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Hi! I'm Carlyn Robertson. I'm a junior from Los Angeles, CA, and one of the head tour guides at Amherst. I've grown to love the east coast seasons, although I do sometimes miss the warm LA "winter" when February rolls around! I'm double-majoring in Philosophy and Psychology, but I'm not sure yet what career path I'll end up pursuing. I'm a captain of the club water polo team, and I represent the water polo team on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). I tried out the crew team for a semester, and I was previously a managing editor for the sports section of the Amherst Student, our student-run campus newspaper. My favorite time of year here is fall, and one of my favorite restaurants in Amherst is Mission Cantina, a gem that I discovered last semester. crobertson14@amherst.edu
 

Andrew.JPGHello! My name is Andrew Edelman, and I am one of the head tour guides here at Amherst. I am a junior economics major from Memphis, Tennessee. Aside from being a tour guide, I am also a resident counselor in Appleton, which is a freshman dorm on campus, and I captain the men's ultimate frisbee team (The Army of Darkness). I have an obsession with the Green Bay Packers, so my favorite time here is football season -- I mean, autumn. I also overuse Netflix for purposes of watching The Office and The West Wing. I hope to see all of you at Amherst soon! aedelman15@amherst.edu



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I'm Samson Tan, a senior from NYC. I'm currently a philosophy major, and have considered creating my own major between philosophy and economics. I play for the varsity men's lacrosse team, president of the Entrepreneur's Society, take piano lessons, and have sung in the choral society as part of Glee Club. I also am involved in running a non-profit I started in high school.
 

imageMy name is Melissa Aybar and I am a senior from Boston, MA. Aside from being a tour guide for admissions, I am a diversity intern, involved with Program Board, Reader to Reader, WorldRead, Girls Inc. and other organizations throughout and off-campus. Amherst provides numerous opportunities for students to execute whatever they are most invested in. I chose Amherst because it allowed me to toy with its curriculum and its size was appealing. While I have been here I have initiated a literacy project in the Dominican Republic, planned a concert, started learning a new language, saw fantastic speakers, met friends that are keepers and there is still so much more to be excited about! The longer I am on this campus, the less I know what exact track I want to pursue because of the exposure to so many new options – but to me, that is the beauty of this place. maybar14@amherst.edu
 
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Hi! I’m Aubrie Campbell, and I’m a senior majoring in Psychology and Spanish. I grew up in suburban Moorestown, New Jersey, where I don’t get to see mountains or many stars at night. I love the beautiful landscapes all around Amherst, and I highly recommend a night of star-gazing with friends on the quad! On campus, I work at the Little Red Schoolhouse preschool, I'm a peer tutor for Spanish, and I was co-captain of the Amherst Equestrian Team during my sophomore year. Although life after Amherst seems far away, I hope to spend time traveling and living in new places while pursuing a career related to early childhood development.
 
 
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Hi! My name is Dan and I am a senior from Fort Worth, Texas. Yes, Fort Worth is the city next to Dallas. I am a Computer Science major and also pursing the Five College Certificate in Latin American Studies. At Amherst I am a Diversity Intern for the Office of Admission, a research assistant in the Spanish Department, and I occasionally play some intramural soccer. In my free time I love watching Parks and Recreation, playing Dance Dance Revolution, and traveling around New England. After Amherst I plan on working for Teach for America before eventually heading to grad school in Business and Latin American Studies.  dcarrizales14@amherst.edu
 
 
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I’m Matt DeButts, I’m a senior here at Amherst. I’m from Arlington, VA. I’m a Residence Counselor, a member of the student government, and a Frisbee player. I’m an LJST major (Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought). I like landscape architecture, cryptology and amateur philosophy. Remember two of those three and I promise to record Carl Kasell’s voice on your home answering machine. If you have any questions, email me at mdebutts14@amherst.edu
 
 
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Hey! My name is Amanda Dillon, and I'm a senior Psychology and Economics major from Palo Alto, California (though my family now lives in Luxembourg, that tiny country sandwiched between France, Germany, and Belgium, which technically makes me an international student!). At Amherst, I sing for an a cappella group (The Bluestockings, one of the all-female groups on campus) and I'm a coxswain for the men's crew team. For fun, I enjoy running (Amherst has a fantastic running/biking trail!), speaking in a horrible British accent, reading Harry Potter in french, drinking apple cider and taking long walks on the beach. I also enjoy watching How I Met Your Mother so my suitemates and I can have philosophical discussions about how awesome Barney Stinson is. adillon14@amherst.edu
 
imageHey I’m Mallory Howe and I’m a junior here at Amherst. I’m from Pasadena, California, a city outside of Los Angeles that serves as a filming haven (think Mad Men, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and just about every car commercial you’ve ever seen) and the home of the coveted Rose Bowl. In true Amherst fashion, I came to college unsure of what major to pursue, shifting from the pre-med track to psychology and finally (and officially!) choose history. At some point I want to study abroad in Europe, mostly in the Czech Republic where my grandfather is from. Outside of classes and leading tours I row for the crew team and write and edit for The Indicator, one of Amherst’s numerous literary magazines. In my free time I also like to hang out with friends and attend as many sporting events as possible. As I tell all my tours, I love answering questions so feel free to email me if you have one! mhowe14@amherst.edu
 

idpic-3.phpHI! My name is Tito Kolawole and I’m a junior Black Studies and French double major at Amherst. I’m originally from Nigeria and I have been living there for the past four years; however, I’ve also spent eight years in London, England and seven years in Vienna, Austria. I’m sort of a mix of cultures, I guess. Here at Amherst I sing in Women’s Chorus, I’m a member of the Christian a cappella group Terras Irradient (TI), and I work as a student assistant at the Career center. In my spare time, I love watching movies/TV shows, reading novels (especially historical fiction), and I’ve recently learned how to knit. (Shout out to the knitting club!)  bkolawole14@amherst.edu

imageHello! My name is Melissa Lang, a junior from Shanghai, China, where I attended an international school (shoutout to all TCKs!). I'm a Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought (LJST) and Economics double major, though I've explored courses in 15 departments and counting. In addition to being a tour guide, I am a coxswain on the rowing team, a Mellon Research Fellow, a member of Amherst Dance, and work several jobs on campus such as fundraising for Amherst’s endowment. I also enjoy yoga with the Amherst Yogis, rock climbing with the Outing Club, an occasional game with the Badminton Club, and reconnecting with my cultural roots with the Chinese Students Association. I love penguins and otters, traveling (the picture on the side was taken in Indonesia), and emails—let’s talk!  mlang14@amherst.edu
 
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Hi, I'm Lilly. I'm a junior Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought major from Bethesda, Maryland. I work with a psychology professor as an academic intern and research assistant. Additionally, I am a co-head of Women of Amherst, a group that performs a play each year based on Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues. I love photography but have no strong feelings about pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. I live in the co-op house where there are always cookies in the oven and people procrastinating in the kitchen. I don't play any sports, but I've been told I am a very fast walker. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions. ljay14@amherst.edu

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Hi, I'm Meghna Sridhar, a junior and a Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought major at Amherst. I'm involved in many things at Amherst and like to keep myself busy on campus. I'm a research assistant for a professor in the Economics department, as well as a teaching assistant. I'm also the managing editor of the Opinion section of the Amherst Student and a student senator- two great avenues to keep myself updated on what goes on in the world and at school! Diversity matters interest me a lot, too, as I'm head of the International Students Association. I am a huge fan of european soccer, feminism, and cats. msridhar14@amherst.edu
 
 

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Hi! I'm Anna Sutherland, a junior from a tiny town called Niwot in Colorado that no one has heard of, so it's easier to just say I am from Boulder. I am majoring in Anthropology and completing the premed track. I am a member of the Amherst Debate Society and of the Sabrinas, an all-female a cappella group. I am involved with Amherst Dance as both a dancer and choreographer, I volunteer in town at the Amherst Survival Center, and run with the school's EMS service, ACEMS. My favorite dance move at the moment is the Wop, although the Dougie and Cupid Shuffle (I'm big on line dancing) will always have a special place in my heart. asutherland14@amherst.edu
 
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My name is George Tepe, and I’m a junior Economics major. I am from Birmingham, Michigan, which is just outside of beautiful Detroit. On campus, I am the student body Vice-President, the President of the Amherst Political Union, a TA and peer tutor in the Econ department and I  play the trombone in the Amherst Symphony Orchestra. Although I have retired from sports, I do make special celebrity appearances on the intramural field. gtepe14@amherst.edu
 
 
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Hey y'all! My name is Hana Tran, and I'm a native of Lexington, Kentucky. I'm currently a junior, pursuing a double major in Art and the History of Art and Psychology. I work for the Visual Resources Library as a student assistant, and am also involved with the town of Amherst's community center, where I serve as the special events coordinator. When not studying or working, I choreograph and dance for Amherst Dance. Other interests include frequenting the great local restaurants, biking the Norwottuck trail, and watching episode after episode of my favorite TV series late into the night. htran14@amherst.edu
 
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My name is Adrianna Turner. I am a junior from Wichita, Kansas, which in case you didn’t know is the air capitol of the world. Here at Amherst I am majoring in Neuroscience as well as being on the pre-med track. In addition to working for the Admissions Office, I am peer programmer for the Multicultural Resource Center and a member of the Black Student Union. I love mentorship programs and I am currently on the wait list for Big Brothers Big Sisters. In my spare time I like to read about fashion and social inequalities, hang out with my friends, and catch up with my family. aturner14@amherst.edu 
 
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Hi! My name is Elena Villafana. I am from West Islip, New York and junior at Amherst. I am History Major, possibly doubling in Bio and Pre-med. I am a Co-Captain of the Women's Rugby team, a Residential Counselor, a member of Pride Alliance, and a Student Health Educator. Outside of Amherst I really enjoy photography and obsessing over TV shows. You can email me with any questions at evillafana14@gmail.com
 
 
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Hey! I’m Amelia Schoenbeck, a current junior psychology major at Amherst College originally from Saint Louis, Missouri (yeah Cards!). In addition to being a tour guide, I’m also a coxswain on the rowing team and a chapter leader for Project Sunshine. When I’m not in the classroom, shouting at people twice my size, and arranging P.S. events, I enjoy baking, crafting, and long walks on the beach. aschoenbeck14@amherst.edu 
 
 
 
image Hey! My name is Chris Gerry and I’m a junior from Roslyn, New York, a small town on Long Island. I’m a Chemistry major, but no, I’m not pre-med, as I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in organic chemistry after I graduate. Outside of the classroom, I have kept myself extremely busy by playing varsity and club sports, helping students as a chemistry TA and peer tutor, and singing at retirement homes as part of Whistle a Happy Tune. In my spare time, I enjoy running, going to the gym, and convincing you that your favorite sports team isn’t as good as the Yankees or the Patriots. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns! at cgerry14@amherst.edu
 
 
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Hey y'all! My name is Christian Aviles and I'm from Los Angeles, California (West Coast, Best Coast!). I'm a junior majoring in Sociology and English. I'm interested in subjects like American history, financial crises, and education. Outside of class, I like to hang out with friends, eat in town, and take cat naps. I also work in the Admissions Office as a mentor for high school seniors applying to college, and I am a student representative on several faculty-student committees on campus. Amherst is an extraordinary place and I'd be happy to talk to you about it! Feel free to contact me at  caviles14@amherst.edu 
 
 
image Hi! My name is Kelsey and I'm a junior here at Amherst. I'm from Wayland, MA, a suburb of Boston less than two hours from Amherst. I'm a Psychology major and have taken classes in 13 different departments. I am truly enjoying the perks of a Liberal Arts education! Apart from my studies, I am a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters' "Littles to Campus" program and a Peer Advocate of Sexual Respect. I have also been involved as a First-Year Orientation leader for the past two years. Feel free to email me with any questions!  ksommers14@amherst.edu
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Salutations! My name is Stephen Koenig and I am a Junior double majoring in Economics and Anthropology. I come from the mean streets of Scarsdale, New York where I attended Scarsdale High School before completing a postgraduate year at Phillips Academy Andover in Andover, Massachusetts. Here at Amherst, I played on the football team and I am a member of the Men's Project, a group that promotes sexual respect and positive masculine identities. I also enjoy playing intramural basketball, going to various five-college events, and eating at all the different restaurants Amherst has to offer (there are a lot of them). Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or comments; I have no friends and appreciate the conversation.  skoenig14@amherst.edu 
 
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Hello! I'm Morgan Brown, a sophomore Theater & Dance and Psychology major at Amherst College. I'm from the golden state of California - Monterey specifically. In addition to being a tour guide, I am a Student Health Educator & I am heavily involved in the Theater & Dance department. In my spare time, I love to read, watch movies, knit, & laugh with my friends. Although I come from so far away, Amherst has become my home & I hope that you'll give it the chance to become yours too. mbrown15@amherst.edu
 
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Hello, my name is Edgar Casildo and I’m a sophomore from Carson City, Nevada. I’m thinking of majoring in philosophy, but I’m still exploring my options. I'm part of the Debate team here. My other interests include martial arts and following politics. ecasildo15@amherst.edu
 
 
 
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Hi everyone! I'm Lindon Chen and I'm a sophomore from Manhattan Beach, CA, right outside Los Angeles. Though undeclared, I will most likely major in economics and something else in the humanities or social sciences. With Amherst's extensive offerings, I'm not quite sure what I want to study! This year, I joined the Amherst crew team as a coxswain and also started a radio show at the student station, WAMH. I also work as a freelance photographer for Amherst's Office of Public Affairs. If you would like me to attest to Amherst's greatness, email me at: lbchen15@amherst.edu
 
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Hey there! My name is Kari-Elle Brown and I hail from the tropical suburbs of central Florida. I’m a sophomore at the college, originally just an Anthropology major; but after having an incredible experience abroad in Hangzhou, China last summer, I decided to add an Asian Languages and Civilizations major. I plan on returning to China to gather research for an Anthropology thesis (talk about planning ahead). Outside of the classroom, I’m in the Amherst Christian Fellowship, Quest Scholars Network, and Symphony Orchestra. In my spare time, I work four jobs, attend Zumba Fitness classes, and discover new foods to eat with chopsticks. Hit me up with questions about Amherst!  kbrown15@amherst.edu
 
 
 
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Hey there! My name is Chris Tamasi and I am a sophomore here at Amherst College. I live in Canton, MA, which is a suburb just south of Boston. So far, I have enjoyed taking classes in a bunch of different subject fields thanks to Amherst’s open curriculum. Branching out academically has allowed me to discover new passions, making my decision to major in English an easy one. I am also a proud member of the football team. I represent my team on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Athletic Team Engagement Leader Program, a program designed to create a sustainable culture of community engagement within Amherst Athletics. Off the field, I enjoy singing, playing piano, and spending time with my “little” from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. If you have any questions, or need to know a good place to grab food in town, feel free to email me anytime at  ctamasi15@amherst.edu
 
 
 
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Hello!  My name is Kyra Ellis-Moore and I am a sophomore here at Amherst College from sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico.  I was drawn to Amherst because of the at once small, tightly-knit and very diverse community we have here that both supports, nurtures and challenges those who are a part of it, and also because of the intellectual curiosity and academic freedom that are fostered by the open curriculum.  I am a Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought and Women’s and Gender Studies double major, and am looking forward to also exploring the Political Science, Black Studies, and Sociology departments and studying abroad in South Africa in the coming years.  Outside of the classroom I am a Tour Guide and a Diversity Intern for the Office of Admission, I serve as a Peer Advocate of Sexual Respect, dance (and am beginning to choreograph!) for Amherst Dance, and am a part of Women of Amherst and Random Acts of Kindness.  Amherst is a place that has blessed me with many opportunities, challenges, and incredible relationships, and luckily for me, I am only just beginning my time here. kellismoore15@amherst.edu
 

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Hey, my name is Dustin Incle and I live in Port Chester, NY. I am a prospective American Studies and Biology double-major and I am also on on the pre-medical track. As a sophomore at Amherst, I have gotten involved with the dance organization DASAC, the global health equity club GlobeMed, and the Pride Alliance. In my spare time, I run distance and go to as many concerts as I can make it to. dincle15@amherst.edu
 
 
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Hi! My name is Jenny Fitzpatrick! I am a sophomore at Amherst College. I’m from Garden City, New York, a suburb on Long Island. I am considering majoring in Economics and English, but I am still exploring all that Amherst’s open curriculum has to offer. On campus, I am a member of the Social Council and I consider myself an Amherst College Superfan. Go Jeffs! jfitzpatrick15@amherst.edu
 Hi there! I'm Christina Won, a 2015 English and Political Science major. I left my heart in San
Francisco, but I've fallen in love with Amherst as my home away from home -- the beautiful campus, the scholastic environment, and the intimate community of outstanding individuals inspire me every day that I'm here. On campus, I participate in student government, Model UN, Girls Inc., and Mellon research. I also make time to read contemporary literature, play Taylor Swift songs on the piano, sample world cuisines, make craft projects, and look at photos of cute puppies online. Please feel free to contact me -- I'm looking forward to meeting you all!  cwon15@amherst.edu
 
 
Hi everyone! I'm Sophia Padelford, a junior from Seattle, WA. I'm currently a Classics major considering adding a second major (eyes on you, Biology and Economics!). I'm the novice education coordinator for the Amherst debate team and run with ACEMS, our campus EMT service. I am also reaping the benefits of the the five college system by being a part of the ceramics club at Smith. In my free time, I love running our trails, practicing yoga, and biking the Norwottuck rail trail. I'm also a big hiker and backpacker, so if you have any local trail recommendations, let me know! Feel free to contact me at spadelford15@amherst.edu
 
Hi! My name is Kate Sundheim, and I am a junior from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Majoring in chemistry, I am still undecided as to whether I will attend graduate school or medical school after my time at Amherst. On campus, I am a member of DASAC (a dance group), the Newman Club, and the Random Acts of Kindness Club. In addition, I am a resident counselor for first year students and work as an organic chemistry teaching assistant. I enjoy yoga, music, spending time with my wonderful friends, and eating at all the great restaurants in Amherst. Feel free to email me with any questions!  ksundheim15@amherst.edu
 
 
Hey! My name is Sheron Torho and I am a junior. I was born in Ghana, but currently reside in New Jersey. I plan on double majoring in Psychology and Economics. Here on campus I am treasurer of the Social Council, a group that plans school sponsored parties. I am also involved in theater and Amherst Dance. Feel free to contact me with any questions about Amherst and the programs offered to the amazing students who attend! storho15@amherst.edu

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Hi! I am Sarah Vickery, a junior from New York City, and a Physics major here at Amherst College. Outside of class, I am a residential counselor in South, a first year dormitory, and Co-Captain of the Amherst College Equestrian Team, one of many club sports teams on campus. In addition to tour guiding, I work for the Physics Department in Professor David Hall’s laboratory. His research focuses on the Bose-Einstein Condensate, literally the coolest stuff on Earth! This past summer, I was awarded an REU Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to work on the XENON Dark Matter Experiment at Columbia University, the world’s leading dark matter collaboration. If you have any questions about what it is like majoring in a science and conducting research at a small liberal arts school, or any other questions about Amherst, feel free to email me. I love chatting with prospective applicants about what a great school Amherst is!  svickery15@amherst.edu
 

Hey guys! My name is Athri Ranganathan and I am a second-year from Wilson, North Carolina. Alongside classes, studying, and tour-guiding (all of which keep me mighty busy), I am part of the EDU (Education) Club and the Amherst Symphony Orchestra. I am a prospective Anthropology major who wants to work in education and international development after college. Amherst is a beautiful, demanding, and ultimately, wonderful place in which to spend four years. I'm glad to have chosen it and I hope you will too!  aranganathan16@amherst.edu
 
 
 
 
 
 Hey hey, future tour people! My name is Gaby Mayer, and I'm a sophomore at Amherst (class of 2016, woo!). I'm from New York City, and I have to say that Central Park does not compare to our gorgeous Massachusetts mountains. I'm pre-med, but I am hoping to major in Art and the History of Art (for those of you with furrowed brows -- no, the two have absolutely nothing to do with one another). In my free time, I'm part of "Sparkle Motion," the Amherst Women's Ultimate Frisbee Team, an EMT with ACEMS, our student-run EMT squad, and am a Resident Counselor on "The Hill" in Marsh Arts House, where Calvin Coolidge once lived. I can't wait to show you around Amherst…welcome! I love emails almost as much as snail mail -- feel free to send me one at: gmayer16@amherst.edu
 
 
Hello! My name is Sam Rosenblum and I am a sophomore from Teaneck, New Jersey (10 minutes away from NYC). Currently, I am undeclared, but I will likely major in a social science, but plan on exploring music, mathematics, and the natural sciences and hope to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. On campus, besides walking backwards while giving tours, I play trumpet in the Amherst Symphony and Jazz@Amherst, and also sit on the Board of the EDU, an education activist think-tank. In my free time, I love exploring Wikipedia, reading the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and eating pad thai. Amherst is a diverse and challenging place - with limitless opportunities and a strong sense of community. If you have questions, thoughts, or epiphanies about Amherst, feel free to email me at srosenblum16@amherst.edu
 
 
 
 Hi! My name's Mercedes MacAlpine and I'm a sophomore here at Amherst College. While I'm from New York City, my family and I recently moved to Middletown, Connecticut so I'm familiar with life in the city and the suburbs. It's still pretty early, but I'm an aspiring Art and Art History and Psychology double major and on campus I'm a member of DASAC (Dance and Step at Amherst College), The Social Council, and a fashion blogger on HerCampus Amherst, a student-run school blog that's affiliated with many other colleges in the country. After making my own uniform, I've been dubbed "Amherst's Only Cheerleader", bringing my school pride to different sporting events throughout the year. When I'm not cheering or choosing my outfits for the week, I'm taking advantage of all the events the school has, stocking my mini fridge with blondies from Val. Ask me anything! mmacalpine16@amherst.edu
 
 
Hi! My name is Elizabeth Lefever. I am a second-year at Amherst, originally from Yonkers, New York. I am currently undecided right now as I am working on exploring everything, but I am considering an Asian Languages and Civilizations major with a concentration in Japanese. I am currently a member of the Knitting Club (Much Ado About Knitting) and I attend Ballroom Dance lessons and Zumba classes. Additionally, I was a member of the Amherst Fencing team for a semester. Other than that, in my free time I love to listen to music, eat, solve Sudoku puzzles, and paint. I also love to talk about Amherst so feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Hopefully you’ll come to love this place as much as I do! at  elefever16@amherst.edu
 
 
 Hello! My name is Douglass Jamison and I am a second-year student at Amherst.. I am from Phoenix, Arizona but I have also lived in New Jersey and Southern California. I am a prospective Psychology and Sociology double major and I hope to potentially go into law. I plan on thoroughly taking advantage of Amherst's liberal arts education and open curriculum. I am currently a member of the Amherst's Men's Soccer team and I plan to become an active member of Amherst's Black Student Union. If you have any problems or concerns, feel free to contact Sam. But if you have any questions or thoughts feel free to contact me. djamison16@amherst.edu
 
 
 
Hi! My name is Julia Rothacker and I am a second-year from Milwaukee Wisconsin. I’m still undecided about what I want to major in, but I’m may try double majoring in Economics and Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought. This year, I’m enjoying the open curriculum at Amherst and am taking classes in all sorts of departments before I have to decide. I’m enjoying Fencing, a sport that I had never tried before coming to Amherst. This spring, I’ll be in a play written by a senior and will train to become an EMT on campus. Please e-mail me if you have any questions! at  jrothacker16@amherst.edu
 
 
 
Hi! My name is Somin and I am a sophomore from Potomac, MD (about twenty minutes from D.C.). I am a Mathematics (and possibly English or Computer Science) major, and hope to attend medical school after graduation. I am currently a member of the Korean Students Association, a dancer for Dance & Step Amherst College (DASAC), and the vice president of the AC Public Health Collaborative. Last winter I trained to become a part of ACEMS, the EMT squad on campus. Coming to Amherst was definitely the best decision for me, and it can be yours too! skwon16@amherst.edu
 
 
 
 
Hi, my name is Miu Suzuki! My first name is pronounced like "me" and "you" put together or the Pokemon (the latter explanation gave rise to my popularity in kindergarten). I'm a sophomore from Las Vegas and a tentative Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought major although I'm planning on abusing the open curriculum through the Humanities department. On campus, I'm in Dance and Step at Amherst College, Amherst Dance, and a shop technician for the Theatre Department (I've dance for 14 years and was in a ballet company for 7), and I plan on joining Girls Inc. in the spring! Also, reading quotes, crossing things off of lists, and getting lost are a few of my favorite things. If you have any questions or have any good movies, books, or music to recommend, let me know! at  msuzuki16@amherst.edu
 
 
 
Hi there! My name is Annika Nygren and I am a second-year student here at Amherst. While I am a citizen of both Sweden and the United States, I come from Sudbury, Massachusetts where I have spent most of my youth. As a New Englander, I am familiar with the seasons and adore the Amherst campus in any weather. I currently stand undecided about my major, but plan to pursue Psychology and will attempt to take at least one class in as many departments as possible. In addition to being a tour guide, I am a member of the Field Hockey team, Amherst LEADS (a program to help athletes become stronger leaders and participants on and off the field) as well as the Athletic Team Engagement Leader Program (a new program hoping to help teams become more involved and integrated with the local community). I am also a member of the Random Acts of Kindness Club and the Psychology Club. If you have any thoughts, questions, concerns, or a dire need for an artsy picture of the view from our famous Memorial Hill, please feel free to contact me at  anygren16@amherst.edu
 
 
 
Greetings! My name is Andrew Knox. I am a sophomore from Palos Verdes Estates, a stones throw away from the beautiful beaches of Southern California. Although I grew up near the beach, I’ve never been much of a surfer, focusing on football instead, and am now a wide receiver for the Lord Jeff football team. Amherst was my first choice. If I had to go back and make the decision all over again, I would choose Amherst again in a heartbeat. I plan to double major in Political Science and Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, but I have plenty of time to figure that out! I thoroughly enjoyed my first Fall at Amherst and am looking forward to experiencing the full range of seasons and making memories in Massachusetts. Please email me with any questions, thoughts, or concerns that you may have at  aknox16@amherst.edu
 
 
Hey y'all! My name is Lisa Hsiao, and I'm a second-year from College Station, Texas, home of the Fightin' Texas Aggies! Currently, I'm a prospective Neuroscience major hoping to pursue a career in medicine, although I'm planning to explore many of the other extensive options here at Amherst thanks to the Open Curriculum! Outside of class, I'm involved with the Amherst Christian Fellowship and Amherst Equestrian Club. I also write for HerCampus Amherst and usher for the Music Department. In my free time, I enjoy playing the harp, knitting, reading, stargazing, baking, and spending time with friends. From the beautiful Fall foliage and the breathtaking view from Memorial Hill to the incredible students and staff, I am continually amazed and humbled by all that Amherst has to offer, and I can't wait to share it with you! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at  lhsiao16@amherst.edu
 
 
Hi! I'm Michael Harmon, and I'm a second-year student from Short Hills, New Jersey. I'm a science guy and a history buff, and I hope to design and complete my own interdisciplinary major in the humanities while fulfilling my pre-med requirements. I'm especially fascinated by the history and politics of southern Africa and hope to travel (and perhaps spend a semester studying) there during my four years here. When I'm not daydreaming about my fantasy African safari, I keep myself busy as an active member of Hillel, a research assistant for the professor of my first-year seminar, a photographer for the College's Office of Public Affairs, and a member of the Jazz@Amherst program. I'm a saxophonist in the jazz ensemble and the pianist in a jazz combo, and I plan to start a pep band for the coming fall semester. Feel free to email me with any comments, concerns, or questions at  mharmon16@amherst.edu
 
 
Hey there! My name is Cristian Navarro and I’m from the happiest place on the planet – San José, Costa Rica. I’m currently a sophomore and will probably major in both Math and Economics. I’ve had wonderful opportunities here, part of them being a Spanish Tutor, a Research Assistant for our Political Science Department and also a Resident Counselor for first-year students. I like to run on our trails and walk around town on my spare time. Know I’ll always be up to talk about international politics, anything that has to do with theater or throw a Latin dance party (salsa anyone?).  For any questions do not hesitate to contact me at cnavarro16@amherst.edu Can’t wait to show you around this place, Pura Vida!
 

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