Phaedra Scott

Class of 2014
Major/Minor: Drama, History

Campus Involvement
  • Peer Mentor
  • Stage Manager of Drama Department Shows
  • Artistic Director, Independent Playhouse
  • Scene Shop Assistant
  • Frederick Douglass Fellowship Recipient
  • Comegys Bight Fellowship Recipient
  • Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society)
  • The Washington Fund Phonathon


Hometown: Wilmington, DE

What do you do for a campus job or work study?
Other than being a Peer Mentor, I am also a phonathon worker and an event manager in the Gibson Center of the Arts.
 What are you up to this summer? And what are you most looking forward to?
This summer, I will be interning at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA where I will be working on the exhbit “Hollywood and the Constitution.”  I’m really looking forward to my first time working at a museum and being able to spend my summer in Philly.

What is your Sunday habit?
On Sunday, I typically sleep in for as long as I want to, get whatever homework I can done during the day, and end up watching Game of Thrones or Mad Men.

Why did you choose your major?
I came to Washington College wanting to be a drama major due to the new theatres and the really welcoming faculty in the department. Picking history came naturally after taking a course with Professor Sorrentino, when I realized that I really LOVED reading manuscripts and researching for hours on end. Both work so well together because I can approach plays as a historian, and I can approach history with the passion I have for theatre.