Isabella Wischik ‘23
Hi everyone and welcome to my blog! My name is Bella (she/her) and I am a junior here at Amherst College (time here has been flying by!). I am originally from Queens, NY so the change of environment to Amherst, MA was definitely an adjustment. However, in my first few months, I witnessed just how beautiful our campus is and built friendships with some of the most genuine people I have ever met, who helped make this adjustment for me go so much smoother! Although it may sound cheesy, Amherst is now my second home. I am a current Biochemistry major and a prospective American Studies major, and have enjoyed taking courses in a wide array of subjects.
On campus I love to do many things and I usually like to separate them in my head by jobs versus my extracurriculars. So, here it they are:
Student Assistant at Robert Frost Library: During the week, you'll either see me behind bookshelves, with loads of books in hand or sitting and smiling at the front desk of our library here on campus, Robert Frost Library. I work side by side with library staff members (many of whom are actually alumni of our school) completing a wide array of tasks including shelving books, helping with incoming resources and manning the front desk! Please come say hi to me (or any desk attendant,) we love to see new faces on campus.
Tour Guide: This one’s a little more self explanatory, but I am in fact a tour guide here on campus! Most of my tours of campus have been remote so far, but that will soon change. While I did enjoy my time sharing my many pictures of my time here at Amherst, I’m super excited to start giving in person tours soon!
Club Soccer Team: During my first semester of my first year at Amherst, I joined our Women’s Club Soccer team, and I’m so happy I did! From the group dinners at Val (Valentine Dining Hall, our dining hall on campus), to the fun late night practices, I’ve had a blast both playing soccer and making many friends along the way.
Rotaract Club: I was encouraged to join this community service club by one of my best friends on campus (thank you stephanie!), and have enjoyed making “Candy Grams” to send to friends, designing cards for health care workers and “thank you’s” to staff members. One of my favorite parts of Rotaract is being able to enjoy some delicious snacks like candy, boba and Pocky during club meetings!
I’m looking forward to sharing my Amherst journey with anyone who’s interested, and am excited to share little snapshots of my time at Amherst on this blog. If you have any questions, points of confusion or interest about Amherst please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to hearing from you all!