Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
High School: Williamsburg Preparatory High School
Activities: Pan Caribbean Student Organization, Residential Sustainability Coordinator, Distinguished Men of Color
Study Abroad: Beijing, China Fall 2013
Why did you choose Middlebury?
I researched environmental studies programs across the country and Middlebury’s appealed to me the most. Then I visited the school during the summer before my senior year and I fell in love with the place. Middlebury just had the IT factor.
Why/How did you choose your major?
I was always extremely interested in the environment and environmental issues from a very young age. I wasn’t raised in an environmentally conscious household and once I learned about the detriments and future dangers of not taking care of our earth I immediately began working on ways I could change my and my family’s behavior. After that I knew that exploring environmental issues and how to implement effective environmental change was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. That’s how I got my major.
What was your biggest challenge transitioning into the college atmosphere?
It was definitely coming from a Big City and transitioning into a small town atmosphere. But after a while the town grew on me and then I came to appreciate the beauty of it.
What is your fondest memory of Middlebury thus far?
Two weekends ago DMC threw a block party and Cook commons was throwing a carnival, it might have been the most fun I had had in years. It was right in the middle of crunch time and everyone was definitely in need of some fun and it was amazing, I will never forget it.
What is your favorite class/Who is your favorite professor?
Education in America with Professor Tara Affolter. This class is absolutely incredible. Professor Affolter maybe the best teacher I have ever had. She is very personable, always willing to just chat with students, and is ready to help whenever you need it. Her lectures are engaging and informative and discussions are riveting. If you can in your Middlebury career, take this class.
What do you do in your spare time?
If you were a Disney character, who would you be and why?
If I were a Disney character I would be Iago from Aladdin. I am just as sarcastic and ironically loveable like him.
What is one piece of advice you would give prospective students in the admissions process?
Your parents are important in this process and they have good advice which you should listen to, but at the end of the day this is your future and you need to make a decision based off of what you really want.