Why American Studies?
I chose the American Studies program because I wanted learn more about my own culture—why do we value the things that we do? I have enjoyed taking several American Studies courses, especially film classes like African American Film. I loved looking at how American culture has influenced filmmakers and what values have permeated into mainstream cinema. I gained a different insight on American culture that blew everything I thought I knew out of the water.
Writing Fellow, Editorial assistant for the Edith Wharton Review, Treasurer for Theta Chi (MCS Honors Society)
Looking back on my Ursinus experience as a senior, I am happy to say that my experience has been truly interdisciplinary. From CIE to my dreaded math credit, from film theory to my American literature capstone, I not only took a wide variety of courses, but also found that there are links between all these disciplines that I would never have noticed without expanding my horizons. Ursinus takes this interdisciplinary experience beyond academics: with a variety of clubs and organizations, I have met so many people in different environments. Ursinus has given me the gift of variety, and I’ll never forget it.
I was an intern the summer before my junior year with a small local newspaper called the Guilford Gazette. I wrote several articles and worked closely with my supervisor, who had just started publishing the paper. I saw firsthand the newspaper’s beginnings, and seeing the entrepreneurial side of journalism was an interesting and unique experience.