Cassandra Stone

High School: Paramus High School 

Intended Major: Computer Science (Major), Philosophy (Minor) 

Words: creative, adaptable, compassionate, rational 

What impact do you want to have on the world?

I want to be a champion for the collaboration of technology and art in everyday society. 

Name a person you admire.

Elaine Welteroth, editor in chief of Teen Vogue

What is something you are proud of in your life so far?

My blog! I've been blogging for over four years now, and it's been a long, hard process building my brand, especially since during this time I was still figuring out who I was as a person. 

What have been the most valuable Evans Scholars program experiences for you?

Getting to go to Germany was a huge one for me. It was my first time in Europe and only my second time out of the country. Exploring the people and culture in Berlin was an enriching experience, but beyond that, living on my own for three weeks allowed me to better understand myself and the balance between work and self-care. 

What was the most transformative class you have taken and/or what subjects do you want to explore deeply?

I took a first year seminar titled Philosophy, Culture, and Film with Richard Eldridge. It was the hardest class I had ever taken, but I think I also grew more in that class than I did in any other. That class is what made me want to pursue philosophy further.