Hometown: Newark, New Jersey
High school: The Loomis Chaffee School
Major/Minor: English and American Literatures with a focus in Creative Writing
Study abroad: I studied abroad Spring 2012 with the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Oxford, England affiliated with Keble College/Oxford University
Why did you choose Middlebury?
During my visit, I felt the most comfortable and at home. I also love the beauty of Vermont, it is breathtaking at times.
Why/How did you choose your major?
In high school I thoroughly enjoyed my English classes and my History classes. After a few semesters of trying out various types of classes and subjects, I decided that being an English major would be the most rewarding major in the long run for me during my time at Middlebury. So far I have been correct.
What was your biggest challenge transitioning into the college atmosphere?
The realization that in boarding school everything is much more scheduled than it is in college; in college you are more responsible for scheduling your day efficiently and keeping to that schedule.
What’s your fondest memory of Midd so far?
Honestly, I have had way too many good times to point to one specific moment. However, one good memory is of my housemates in PALANA my sophomore year cooking and then enjoying a delicious Easter Sunday meal together. The experience was quite heartwarming.
Favorite class/Professor and why?
I don’t necessarily have a favorite class or professor, however, one class I highly enjoyed was a J-Term course I took with Professor Kathryn Kramer. It was an English class on boarding school literature fact and fiction, and the materials and discussions were extremely fascinating. The reading was especially enjoyable to read.
What do you do in your spare time at Midd?
Sing and laugh with my friends and explore Vermont of course. It’s too beautiful not to.
If you were a disney character, who would you be and why?
Simba from The Lion King. Who wouldn’t want to be a lion, let alone one of the best and most loveable Disney characters ever?
One piece of advice you would give prospective students in the admissions process?
I would suggest that a prospective student be flexible and open during the entire college process.