Interview by Amanda Gill
Hometown: Merchantville, New Jersey
What do you do at Bryn Mawr besides study?: I’m a hall advisor, I play rugby, I am a social committee head for SGA, the major rep for psychology, and I hang out with preschoolers at the Phebe Atta Thorne School and basically feed them snack and make sure they don’t fall out of trees.
What is the most valuable thing you have learned here?: I think a big part of Bryn Mawr is learning to live in a community. And although you can get that at other places, I think it is very special here.
Best dining hall creation: To be honest, adding cheese to anything and melting it. It makes it like ten times better automatically.
Biggest pet peeve: Oh, there are so many good ones. Dirty dishes in the tea pantry. It’s so easy there’s soap and a sponge right there!
If you could have a pet in your dorm what would you get and why?: Only if it was allowed, because as a hall advisor I have to abide by res life policies – but I think I would have a dog, preferably my dog, he’s a golden retriever, named Copper. My dad brings him to my rugby games.
Longest work night: I stay up all night frequently. I just work best between the hours of 11 and 6 am. But it’s not something I would advise as a life choice.
One sentence word of advice for students: Relax. It will all get done, it will be okay. I promise. I think Bryn Mawr needs to be told that more often. (I should also add that I need to take that advice.)
Love to hate/Hate to love: Bad pop music. I’ve kind of gotten over it, but still. I used to grade to it as a TA—I used to pull all-nighters with it because I usually had a 48-hour turn over time.
Secret talent: No…not that I know of.