• Zaynah Karem

    HOMETOWN:  Louisville, KY

    HIGHSCHOOL:一道本不卡免费高清 Blair Academy

    MAJOR(S):一道本不卡免费高清 Economics; Latin American Studies

    STUDY ABROAD LOCATION: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    THESIS: 一道本不卡免费高清For my senior capstone essay, I hope to write about the ways in which military police intervention in favela communities in Rio de Janeiro negatively impact the well-being of low-income citizens and further aggravate the city’s historic problem of income inequality. I hope to use what I have learned while abroad and apply it to this research while also using the data collection and analysis tools I have developed in my Wesleyan economics classes to perform this analysis.

    ACTIVITIES: 一道本不卡免费高清Since my first year, I have worked at the front desk of the Office of Admission, as well as at the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha art gallery as a gallery monitor. Last year, I also began working as a Portuguese peer tutor. I am also a member of Wesleyan’s only sorority, Rho Epsilon Pi.

    OUTSIDE WESLEYAN: Last summer, I interned for the American Civil Liberties Union in New York in the Immigrants’ Rights department. I worked on the family separation legal case, analyzing data, writing reports, and translating for immigrants whose children were detained and separated from them at the US border. This was a life-changing experience, and inspired me to continue my career in immigration law.

    FAVORITE CLASS:  My favorite class at Wesleyan so far has been Professor Valeria López Fadul’s Urban Histories of Latin America course. The class focused on how urban structures of major Latin American cities from the colonial period until today have built the basis of Latin America’s political and economic systems of the present day. I loved how, through doing detailed analysis of texts, photographs, and maps from different periods throughout history, we were able to see the origins of the social, racial, and gender inequalities that affect modern Latin American cities today.

    FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE: 一道本不卡免费高清One of my favorite Wesleyan experiences has been WesRave: Wesleyan’s annual school-wide silent rave. It is different from a usual rave, as each student is listening to the same playlist with headphones as the group travels to different spots around campus. Each year it reminds me of Wesleyan’s strong sense of community and willingness of the student body to come together to arrange unique, school-wide events for every student to enjoy.

    AFTER WESLEYAN: I hope to return to Brazil for a few years and work in translation services. In the future, I hope to attend law school and pursue a career in immigration law.

  • Maryyam Mian

    HOMETOWN: Elmont, NY

    HIGH SCHOOL: 一道本不卡免费高清Sewanhaka High School

    MAJOR(S): Neuroscience & Behavior; Biology

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    ACTIVITIES: At Wesleyan, I am a research assistant in the Motivation and Reward Lab under the Psychology Department. I study the underlying brain mechanisms that contribute to desire and risky decision-making in rats. I am currently wrapping up a project that focuses on the central amygdala through the technique of optogenetics! I am also involved with the Muslim Student Association as well as the MINDs organization on campus, which seeks to raise awareness regarding global mental health. Since my sophomore year, I have also worked as an office assistant in the Student Academic Resources office. Off-campus, I have volunteered at local elementary schools, tutoring children and teaching an after-school science club.

    OUTSIDE WESLEYAN:一道本不卡免费高清 This past summer, I rotated through various subspecialties in pediatrics at one of the largest children’s hospitals in New York. I shadowed physicians and medical students as they treated infants and children. This summer, I am working as a clinical research intern with a physician who happens to be a Wesleyan alumnus. Outside of academics, I enjoy traveling with my family and friends!

    FAVORITE CLASS: I really enjoyed a Classical Civilization course I took called Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean Bronze Age, taught by Professor Kate Birney. As a STEM major, this class was far from my comfort zone, but I am so glad I got to experience it. I learned about the complexity of design and artwork that was mastered so early on in history and how this connected some of the largest Eastern civilizations in the world.

    FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE: 一道本不卡免费高清Though there are so many to choose from, one of my favorites has been WesRave! On the Friday night before finals week in the spring, students gather on Foss in neon clothing and with glow sticks. A premade playlist is distributed to the entire student body. At 11 p.m. headphones go in, we hit play, and run and dance silently around campus for an hour as a finals study break and end-of-the-semester celebration!  I love how this event brings the entire campus together for such a fun and unique activity!

    AFTER WESLEYAN: I hope to take a year off to gain more clinical and research experience before I apply to medical school. I am interested in pediatrics and neurology, but more importantly I look forward to working as physician in under-served communities in hopes of making health and wellness more accessible to everyone!
  • Hye Kyung Moon

    HOMETOWN: Kingston, Jamaica; Seoul, South Korea

    HIGH SCHOOL: Campion College

    MAJOR(S):一道本不卡免费高清 Neuroscience & Behavior

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    THESIS:一道本不卡免费高清 Adult neurogenesis, the addition of new neurons to the brain after development, has potential significance for learning and memory. The zebra finch song system develops new neurons during adulthood via an auditory learning process that in many ways parallels that of humans, making them an appropriate model for investigating these presumed functions. Thus, I aim to characterize dopaminoceptive neurons in the high vocal center (HVC) of brains of zebra finches using a co-labelling technique with Hu and DARPP-32.  I specifically focus on studying the rate of addition of dopaminoceptive neurons in correlation with age of the zebra finches.

    ACTIVITIES: I am a Wesleyan Science and Mathematics Scholar and I volunteer with Wesleyan Science Outreach where we teach elementary students about science. I am a member of the Wesleyan Christian Fellowship, the Caribbean Student Association, and the Korean Student Association. I have been a resident advisor in Nicolson for the past two years and will continue to work with Residential Life as a head resident for the Butterfields. In my spare time, I love sweating it out at the gym, traveling, and cooking with friends!

    OUTSIDE WESLEYAN: As a premed student, I volunteer at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown as an Inpatient Ambassador. I aim to inform patients about their rights and responsibilities and to improve general inpatient-care experience. During my past two spring breaks, I have also participated in a service trip called ServeUP. With other college students, I helped to rebuild houses destroyed by natural disasters.

    FAVORITE CLASS: Despite being a science nerd, my favorite class was an English course called “A Nation of Immigrants?”. Being an international student, I resonated with the anecdotal stories about immigration and immigrant life in the United States. I learned a lot from my classmates, who all came from different backgrounds. The class provided a comfortable, safe space for discussing sensitive, politically-charged topics. Overall, the class helped in solidifying my future goal of providing affordable health care to immigrant groups.

    FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE: The culture showcase by the Caribbean Student Association called “Bajari” is a fun, memorable annual event. I am always blown away by the music, dance, and other works of art performed by my peers. The guest artists also never disappoint. Overall, the showcase is an amazing space to celebrate diversity on campus, and it greatly reminds me of home.

    AFTER WESLEYAN: I would love to work as a research assistant to study methods of improving patient care for underrepresented groups. I also plan to be certified as an EMT throughout this year and work in emergency medicine. I hope these stepping stones will eventually lead me to medical school!
  • Dylan Moore

    HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL

    HIGH SCHOOL: Walter Payton College Prep

    MAJOR(S): 一道本不卡免费高清College of Social Studies; Hispanic Literatures and Cultures

    STUDY ABROAD LOCATION: 一道本不卡免费高清Madrid, Spain

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    THESIS: 一道本不卡免费高清I'm planning to use my thesis to investigate the history of the European Union and the project of European integration, focusing in on the case study of Ireland. I'm interested in the idea of "europeanization", and the EU's unique attempt to create a supranational identity for its member states, and I think Ireland serves as a useful tool to investigate this process because of its own complex history of nationalism.

    ACTIVITIES: I’ve been a member of the Club Soccer team since my freshman year, and will be a senior co-captain. I also host a radio show at WESU, the University’s radio station, and will work as the Events Director for the 2019-2020 season. In the past I’ve also been in WeSlam, a group that has traditionally organized poetry events around campus, and was a tutor at Snow School.

    OUTSIDE WESLEYAN: 一道本不卡免费高清I’ve worked as both a busboy and a server at a restaurant the past two summers, and have also interned with a Chicago area organization that promotes creative writing and artistic expression among youth, where I’ve helped write curriculum and organize performances.

    FAVORITE CLASS: 一道本不卡免费高清One of my favorite classes here at Wes was the History of World Cinema class I took my freshman spring. It’s one of the intro film major classes, and although I’m not a film major or minor, the class appealed to me in the way it combined both analysis of the film texts and the history of the industry around the world. Learning how film has evolved over time was a fundamental lesson for me in understanding how whatever is created today is the culmination of all the ideas and attempts that came before.

    FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE: 一道本不卡免费高清One of my favorite Wesleyan experiences was getting to see the rapper Noname perform on campus my freshman year. Wesleyan brings a lot of great artists to school to perform, with our annual Spring Fling being the biggest event. This show was especially memorable for me because Noname was someone I had grown up watching at local venues in Chicago, and it was a highlight to see her at Wes just as she was getting big.

    AFTER WESLEYAN: 一道本不卡免费高清I could see myself living in Europe for a period of time, but think that no matter where I end up, I would like to work with people who are creating, whether that be in film, literature, or on the policy side of things.

  • Kofi Ofori-Darko

    HOMETOWN: Midland, MI

    HIGH SCHOOL: 一道本不卡免费高清H.H. Dow High School

    MAJOR(S):一道本不卡免费高清 Biology; Science in Society Program

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    ACTIVITIES: I am cocaptain on the Wesleyan club tennis team, where we compete at a national level against some of the top club teams in the country. I’m also a member of Wesleyan Investment Group, where we discuss market trends, learn about economic and financial principles, and manage a small portfolio linked to the University’s endowment. I have worked as a tour guide in the Office of Admission.

    OUTSIDE WESLEYAN: 一道本不卡免费高清I spent one summer teaching seventh grade biology with an organization that works with high-performing, economically disadvantaged students. I have also worked two internships in investment banking, covering equity and debt capital markets. All three of these experiences have been immense learning opportunities, allowing me to combine my melcochinaresorts.comcation and experiences with real-world applications.

    FAVORITE CLASS: 一道本不卡免费高清Research Methods in Science Studies: Studying "On-Demand Work" in the 21st Century unexpectedly became my most favorite course at Wesleyan. Modeled after my professor’s recently completed graduate work, we studied the influence of technology and on-demand work in our lives through the lens of Uber’s rise in Boston. The novelty of this topic inherently made the course interesting to me.

    The course combined literature from some of the most prolific academics in the world of science, technology, and society with a relatively new study of our interactions with pocket computers and on-demand programs/labor. I was able to use Uber, a company that many have come to know over the past few years, as a case study for improving my understanding of research in the social sciences. I have taken knowledge from this course and applied it in smaller projects, identifying how different technologies are playing a larger role in our daily lives.

    FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE: 一道本不卡免费高清I will never forget drumming at my first West African Music and Culture performance my sophomore spring. I was nervous going into the performance and it ended up being the most exciting experience I have been part of at Wesleyan. The crowd loved the performance and everyone in the course had a phenomenal time drumming and accompanying the West African Dance course.

    AFTER WESLEYAN: I’m planning on working in investment banking for at least a few years after graduating. I may stay in investment banking or find another role after that in the financial services industry, but only time will tell!
  • Naomi Okada

    HOMETOWN: Tokyo, Japan

    HIGH SCHOOL: American School in Japan

    MAJOR(S): Theater; College of East Asian Studies Minor; Education Studies Minor


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    ACTIVITIES: I am an active member of the Wesleyan theater community, primarily as an actor, as I’ve performed in various student-run shows produced by Second Stage. I’m also a member of Shades, which is an SOC Theater Collective that strives to provide a platform to represent and provide visibility to theater-makers of color. Also, I sing in two a capella groups: Notably Sharp and POC-apella. Outside of theater and performance, I am a SACE (Survivor Advocacy and Community Education) Committee member, and this summer I am working as an International Student and New Student Orientation leader.

    OUTSIDE WESLEYAN: 一道本不卡免费高清This past summer, I completed a five-week musical theater intensive program with Stella Adler Studios in NYC, where I was able to train with industry professionals and take master classes with Broadway stars like Julia Murney. Immediately after, I flew to Papingo, Greece, where I became an apprentice of the One Year Lease Theater Company. Along with 20 other apprentices, I was exposed to creating nontraditional theater forms such as movement-based, improvisational, physical and devised performances.

    FAVORITE CLASS: 一道本不卡免费高清Although it’s hard to pick just one, I think one of the most life-changing classes was #sayhername: Intersectionality and Feminist Activism taught by Elizabeth Garcia. This is a Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies gateway course that I encountered a little too late in my academic career, otherwise I would’ve pursued the FGSS major. Not only did this course introduce the various forms of feminist activism across different societal issues, communities, and time periods, but also, it shined light on the vitality of motherhood and how it is manifested in activist work. This course integrated personal and political conversations, and I learned that an immense amount of radical empathy and emotional labor are intrinsically involved with motherhood, along with feminist activism.

    FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE: 一道本不卡免费高清Again, it’s hard to pick just one, but one experience that comes to mind is performing at the Japanese Culture Show the spring semester of my sophomore year. A multitude of performances were showcased that night, including a taiko performance, an AKB48 lip sync and dance, etc., and I was given the opportunity to sing various Japanese pop songs with my good friend Yudai. This was one of those days where I felt so connected to Japan, even though I was miles and miles away from home.

    AFTER WESLEYAN: I plan to further my education in theater so that I can eventually pursue a professional acting career in the United States and internationally. I’m also interested in theater education to provide accessibility of the arts to underrepresented communities.
  • Angel Ortiz

    HOMETOWN: 一道本不卡免费高清Holyoke, MA

    HIGH SCHOOL: Northfield Mount Hermon School

    MAJOR(S): 一道本不卡免费高清Latin American Studies; Hispanic Literatures & Cultures; Economics Minor

    STUDY ABROAD LOCATION: 一道本不卡免费高清Madrid, Spain

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    ACTIVITIES:一道本不卡免费高清 I have worked at the Office of Admission front desk and for the University’s Information Technology Services Helpdesk, where I provide assistance to students and faculty with issues relating to their laptops and other electronics. I participate in the intramural basketball league on campus, which keeps me active and allows me to play a sport that I love at a competitive level. I am a member of the Hispanic Majors Committee, and I act as a liaison between faculty and students that make up the Hispanic Literatures and Cultures major. Through various campus events, the committee is committed to effective communication between students and professors and on questions of how to improve the major.

    OUTSIDE WESLEYAN: 一道本不卡免费高清In my hometown of Holyoke, Massachusetts, I volunteer as a tutor at an afterschool program called Homework House. This program provides a safe and encouraging environment for low-income students ages 6-12 years old where they are able to receive academic support as well as enjoy fun, educational activities. As an alumnus of the program, I have firsthand experience of all the program has to offer its students. I return to help whenever I can because I believe that these young children truly benefit from having this additional support system, both academically and as a source for mentorship and role models.

    FAVORITE CLASS: My sophomore year I took Latin American Economic Development taught by Professor Melanie Khamis. The course focused on economic growth and development in Latin American countries at the macroeconomic and microeconomic levels, while incorporating Latin American history and sociology. It was fascinating to learn about the different economic and historical factors that participated in the construction of various Latin American economies. This course was the first instance where I realized that my passion for economics and Latin American studies were interrelated, and it inspired me to minor in economics as a complement to my Latin American studies major.

    FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE: First Things First, a pre-orientation program designed to help first-generation college students familiarize themselves with the college experience and the Wesleyan community. First Things First brings first-generation students to campus prior to Arrival Day for all first-year students, to meet other first-generation students and network with faculty and staff from various departments. FTF helped me feel oriented and prepared for my time at Wesleyan, an environment that initially seemed so foreign to my family and myself.

    AFTER WESLEYAN: I definitely see myself as the adventurous type and am interested in returning to Madrid after I graduate. I’m not sure what that will look like, possibly teaching English to children, but certainly continuing to explore everything Spain has to offer.
  • Tara Peng

    HOMETOWN:一道本不卡免费高清 Marlborough, CT

    HIGH SCHOOL: 一道本不卡免费高清Connecticut IB Academy

    MAJOR(S): Biology; Neuroscience & Behavior

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    ACTIVITIES: I’m on the indoor and outdoor varsity track team, and compete in the pole vault and jumping events. I am also involved in the athletic community as a leader of the community service division on the Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC) board. I am employed on campus as an usher for the Center for the Arts; an organic chemistry tutor; and, for the past two years, as an orientation leader for freshman orientation. I am also a member of the Robinson lab and am currently conducting research with rats concerning risky decision-making and gambling, using a PIT (Pavlovian-Instrumental Transfer) as an investigative tool.

    OUTSIDE WESLEYAN: 一道本不卡免费高清Last summer, I worked as an Undergraduate Research Assistant at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut, where I conducted clinical enrollments for several research studies. At the conclusion of the summer I presented the research in a poster presentation at the hospital. This opportunity gave me exposure to an Emergency Department setting, an opportunity to interact with patients, and valuable insight into how clinical research works. In the fall I will also be volunteering at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown.

    FAVORITE CLASS: I am having a hard time just narrowing it down to one favorite class but Painting I, taught by Tula Telfair, and Behavioral Neurobiology, taught by Mike Robinson and Janice Naegele, were both amazing classes. Painting I was a challenging yet rewarding course that helped me become a much better artist and taught me a completely new way to look at the world. I consider Behavioral Neurobiology to be one of my favorite courses because taking this course helped me realize that I am very interested in learning about the brain, specifically neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.

    FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE: 一道本不卡免费高清WesBurlesque is a student-run music and dance show that promotes body positivity and raises thousands of dollars for charitable organizations each year. Stepping outside of my comfort zone to perform as a dancer in the shows and having the opportunity to be a part of the incredible and talented Burlesque community has been one of my favorite Wesleyan experiences.

    AFTER WESLEYAN: I am planning on taking a gap year and applying to medical school. During this gap year I intend to either work in a clinical setting abroad or pursue the BA/MA program in neuroscience at Wesleyan.
  • Anthony Price

    HOMETOWN:一道本不卡免费高清 Cleveland, OH

    HIGH SCHOOL: 一道本不卡免费高清Shaw High School

    MAJOR(S): Government; American Studies

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    THESIS: I will examine black representation in the US Congress during the Reconstruction period to better understand their role and influence in Congress.  The 1865 elections marked the first time African Americans were elected to the United States Congress. From 1865 to 1877, during Reconstruction, 17 African Americans were elected from new Reconstruction governments that were formerly areas of the Confederacy. This marked a pivotal moment in American history, seeing freed African Americans, who were formerly enslaved or descendants of slaves, get elected to public office and represent the American people on a federal level.

    ACTIVITIES: I am a manager of the Wesleyan Student Assembly Finance Office, where I am responsible for processing financial requests for all student groups on campus. I have also served as the community chair of the Wesleyan Student Assembly. During my time at Wesleyan, I have been awarded the Allbritton and Patricelli Fellowships, which have allowed me to carry out civic engagement work on and off campus.

    OUTSIDE WESLEYAN: I serve as the executive director of Be The Change Venture 509(a)(2), a nonprofit located in Ohio and Nebraska that prepares high school students, ages 14–18, for the professional workforce. We do this through a series of educational workshops, professional development coaching, and community events. I have also had the opportunity to work on Capitol Hill via the office of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).

    FAVORITE CLASS: My first year seminar, TechnoPrisons, taught by Professor Anthony Hatch was the most meaningful course for my experience at Wesleyan. As a result of the course discussions, I gained a better understanding of the criminal justice system in the United States and the psychological effects that come with being incarcerated.

    FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE: WesFest and the Student of Color program, both for admitted students considering Wesleyan, are the most exciting events I have attended at Wesleyan. I have the opportunity to meet admitted students, answer their questions, and give meaningful advice on the high school-to-college transition. WesFest and the SOC program are geared towards admitted students, but the multitude of Wesleyan traditions and events on display highlight the best of student activism, arts, and performances, and the strengths of a liberal arts education.

    AFTER WESLEYAN: I will continue working for my nonprofit and working with young people across Ohio and Nebraska. At some point, I seek to attend law school and later become a public servant, perhaps running for office.
  • Dani Rodriguez

    HOMETOWN: Union City, NJ

    HIGH SCHOOL: Emerson High School

    MAJOR(S):一道本不卡免费高清 Film Studies                       

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    THESIS: I am directing a (proof of concept) short film about a female veteran with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, who, upon return, is drawn into conflicts that test her own moral code of conduct. The film will explore various themes, such as the obstacles and unforeseen circumstances of transitioning back to civilian life, finding purpose in a once familiar world, and finding one’s personal road to redemption after confronting a moral and ethical crisis.

    ACTIVITIES: I am the founder of the first Wesleyan Student Veteran Organization. We help support incoming veterans (both from the United States and from other countries) integrate into Wesleyan’s social fabric while maintaining ties to their veteran identity. We strive to provide opportunities to all veterans, their families, and supporters. I am also the proud father of an 11-year-old daughter.

    OUTSIDE WESLEYAN: Last summer I interned for a nonprofit organization called Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF) founded by Star Wars actor Adam Driver. The organization brings contemporary theater productions to service members and veterans around the world. In this role, I chaperoned actors such as Christian Slater and Annie Golden around military bases. We engaged in military-to-civilian cross-training during the day and performed stage play reads to service members and their families at night.

    FAVORITE CLASS: My sophomore year I took a class called Philosophy: Classic I.   I learned about ancient western philosophy but was surprised by how we implemented these lessons in everyday life. Throughout the semester, we had assignments called “Live Like a Philosopher.” We embodied their philosophies and ended each day journaling about our interactions with family and friends. In this class I developed a greater sense of self and learned the importance of perspective and how reflection helps to create a better version of ourselves.

    FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE: I played Uncle Peck in a play called, How I Learned to Drive一道本不卡免费高清.  My character was lovable, charismatic, and a pedophile, a difficult role for the father of an 11-year-old girl. I could not align with the character and depicted anger during moments requiring sincerity. Through hard work, plenty of research, and full support from a loving cast and crew, I learned to humanize Uncle Peck and performed his character with a genuine and authentic voice.

    AFTER WESLEYAN:  I intend to work in the film industry as a director in NYC while continuing my work with AITAF. However, I have been nominated to apply for the Fulbright Scholarship Award.  If awarded, I will conduct research in Israel about the conscription of females into combat roles in the IDF.
  • Kyle Russell

    HOMETOWN:一道本不卡免费高清 Alameda, CA

    HIGH SCHOOL:一道本不卡免费高清 Head-Royce

    MAJOR(S):一道本不卡免费高清 Physics; Integrated Design, Engineering, and Applied Science (IDEAS) Minor

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    THESIS: I am studying the kinematics of a single-molecule DNA enzyme (BCN1) during its splicing of double-stranded DNA constructs. In my lab, I utilize FRET (Förster resonance energy transfer) between a quantum dot donor and fluorescent dye acceptor to map the motion of each enzyme during DNA splicing. Once I estimate the kinematics of BCN1-DNA interactions, I will test for strand specificity to further understand the behavior of BCN1 during binding. This research may further our understanding of gene editing and the manipulation of single-molecule enzymes.

    ACTIVITIES: I am captain on Wesleyan’s men’s club soccer team. In addition, I perform in two a capella groups: the Wesleyan Spirits (oldest all-male) and Notably Sharp (best dressed). Since my sophomore year, I have danced in the TERP and Burlesque shows. In addition, I have worked as a tour guide in the Office of Admission since my first year here.

    OUTSIDE WESLEYAN: I have worked on a variety of jobs ranging from interning at a virtual reality tech startup in San Diego to managing a professional a capella group on Martha’s Vineyard. In San Diego, I conducted market research, created PowerPoints for venture capital fundraising, and filed a patent for a unique 3D modeling file extension. Last summer, I was business manager for the Vineyard Sound; we performed over six times every week at churches and private functions last summer.

    FAVORITE CLASS: Classical Dynamics focused on rigorously analyzing the fundamental forces that are often discussed in introductory physics classes. In this class, we explored topics ranging from rocket motion to particle physics. This was my first exposure to rocket thrust and lift formulas, which was incredibly exciting and only fueled my passion for the topic. Finally, we concluded the class with Lagrangian Mechanics (an alternative to Newtonian Mechanics). As a physics major, it was as if my entire world was turned upside down and still somehow made sense. It was truly an awe-inspiring and mind-blowing semester.

  • Eugene Smith

    HOMETOWN:一道本不卡免费高清 Lake Wales, FL

    HIGH SCHOOL: Lake Wales High School

    MAJOR(S): American Studies                  

    STUDY ABROAD LOCATION: 一道本不卡免费高清Amsterdam, Netherlands

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    ACTIVITIES:一道本不卡免费高清 For the past three years I have been a part of many different clubs and organizations that traverse many different scenes on campus. I am a former member and captain of the Mock Trial team. Mock Trial is a really cool activity where college students across the country are given a fact pattern for the year and then create case in chiefs for both the prosecution and defense, which we then argue in front of actual judges and lawyers. I have been a member of the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA), Wesleyan’s student government, throughout my entire time on campus. The WSA is a space where I can work alongside my peers to make Wesleyan an even better institution. In my most recent role I served as chair of the Equity and Inclusion Committee, representing the student voice in the search for our new vice president of Equity and Inclusion. I sing in an a capella group called “POC-apella,” a group of students of color who sing songs by artists of color. I also have danced in, and during my senior year will be directing, WesBurlesque, a body-positive dance show that takes place every spring on campus. 

    OUTSIDE WESLEYAN: For the past three summers I have had really unique experiences. After my first year I taught 7th grade writing at a school in the Bronx through the teaching fellowship Breakthrough New York. After my sophomore year I interned at Bloomberg, where I worked in their Talent Practice Management Division. Most recently, after my junior year, I interned at Goldman Sachs within their Human Capital Management Division.

    FAVORITE CLASS: During my sophomore year I took a course called New England Bound Slavery and Emancipation. This by far was my favorite class at Wesleyan since it took the traditional narrative of slavery and flipped it on its head. Through this course I not only learned about the slavery that took place in New England during the colonization period, but I also was able to do research on Wesleyan’s black history.

    FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE: WesBurlesque is by far my favorite and most transformational experience at Wesleyan. This dance show does more than just create an experience for viewers; it also has a focus on cultivating a community between all the dancers in the show. Through this space I have gained a lot of confidence in my own skin, as well as many new friends.

    AFTER WESLEYAN: I want to pursue a master’s degree in public policy back in Amsterdam. Once done, I do hope to move back into the corporate sphere and do more talent practice management, in order to help people become better leaders.
  • Ricardo Vazquez

    HOMETOWN: Hartford, CT

    HIGH SCHOOL: 一道本不卡免费高清Westminster School

    MAJOR(S): Latin American Studies; Hispanic Literatures & Cultures

    STUDY ABROAD LOCATION: 一道本不卡免费高清Madrid, Spain

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    ACTIVITIES: I am a member of the Hispanic Literatures and Cultures major committee, working with professors to organize events for students interested in the Spanish major. I am a member of the Psi Upsilon Fraternity, one of Wesleyan’s coed fraternities on campus. I have competed as a thrower on the Wesleyan men’s track and field team and have also worked for various departments on campus including: ITS Helpdesk, Wesleyan Fund, Orientation office, and the Office of Admission.

    OUTSIDE WESLEYAN: Since the fall of 2018 I have worked for a small, educational software-based company named the Parent Engagement Tracker. In this position I perform direct outreach to potential clients, through email and phone, to schedule an in-person demonstration of the software. Understanding the value of clear and concise communication has been central to this job, and as a result, has better developed my presentation skills for future opportunities involving public speaking.

    FAVORITE CLASS: 一道本不卡免费高清Economic Analysis and the Law with Professor Adelstein, which introduces students to the economic relationship between legal matters such as criminal processing, property rights, and markets. The class has also helped me connect with alumni who have taken the course; they agree that Professor Adelstein’s course has not changed a bit, which allows Wesleyan students from different generations to form a bond over the shared experience of taking this class.

    FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE: 一道本不卡免费高清Winning the intramural basketball championship is one of my favorite college moments. Basketball has been an activity that brings a lot of my friends together at Wesleyan. Intramural season is a time where we can come together as a team and compete with our other friend groups in a recreational setting. Winning the intramural championship was a moment in college that brought me closer to a lot of my friends, but hitting the game-winning shot in overtime made it that much better.

    AFTER WESLEYAN: I am hoping to find a position related to Finance or Consulting, where I can leverage my language skills to work across different countries in Latin America and Europe. In the future, I do intend on pursuing an MBA/JD degree, so I can continue to work in an interdisciplinary setting throughout my life.

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