Ph.D. Student, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
“I transferred to Hartwick at the beginning of my sophomore year because the philosophy department faculty each focused on very different areas of the subject. I liked the diversity of thought, motivations, and perspectives within the department and hoped that it would motivate me to see myself and the world from different perspectives, which it did. This was incredibly important to me at the time because I was going through a pretty deep depression and was using my time at Hartwick to figure out who I was and who I wanted to be. Hartwick helped me figure this out, and even gave me the opportunity to begin making a name for myself in academia both literally and figuratively, as I legally changed my name during my time there.”
Double Major: Economics, Political Science
Hometown: Oneonta, New York
New York State Senate Undergraduate Session Assistant Program
“My internship at the New York Senate has been captivating. It has given me a backstage pass in witnessing bills that are voted on in real-time. This semester, I live in Albany and work at the Senate 40+ hours per week. I have been able to network and connect with co-workers and staff. They have taught me how to draft legislation, memorandums, and deal with constituents and lobbyists. More importantly, I have learned how to present myself in a professional and respectful manner. It has resulted in a significant improvement in my public speaking and people skills. The time I have spent here in this energizing atmosphere has been invaluable.
Currently I am the treasurer of the Philosophy Honors Society. I am hoping to join the Student Senate when I return from my internship. After college I would like to attend grad school to obtain an MPA or JD. I am hoping to eventually work in business or politics.”