Student Bloggers

Each school year and summer, current Amherst students volunteer to share their experiences and perspectives of Amherst by authoring their own blogs.

2020 Summer Blogs

Every summer here at Amherst, several current students work full-time in our Office of Admission as summer interns --- leading campus tours, answering phones, participating in group information sessions, greeting students and families, and generally making this a friendly, lively summer spot!

This summer is unlike any other and though our five interns will be working remotely, they will still be sharing their experiences of Amherst by authoring their own blogs. They are an active and diverse bunch with majors from Computer Science to Psychology to Chemistry to Asian Languages & Civilizations (and more), from hometowns near and far. Their weekly blogs will give you an up-close-and-personal view of Amherst from a variety of perspectives. If you have any questions about Amherst, feel free to email any of the bloggers. You can also check out student blogs from previous years for an even more varied perspective of life at Amherst. Plus, meet more students at our Tour Guides and Diversity Outreach Interns pages.

So many students, so many different perspectives!


Meet Our Bloggers...

Alexa in front of the first-year quad on a sunny spring day.

Alexa Augustine '23

Prospective Major(s): Psychology, Biology, or Asian Languages & Civilizations. On the Pre-med track.

Hometown: Bronx, New York

Blake in front of the arts buidling on a sunny day.

Blake Chaplin '23

Prospective Major(s): Economics and Asian Languages & Civilisations

Hometown: Selby, United Kingdon

Diego in front of fossils at the Beneski Musuem.

Diego Rao '22

Majors: History and Computer Science

Hometown: Boston, MA

Fiona holding an Amherst stuffed bear in the science center lobby.

Fiona Guo '23

Prospective Major(s): Economics and Asian Language and Civilization

Hometown: Princeton, New Jersey

Lucheyla smiling from a bird's-eye view of the campus center.

Lucheyla Celestino '23

Prospective Major(s): Spanish and Anthropology

Hometown: Lynn, MA

2019-2020 School Year Blogs

Headshot of Hope Tsai

Hope Tsai '23

Major(s):  Computer Science
Hometown:  Detroit, MI

Headshot of Kate Redmond

Kate Redmond '23

Major(s):  Undecided
Hometown:  Cape Cod, MA

Headshot of Rafi Demerath

Rafaela Demerath '21

Major(s):  Political Science and Sociology
Hometown:  Shreveport, LA

Headshot of Zach Jonas

Zach Jonas '22

Major(s):  Biology and History
Hometown:  Kansas City, MO

2019 Summer Blogs

Arianna  Herrera in a garden.

Arianna Herrera ’22

Major(s):  English and Political Science
Hometown:  Moorpark, CA

Caleb in front of some flowers in a garden.

Caleb Winfrey ’20

Major(s):  Statistics and Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought
Hometown:  Boca Raton, Florida