Where are you from?
Springfield, Mass., which is
approximately 20 miles south of Northampton.
Did you always know you
wanted to come to Smith?
Originally, I thought I would
end up at a large university in Boston, but when I received
a Smith guidebook in the summer before my senior year, I knew
Smith was for me. Smith is the only college I applied to,
because I was extremely confident that I belonged here.
NOW THE FUN STUFF:
Who gets the most face
time with you?
My computer. Its name is Henry,
and I have a feeling he is getting sick of me.
What are you reading
I am in the midst of reading
multiple books, but the last book I successfully completed
was Hitler and Women: The Love Life of Adolf Hitler,
by Ian Sayer and Douglas Botting. As strange as it sounds,
it was a fascinating book, though I would advise against reading
it in public places. People give you funny looks.
What is your favorite
This is the most difficult question
to answer. I will say that my two favorite movies are Top
Gun and The 40-year old Virgin, because I have
a tendency to quote lines from them.
If you suddenly had two
hours of free time, what would you do?
I would go to the gym. I live
in Baldwin this year, and I tend to skip the long walk to
What is your favorite
wall hanging in your room?
I love a poster I have from the
Metropolitan Museum of Art by my favorite painter, Gilbert
Stuart. He did the early presidential paintings, and my poster
is one of his paintings of George Washington, recreated Andy
If you could live during
any period in time and in any place -- when and
After taking Dan Horowitz’s
Contemporary America course, I really wish I had lived in
1950s America. The poodle skirts, the “Dating and Rating,”
and the turquoise colored cars just make my heart melt.
Who is your dearest friend?
I do not have one dearest friend;
I have a group of them. Four of my high school swim teammates
and I are a group we like to call “C-Unit” (our
take on the rap group G-Unit), and they are the best friends
I could ever have. It has been awhile since I have seen them,
but we had a “C-Unit Reunion” planned during J-Term!
What annoys the heck
out of you?
I cannot stand how entitled Northampton
drivers think they are. Crosswalks are designed for a reason,
and I have the right to use them. I almost was hit an hour
ago crossing the street near Bedford Terrace, and I may have
used some choice words to let the driver know that I was angry
Where do you think you
will be in 5 years?
I would really like to be teaching
high school history for a Department of Defense dependent
school and working toward a Ph.D. If that does not work out,
there is always the CIA.
What's your favorite
thing about where you grew up?
My favorite thing about where
I grew up is that it is only 20 miles south of here. Other
Smithies who do not know where I am from try to tell me these
interesting facts about Springfield, and they almost always
have their information mixed up. One girl got a little upset
when she tried to convince me that the Gerena Community School
was once a mall and I debunked every aspect of her theory.
What single piece of
advice would you give to President Christ?
I would really like to see President
Christ be more available to students. I have not had the chance
to interact with her, and that saddens me. I think she should
spend more time mingling with students (besides those who
have extremely high GPAs) to make students feel that the college
is invested and interested in them.