by MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson
An intriguing mix of interests, aptitudes and achievements marks Kirsten Dedrickson ’15 as a quintessential Dickinsonian. A native of Pasadena, Md., Dedrickson is a former high-school soccer standout who now applies that athletic skill to the Dickinson equestrian club. She also competes as part of the mock-trial team and was named this year’s Junior Sophister during the 2013 Convocation ceremony, an award bestowed annually on the member of the junior class with the highest cumulative grade-point average.
Here, she describes her dreams, motivations and the uplifting reason she selected Dickinson.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.
Why I chose Dickinson:
Favorite place on campus:
Denny 304 (the room where we hold Mock Trial practices).
Favorite Dining Hall food:
Magic cookie bars.
As a kid, I wanted to be . . .
I have always loved animals, and I wanted to be a vet.
Before college, the majority of my time was spent on the soccer field. My best position was sweeper of my travel team. As the sweeper, I was the last defender before the goalie. Usually, the sweeper of a team is one of the bigger players, and many people have been surprised that I was the sweeper because I was one of the smaller girls on the team. Despite my size I was a good sweeper due to my speed, aggressiveness and willingness to take command on the field.
Time management. Working productively on my homework and getting things done early makes life and school a lot less stressful. It also allows me to participate in both Mock Trial and the equestrian team and to have down time to relax and visit home often.
Best study-abroad adventure:
I plan to attend law school. I don’t know yet what type of law I wish to pursue, but based on my mock-trial and internship experiences I definitely will be considering litigation. I am also interested in a career as judge.
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Published September 11, 2013