Alexandra Willingham '15
Hometown: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Major/Minor: History major, Biology/Economics minor
Grapevine - women's a cappella (my hats include an arranger of new music, a soloist, and new music director/president in the spring); Women's club soccer (founding member); Tour Guide (woo!); Swat Cities (a club that discusses and blogs about urban history, planning, culture, and socioeconomic issues, especially as regards the Philly area - founded and lead by Matthew Goldman!); Tutor at College Access Center of Delaware County (math/SAT tutoring in Chester); Admissions Committee Volunteer; English tutor to Visiting Foreign Scholar from China
The intellectual vibrancy, strong community and quirky sense of humor!
History of the Modern Middle East
Remarks on Swatties:
Swatties are very diverse in interests and personality, but are united by their supportiveness and their interest in what they're doing (as well as the sense of humor I mentioned above!) We're also very active, packing in work, multiple extracurriculars and fun; in any of these everyone is avidly pursuing their own interests without forgetting to also support their friends.
Favorite place on campus:
That's a tie between the beautiful amphitheater and the swing on the way from Sharples to the athletic facilities.
Improving my Mandarin by working at the embassy in Beijing and then law school (the dream is either reproductive rights litigation or prosecuting white collar crime).