Hearing perspectives from students who are living and breathing the current Davidson experience is one of the best ways to get to know this community. We encourage you to send questions to admissionambassadors@davidson.edu for a student-oriented perspective on life at Davidson.

In addition, feel free to reach out to one of our Senior Admission Fellows profiled below.


Layan Anabtawi '19
Hometown: Ramallah, Palestine
Major: Film and Middle Eastern Studies
Involvements: Davidson Students in Solidarity with Palestine, Muslim Student Association, Arabic Tutor, Residence Life Office, Davidson International Association
Fun Fact: I worked on the film set for American Animals!
Email Layan at laanabtawi@davidson.edu.


Marcos Balsera '19
Hometown: Miami, FL
Major: Political Science
Minor: Economics
Involvements: QuestBridge, Patterson Court Council, Honor Council, President's Diversity Advisory Committee, Define American
Fun Fact: I love to salsa dance!
Email Marcos at mabalsera@davidson.edu.


Alex Fichter '19
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Major: Political Science 
Minor: Economics and East Asian Studies 
Involvements: Pre-Business Society, French Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Investment and Finance Association
Fun Fact: During my time abroad, I mountaineered up one of Chile's most active volcanos and backpacked in Patagonia.
Email Alex at alfichter@davidson.edu.


Sidney Fox '19
Hometown: Saint Louis, MO
Major: Political Science
Involvements: Connor Eating House Service Chair, Women's Leadership Conference Planning Committee, Alumni Engagement Ambassador, Pre-Law Society, and French Club.
Fun Fact: I spent a semester living, studying, and volunteering in Athens, Greece!
Email Sidney at sifox@davidson.edu.


Itziri Gonzalez-Barcenas '19
Hometown: Sanford, NC
Majors: Political Science, Africana Studies 
Involvements: Student Government Association, Warner Hall Eating House, Define American, Research Assistant for Dr. Benson, STRIDE mentor
Fun Fact: My full legal name has over half of the letters in the alphabet and I'm left-handed.
Email Itziri at itgonzalezbarcenas@davidson.edu.


Anthony Ryback '19
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Major: Political Science
Minor: Communication Studies
Involvements: Bonner Scholars, Honor Council Vice-Chair, Order of Omega President, Phi Gamma Delta
Fun Fact: I bungee jumped off of the largest bungee jump bridge in the world while abroad in Cape Town, South Africa!
Email Anthony at anryback@davidson.edu.


Tony Solís '19
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Majors: Educational Studies and Public Policy
Involvements: Student Initiative for Academic Diversity (SIAD), Organizer for Collegiate Alliance for Immigration Reform conference at Davidson, African Drumming Ensemble, Chidsey Leadership Fellow, Volunteer work in the area.
Fun fact: I ran the Chicago marathon in 2016 - is this even fun? You decide.
Email Tony at tosolis@davidson.edu.


Severine Stier '19
Princeton, NJ
Major: English
Involvements: Copy Editor of Hobart Park: Davidson's Annual Literary Review, President of French Club, Alumni Engagement Ambassador, Chidsey Leadership Fellow, Hillel 
Fun Fact: My parents named me after a French Olympic downhill skier, which may explain my love for all things French!
Email Severine at sestier@davidson.edu.