Majors: Classics, Political Science
Italian Club; intramural basketball, volleyball, and karate; off-campus music lessons in oboe and guitar; International House; EROS (Encouraging Respect of Sexualities)
Best Trinity moment.
Going abroad! I went to the Rome campus last spring. It was the culmination of all my studies: political science, Latin, and Italian all together in one place. It was so exciting to be living in Rome, being a part of the culture, meeting people different from myself, and learning Latin in the Roman Forum. It was a fantastic experience, and it gave me the opportunity to grow up.
How did you change at Trinity?
I’ve matured as a person. My mom says it all the time!
What happened here that you didn’t expect would happen?
I didn’t expect to be a classics major. I took a lot of Latin in high school, and I didn’t want to take any more. I was studying Italian, but in my sophomore year they came up with the plan B major, which allows you to combine two languages—a classical language with a modern one, for example, or two modern languages. That was great because I could combine Latin and Italian. It changed the way I study things, and it made me want to go to the Rome campus and study abroad. It was a big shifting point.
The Trinity person you will always remember?
I love Professor [Jack] Chatfield! He was my adviser and was very supportive of what I had planned to do in my four years at Trinity. He was always there in his office if I ever needed to talk to him. He saw so much potential in me, and I’m very grateful.
What are your plans after Trinity?
I’m applying to law schools. As my fascination with political science started to spark in high school and continued on into college, I was fascinated by how the law can change things and have a great impact on people’s lives in cases such as Brown v. Board of Education and Roe v. Wade. I want to be part of that change somehow.