Hey Guys! My name is Grace Nash and I am a junior and a History major here at Amherst. I’m from Kenilworth, IL, which is a suburb of the greatest city, Chicago (… sorry New York). At Amherst I tutor with Girls Inc., I am president of Homeless Connect (a group that send volunteers to the local homeless shelter), and I am a FOOT (First-Year Outdoor Orientation Trip) Leader. I have gone back and forth with what I want to do with my life post- Amherst but after my summer internship at Northwestern Law School I am almost positive I want to go to law school (ughh) and become a criminal lawyer. Entering Amherst I was convinced I was going to be a Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought major but during my first semester I absolutely fell in love with the history department and decided my legal studies could wait until law school.
This semester I have decided to take advantange of the open curriculum and take two courses outside my comfort zone, a music course, Music, Cultural and Human Rights, and an architecture course, Material Culture of American Homes, which should be interesting! I am also taking a history course, Childhood and Child Welfare, and am part of a Special Topics class on Homelessness in Amherst (I'll write a post about it for those of you who aren't sure what that is). Next semester I will be taking my studies to the University of Cape Town for study abroad!
I am completely obsessed with this school so please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, comments or concerns you may have! You can reach me at email@example.com