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GENEVA
JONATHAN
'15

HOMETOWN:
Williamstown, MA
HIGH SCHOOL:
Northfield Mount Hermon
MAJOR:

Psychology and Science and Society Program

WHY I CHOSE WES: 

In my search for the perfect college, I looked at 22 schools with my twin sister. She was a pushover who fell in love with every college or university we visited. I, on the other hand, was harder to impress. Then we arrived at Wesleyan, a stop we made as a last minute decision on the way home from another school. From the moment I set foot on this campus, I could see myself living a comfortable life at Wesleyan. All the other universities I had visited completely lost priority in my mind. Everyone says that Wesleyan has that “quirky, unique” feeling and I fell in love with how the college embraced that identity. It is refreshing to walk onto a campus and see people from all different backgrounds bringing something unique to the table. Every student I met during my WesFest overnight reminded me of an onion (corny I know): each had so many layers beyond their academics – they were dancers, teachers, athletes, singers – the list goes on! I was excited by the fact that I could potentially attend a college that doesn’t breed a specific type of student. Thanks to the open curriculum, I was impressed to see that students could explore beyond a true liberal arts education.

ACADEMIC
INTERESTS:

Right now I am applying to the five year masters program for Psychology. In the long run, my goal is medical school so that I can go into clinical psychological research. This summer I am hoping to travel to India to work at a Adolescent Psychiatric Clinic!

FAVORITE CLASS:

Cell Biology of Major Health Challenges – A lot of biology classes are Wesleyan have a tendency to be quick moving and because of such it is so easy to get lost. Professor Jason Wolfe, my teacher in Cell Biology of Major Health Challenges, really took the time to individually engage each of us in discussion about cells and their processes – something I truly thought I would never be good at discussing. For the first time ever, cell biology came alive for me and there was never a moment where I felt like a question I had was dumb and I really appreciated that he maintained that “safe” classroom discussion atmosphere. It made a big difference in what I learned.

CAMPUS
ACTIVITIES:

Rho Epsilon Pi Sorority
WesFest/SOC Intern
WesEMTs
Wesleyan Women’s Track and Field

WHY I CHOSE TO BE A TOUR GUIDE:

 Since my freshman year at boarding school I have been a tour guide. When I first applied to be a tour guide at Wesleyan, I applied because it was the only kind of job I would be good at. Not only that, but I fell in love with Wes on my tour the summer before my freshman year. I wanted to be able to reciprocate that original feeling of belonging for other prospective students. There is no better way to show your appreciation and love towards this place than to do for others what those before you have done for you – show off and explain why this place is awesome. 

FAVORITE
MOVIE:

Amelie

FAVORITE SONG:

Half Crazy by Musiq Soulchild

FUN FACT:

I believe in aliens 

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