Hometown: Ossining, NY
High school: Rye Country Day School
Activities: Women’s Glee Club
Study abroad: Fall 2011 at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Why did you choose Middlebury?
I’ve been coming up to Middlebury all of my life and I’ve always been in love with the college. I knew that I wanted a small school in a rural setting.
Why/How did you choose your major?
I took Professor Armanios’ Islam and the Middle East:1453 to the Present and absolutely fell in love with the History Department. The professors in the History Department are by far some of the most intelligent, friendly, and engaging people whom I’ve met.
What was your biggest challenge transitioning into the college atmosphere?
Initially, it was really hard to schedule my days. Nobody tells you how much more free time there is in college than in high school. It took awhile to learn how to manage your time and to make sure you get all of the work done.
What’s your fondest memory of Midd so far?
Every moment spent in the Organic Garden. My friends and I try to get out there at least once a year to celebrate how lucky we are to be at Middlebury.
Favorite class/Professor and why?
I really enjoyed ENAM170 this past semester. It’s an intro creative writing class. I had never taken any type of class that required me to read my work aloud to my classmates. Once I got over the crippling fear, I learned how helpful my peers can be. It was also a hoot to see what crazy stories my classmates came up with.
What do you do in your spare time at Midd?
If I do have a couple of minutes free in between classes and work, I like to stop by Proctor Dining Hall and see who is hanging around.
If you were a Disney character, who would you be and why?
Toulouse from the Aristocats. I really like his bow and I really like Paris. On a bad day, I would consider trading places with him.
One piece of advice you would give prospective students in the admissions process?
I only applied to six schools, only three of which had additional essays. It was a very manageable number of applications. Pretty much stress free! I had a great time traveling around and visiting schools with my parents. I would tell students to not go overboard with the number of colleges that they apply to and to only apply to schools where they can see themselves being happy.