Major/MinorElementary Education, Human Development / Anthropology
Q & A
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
High School: Washington Waldorf School
What is one thing you wish you had known as a freshman? I wish I had taken more time to reflect upon my learning process before I got to college and throughout my first semester. Thinking about how much time I needed to complete assignments to the best of my ability would have eliminated a lot of unnecessary stress. It also would have helped me estimate how much time I could dedicate to extracurricular activities while keeping school a priority. For some people, adjusting to the academic demands of college simply takes a semester or two. To get a head start, I recommend closely reading the syllabuses you receive in every class and writing down the due dates of all assignments and exams in a personal planner. Try not to stress out too much about anything; it is okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them. All of Washington College is here to support you. Everything will eventually work itself out. No matter what you do, you will leave your freshman year knowing more than you did coming into it.
What is your favorite quote of all time? “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.”
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Who is your favorite professor and why? Dr. Lampman! I barely knew anything about anthropology when I signed up to take it for distribution in the spring of my Freshman year. When I stepped into the classroom, I was immediately captivated by the contagiousness of his passion for the subject. The class was so interesting that it inspired me to become an anthropology minor. As an incredibly knowledgeable, encouraging, and engaging professor, Dr. Lampman has helped me enjoy learning, embrace challenges, and value the cultures and customs of people throughout the world. I highly recommend taking a class with him!
- Majors: Elementary Education and Human Development
- Minor: Anthropology
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