Hometown: Cortland, N.Y.
What do you like most about Le Moyne? Le Moyne has an incredibly unique sense of community. It is something that I felt immediately upon setting foot on campus as a future 'Phin, even before I became a student here. Full disclosure: Le Moyne was the only college I applied to! I simply knew that Le Moyne was a very distinctive place, and one where I would have a home. We are an incredibly tight-knit campus, and people here truly care about one another. Le Moyne is a relatively small school, which means that the people here - from students, to professors, to staff members - are aware of what is going on around campus, and actually care. You also have the opportunity to get to know absolutely everybody and certainly feel as though you do, but despite that fact, you meet new people all the time! But again, I can't say enough that the LMC community truly cares about each other; Le Moyne has a habit of taking care of their own, which I don't think is easy to find in a college environment, or anywhere, really.
Favorite hobbies: I'm the kind of person that will spend hours upon hours just reading, put my book down, turn my light off, and then turn it back on 20 minutes later and finish the book! Reading and writing are my true passion, which I channeled into my education here at Le Moyne as an English major. I've been an avid equestrian since I was four years old, which my parents believed would be just a phase - not so much, much to their chagrin! I'm a huge runner as well, and love trying new workouts to help keep my mind and body firing at full capacity. I also love spending summer days at my family's lake house, whether I'm working like a dog around the camp, driving the boat or skiing behind it, or sleeping on the dock with my golden retrievers, Banks and Maddux!
Involvement in college? First and probably foremost, I was a member of our Women's soccer team, where I made my best friends. I was also a part of our English club, I played a plethora of intramural sports, and I lived on campus all four of my years as a student here, which allowed me to take advantage of everything Le Moyne has to offer.
Favorite thing about Syracuse: If I had to pick one (and I know that this is cheating!) it'd have to be the duality of the city! Syracuse is a fantastic small city that is a surprising cultural hub, from Armory Square, to the Landmark Theatre and several other local theaters, to Marshall St. on SU's campus. You hardly need to throw a stone to find a great Mom and Pop restaurant to eat at, a local coffee shop to study at, or a place to entertain yourself that is unique and off the beaten path. Then, just outside the city there are outdoorsy things to do: hiking at Green Lakes, skiing at Greek Peak, Song Mountain, or Labrador Mountain, or running along the canal, among other things. There are just so many gems to be found in Syracuse (including Le Moyne!).
Education: Le Moyne College, B.A. in English Literature, minors in Spanish and Biology; Cortland Jr-Sr High School.