Track & Field (Captain)
Cross Country (Captain)
Attending: Northwestern University
- What were some of your favorite classes at Thayer?
- Talk about your Global Scholars Capstone.
- What are your plans for next year?
- Has Thayer helped shape those plans?
- How did College Counseling help you in your college application process?
- What's the first thing you think of when you think of Thayer?
- What will you miss most when you leave?
- What was your most memorable academic experience at Thayer?
- What's your favorite thing to have for lunch in the Dining Hall?
I loved AB calculus this year with Mr. Cedrone. He was probably one of the best teachers I've ever had. I really loved calculus. Crossing Borders this past semester with Ms. Hayman I thought was interesting because it delved into a lot of everyday borders and barriers that I hadn't necessarily thought of. We explored a lot of really cool concepts. I also took Global Scholars, and I enjoyed having the chance to explore more international themes.
We've created the Haiti Education Fund which is raising money to expand the educational opportunities for students in Bon-Repos, Haiti. The fund allows Haitian high school students to continue their education at a university. We are in the process of going through applications and in the process of picking a student. The goal is to finance them for four years of university.
I'd definitely say so. There's an amazing theater department here, and that really impacted me. The teachers have really helped me figure out who I am as a performer and realize that this is something that I really wanted to pursue. Also through my language classes and through Global Scholars I gained exposure to a lot of international events and global issues, and I think that made me really interested in wanting to pursue an international career.
I would say opportunity. When I was first applying to Thayer and I was looking at other schools, I knew I really wanted to run cross-country in the fall and be in the fall musical, and a lot of the other schools would say, "Okay, you can do one activity one year and then one the next, but you can't really do them both." Thayer was the only school that said, "Yeah, absolutely. Why not?" One of the things that Thayer does so well is that there are so many opportunities to get involved in the community. All the teachers were so supportive of me no matter what I was doing or how many things I was involved in.
In Global Scholars we were given the freedom to choose topics we were interested in and wanted to pursue. It was really interesting because everyone in the class brought something new to the table, because they were each interested in something different such as access to education in Zambia, Peru, and Nepal, healthcare in Haiti, and had a different perspective to offer on it.