Members

Yolanda Simpson

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AKA: Yoyo
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Major/Minor: Neuroscience and Biochemistry Double Major
Position: President
Hometown: Hillsborough, NC
Voice Part: Alto
Solo/s: I Won’t Give Up (trio), Women Like Me, Lady Marmalade, Love Me Like That 
Superlative: Most likely to speak something into existence 
Cadence Wife: Roslyn
Guilty Pleasure: Hibachi
Dream Job: Pharmacology 
3 Favorite Things: Working out, research, and oversharing 
3 Least Favorite Things: Loud noises, Ros, and the baby from Ice Age
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… Doing people’s orgo homework or talking to strangers
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? Definitely purple
 

Roslyn Reynoso

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AKA: Ros
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Vice President and Choreographer 
Major/Minor: Psychology B.S Major with a double minor in Neuroscience & Health and Society  
Hometown: Cary, NC
Voice Part: Alto II
Solo/s: Good Kisser, Good as Hell, Prisoner, Mamma Mia Medley 
Superlative: Best Cringey British Accent 
Cadence Wife: Yoyo
Guilty Pleasure: Learning K-Pop Dances (No, I will not demonstrate)
Dream Job: Physician Assistant Specializing in Psychiatry 
3 Favorite Things: Iced Coffee, working out, and Korean food
3 Least Favorite Things: Slow drivers, country music, and Yoyo
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… Laying face down on my bed
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? Jealousy is a disease, get well soon xoxo
 

Kristi Lescinski

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AKA: Kris
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Music Director
Major: Political Science and History Double Major with a Music Minor 
Hometown: Hillsborough, NC
Voice Part: Soprano 2
Solo/s: I Won’t Give Up, Rich Girl, Dancing in the Moonlight (trio), Uncharted
Superlative: Most likely to break out into random beatboxing 
Cadence Wife: Amy (come back from grad school please)
Guilty Pleasure: Anything Taylor Swift related
Dream Job: Lawyer (but really a singer)
3 Favorite Things: Guitars, long walks in the woods, and weightlifting 
3 Least Favorite Things: Rainy days, spending money, & people who are rude and don’t know it
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… Probably at the gym or studying for the LSAT in Davis
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? I won’t start it, but I’ll end it
 

Juniors

Jolie Koonce

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AKA: Jo Mama
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Business Manager
Major: Philosophy and Peace, War, and Defense Double Major with a Minor in Public Policy 
Hometown: Vanceboro, NC
Voice Part: Sop 2/Alto 1
Solo/s: Wildflower (trio), Bird Set Free, Mammia Mia Medley, and Dancing in the Moonlight (trio)
Superlative: Most likely to share with you a random bird or plant fact
Cadence Spouse: Cora Martin (miss u bestie)
Guilty Pleasure: IDing all the plants and fungi on my walk home
Dream Job: Absolutely none. I want to escape civilization and create a beautiful homestead in the mountains where I keep my own bees, make my own jams and jellies, grow and can my own fruits and veggies, make my own soaps and candles, and read or bake or crochet whenever I want
3 Favorite Things: Books, bird sounds, and the smell of roasted garlic
3 Least Favorite Things: Squirrels, weak coffee, and the bourgeoisie
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… Either having an Elle Woods moment in Wilson Library, being the friendly local bird girl at my bird job, or hiding away in Caldwell Hall like ever other philosophy major 
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? I am the Michel Gerard of Sass
 

Ellen Garfinkle

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Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Music Director
Major: Global Studies and Political Science Double Major with a Middle Eastern Languages Minor
Hometown: Matthews, NC
Voice Part: Alto 2
Solo/s: Sunflower, Ain’t Got Far to Go, Mamma Mia Medley
Superlative: Most likely to know everyone in the room
Cadence Wife: Natalia
Guilty Pleasure: Watching The Voice auditions on YouTube
Dream Job: Something in the government
3 Favorite Things: Sunsets, Middle Eastern food, and my friends!
3 Least Favorite Things: Yogurt, slugs, and flaky people 
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… Outside the Campus Y with a meantime coffee
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? Where does only owning one purple shirt put me?
 

Natalia Lindo

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AKA: Natty
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Publicity Chair
Major: Business Administration Major with a Latino/a Studies Minor
Hometown:Winston Salem, NC (but really….it is complicated)
Voice Part: Soprano 1
Solo/s:I’m Stuck, Levitating, Mamma Mia Medley, Wings
Superlative: Most likely to have a reality tv show about their life
Cadence Wife: Ellen
Guilty PleasureOnline shopping
Dream Job: President of Marketing for a fashion company
3 Favorite Things: Traveling the world, telling every single person my life story, and obvi singing duhh
3 Least Favorite Things: Waking up early, Gemini men, and cold weather 
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… at Chick-Fil- A
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? 1000000000000
 

Valeria Cloës

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AKA:Valeria (Roslyn’s pronunciation)
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Singer
Major: Media and Journalism and Global Studies Double Major with a Music Minor
Hometown:It’s complicated but Raleigh, NC
Voice Part: Alto 
Solo/s:Wildflower (Trio), Don’t Start Now
Superlative: The best shoulder to cry on
Cadence Wife: Meena
Guilty Pleasure: One Direction
Dream Job: Working at a Fashion Magazine 
3 Favorite Things: Harry Styles, food, and funny people
3 Least Favorite Things: Tomatoes, loud chewers, and rain
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… Watching Netflix
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? What’s not clicking STEVEENN
 

Mary Callan Kelso

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AKA: MC
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Singer
Major: Music and Political Science Double Major
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Voice Part: Soprano 1
Solo/s: Mamma Mia Medley, Gaslighter
Superlative: Most likely to never finish writing an essay
Cadence Wife: Logan
Guilty Pleasure: Frozen Snickers
3 Favorite Things: Chocolate, friends, and country music 
3 Least Favorite Things: Slow walkers, jelly, and sweet BBQ
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… Hanging out with friends
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? 7
 

Meena Kaundinya

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AKA: Meens
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Singer
Major: Business and Psychology Double Major
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC 
Voice Part: Soprano/Alto 
Superlative: Most likely to spend 20 minutes parking
Cadence Wife: Valeria 
Guilty Pleasure: Keeping up with the Kardashians 
Dream Job: Marketing or Human Resources Consultant 
3 Favorite Things: Summer, butterflies, and Cadence obvi 🙂
3 Least Favorite Things: Wet socks, ugly sweaters, and hairless cats
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… Hanging out with friends!
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? Still looking for a purple shirt
 

Logan Kelly

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AKA: I wish I had a nickname 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Social Chair
Major: B.A. English with a concentration in Film Studies and a Music Minor
Hometown: Pinehurst, NC
Voice Part: Soprano 2
Solo/s: Dancing in the Moonlight
Superlative: Most likely to drink more than 5 diet cokes a day
Cadence Wife: Mary Callan
Guilty Pleasure: True crime podcasts
Dream Job: To be on Broadway 
3 Favorite Things: Thunderstorms, Florence Pugh, and tollhouse cookie dough
3 Least Favorite Things: Homework, snakes, and bad odors
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… Sleeping
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? The limit does not exist
 

Sophomores

Ava Cohen

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Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Treasurer
Major: Biomedical and Health Sciences Engineering Major
Hometown: Matthews, NC
Voice Part: Sop 2/Alto 1
Superlative: Most likely to be bullied into auditioning for solos
Guilty Pleasure: Female country artists
Dream Job: Probably something in Pediatrics
3 Favorite Things: Mediterranean food, my dogs, and comfort colors t-shirts 
3 Least Favorite Things: Sweet potatoes, slow drivers, and being late
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… In Davis
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? A solid 8
 

Natalie McCormick

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AKA: Nat
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Singer
Major: Possibly a Journalism Major with a Music Minor
Hometown: New York City
Voice Part: I’m everywhere! 🙂
Superlative: Most likely to marry a member of Big Time Rush
Guilty Pleasure: Iced Lattes
Dream Job: Editor and Chief of Vogue
3 Favorite Things: Coffee, New York, and the beach
3 Least Favorite Things: The cold, 8 ams, and indecisiveness 
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… Hanging out with my friends
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? 8
 

Macy Parmelee

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AKA: Mace
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Singer
Major: Neuroscience Major
Hometown: Wake Forest, NC 
Voice Part: Soprano 1
Solo/s: High Horse, Mamma Mia Medley
Superlative: Most likely to inquire about your hopes and dreams
Guilty Pleasure: Watching TVD with my roomie
3 Favorite Things: Sweet tea, hugs, and my parents 
3 Least Favorite Things: Scary stuff, being late, and bugs 
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me…  Studying or taking a nap (probably the latter)
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? CADENCE!!
 

Peyton Metzler

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Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Singer
Major: Human Development and Family Studies Major with a Gender Studies Minor
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Voice Part: Soprano 2
Solo/s: Traitor
Superlative: Most likely to cry while singing
Guilty Pleasure: The Voice
Dream Job:A job with upbeat and fun coworkers is all I want!
3 Favorite Things: Espresso, cutie house plants, and Taylor Swift tunes 
3 Least Favorite Things: Soft blankets, hotdogs, and watching American football 
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… Whipping up coffee dranks
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? 7 mild sass but def there
 

Yasmine Hernandez

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AKA: Yas
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Singer
Major: Chemistry Major
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Voice Part: Soprano 2
Solo/s: Wings
Superlative: Most likely to be caught singing the wrong part 
Cadence Wife: Ashley 
Guilty Pleasure: Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
Dream Job: Cancer Research Development 
3 Favorite Things: Sleep, singing, and cooking
3 Least Favorite Things: Stress, bugs, and homework
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… Sleeping honestly 
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? 39
 

First Years

Ashley Joseph

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AKA: Ashley Peep
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Position: Singer
Major: Biomedical Engineering Major with a Biology Minor
Hometown: Miami, FL/Mt. Holly, NC
Voice Part: Alto 2
Solo/s: Prisoner
Superlative: Most likely to have an entire room look her way because of her eyeshadow
Cadence Wife: Yasmine
Guilty Pleasure: Lying
Dream Job: A trophy wife at heart settling to be a biomaterial developer 
3 Favorite Things: Adele, Disney, and avoiding homework
3 Least Favorite Things: Chemistry, gravel, and bugs
When I’m not at rehearsal, you’ll find me… Dead asleep
On a scale from 1 to Cadence, how sassy are you? I will not dignify this with a response