Cape Elizabeth, ME
What is your most meaningful extracurricular activity? Why?
Mock trial has been my most meaningful activity. We get to travel all over to compete against the best teams in the country, and it challenges me to think it in a way vastly different from my coursework as a physics major. Also, the team is composed of dedicated and passionate students who make sitting in trial for a few hours a day really fun.
What is your favorite thing about the city of Rochester?
The food! I love trying new restaurants, and Rochester has it all. Magnolia’s Café on Park Ave. has the best French onion soup I’ve ever had, and John’s TexMex blows Chipotle off the map. Of course, Wegman’s and garbage plates are legendary in the Rochester culinary world.
Why did your choose the University of Rochester?
I chose Rochester for two reasons: size and research opportunities. At just under 5000 undergrads, I think Rochester is the perfect size. I knew that I wanted to be involved in research as an undergraduate, but I didn’t want to go to a large research institution where I just felt like a number. Rochester offers a unique combination in that it isn’t too large, but offers tons of research opportunities to its students.
What unique opportunities have you taken advantage of at Rochester?
Rochester lets me study exactly what I want, when I want. I knew I wanted to major in physics when I came to college, so I was able to start on that curriculum from the first semester. I’ve also been able to add two minors, and I recently decided to pursue a certificate in medical physics thanks to the flexibility of the Rochester curriculum.
What is your favorite part of the UR Campus to show on a tour?
I love showing Wilson Commons. It’s the hub of student life, and I think it is a great representation of the university and the student body. From the flags in Hirst lounge, to the advertisements for upcoming activities sponsored by various student groups, it highlights the diversity and dedication Rochester students.