Student Blogs

Every school year and summer vacation, 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 first-years to seniors, from biology to LJST (you'll have to read the blogs to find out what that is!) to "undecided," from hometowns across the U.S. and around the world.  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.  You can click on their names below to learn more about each of them and to read about their experiences as Amherst students. Feel free to email any of the bloggers, if you have any questions about Amherst. You can also read summer and school year student blogs from previous years for even more varied perspectives of “Life at Amherst.” Enjoy!

2013-2014 School Year Blogs

2013-2014 Student Bloggers
Andrew Knox '16
Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought; Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Elizabeth Lefever '16
Undecided; Yonkers, NY

Bongani Ndlovu '14
Biology and Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought; Durban, South Africa

Elizabeth White '17
Undecided; Mont Vernon, NH

Summer 2013 Blogs

Bongani Ndlovu '14
Biology and Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought; Durban, South Africa
Julia Rothacker '16
Economics and Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought; Whitefish Bay, WI
Miu Suzuki '16
Philosophy and Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought; Henderson, NV
Jonathan (Jonny) Yau '16
Undecided (many possibilities!); Honolulu, HI


2012-2013 School Year Blogs
2012-2013 Student Bloggers 230X165

Christian Aviles ’14, Sociology

Morgan Brown ’15, Theater & Dance and Psychology

Lindon Chen ’15, Asian Languages & Civilizations

Andrew Knox ’16, Undeclared

Meghna Sridhar ’14, Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought

Summer 2012 Blogs
Summer 2012 Bloggers 243x161


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

Taylor Grant-Knight '13, Mathematics, Malta, NY

Kayla White '14, French and Psychology, Silver Spring, MD

2011-2012 School Year Blogs
2011-12 Student Bloggers 300X203

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

Jenna Troop '13, German and European Studies, Sudbury, MA

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

Andrew Edelman '15, Undeclared, Memphis, TN

Lydia Nsubuga '15, Undeclared, Poughkeepsie, NY

Summer 2011 Blogs


Rachel Brickman '12, Classics, Cumming, GA

Julie Keresztes '12, History, Buffalo, NY

Jeffrey Moro '13, English and Theater & Dance, Johns Creek, GA

2010-2011 School Year Blogs
Student Bloggers 2010-2011

David Zheutlin '11, History, Boca Raton, FL

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

Scott Bartley '12, English, Baltimore, MD

Anabel Nevarez '13, Neuroscience and Spanish, Riverside CA and Chicago IL

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

Summer 2010 Blogs
Bloggers, Summer 2010


Katie Jablin ’12, LJST and Film and Media Studies, Chambersburg, PA

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

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

Video Blogs
Student Video Blogs


Over the summer of 2009, several of our student interns directed and produced short videos for prospective students.

2009-2010 School Year Blogs
Bloggers, School Year 2009-10


Michael Hudak ’12, Geology and Environmental Studies, Jacksonville, FL

Sara Gehrdes ’11, Environmental Studies and Psychology,  Queen Anne, MD

Yin He ’10, Biology and Art History, Brooklyn, NY

2009 Summer Blogs
Bloggers, Summer 2009


Tanika Vigil ’10, Political Science and Spanish, Boulder, CO

Daniel Bamba ’11, Economics and Art History, East Meadow, NY

Shenae Bell ’11, English, St. James, Jamaica



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