Hello Everyone! My name is Johnnie Maurice Woodson III, a fourth year bio- chemistry student aspiring to go into medicine. I’ve been called by all three of my names, and even JBoogie, so which- ever you prefer I am open to. I was born and raised in Las Vegas. I’ve listened to practically every music genre out there from rap/hip-hop and rock to Disney soundtracks and acapella groups. So don’t be surprised if you hear me singing “I’ll Make a Man out of You” from Mulan in my room. I’d have to say my favorite artists are either Childish Gambino or Thirty Seconds to Mars. My all-time favorite show is Breaking Bad. I’m not going to lie I did shed a couple tears at that finale. When I’m not relaxing but still have free time, I enjoy going to the gym or running outdoors. If I had to eat only one food for the rest of my life, it would have to be applesauce, but specifically Mott’s Applesauce. My favorite candies are nerds. Blake Lively is my celebrity crush. I love practically anything DC/Marvel. But enough about me. Welcome to Rice. I look forward to meeting you all in August. I’m a very laid-back person so please feel free to come talk to me about anything. If you like games, I’d love to beat you at Monopoly or Call of Duty. Or come to me for movie or TV advice if you don’t know what to watch next. Hope you all have a wonderful O-Week and an unforgettable Rice experience.
Who is that girl snapping pictures left and right? Only the greatest senior psychology and VADA (visual and dramatic arts) major at Martel (and all of Rice, let’s be real). Introducing Abbi Gutierrez, deemed so hip and cool at birth that her parents decid- ed she needed a specially spelt name. She is easily one of the coolest people you will meet at Martel, and works tire- lessly to make this place better all the time. Seriously, there is nothing she can’t do. She represented the New Students in Parliament (Martel Government), served as head of our Service Commit- tee, organizing volunteer events for Mar- telians, and coordinated an epic Martel Beer Bike, just to name a few things. Her photographs are so amazing that they were recently on display at Rice! Talk about talent. If Abbi Gutierrez is your Advisor, you are in for a ride. She is the most caring and friendly person I know, and she will make sure that your first year (and your entire time at Rice) will be amazing!
Dhruv loves his computer science. CS by day; CS by night; CS for life. You can al- ways catch him coding his way into your heart, especially if your name is Carly Rae Jepsen. Seriously Carly, call him maybe. But beyond the princess of pop, Dhruv has a taste for the finer things in music and life. As your Advisor, he will probably try to convince you to listen to Kanye’s (and Kendrick’s) entire discography chronologically because that’s the only way to do it. Pitchfork, move aside, go to this guy with all your hip music needs. If you have difficulty remembering faces, you can probably recognize Dhruv by his blue North Face jacket and by the plate of half eaten food in his hand at any moment in time. He loves that jacket almost as much as he loves his new students. If you could write a forloop to measure how great of an Advisor/friend/overall cool guy Dhruv is, it would probably have a billion iterations and no end.
Mandy. Wandy. Wand. Wandith. Pringles. It appears that the forces are working in your favor, as you’ve been #blessed to be a part of Mandy Weaver’s O-Week group, also known as the lady of literally hundreds of nicknames (seriously no one calls her by her real name at this point). This ecology and evolutionary biology stunna straight out of the city of brotherly love has a passion for not only tree cores, but also all things Quaker, the country of Peru, and flannels. This self-described granola superstar can also keep you caffeinated 100% of the time as one of Coffeehouses’s very own Catering Managers. Activities aside, Mandy is one of the most passionate and caring people at Rice. She’s incredibly easy to talk to and her thoughtfulness and her dedication to all the people in her life will un- doubtedly make her a fantastic Advisor.