“The friends I’ve met and people I’ve encountered are a constant reminder to live my life, not just learn about it,” says English major Evelyn Mace '24, recipient of the Moorehead-Timberlake Award. Below, she discusses more about her Dickinson experience.
Clubs and organizations:
Infernos a cappella and English Majors Committee.
Dean’s List and Moorehead-Timberlake Award for Creative Writing.
Best things about my Dickinson experience so far:
Singing in the Infernos and studying abroad in Oxford.
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
On choosing Dickinson:
If I could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, it would be …
… Oscar Wilde.
Advanced Creative Writing. I love the workshop nature of the class and the chance to be creative and receive personal feedback from my peers.
On studying abroad:
I’m studying abroad this year in Oxford. The highlight has been meeting new friends and traveling with them, as well as being fully immersed in a new educational system and structure.
Proudest accomplishment so far:
Committing to spending a year in the United Kingdom and pushing myself out of my comfort zone by saying "yes" to as many opportunities as I can.
Most important thing I’ve learned so far:
Some of the most important lessons take place outside of the classroom. Though I highly value academia, and Dickinson offers an invaluable educational experience, many of my favorite moments have occurred in the presence of other people, outside of books and papers. The friends I’ve met and people I’ve encountered are a constant reminder to live my life, not just learn about it.
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Published July 19, 2023