Humans Of Arcadia

Kathryn Jones Apr 24, 2018 3:01 pm

Louise Burns, Professor of ‘London Stage in Text and Performance’

What did you do before coming to Arcadia to teach? I was teaching at a British university before I came to Arcadia’s center in London. Before that, I worked professionally in the theater from the age of 18 until I was in my late 30’s. And then I did post-grad at Rada and King’s...

Shubhechha Dhar Apr 24, 2018 2:50 pm

Diane Bockrath, Arcadia’s First Archivist

How did you develop an interest in archiving? Archiving is my second career. I had a whole first career in marketing and communications. Through Johns Hopkins’ Liberal Arts program, I took a course called “The History of the Book in the West,” taught at the Walters Art Museum in...

William Snell Apr 24, 2018 1:59 pm

Gabby Sedares ’19, Athlete and Academic Abroad

How has your time at Arcadia helped you grow? I’ve become more independent, at least enough to travel all the way across the world alone. I used to be terrified to make phone calls, but I had to call like 50 million people to find my lost luggage on the way to Australia. I'm so much...

Jessica Derr Apr 24, 2018 1:51 pm

Danielle Duffy, Head Athletic Trainer

Why did you get into athletic training? In high school, I would say my thoughts were toward the medical field in some sort. I liked helping people, blood didn’t make me nauseous, a couple different things led me toward it. I thought about PT, I thought about nursing, didn’t want to...

Jasmin Ramirez Apr 20, 2018 8:00 pm

Audrey Suwarno ’21, on Managing Food Allergies in College

"Dairy-free, nut-free, and tomato-free.  To people like me, these listings are vital. As someone who suffers allergies, I have a few opinions about how these issues are addressed on campus. While I acknowledge that efforts are being made, sometimes the online menu posted on...

Olivia Armacost Apr 10, 2018 1:42 pm

Meg Nolan, Citizen of the World

One of the greatest experiences of my life was when my husband and I took six months to travel around Europe and Northern Africa. We were young; I was in my late twenties. My husband was in a band with my brothers and a friend. They toured mostly around Brussels for a month, then...

Heidi Specht Apr 10, 2018 1:31 pm

Claire Weisner ’20, International Studies Major in Chile

My favorite part about studying abroad in Chile is that I am fully immersed in the culture. I live with a Chilean family, so I am constantly in a situation which forces me to use Spanish. Relying on English is not an option. This experience teaches you to be patient with yourself—...

Caitlin Joyce Apr 10, 2018 1:18 pm

Dana Cai McCabe ’20, on Healing Through Art Therapy

Art therapy has taught me that every image that you make was made that way for a reason. Once you make enough images, you start to find patterns in your own work, and you start to question why they’re like that. It’s not imposing a diagnosis on someone from simply looking at a picture...

Nicole Gieselman Apr 10, 2018 1:06 pm

Philip Godfrey, Resident Living Assistant at Thoresby House in London

I would tell prospective study abroad students to go out and explore. London doesn't have to be an expensive place, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy yourself and pursue your interests whilst keeping costs down. Thoresby House is very close to the historic City of London, and it...

Heidi Specht Jan 3, 2018 3:38 pm

Anna Greenberg, REAL Student; Caroline Leuschner ’20, Peer Mentor

Anna Greenberg: My favorite part of the REAL Certificate is being out in the world, among people, and saying, ‘Hey! Nice to see you!’ and getting to know people in the Arcadia community. Caroline Leuschner '20: Peer mentors get to hang out weekly with some of the students in the REAL...

Shubhechha Dhar Jan 3, 2018 3:24 pm

Miranda Raughley ’20, Computer Science Major

I studied abroad for my first semester of college in Scotland, and no other school that I applied to offered that. Studying abroad in Scotland was probably the best experience of my life. I think it has opened the doors, opened my eyes, and I’ve caught the travel bug because of that....

Caitlin Joyce Dec 22, 2017 2:35 pm

Faith Roman ’20, on Life as a Biracial, Asian-American Student

The weird thing about being biracial is that I often don’t feel comfortable at Asian cultural things because I feel like they see me as ‘too white,’ but sometimes white people only see me as Asian. So it’s hard living in an in-between state. But I do feel more comfortable being...