Name: Armando Brito ‘21 (he/him/his)
Hometown: Miami, FL
Potential Majors: Economics and Sexuality, Women's & Gender Studies
Activities on campus: Student Health Educator (SHEs), Mr. Gad's House of Improv, La Causa
Hobbies: Re-watching The Office, yoga, and listening to reggaeton
Favorite question asked on tours: Where is your favorite place to eat in town? (The Lone Wolf)
Hi, my name is Armando and I'm originally from Caracas, Venezuela but lived most of my life in Miami. It was during move-in day at a Spanish speaking families' reception that I knew that Amherst and I were meant to be. I was told "esto es tu casa" (this is your home), and it has been so much more. I love Amherst for so many reasons but if I had to sum it up in a few words, I would say it is because Amherst has been a place for me to grow academically and personally. I had never taken a class before that centered around issues of gender and sexuality, but long behold my inspiring first-year seminar professor taught a class with the main subject being just that. From there he encouraged me to take advantage of the open curriculum and pursue a second major, and that is how I found a passion for both Economics, and Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender Studies. In that same first-year seminar, I met friends who loved staying up with me and watching scary movies. Amherst to me means the smell of fresh air at the end of a hiking trail, the changing colors of the leaves, talking to really excited alumni, the cheers you yell with friends at homecoming, and the passion in the teacher’s eyes that’s mirrored by the students. If you have any questions about the school feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Bridget Carmichael ‘21
Hometown: Hamilton, NJ
Potential Major: Psychology
Activities on campus: DASAC, Intersections Dance Company, Black Student Union, Partners for Animal Welfare
Hobbies: Parlo italiano, dancing, photography, walking my fur baby, taking power naps
Favorite question asked on tours: "How'd you manage to get a dog on Campus?
Buon giorno! I'm Bridget and I'm currently a junior at Amherst College. I am a Psychology major with a strong academic interest in Italian Language and Cultural Studies which I am able to pursue through the Five College Consortium here. I also work closely with Accessibilities and advocacy for disabled students here on Amherst’s campus. As a disabled person, living in a community that is educated and aware of disability awareness and etiquette is very important to me. But what I am most passionate about? My fur baby, Capri. Named after the beautiful island in Italy, Capri is a 9-month-old Cavapoo puppy who lives with me here on campus. She's a big hit and loves all the pets and treats she receives from students when we go on walks around campus. You can find Capri and me on the first-year quad doing some homework or walking around Pratt field for football games! Feel free to reach out with questions, or just to say hi at email@example.com. Ciao!
Name: Joshua Choi ‘21
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Religious Studies
Activities on campus: Amherst College Emergency Medical Services, Asian Student Association, Asian American Studies Working Group, Reader to Reader
Hobbies: Basketball, reading, chess, calligraphy, and spontaneous walks to CVS to avoid doing homework
Favorite question asked on tours: Is it always this cold?
Hi! My name is Joshua Choi and I am from Los Angeles, California. I applied to Amherst because I was looking for a tight-knit community that provided excellent academic opportunities. Amherst has not left me disappointed. Taking advantage of Amherst’s location, I could enjoy breaks from the schoolwork with walks through the woods while also organizing trips to cities like Boston or New York. Amherst College’s open curriculum gave me the chance to take classes that I would have never had the opportunity to otherwise and explore different fields of study that I was completely unfamiliar with. Small class sizes have let me connect with my professors on levels not possible at other schools. From trying out the East Coast lifestyle with new friends to receiving individualized attention from professors, my time at Amherst has been an unforgettable experience so far.
Name: Thomas D’Aprile ‘21 (he/him/his)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Majors: Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought with Five College Certificate in Culture, Health and Science
Activities on campus: Route 9 (Amherst's all-male a cappella group), Amherst College Emergency Medical Service, Voices of the Class
Hobbies: Cooking, playing piano, embarrassing myself, and using my French press
Favorite question asked on tours: Did you have to train to walk backward?
Hey all! I'm Thomas, a junior and ardent supporter of all things Chicago. After graduating from a school that fed from all parts of the city, I knew I would need a college that was equally diverse. Here in such a close-knit community, we all celebrate and cherish each other's differences. Amherst students know that together, not apart, we change the world. In my studies, I take advantage of our open curriculum daily. As I study the hard sciences for pre-med and legal systems I realize that logic and creativity overlap. Otherwise, on-campus you may find me arranging music at a table in Beneski, jamming on a piano in the basement of Jearns, or putting some strange variety of spices on Val's lighter-side catfish. One of my favorite activities running among fall's changing leaves on the bike trail. I am so grateful to Amherst Select, our school's internship program, for exposing me to HIV-related health disparities in my hometown. I can't wait for two more years of learning, goofing-off, and East-coasters saying "word" to everything. Please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions – I love to chat!
Name: Rafi Demerath ‘21
Hometown: Shreveport, LA
Potential Majors: Sociology and Political Science
Activities on campus: Bluestockings (one of two all-female a cappella groups), Women's Crew Team, La Causa
Hobbies: Podcasts (Invisibilia and Radiolab are some favorites), re-watching New Girl, thrifting, and eating Takis
Hi! My name is Rafi and I am a junior from the southern paradise of Northern Louisiana. Already within my first year, I have been welcomed into so many accepting communities like the crew team, Blue Sox, and even the floor I live on (South fourth floor represent!). I absolutely love that there is no limit to the communities you can continuously make here at Amherst. Being far away from home is easy with such a supportive group of people always there for me. I can't wait for the next three years here and all the memories I'll get to make here at Amherst! I would love to answer any questions you may have, you can reach me at email@example.com.
Name: Eve De Muheto ‘21
Hometown: New York, New York
Potential Majors: Political Science and Spanish
Activities on campus: African Caribbean Student Union (ACSU) Caribbean Chair, Research Assistant to Chipo Dendere, Frost Cafe Employee, Annual Fund Phoneathon Student Supervisor
Hobbies: Reading, listening to Otis Redding, watching TV
Favorite question asked on tours: Why did you choose Amherst?
Hey everyone! My name is Eve De Muheto and I am from New York City. I am a junior intending to major in Political Science. Although I have only been here a short time, I have loved my experience at Amherst because despite its size I still feel like I belong in so many different communities within the student body. Between my classmates, professors, and peers from clubs I always feel supported, which I attribute to the tight-knit nature of the school. I am incredibly excited to see what my next two years here bring and share with you all how special Amherst is to me.
Name: Hayley Fleming ‘21
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Potential Majors: Political Science and Music
Activities on campus: Amherst College Democrats, Amherst Sailing Team, Amherst Student Newspaper
Hobbies: Playing jazz piano, reading Kurt Vonnegut, FaceTiming my cats, and watching old sci-fi movies
Favorite question asked on tours: Why would you leave Florida weather and move to Massachusetts?
Hi everyone! My name is Hayley, and I'm a junior from the wonderful paradise of Tampa, Florida. I came to Amherst intending to study Political Science, but thanks to the open curriculum and a twist of fate, I'm now double majoring in music. My favorite things to do at Amherst are sitting in boats with the sailing team (ask me about how much I love Lake Arcadia), talking politics with AC Democrats, and Val Sitting to hide from the cold weather. I've also gotten really involved in off-campus activities by becoming the leader of a local Girl Scout Troop and getting involved in College Democrats of Massachusetts. For me, the best parts of going to Amherst are taking advantage of the 5 College Consortium and enjoying the amazing scenery from campus--coming from Florida, I still feel a little alarmed whenever I wake up and see the mountains outside of my dorm room window! Feel free to email me with questions about Amherst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Sarah Gayer ‘21
Hometown: Millbrae, CA
Potential Major: Biology
Activities on campus: Cross Country, Track and Field, SAAC, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Biology Steering Committee
Hobbies: Hiking, listening to podcasts, baking
Favorite question asked on tours: Why did you decide to come to Amherst?
Hi, I'm Sarah, and I'm a junior from the San Francisco Bay Area of California! I really wanted to try something new when I came to college, so I decided to travel across the country to Amherst. I am grateful that I chose this school because the professors are always very helpful, the campus is beautiful, and the Amherst community is great. The open curriculum is one of my favorite aspects of the classes here, and I am enjoying using it to its fullest potential. When I'm not studying, you can catch me running cross country and track. I also participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters and work in the biology department. I hope you enjoy Amherst as much as I do, please feel free to email me with any questions at email@example.com.
Name: Ben Gilsdorf ‘21 (he/him/his)
Languages Spoken: Russian, Japanese, French
Hometown: Amherst, MA
Potential Majors: History and Russian
Activities on campus: AAS Student Senate, Amherst College Democrats, Amherst Political Union, Club Sailing, Intramural Soccer, Bird Watching Club
Hobbies: Bird watching, poker, critiquing Bond films, Val Sitting
Favorite question asked on tours: Why do you go here if you live here?
Hey everyone! I'm Ben, a junior all the way from Amherst, Massachusetts. I'm going to be majoring in History and Russian here at Amherst. I was lucky enough to take classes at Amherst while I was in high school (also in Amherst) which exposed me to the open curriculum and small class sizes, and ultimately led me to apply. I've had a great time meeting people who are both just like me and the complete opposite, and I love the Amherst community on campus. In my free time, I like to disappoint my intramural soccer team, play bad basketball, and I'm a member of the Amherst College Democrats, the Student Senate, and the Amherst Political Union as well. I can't wait to show you guys Amherst and answer all your questions (especially about the town of Amherst!
Name: Lauren Lamb ‘21
Hometown: Weston, CT
Potential Majors: American Studies, Anthropology, or Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought
Activities on campus: Varsity Track and Field, Eco Reps, Athletes and Allies
Hobbies: petting dogs/cats, listening to Hamilton, watching Black Mirror, baking and eating sweets
Hi! My name is Lauren Lamb, and I am a junior from Connecticut. I spent four years at boarding school in New England, so in many ways, Amherst is quite similar, but in other ways, Amherst is very different, but I love both. On-campus, I run on the Varsity track and field team and help promote environmental sustainability as an Eco Rep. When I’m not running or explaining the importance of bee conservation and downsizing, I like to walk to town for a donut at Glazed or the bike trail with my friends. I love the open curriculum at Amherst, so I can focus on classes in areas I’m passionate about while feeling free to explore other disciplines. The people at Amherst are what really make the college special. Everyone is driven and passionate, while also quirky and caring. I find myself spending way too long in the dining hall talking to my friends about everything and anything. I’m looking forward to studying abroad my junior year and meeting a lot more people on campus. I’m excited to share my experiences at Amherst with you, so if you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Hunter Lampson ‘21
Hometown: Portland, OR
Potential Majors: Anthropology, Environmental Studies
Activities on campus: Executive Board Member of Amherst College Pride Alliance, Member of the Amherst College Senate, Member of Athletes and Allies, Member of the Amherst Political Union, Member of the Eco-Reps
Hobbies: READING & EATING!
Favorite question asked on tours: THIS is a lecture hall?
Hello! My name is Hunter, and I’m from Portland, Oregon. At Amherst, I serve on the Amherst College Senate and the executive board of the Amherst College Pride Alliance. As a sophomore, I have enjoyed taking many courses in differing departments and have come to love the ways in which my classes in seemingly disparate disciplines connect with one another. Each morning I wake up I am excited to be at Amherst, and I hope to be able to convey my love for the college as a tour guide. Amherst is a special place, created and sustained by the special people who are part of it. If you have any questions feel free to reach me at email@example.com. Happy touring!
Name: Jeremy Loeb ‘21
Hometown: New York City, New York
Potential Majors: Architectural Studies
Activities on campus: Hillel, Phonathon, (Formerly) Crew team
Hobbies: Music, shoes, working out, museum touring, basketball, tennis, watching the Yankees
Favorite question asked on tours: What distinguishes Amherst from its peers, particularly other small liberal arts colleges?
Dear all, My name is Jeremy and I am a junior from New York City. I picked Amherst because I believed the school best provided the tools and academic environment to allow me to explore my academic interests. I am very passionate about cities, architecture, and art, which led me to our architectural studies program which is unlike any other architecture program given the interdisciplinary nature of Amherst. Our courses and open curriculum have allowed me to really dig deep and explore my interests and achieve my goal of having a better understanding of myself. Furthermore, I also have a deep interest in history and being able to take classes in both departments has allowed me to have a better understanding of each other. I am a die heart Yankee's fan, who loves to watch the game on while I do homework. I also enjoy sneakers and streetwear probably a bit too much for my (or my bank account's) own good.
Name: Jake Montes-Adams '21
Hometown: Escondido, CA
Potential Majors: Political Science
Activities on campus: Indigenous & Native Citizens Association; La Causa, intramural soccer
Hobbies: Collecting vinyl, listening to podcasts, geography trivia
Favorite question asked on tours: Where is your favorite place to study on campus?
Hello! My name is Jake Montes-Adams and I am a junior here at Amherst College from San Diego County, California. I am a declared political science major, but I have also had the opportunity to take classes in diverse areas of interest from architectural studies to sexuality, women's, and gender studies. I also took a geography class at UMass last semester, which was a fantastic way to spend some time off-campus and to explore in a classroom setting a niche interest of mine that I'd previously never had the opportunity to formally study. After I graduate, I hope to work abroad as a policy researcher and advocate for human rights and/or labor rights, but I am also interested in investigative journalism. When I'm not studying or at work, I like to listen to selections from my record collection, watch YouTube videos, and listen to podcasts. I love to travel (I've been to 26 states plus DC!), I'm a huge baseball and soccer fan, and I visit every art museum I can find. This year I'm be living in Marsh Arts House and hope to develop my prose writing and photography skills while continuing to explore across the curriculum and around the Five Colleges.
Name: Lea Morin '21
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Major: Latinx and Latin American Studies (LLAS) and Sociology
On-Campus Activities: Student Staff at the Center for Diversity and Student Leadership (CDSL), Diversity Outreach Intern for the Office of Admissions
Hobbies: Talking about TEXAS, meeting new people, running (away from my problems)
Favorite question asked on tours: Isn't Massachusetts a bit far from Texas?
Hey y'all! My name is Lea Morin and I am from San Antonio, Texas (or the best city and state in the United States). Even though I love Texas more than a lot of things, Amherst has become a second home to me. Most important to me, I have made so many amazing and meaningful connections and relationships with my fellow peers, faculty, and staff from my Diversity Open House (DIVOH) as a senior in high school to now as a third year at Amherst. While visiting the campus through DIVOH, the Amherst community was one I believed I could grow and be nourished as an academic and as a person which has proven true throughout my time here. If you have any questions about Amherst or you just want to talk about Texas, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I look forward to meeting you!
Name: Lorelle Sang ‘21
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Potential Majors: Neuroscience and Music
Activities on campus: Women’s Chorus, Theatre Productions, The Roosevelt Institute
Hobbies: Singing/music in general, pretending to be a yoga instructor, running, watching niche Netflix documentaries
Hi! My name is Lorelle Sang and I’m a junior from Brooklyn, New York. I’m planning on double majoring in Neuroscience and Music. I was immediately attracted to Amherst because of the open curriculum. I really liked having lots of control over what I studied, and since coming to Amherst have met so many encouraging people who have helped me continue to pursue my interests and passions to the best of my ability. If you have any questions about my experience at Amherst send me an email at email@example.com!
Name: Enoch Shin ‘21
Hometown: Anaheim, CA
Potential Majors: History and Statistics
Activities on campus: Stats grader, meditation group, Korean Students Association, tour guide
Hobbies: Running and biking on the rail trails, hiking, watching low-budget horror movies, geocaching
Favorite question asked on tours: Where is your favorite place to study?
When I was in high school, I never imagined that I would end up at a liberal arts school on the opposite side of the country. In fact, I seriously considered just going to my local community college. I had no idea what I wanted to study, let alone how I could afford college; thus, I thought it would be safer to transfer later. But Amherst gave me the freedom to pursue bigger opportunities. Amherst has certainly strengthened my academic mind and eased my worries about affording college, but I have also been encouraged to cultivate a broader perspective of my place in the world and in relation to other people. As a tour guide, I hope to express how much I've been able to grow here. Feel free to reach out with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Name: Jeremy Thomas ‘21 (he/him/his)
Hometown: Houston, TX
Potential Majors: English & Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought
Activities on campus: Black Student Union President, Mock Trial A-Team, Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, Residence Counselor, LJST Research Assistant, Club Soccer
Hobbies: Reading, writing, prisoner advocacy, and Big Little Lies
Howdy! I'm a third-year from Houston, Texas double majoring in English & Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought. I love it here and I'm sure you will, too! I have a strong interest in domestic and international human rights--grounded in American carceral practices. With the open curriculum, I've had the studied subjects I have a legitimate interest in--without worrying about fulfilling tedious general education requirements. Although it's a far cry from Houston, Amherst is my home away from home--thanks to all the genuine, kind people here. If you have any questions, shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com. I'm more than happy to talk about anything from Toni Morrison to the Big Little Lies season finale.
Name: Javier Whitaker-Castañeda ‘21
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Potential Majors: Political Science and Spanish
Activities on campus: Office of Environmental Sustainability Intern, La Causa eBoard member, WAMH radio show host, Reader to Reader
Hobbies: Classical guitar, graphic design, playing/watching soccer and basketball, Val sitting
Hello! My name is Javier and I'm from Minneapolis, Minnesota. My favorite thing about college so far is that Amherst makes it easy to pursue what I enjoy. In my first year it was exceptionally straightforward to join student clubs and other on-campus activities that I liked. Academics at Amherst are also very accessible; teachers are always ready to meet one on one and, thanks to the open curriculum, I will be able to double major despite starting one of my majors in my second year. If you think of any questions related to what I do on campus or about being an Amherst student, in general, please send them my way and I'll send a detailed and honest response. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name: Ben Yared ‘21
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Potential Majors: Economics and Political Science
Activities on campus: Amherst Political Union (Executive Board), Varsity Baseball Undergraduate Associate, Sports Business and Analytics Club, Orientation Leader
Hobbies: Sports, music, reading
Hi! My name is Ben and from the moment I visited Amherst, I fell in love with the college. Back home in Michigan, however, very few people have heard of this “little” school. Despite that, I’m so happy I came to Amherst, as it has been everything I’d hoped for and more. There is a unique and strong sense of community that makes the Amherst experience very enriching. The entire student body is so friendly, and the professors genuinely care about their students, even outside the classroom. The open curriculum is allowing me to easily pursue a double major while still taking many other fascinating classes outside my majors. The college also provides so many non-academic opportunities for all students to get involved in every aspect of college life. Amherst is a place where you can truly come to grow and discover what you’re passionate about. I love to talk about Amherst, so if you’d like to talk about academics, student life, sports, political activity or anything else, don’t hesitate to contact me! My email is email@example.com.
Name: Marina Zambrano‘21
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Hometown: Wilmette, IL
Majors: Chemistry and Spanish
Activities on campus: WAMH, Project SALUD, Theater & Dance, The Amherst College Musical, Chemistry Research Assistant
Hobbies: Listening to music, petting dogs, watching YouTube videos, dancing to the HSM soundtrack with my friends
Hi! My name is Marina and I am from the northern suburbs of Chicago. I am a Junior at Amherst and am double majoring in Chemistry & Spanish. I spend most of my time on campus in the new science center and hanging out at Marsh House (the arts house on campus). I am currently the Producer for the Amherst College Musical and I love every second of it. I grew up on the lake, so I love to swim, kayak, and sail. My favorite things to eat on campus are the mac & cheese bites and mozz sticks at Schwemm's. I first learned about Amherst through DIVOH (Amherst's Diversity Open House). If you are considering applying to DIVOH or have any questions about the program, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd be happy to share a little bit about my experience. I hope you enjoy getting to know Amherst a bit better and I hope you'll consider joining our community. Roll Mammos!
Name: Lisa Zheutlin ‘21
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Potential Majors: History, Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, or Studio Art
Activities on campus: Mr. Gad's House of Improv, Outreach Coordinator for the Reproductive Justice Alliance (yay, feminism!), writer for the Amherst Student, Associate Editor for the Indicator, member of Amherst College Democrats, Hillel
Hobbies: Eating Domino's lava cakes, smashing the patriarchy
Favorite question asked on tours: How's the winter?
Hi! I’m Lisa, a junior from Florida (yes, I am adjusting to the weather here!). As you saw above, I am interested in many subjects so I’m not sure what I am going to major in yet, but the open curriculum here is helping me figure that out! It’s super easy to get involved in extracurriculars at Amherst. I’m passionate about intersectional feminism so I’m in the Reproductive Justice Alliance, and I love writing so I am a writer for the Amherst Student (our newspaper) and an editor for The Indicator (our magazine). Also, I had never done improv comedy before coming to college but now I'm a part of our improv group on campus called Mr. Gad's. Besides those fun tidbits, I pride myself on being a lava cake enthusiast and you’ll probably see me around campus in colorful, funky outfits. My favorite parts about Amherst are the quad, the size, the people, the professors, and the sense of community here. I want you to love Amherst too, so feel free to email me if you have any questions at email@example.com.
Tour Guides - Class of 2022