everybody know your name here or is that a myth?
say that you know everyone, but pretty close. And I am on a first-name basis
with everyone in the history department. This applies to the faculty, too.
Why did you
come to St. Joe's?
I chose to
come to St. Joe's for a couple of different reasons. First of all, it was very
important for me to go to a college with a good academic reputation. I also
liked the location of St. Joe's, being right on the lake, and the beautiful
campus. The small size was also appealing to me. I was very interested in being
able to have small class sizes and a one-on-one relationship with my
professors. I didn't want to be student 184 in a 200-student seminar class. I
also really liked the scholarships offered and the close location to my home.
you didn't want to take but ended up liking?
As a history
major, when I heard I had to take Ecology and the Environmental Challenge, I
was less than thrilled. I have never been one for science. Upon taking the
course, however, it turned out to be one of my favorites! The professor, Jeanne Gulnick, made the class fun and the
focus on contemporary environmental issues made the class feel really relevant
and interesting. I looked forward to her class every day. I would definitely
take another ecology class. I think it's really beneficial to look at fields
outside of your major. You might be surprised you like it!
What were a
couple of your favorite courses and why?
Two of my
favorite classes would be Social History Through Film and World War II. Social
History Through Film was very interesting to me. I am also an art minor, so the
class combined two of my favorite subjects. I analyzed films, not just those
specifically based on historical events, but others as well. It was intriguing
and interesting, as well as a fun meeting every Wednesday night. World War II
was also a great class. It's an area of interest for me, and it was really
awesome to learn about in-depth. In high school history classes, it seems you
only ever really get up to the Civil War, so it was really cool to take a long
time studying World War II.
favorite thing about St. Joe's?
size. It makes college such a less stressful experience and creates a more
comfortable environment knowing that your professors really care about you and
care that you succeed. I have really good relationships with my professors and
they have been invaluable to me through the years. They are always there to
help you and provide advice.
What do you
hope to do for a career?
to attend graduate school in New York for museum studies. With that degree, I
hope to start work in the exhibit education and design side of a large museum
and someday become a curator.
favorite spot on campus?
spot on campus is down by the lake. It's absolutely beautiful.
always want to be a history major?
has been my favorite subject for as long as I can remember. As a little girl I
was always reading "Dear America" books and anything that had to do
with the past.
done any extracurricular activities?
treasurer of the Political Science Club here on campus and a member of the
Delta Epsilon Sigma Honor Society.
the Honors Program like?
It's like a
little club in itself. It's very rewarding and gives you experiences you may
not otherwise get, such as the trip to Italy my honors class took. We also get
to go to places like the MFA in Boston, and have Honors dinners which are really
a fun experience.
Have you had
any field trips/out-of-classroom experiences for academics?
attended the University of Ulster in Derry, Northern Ireland, in the Spring
2010 semester. The experience was indescribable. I learned so much that I would
never have had a chance to without this experience and I traveled to many
interesting places. I also made countless new friends.