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Why Skidmore? An interview with Lexi Parker '19

June 13, 2019

Lexi Parker, an education studies major and American studies minor, knows first-hand the many valuable and memorable experiences Skidmore can offer.

From managing the men’s basketball team to creating lesson plans in the Education Department and even chowing down on her favorite mac and cheese at Druthers in downtown Saratoga Springs, she’s a fan of the many opportunities available to students. 

But when asked what makes Skidmore truly exceptional, Parker points to the dedicated and supportive faculty.

“My professors have been mentors, confidants and caregivers. They have nurtured the best version of me, which means everything to someone who has the whole world ahead of her.”  

Hear Lexi reminisce about her time at Skidmore and share her thoughts about what it means to be a Skidkid.  

 

Transcript:  

I'm Lexi Parker, I'm Class of 2019 and I'm from Lake George, New York. I'm an education major and an American studies minor. Last semester I student taught, so I got to teach in a sixth-grade and a third-grade classroom.  

The education major is so much fun. We get to work with kids. We get to work at the pre-school on campus. We get to go out into local schools and meet different teachers and get to work with kids all the time. It's just a really fun major to be in. 

I also work for the men's basketball team. I've been the team manager for the last four years at Skidmore. By far, that is my favorite job I have ever had on campus. It's my favorite thing to do. I go to all the games, practices, I travel with them. I spend the majority of my free time with them. 

Besides that, I also work for Life at Skidmore, writing different blog posts about my time at Skidmore and things prospective students may not know about Skidmore, so that they can see why students here love it so much.  

Don't be afraid to pursue your interests. That's what Skidmore is all about — finding what you really like and going for it without hesitation. 

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