel in ninth grade and am currently a junior. I play soccer and am captain of the boys varsity soccer team, so the soccer field is where I spend a lot of time!

Jackson George

I am currently a sophomore at Catlin Gabel. My favorite subjects in school are history, math, and science. My favorite extracurriculars involve debate, speech, and business. During my free time, I love to play soccer and run, watch The Office, read, and spend time with my family and friends. I have been at Catlin for over 7 years.

Anousha Greiveldinger

I came to Catlin Gabel as a freshman and I'm a senior this year. I enjoy playing soccer, running track, being part of AWSEM (a science club), and learning computer science. Outside of school, I love to bake, travel, and play with my dogs.

Samira Grossman-Ferris

My name is Samira and I am a sophomore at Catlin Gabel. This is my second year here and I came from ACCESS Academy. I am a dancer (mostly ballet) and enjoy Spanish, social studies, and art classes.

Annika Holliday

My name is Annika, a senior at Catlin Gabel. I play soccer on the varsity soccer team that I captain and participate in CGSA (Catlin Gabel Student Association VP), Community Engineering, InvenTeam, and the marimba club. I also enjoy skiing, tennis, violin, and volunteering at the Goose Hollow Family Shelter. I'm excited to welcome you to the Catlin Gabel community where I have been a student since preschool.

Catie Kean

I am a senior this year and have attended Catlin Gabel since preschool. My favorite subjects are math and science, and I participate in the Healing Hands club and AWSEM. I enjoy playing club and school volleyball, baking, writing poetry, skiing, and spending time with my friends.

Catie Macauley

My name is Catie Macauly, and I came to Catlin Gabel when I moved from Vermont as a ninth grader. I like to take advantage of the many opportunities Catlin Gabel offers, participating in the fall play, playing on the tennis team, and leading an affinity group for religious students on campus. In my free time, I also play the viola in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and I love writing and baking, preferably with my friends.

Emma MacNeill

I've been at Catlin Gabel since I was 5 years old which makes me a lifer. Throughout these 11 years the Catlin environment has fostered my passion for learning and my drive for improvement. I love soccer, music, baking, traveling, and getting to spend time with friends and family.

Stella Meier

My name is Stella Meier, and I am a senior at Catlin Gabel. I attended the school from 4th to 8th grade, before switching schools for 9th grade, only to return to Catlin my junior year. Feel free to ask for pictures of my blue merle Australian Shepherd son.

Ramya Nallakrishnan

My name is Ramya Nallakrishnan and I have been at Catlin Gabel since kindergarten except for the two years that I lived abroad in Singapore. Both inside and outside of school, I enjoy playing volleyball year round and exploring different forms of art. I also enjoy rafting, kayaking, traveling and participating in different service activities with my mom through National Charity League (NCL)

Benjamin Olshin

I joined Catlin Gabel School as a ninth grader. I love each of my courses, especially science, Spanish, and photography. I co-lead Catlin Gabel's cooking club and participate in Catlin Gabel's Judicial Council. Outside of school, I am a competitive gymnast and lead Babies With Books, a teen-led program that distributes books in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Randall Children's Hospital to promote early literacy and family bonding. In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, biking, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

Tristan Peng

I am a senior and my favorite thing to do other than touring people is robotics. I spend large amounts of time doing robotics work, often more time-consuming that actual schoolwork. I also am an avid musician and I play three instruments, piano, cello and saxophone.

Chloe Snider

Hi, my name is Chloe and I am a senior and in my 6th year at Catlin Gabel. I play soccer and run track, as well as participating in mock trial, InvenTeam, and marimba club. Outside of Catlin Gabel extracurriculars, my interests include playing piano, skiing, and going on mountaineering trips with the Explorer Post 58. I look forward to introducing you to our beautiful campus and telling you all about this fantastic school. 

Sophia Spry

I joined Catlin Gabel when I was in 7th grade and I have learned a lot from my experience here. I co-lead the Catlin Gabel chapter of YES (Youth Ending Slavery) and I am also a member of the organization's board. I play for the Catlin soccer, basketball, and track & field teams. In my free time I previously have played club soccer, but recently have switched to playing club basketball. I enjoy reading, snowboarding, painting and fishing.

Tiffany Toh

Hi! I'm Tiffany Toh, a junior at Catlin Gabel. My friends know me as the energetic one, the girl who is unafraid of breaking the norm a little. Some people describe me as crazy (in a good way, of course). Despite having a logical mind, I also tend to think creatively and out-of-the-box. Thus, my interests include music, robotics, and debate.

Jed Whalen Stewart

Hi, My name is Jed! I am a junior, and in my third year at Catlin Gabel. I am the oldest of three, and love to spend time with my family. I play varsity soccer and varsity basketball, and pretty much anything sports-related. I was a co-class president in ninth grade, and my favorite subjects are science and English.

Evan Williams

I came to Catlin Gabel as a ninth grader, the first in my family at the school. I play soccer, run track, and play table tennis. I also enjoy playing the saxophone and am part of jazz band. One of my favorite parts about Catlin Gabel was how welcoming the community was to new students and families.

Alyssa Zhang

My interests and hobbies are visual arts, particularly digital drawing, and piano. I also enjoy/participate in extracurriculars like mock trial and team sports like cross-country and track. I usually spend my free time drawing, reading, and traveling (if I can).

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