Anna Gjertsen

Class of 2018
Major/Minor: Psychology (with a dual concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience and Clinical Counseling), with a Dance Minor


Q: Where is your hometown?

A: I’m from East Windsor, New Jersey. It’s a tiny little town in central Jersey near Princeton.

Q: Where did you go to high school?

A: I went to high school at Hightstown High School, a public school with  surprisingly underrated visual and performing arts activities and programs.

Q: Why did you choose to major in Psychology?

A: I knew I wanted to major in Psych before I even started the college search. My father is a clinical psychologist but I never wanted to follow in his footsteps until I realized that what I liked about books in English class and so many parts of my other classes in high school and even one of the reasons I liked helping my friends talk through problems was that I really liked thinking about how other people think. That’s when I realized I loved psychology.

Q: What is your favorite place on campus?

A: I really love the recital hall  and the space right outside of it on the second floor of Gibson. The recital hall is so beautiful with all of the natural light coming in through the windows and I just love a stage with great acoustics! The space outside is also really good for doing work. It’s nowhere near the distractions of your room and the dining hall and it’s got a great view of the cater walk. The dancer in me loves the dance studio in the JFC the most though. It is especially nice to go into the studio and just let some steam off after class or studying.

Q: What is your favorite Chestertown hangout spot?

A: Hands-down, Play it Again Sam’s wins that award. I LOVE their avocado BLTs! However, Twigs and Teacups (a little housewares and gift shop) is tied with Treasures Re-found (the antique store behind Dunkin’ Doughnuts) for second place.

Campus Involvement

I’m in Dance club, Delta (our dance honor’s society), and Psi Chi (Psychology honors society) I’m also involved in the theater and dance program here at WC, and, of course, I’m a part of the fabulous peer mentor program :D

I love to dance, act, sing, ride horses and go to the beach. And I have a dogs that I love to pieces!

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