Minor: Art History
Throughout high school, I was very active in my community. I spent a summer volunteering for Senator Paul Wellstone, participated in many Habitat for Humanity builds, and taught Sunday school at my church for three years. Coming to Bowdoin I knew I wanted to make service part of my weekly routine. During my freshman year, I was involved with Bear Buddies, selling pumpkins at St. Mark’s church to raise money for Habitat for Humanity, volunteering at the Blood Drive, and Common Good Day.
By volunteering weekly at Coffin Elementary School, I have gotten to know teachers, students, and administrators who live in Brunswick. As such, I feel very connected to Brunswick and the issues that the community faces.
Returning from an Alternative Spring Break trip to New York City in my freshmen year, I began to think more carefully about “serving the common good”—a value deeply engrained in the culture at Bowdoin. Traveling from Bowdoin to a really tough kindergarten classroom in the Bronx was eye opening. The experience made me evaluate my life and deepened my desire to help others. For me, serving the common good is a life long commitment and I am excited about offering support to those in need in my community.