Sasa Jovanovic '16

Tennis (Varsity Captain)
Humans of TA (President)
Voice Magazine
Jazz Combo
Model U.N.

Hometown: Weymouth
Attending: Bowdoin College

What were you involved in at Thayer?

I played tennis for four years [note: Sasa only lost two matches in her 4-year Thayer tennis career], I played piano in Jazz Combo and I started the club, Humans of Thayer.

What inspired you to start Humans of Thayer?

I really liked Humans of New York. I would hear a lot of different stories here about people’s backgrounds and I thought it would be interesting to see the same concept from Humans of New York on a smaller level, so I started the club.

How has Thayer shaped you?

The community really helped shape who I am and who I want to become later on. It’s helped me see that you don’t necessarily have to be “the tennis player” or the “athlete”. You can try different things.

Who was your most challenging teacher?

Mr. Cedrone for AP Calculus. It was tough because his class was very demanding and required a lot of work, but his class was also the class I enjoyed the most. He managed to make a tough class very engaging and very fun.

What was your most memorable academic experience at Thayer?

In AP Language & Composition with Ms. Hayman, we had a personal essay section. It was interesting to see where people are coming from and to see how writing is influenced by your personal experiences. It’s like the Humans of Thayer idea for me.

How did the College Counseling Department help with your college search?

They were really helpful in assisting with the recruiting aspect of applying since I was looking to get recruited as a tennis player. They helped send academic materials to coaches and helped me talk through the pros and cons of each school before deciding to which one I would apply Early Decision.

What’s your favorite memory of Thayer?

The bus rides for both tennis and cross-country teams were always a frantic mess of action, jamming to some music with my teammates. It made for a fun atmosphere and will always be a favorite memory.