Hello everyone! Guess who's back again! (spoiler alert: it's me!) I'm super excited to be back in my little corner of the blogosphere for another year, and I'm so glad you've decided to join me! Welcome (:
For those of you who haven't met me yet, my name is Marah and I'm a junior here at Amherst. I'm originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and I'm a double major in Anthropology and Sexuality, Women's, and Gender Studies (SWAGS for short). I spent my entire summer here on campus working in the Admissions Office. (If you're interested in reading my blog from this summer, you can find it here.) On campus, I love singing with my a capella group (the Amherst DQ--check us out!), running on the trails around campus, hanging out in the Women's and Gender Center, playing intramural volleyball, and (obviously!) blogging for Admissions!
Just for fun (and to keep the tradition I started this summer), I've included a few fun facts about myself to help you learn a bit about me!
- I have a condition called phytophotodermatitis, which basically means that my skin chemically burns when simultaneously coming into contact with sunlight and lime juice.
- This summer I ate a hamburger for the first time!
- My name means bitter. My mom likes to say that it means bittersweet (theres a bible story about God using Moses to turn the bitter river Marah sweet so that the Israelites could drink from it). But it technically just means bitter!
- I once lost my sense of smell due to a botched sugery. Ever since (partially) regaining my sense of small after the surgery, I have developed synesthesia with smell / emotions. Weird!
Alright. That's all for now folks! Please please email me (email@example.com) with any and all questions or comments! (Aka please email me so that I know you're out there and I'm not just aimlessly spewing words into an empty void!) I can't wait to see what this semester holds!