My favorite thing about college: New perspectives and challenges! Going to Swarthmore College after growing up in the Twin Cities was a stark change for me. It taught me how to be independent and adapt to an environment completely different from the one I was used to. The best part of college was meeting and being challenged by people from different backgrounds with unique experiences. Whether it was in the dining hall, on the soccer field or in seminar, friends and classmates were integral to my experiences in college. Additionally, not only did my professors and classes offer up interesting material, they also broadened my way of viewing the world and challenged me to think differently. I’m lucky to be working with students on their paths to such a special part of their lives!