What was your favorite University of Rochester tradition?
Yellowjacket Weekend. It was always so fun to hang out with your friends and meet new people while showing school spirit.
What was your favorite U of R memory?
Sliding down the hill outside Danforth on a dinner tray after our first real snowfall my freshman year.
What was your favorite thing about the city of Rochester?
Park Avenue. On a spring day, there was nothing more I’d rather do than to walk up and down the street, look in shops, and have coffee with friends.
Why did you choose the University of Rochester?
I had looked at a lot of schools before U of R (my family and I went on a tour of 17 colleges in 9 days!). When we came to Rochester on the 7th day, I was exhausted and crabby. As soon as I stepped on campus, a group of students directed us toward the Office of Admissions. After talking for a while, I felt a connection with them, and I could really see myself taking classes, being involved in extracurricular activities, and being friends with them. My dad always told me that college was about the experience as well as the academics; I knew the academics here were strong, and could see myself enjoying the experience, too.
What unique opportunities have you taken advantage of at U of R?
My teaching internship. For class credit, I went to a school twice a week and teach sixth-graders how to think critically by asking them philosophical questions. It was really rewarding and interesting to see them debate with each other and come to individual conclusions about the topics.