Dear Reader (capitalized for respect),

Welcome to my summer blog. My name is Taylor Grant-Knight, a rising senior at Amherst College. If you're looking for a blog about a college other than Amherst, I'm afraid you've come to the wrong place. However, if you're here for hours of entertainment about my life at Amherst, in the Pioneer Valley, and in general, this is the place to be.

Me chillin' in a kimono during my study abroad in Kyoto, Japan

But enough about my blog. I'm from the small town of Malta, NY (north of Albany). I'm a math major and am preparing to write a senior thesis, about which I'll be sure to keep you, the interested Reader, informed regarding all of the gritty details. I'm currently the director of one of the six a capella groups on campus, Route 9. I've also been involved in the jazz scene here at Amherst, both in the combo and big band setting (I play the alto saxophone).

Route 9 A Capella   Jazz Combo (as a first-year)

So, Reader, have I piqued your interest? I highly encourage you to email me with any questions you may have (Amherst related or not) at


Taylor Grant-Knight