Jacquelyn Curtis ’22 is a tour guide, admissions ambassador, peer mentor and student-musician, who also enjoys fencing, swing dance and physics. Below, she discusses her favorite class project so far, the unexpected perk to her favorite study spot and her plans for a career in medicine.
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania.
Clubs and organizations:
Swing Dance Club, Fencing Club, Cork Grease clarinet ensemble, Climbing Club, Tritons (admissions ambassador), Liberty Caps (tour guides), Bio-buddies peer mentor and Physics Club.
Founders Scholarship and Trustee scholarship.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.
Best thing about my majors:
The variety of classes.
On choosing Dickinson:
Everyone was incredibly kind. People remembered me every time I visited, and everyone was always warm and welcoming. I knew that I could grow as a person here.
Favorite place on campus:
Rector Science Complex (there’s a study spot where you can wave to the train conductor when the train passes by!).
Favorite Dining Hall food:
Vegan applesauce cake.
Favorite class/learning experience:
Metabolism. The final project topic was up to each student. It was absolutely incredible to choose something I’m personally invested in and be able to dig deeper and even explain a topic that I would have found near impossible before this class.
Best thing about my Dickinson experience:
New friends, professors, the school in general. Everyone has been very supportive of me and my experiences.
As I kid, I wanted to be …
… an astronomer.
Going into the medical field.
I like sewing my own clothes.
Most important thing I’ve learned so far:
If you love something, make time for it.
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Published October 6, 2021