Undergrad Fellow

Hometime: Pelham, New York

Majors/Minors/Concentrations: English Literature major with a concentration in Critical Theory

Dream Job: Literature/humanities teacher and educational equity advocate

Favorite Food: Pizza with veggies (New York style)

Recent Favorite Book: “Life on Mars” by Tracy K. Smith

Best Advice for Fellow Mac Students: Macalester is ours, but that also means it’s our responsibility to know how the college functions. Do your research ahead of time on new campus initiatives and speak up for what you want. If you don’t, things will happen without your input, whether you like them or not. (Learning how to do this now can also help you to enter the World of Work.)

Favorite Quote: “People are hard-wired not only to gratify their personal desires but also to care for others. So rather than ask, ‘What do I want to be when I grow up?’ ask, ‘In what way do I wish the world were different? What problem can I help solve?’ This puts the focus where it should be — on how you can serve other people.” – Angela Duckworth, author of “Grit” https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/05/jobs/graduating-and-looking-for-your-passion-just-be-patient.html