The place(s) I call 'home': Home is Israel but I grew up in Romania, flying home frequently.
Class year: 2014
Major/Intended Major: Economics and Gender and Women’s Studies
Why I chose Grinnell: I really wanted to be in an environment that would let me explore new areas of myself and challenge me intellectually. I wanted to be able to create my 4 years of academic exploration and become more independent and self-reliant. Much is the attitude of Grinnell with self-government being a major role in the way we interact academically and socially. I wanted to be able to work hard and play hard which is how Grinnell is.
How I spend my time: I go to the gym, I hang out with my friends, and in Grinnell it’s always easy to find something to do if it’s playing pool, watching films funded by the student government, participating in activities and clubs or dancing in the pub.
A highlight from my time here: It’s a place filled with interesting and smart people who are all committed to making this place fun, exciting, protective and embracing to its members, and open-minded.
My favorite class at Grinnell (so far): my favorite classes in Grinnell so far have been Media and Society and International Economics. In the first I could express my diverse opinions and learn from other students and the class was very discussion oriented. In the second I learned a lot about my own country and I gained a lot of experience in evaluating the financial state of other countries.
Three words that describe 'my' Grinnell: WE LOVE LIFE. Quirky. Smart. Independent.
My advice to new or aspiring Grinnellians: come ready to be challenged, asked to take risks, come ready for a fun adventure and be excited about meeting people from all over under the hood of academic advancement and be ready to explore and learn about your area of interest and also about yourself.