Class of 2005
Major/Minor: English/ Minor Creative Writing
I continue to grow, I continue to learn, and thanks to my time at Washington College, I feel prepared to handle all the wonderful–and challenging–things that come with both.
How has your liberal arts education influenced you? How do you apply your LAE in your current career?
My liberal arts education has definitely influenced me, as my father seems to note with great exasperation often. It’s allowed me to consider situations from many different perspectives and respect a lot of different viewpoints even if they don’t resemble mine at all.
Versatility, the willingness to learn, to adapt–this isn’t just a great skill for the workplace, although it definitely comes in handy there–is a necessary life skill. Life is a pretty brilliant and beautiful thing, but damn if it isn’t frustrating and heartbreaking and downright brutal at times. But all those ebbs and flows, they force you to change your thinking, to adapt, and, the early you learn that, the easier it will be to ride the rough patches and appreciate them for the growing opportunities that they are.
I’ve gotten through some incredibly challenging times in my life with the friends and the skills I built while at Washington College and those same people and abilities have helped me accomplish some of my proudest achievements. I continue to grow, I continue to learn, and, thanks to my time at Washington College, I feel prepared to handle all the wonderful–and challenging–things that come with both.
Who was your favorite faculty/staff member? Story?
I have a lot of great memories of the staff at Washington College, especially my adventures on the Kiplin Hall trip with Dr. and Mrs. Gillin. Although there were many memorable moments from that trip, I recall with great fondness hanging off the side of Mt. Helvellyn on a particularly dreary, windy day, with little bits of earth tumbling into our faces as I shouted into the wind to Doc Gillin that Dr. Cades would never put students in his department in such peril.
What is your favorite Washington College memory?
There were a lot of good talks with a lot of bottles of bad wine had on Middle Hall Porch.
- Editor: The Collegian
- Editor: Washington College Review
- Resident Assistant Director
- Class President: Student Government
- The Medium
- Peer Mentor
- Writing Center
- Class of 2005 Reunion Chair