Hey there! Welcome to my blog!
Below will be where you will be joining me as we both navigate through this upcoming academic school year. Who is this great individual that admissions has so kindly asked to represent their beloved school, you may ask? Well, as you may already know my name is Yin (I mean, you clicked here). I'm from a small private highschool in Brooklyn, NY (despite the fact that I tend to say y'all a lot). I'm a Biology and Art History double major (yes I get that look all the time) which just means that I'm taking full advantage of our liberal arts education. I'm currently a senior here at the Purple and White. Despite how much I relish the fact that I am a senior, I am also holding onto each passing day with a death grip. Sooner or later, instead of days sitting on the Adirondack chairs outside, Valentine outdoor cookouts, sledding down Memorial Hill and participating in whatever event the Campus Center happens to be holding that day, it will be rent, cooking for myself, jobs, and bills galore.
But before I go, I can share some of my experience with you lovely readers and hopefully get you as excited as I am about this school. I am currently taking four very different classes: Animal Behavior in the Biology dept, Chinese I, Photography I, and Art and Architecture in Europe from 1400-1800. Besides the four classes that I'm currently taking, I'm also an active member of Program Board, a club that brings monthly events onto campus such as comedians, hypnotists, speakers, etc. We also throw the big Spring Concert in April, and this year I am a co-chair of organizing it. I'm also a Mead Art Museum Docent which means I help out with events the Museum throws and give tours about certain works in the galleries. I guess I would say I'm good at tours because I also tour for the admissions office. Some of the other things that I have done while I've been here include participating on the Womens Lacrosse team for 2 years, studying abroad last fall in Copenhagen, Denmark (which was an amazing experience) and helping curate an art exhibit at the Mead.
Who knows what this last year will bring? Hopefully this blog will give you a sneak peek into an Amherst student's life and experiences in the Pioneer Valley.
If you have any comments or questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I do enjoy emails. Excited to hear from y'all!