Student Blogs

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


This academic year we have a lively and diverse group of four bloggers -- from sophomores to seniors, with majors from Mathematics to Film & Media Studies, from hometowns across the U.S. They are an active and talented bunch and their weekly blogs will give you an up-close-and-personal view of the Amherst experience from a variety of perspectives. If you have any questions about Amherst, feel free to email any of the bloggers. Check out the student blogs from previous years for an even more varied perspective of "Life at Amherst." 

Jenna Peng

Jenna Peng, '18

Major: Global Development (intended interdisciplinary major)
Hometown: Orefield, PA

Andrew King

Dong Ho (Andrew) Kim, '18

Intended Double Majors: Mathematics and History
Hometown: Mukilteo, WA

Krista Goebel

Krista Goebel '18

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Ashely Montgomery

Ashley Montgomery, '16

Major: English
Hometown: Union City, GA

Summer 2015 Blogs

Summer 2015 Blogs

Karen Blake '17 
Major: Sociology and Asian Languages & Civilizations (double major)
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI

Lolade Fadulu '17 
Major: English (possible double major with Asian Languages & Civilizations)
Hometown: Vero Beach, FL

Irisdelia Garcia '18 
Major: English and Theater & Dance (double major)
Hometown: Bronx, NY

Brian Beaty '17
Major: Geology
Hometown: Cape Cod, MA

Blog Archives

2014-2015 School Year Blogs

Andrew Knox '16  
Major: Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought
Hometown: Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Grace Nash '16   
Major: History
Hometown: Kenilworth, IL

Caryce Tirop '17   
Major: French and Political Science
Hometown: Eldoret, Kenya

Jonathan Yau '16   
Major: Psychology and Environmental Studies;
Hometown: Honolulu, HI

Camille Youngblood '15  
Major: Law Jurisprudence & Social Thought
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Summer 2014 Blogs

Leslie Coronel '16
Major: Spanish and Economics
Hometown: Evanston, IL

Sophie Delfeus '17
Major: Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought, Sociology, Black Studies (undeclared)
Hometown: Far Rockaway, NY

Kane Willis '15
Major: Political Science and English
Hometown: Montclair, CA

2013-2014 School Year Blogs

Andrew Knox '16
Major: Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought
Hometown: Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Elizabeth Lefever '16
Major: Undecided
Hometown: Yonkers, NY

Bongani Ndlovu '14
Major: Biology and Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought
Hometown: Durban, South Africa

Elizabeth White '17
Major: Undecided
Hometown: Mount Vernon, NH

Summer 2013 Blogs

Bongani Ndlovu '14
Major: Biology and Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought
Hometown: Durban, South Africa

Julia Rothacker '16
Major: Economics and Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought
Hometown: Whitefish Bay, WI

Miu Suzuki '16
Major: Philosophy and Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought
Hometown: Henderson, NV

Jonathan (Jonny) Yau '16
Major: Undecided (many possibilities!)
Hometown: Honolulu, HI 

2012-2013 School Year Blogs

Christian Aviles ’14
Major: Sociology
Hometown: Los Angelos, CA

Morgan Brown ’15
Major: Theater & Dance and Psychology
Hometown: Monterey, CA

Lindon Chen ’15 
Major: Asian Languages & Civilizations
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA

Andrew Knox ’16
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Meghna Sridhar ’14 
Major: Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought
Hometown: New Delhi, India

Summer 2012 Blogs

Maria Kirigin '14,
Major: English
Hometown: La Paz, Bolivia (and many other places!)

Taylor Grant-Knight '13
Major: Mathematics
Hometown: Malta, NY

Kayla White '14 
Major: French and Psychology
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

2011-2012 School Year Blogs

Rosalind Fennell '12
Major: Political Science and Black Studies
Hometown: Washington DC

Jenna Troop '13
Major: German and European Studies
Hometown: Sudbury, MA

Owen Davis '14
Major: English and Theater & Dance
Hometown: Winchester, MA

Andrew Edelman '15
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Memphis, TN

Lydia Nsubuga '15
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Poughkeepsie, NY

Summer 2011 Blogs 

Rachel Brickman '12
Major: Classics
Hometown: Cumming, GA

Julie Keresztes '12
Major: History
Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Jeffrey Moro '13
Major: English and Theater & Danc
Hometown: Johns Creek, GA

2010-2011 School Year Blogs

David Zheutlin '11
Major: History
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Rosalind Fennell '12
Major: Political Science and Black Studies
Hometown: Washington, DC

Scott Bartley '12
Major: English
Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Anabel Nevarez '13
Major: Neuroscience and Spanish
Hometown: Riverside CA and Chicago IL

Stella Honey Yoon '14,
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea and Christchurch, New Zealand

Summer 2010 Blogs

Katie Jablin ’12,
Major: Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought, and Film and Media Studies
Hometown: Chambersburg, PA 

Spencer Russell ’13
Major: Music and Psychology
Hometown: West Chesterfield, New Hampshire

Shenae Bell ’11
Major: Black Studies and English
Hometown: St. James, Jamaica