I am Smith

Maddie Wettach ’20

Maddie Wettach laying in autumn leaves.
About Maddie

Class of 2020

Emerson House

Government and Economics

Now located: Orlando, Florida

Me, in three words: Creative, Studious, Optimistic

What other clubs, sports, other activities are you normally involved in?
Student Government Association, Gold Key, Board of Admission

If you had to pick a book genre to represent you and fellow Smithies, what would it be and why?
I would need a whole library to do justice to my fellow Smithies because we are such a diverse community. 

“I would need a whole library to do justice to my fellow Smithies because we are such a diverse community.”

What’s your favorite place on campus or a place you particularly miss?
Josten Library—hands down, the best place to study.

What’s been an unexpected joy lately?
I got into Harvard Law School!

What's one message you'd say to incoming students or one thing you'd tell them about being at Smith?
Don't be afraid to go to your professors' office hours. You don't need a million-dollar question to justify going. They want to meet and get to know you; they want to answer your questions. Just go and introduce yourself to all your professors at their office hours in the first week of classes to break the ice. Trust me, you'll be glad that you did.

Is there any other message you'd like to include to the wider Smith community?
In times of crisis, the right thing to do is rarely the easy thing to do. This is not the semester students, professors, staff or administrators imagined, not by a long shot, but it's the one we have. If we all do our best to adapt to this new normal and be patient with one another, we Smithies can still make this semester work for us while keeping our communities safe. See you on Zoom!

Maddie Wettach laying in autumn leaves. Overlay: "Creative, Studious, Optimistic"

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