Degree: B.A., Hampshire College
Originally from: Chester, New Jersey
Reason I love working for Hampshire:
As a Hampshire alum I'm excited to continue to be a part of Hampshire's vibrant community. While studying at Hampshire I was struck the openness of its community and drew constant inspiration for the students around me. There aren't many colleges I know of whose structure fosters such profound transformations in its students. Hampshire is a college I believe in on a fundamental level, which makes working here a pleasure.
Title of my Division III project:
Filling the Void? The Implications of Reliance Upon Non-Governmental Organizations in Northern Senegal
Piece of advice for students in the college search process:
Find the college that makes you feel at home. Finding a college is about finding a community you feel comfortable in. If the college is right for you, the rest will fall into place.
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera, For Whom the Bell Tolls by Earnest Hemingway, and Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.
Favorite TV shows:
Glee, The Daily Show, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, The Office, and Battlestar Gallactica.
Favorite way to travel:
A bicycle! I ride my bike more or less everywhere, though I have been known to use cars for those long hauls. There are few things I like more than a good road trip, complete with greasy road food.
Favorite way to procrastinate:
Again, a bicycle! If I don't want to work, I'm probably off doing something fun outside (cycling, skiing, climbing).
Favorite places to spend time in the Pioneer Valley:
The Montague Bookmill, if you can find it. The Bookmill is the premier place to curl up with some work and a cup of coffee. Also, at the risk of sounding redundant, I love riding my bike through some of the gorgeous hill towns surrounding the Pioneer Valley.
The one thing I want to accomplish in the next several years:
Learn Spanish. I'd love to learn to speak Spanish fluently. I've always been a Francophile, but I increasingly wish I'd picked up some Spanish along the way.
A random fact about me:
I have an eerily good understanding of geography. Growing up I used to copy maps out of an atlas instead of drawing pictures.
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