Student Bios

Holly Stewart
Majors: Economics and Spanish
Minors: Global Studies

Not only did my FYP/FYS courses facilitate some of the most intellectual and inspiring discussions thus far in my collegiate experience, they fostered relationships between my peers and me. Those...

Tzintzun Izzo
Majors: Multifield and Global Studies

While at first new and frightening, my FYP has been an intensely rewarding experience.  It has given me the opportunity to become friends with the other residents on my floor, and it has also...

Natalie Dignam
Majors: English-Creative Writing
Minors: Asian Studies

I loved both my FYP and FYS. Over winter break, I went to China for 2 weeks with seven other students from my FYP. It was an amazing experience and made me excited to travel in Asia again. For my...

Maryam laly
Majors: Government

My FYP was "War and Society".  Apart from learning the methods of becoming a successful college student, I really enjoyed getting to work with my professors and learn about a topic that I was...

Abbie Giles
Majors: Physics/Philosophy

I loved my FYP. Even though we’re all in different classes and will be living in different places next year, we still eat together and hang out all the time. The program helped me to meet people I...

Benjamin Woodbury
Majors: Economics and/or Performance and Communication Arts

I have met an amazing group of people through the First-Year Program and have gotten the opportunity to try a whole "slu" of new things such as teaching a class and learning to fly fish.