I’m a Mathematics major with a certificate in Applications of Computing.
Role(s) held in the Humanistic Studies Program:
Activities on campus:
Roaring 20, Glee Club Chamber Choir, Chapel Choir, Contrapunctus XIV
Dale Summer Award to trek in Nepal
Why I decided to study the humanities:
I find the humanities to be a good counterbalance for mathematics. The cross-disciplinary approach to learning seems to foster different ways of viewing the world and provide means for more meaningful introspection.
What I have gained from the humanities:
I have gained an appreciation for reading slowly and taking the time to think about a text for a long period of time. I have also found many friends who, in conversation both in and out of the classroom, share perspectives that force me to learn in ways that I never imagined possible.
While I do not know exactly what my project will consist of at this time, I hope to compare and contrast the work of Plato and Freud on the human mind in order to try to discover how one might go about being the best person they can be.
HUM Sequence fall break trip:
I participated in the HUM trip to Rome, led by Professor Feeney. For my independent work, I analyzed a church’s geometric symmetry, and how it might be related to the stories told in the frescoes of the individual chapels.