Hometown: Belgrade Lakes, Maine
High School: North Stafford High School
Activities: Environmental studies major with an English minor
Transfer peer mentor, Office of Student Diversity Programs.
Why did you decide to transfer to Skidmore?
I previously attended a school where I experienced microaggressions and prejudicial
attacks from other students. When I began my search for a new college, I spoke to
Skidmore representatives and they gave me detailed information about how the College
handles racial insensitivity. That, along with an amazing and comforting interview
I had with a Skidmore alum, made me feel that I would get the chance to prosper at
Skidmore as a woman of color. I was also amazed by the number of clubs and events
on campus. I felt there would be more opportunities to meet like-minded people and
make friends at Skidmore.
What does Skidmore offer you that your previous college did not?
So much! There is such a diverse selection of classes, clubs, and events at Skidmore.
There seems to be a place for almost anyone to fit in here. I feel challenged by my
professors to expand my boundaries. I love how my education continues outside of the
classroom as I attend lots of talks, plays, and club meetings. Skidmore has also provided
me with safe spaces, resources, and good friends.
What advice do you have for others considering transferring to Skidmore?
Do not be afraid to ask questions! Before I transferred to Skidmore, someone was always
available via email or phone to answer my questions. If you decide Skidmore could
be the place for you, then I recommend that you join clubs and attend events, including
transfer events. It will help you make friends and assimilate so much quicker. There
are so many people on campus who will welcome you with open arms and a friendly smile.
Are you glad you transferred? Why?
Absolutely. I have loved my time here at Skidmore. Here, it’s possible for me to be
myself and make friends who love and cherish me. I have had opportunities here that
I know I couldn't have anywhere else.
What's the best part of Skidmore so far?
The best thing about Skidmore is that there isn't a SINGLE best thing. I love the
education I am getting, I have so much respect for my professors, I get to attend
amazing events and activities, I have made wonderful friends, and so much more. Skidmore
is a special place.
What are your future hopes/plans?
As an environmental studies major I hope to have a career involved in environmental