Dan Morais

DAN MORAIS

Site Director

Dan Morais

TIC MD is excited to welcome Dan back for his 14th year with us! He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 2008. When Dan isn’t having fun at camp, he loves watching the World Cup, catching fireflies, and dancing like nobody’s watching. He hopes to find out who makes the best pupusas in D.C. and will be accepting recommendations all summer!

Camille Santiago

CAMILLE SANTIAGO

Jay’s Boss/Athletics Director

Nicknames: Camel

Camille Santiago

Camille is excited to be returning for her fourth summer at TIC MD and finally earning her TIC 4ever pin! When she isn’t practicing her skills as a master baker, she is a Psychology and Spanish double major at Emory College. In her free time, Camille loves hammocking in the trees, reading, frolicking in fields, and soaking in the sun. In the future, she hopes to become a world famous pancake flipper and a professional acrobat.

Elizabeth Contarino

ELIZABETH CONTARINO

3D Animation Counselor

Nicknames: Red

Elizabeth Contarino

Red is coming to us from Moorestown, New Jersey for her first year at TIC MD! She is an Animation and Visual Arts major at Bennington College. Red loves watching cartoons, supporting those who need it, activism, and music. When asked about her life ambitions, she said she hopes to help cut a major animated production, move around a lot to different cities, and own one black and one calico cat.

Shifra Ferziger

SHIFRA FERZIGER

Robotics Counselor

Shifra Ferziger

After a great three years as one of our campers, Shifra is joining us this summer as part of our TIC MD staff! After the summer, she will be starting her senior year at Northwood High School. She loves her dog Lumos (named after the spell in Harry Potter), computer programming, biking, and of course robotics! She hopes to spread nerd-ism to all man and woman kind and she wants to watch every Doctor Who episode ever made (all 840 of them!)

Ivan Williams

IVAN WILLIAMS

Athletics Counselor

Ivan Williams

Originally from Roseville, California, Ivan is back in action for his second summer as part of our TIC MD staff! He is a Physical Therapy major at Oakwood University. When asked about his hobbies and passions, Ivan said he is passionate about playing sports and ultimately helping the community become a better place. In the future, he hopes to become a physical therapist or go to medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon.

Gabi Epstein

GABI EPSTEIN

Athletics/Drama Counselor

Gabi Epstein

TIC MD is excited to welcome Gabi back for her seventh summer at TIC and second summer on staff! A Public Policy major at the University of Maryland College Park, she works as a community assistant at UMD during the school year. In her free time she loves singing, playing piano, writing music, practicing calligraphy, photography, playing sports, and spending time with her friends. In the future, she plans to go into education policy. “My main goal in life is to help people and to somehow leave the world a little bit better than when I got here. I feel that I can have the biggest impact through education policy.”

Noah Chopra-Khan

NOAH CHOPRA-KHAN

Programming Counselor

Noah Chopra-Khan

Noah is returning for his fifth summer at TIC MD this year, his second as a staff member! He is a Computer Science and Finance double major at Tufts University. Noah has a passion for exercise, wrestling, and enjoys spending his free time with his friends listening to music and talking about culture. He hopes to one day fund a scholarship that sends one child to college every year as well as buying a Tesla and driving it really fast. Drive safe Noah!

Rob Lloyd

ROB LLOYD

Filmmaking Counselor

Nicknames: Rob, Robbie, Roberto, Robster, Bobert (but mainly Rob)

Rob Lloyd

After 9 years as one of our campers (wow!), Rob is finally joining our TIC MD staff! After the summer, he will be starting his senior year at Walt Whitman High School. Rob is passionate about philosophy and learning about anything he can. He loves making/enjoying music and movies, playing video games, and eating double bacon cheeseburgers (with fresh onions and some thousand island dressing if he’s feeling edgy). Rob wants to live life to the fullest by making art and thinking about things. He thinks it would also be pretty neat to learn how to fly (without a plane like a bird!)

Rachel Griffiths

RACHEL GRIFFITHS

Multimedia Director

Rachel Griffiths

TIC MD is excited to welcome Rachel back for her third summer with us! In 2010 she graduated from Teesside University with a degree in Computer Animation and Visual Effects. Since then, she has been a self-proclaimed world traveler. Other than traveling, Rachel also enjoys backpacking and exploring the less visited places on earth. She hopes to visit every country in the world. We hope she remembers to send us some postcards!

Rafhael Dungca

RAFHAEL DUNGCA 

Athletics Counselor

Nicknames: Raffy

Rafhael Dungca

We are excited to welcome Rafhael to his first summer as part of our TIC MD staff! He is a Psychology major at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Rafhael is passionate about mental health, videography, and breakdancing. One day he hopes to win a world class breakdance event. We can’t wait to see some of his best dance moves this summer!