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Temperance Field ’14

Admissions Representative

Washington College has provided a rich historical backdrop to my strong liberal arts education, allowing me to flourish and grow as a leader. 

I entered the school as a shy, reserved, but academically enthusiastic student, and Washington College helped me find my voice, get involved, and become confident in expressing myself and communicating my ideas.

Located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland on the Chester River, Washington College’s surroundings offer ample opportunity for student research in the environmental sciences, chemistry, and biology—the major in which I earned my degree. Our small student body creates a strong campus community, social connections that last a lifetime, and many opportunities for one-on-one access to professors for academic and career support. You will be challenged in the classroom through interactive discussions and self-designed research projects, as well as outside the classroom through extracurriculars including sports, clubs, Greek life, internships, volunteer service, and jobs.

Although I majored in biology, I focused on chemistry, philosophy, and anthropology, and the ways each discipline interacted and supported each other. Washington College has given me the skills to succeed in my major and to integrate all I learned in these other areas, creating a stronger student, researcher, and person. I’m very interested in infectious disease, wildlife ecology, and the link between human and animal health; send me an email if you are too!

I’d love to discuss the opportunities available here at Washington College to help you explore your talents and interests. I’m happy to answer any questions you have about our college, the admissions process, or the college search process in general. Feel free to call or email and I’ll look forward to hearing from you. 

Undergraduate Highlights

  • Major: Biology (Biochemistry Concentration)
  • Minor: Philosophy
  • Beta Beta Beta Member
  • Biology Steering Committee
  • Ballet 
  • Presidential Fellow
  • Resident Assistant
  • Apeiron Journal, Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Student Ambassador for Office of Admissions
  • Intern with Dr. Munson