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EARL LIN '15

HOMETOWN:
New Haven, CT                     
HIGH SCHOOL:
Hopkins School
MAJOR:
History and American Studies
WHY I CHOSE WES: 
In a word: community. When I visited campus as a high school senior, I found an environment of passionate, 
engaged, and intellectual students who would contribute to biology class discussions with knowledge from the fields 
of sociology, government, art history, and chemistry. That openness of thought, willingness to share, and support 
of a peer's interests in and out of the classroom is something that excited me as a prospective student and 
continues to excite me today. 
ACADEMIC
INTERESTS:

I have always been really interested in American history, culture, and society, and Wesleyan’s History and American Studies departments provide an ideal structure for me to study how they all intersect. I believe an understanding of where we as a nation have come from, how we view ourselves, and how that has shaped our worldview, values, and culture is crucial to understanding who we are now and who we should be going forwards. 

FAVORITE CLASS:

Last semester, I took a research seminar in the History Department on Exploring Middletown's History with Prof. Ron Schatz. The class was unlike any I've ever taken before: it consisted of six students and the professor, so our weekly seminars were intimate and personalized. The course culminated in each of us producing our own significant work based on original historical research. Plus, it was a great way to learn all about Middletown!

ACTIVITIES:
Sailing Team (Co-captain)
Woodrow Wilson Debate Society
Writing Tutor 
Writer for Historical Narratives
WHY CHOSE TO BE A TOUR GUIDE:

I absolutely adore Wesleyan! The people and the community are so many superlative things: open-minded, intellect, engaging, fun, vibrant, supportive, the list goes on. As a tour guide, I get the opportunity to share everything that makes Wesleyan awesome and exciting with others, and hopefully they'll adore Wes too!

FAVORITE MOVIE:
Casablanca
FAVORITE SONG:
"North American Scum" by LCD Soundsystem   
FUN FACT:

I went to a day care named after NFL running back, Calvin Hill. When he visited, I asked him why his mother named him after a preschool.

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