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Devon Cruz

Devon Cruz

Associate Dean of Admissions
Degree: B.A., Hampshire College
Originally from: Burrillville, RI/Rutland, VT

Reason I love working at Hampshire:
I’m a Hampshire graduate, and I really fell in love with the school during my four years as a student. I’m continually impressed by the caliber of our students, but also by our complete dedication to a different approach to college education. I would talk about Hampshire’s power to change lives even if I wasn’t an admissions counselor here; getting paid for it is just an added bonus.

Title of my Division III Project:
Bridging the Gap:
the New Left, the Counterculture, and Abbie Hoffman

Piece of advice for prospects in the college search process:
It's understandable if college price is on your radar. Remember that private colleges may offer more financial aid than public schools and can be very affordable options.

Favorite books:
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson; The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood; and The Giver by Lois Lowry.

Favorite TV Shows:
Veronica Mars; Gilmore Girls; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Bunheads.

Favorite places to visit:
Rhode Island (to visit my family and lounge by my grandmother's pool), Acadia National Park, Palm Springs.

Favorite way to procrastinate:
Reading a lot--I read over 100 books a year.

Favorite places to spend time in the Pioneer Valley:
GoBerry Frozen Yogurt, our many libraries, Amanouz in Northampton.

The one thing I want to accomplish in the next several years:
I really want to live in Rachel, Nevada, for a few months and write a book about the people who visit there. Rachel has a population of 98 people, and is located right next to Area 51. Lots of people who think the government is involved in a massive cover-up of alien life visit Rachel, and I am interested in why they hold these beliefs. I think it would make an awesome book.

A surprising fact about me:
My taste in music seems to surprise people. Two of my favorite bands are Slayer and Metallica (and I've seen them both in concert).


Contact Us

Devon Cruz
Admissions Office
Mail Code AD
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
877.937.4267 (toll free)
Fax 413.559.5631

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