I’m a junior English and Black Studies double major from Ossining, New York.  I’m very interested in Caribbean history, fiction, and creative writing.  I am a member of the football team, in addition to the track and field team.  I am a member of the Friends of Jaclyn Committee and am hoping to become more active in the Amherst community.  I am majoring in Black Studies to enhance my analytical skills through historical, sociological, and legal perspectives. Black Studies has helped me to understand many aspects of life that I used to take for granted.  It has also helped me to understand better how the world works in general.  I am currently undecided about writing a senior thesis, but I am thinking about writing one on something about colonialism and the Caribbean, a subject for which I have a great deal of passion.