West Coast William Smith Vice President
Inventory Analyst, Gap, Inc.
San Francisco, Calif.
Volunteer, Geneva City Schools
Majors: Economics and Public Policy
Why did you choose Hobart and William Smith Colleges? I chose HWS because of the favorable student to faculty ratio, which was important to my academic growth, and to have a personal relationship with my professors.
How do you stay connected to the Colleges? I attend all of the alumni and alumnae events and read the Pulteney Street Survey.
What makes the Colleges special? The continuous efforts to stay ahead of the trends, especially with green initiatives. In addition, the broad range of campus opportunities s that each student is included in some form of an extracurricular activity.
Why do you give back to HWS? I know how important it is to give back to a close knit and strong growing community and how fortunate I am to be a part of this unique group. The endless support and various opportunities I had during my four years were an essential dimension of my life. The Colleges provided me with financial support, and for that I am ever grateful.
What are your goals as a Regional Network volunteer? To help others reminisce about their time at the Colleges and how it was essential to their personal and professional advancement. Additionally, to share my experience with prospective students from the West Coast and to excite them about the endless opportunities at the Colleges.
What advice would you give to an incoming or current HWS student? Â Your four years goes quick - branch out and make as many friends as possible. Spend time taking advantage of everything the Colleges have to offer - do not be scared to take risks. Challenge yourself.