Major/Minor: History (major), Environmental Sustainability (minor)
Hometown: Ridgefield, CT
Favorite part of NEST: meeting new people and going tubing down the Rappahannock.
Advice for incoming students: My advice for incoming students would be to remember that everyone is nervous and to be yourself!!! 🙂
Fun fact: I am learning how to juggle!
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Favorite part of NEST: It was a great opportunity to meet people before the rest of the incoming class arrived and I got to become familiar with the campus and downtown too!
Advice for incoming students: Everyone around you is in the same circumstance as you so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Take advantage of all the new experiences UMW offers that’s what makes your freshman year so exciting!
Fun fact: I used to work at Starbucks and it was my first job too!
Major/Minor: Undecided (major), Sport Management (minor)
Hometown: Leesburg, VA
Favorite part of NEST: My favorite part about NEST was going to the African American Museum.
Advice for incoming students: Don’t slack off in the beginning of the school year. Fun fact: I’m 6’7″
Major: Mathematics (major), Education (program)
Hometown: Richmond, VA
rite part of NEST: My favorite part of NEST was moving to campus early and making so many lasting friendships within my first few days at Mary Wash.
Advice for incoming students: Get involved! Mary Wash has so much to offer. Joining clubs and being active on campus is a great way to make frie
nds and have a voice on campus.
Fun Fact: I am the president of the Student Education Association (SEA) on campus! SEA is a club for future teachers and educators to come together to support one another and become better educators. If you’re interested in becoming a teacher come talk to me! I’d love to tell you all about Mary Washington’s education programs!
Major/Minor: Business Administration
Hometown: Mill Creek, WA
Favorite part of NEST: Museum Trip
Advice for incoming students: Don’t be afraid of college. It might be stressful at times (especially right at the beginning), but if you stay open and positive about it you will learn more than you could imagine and have fun doing it.
Fun fact: I love cake decorating
Major: Historic Preservation (major), Sport Management (minor)
Hometown: Douglas, MA
Favorite part of NEST: Visiting the African American History Museum and tubing down the Rappahannock.
Advice for incoming students: Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and to go out and meet new people.
Fun Fact: I am related to Benjamin Rush, a doctor in the Revolutionary War and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Major/Minor: Communication and Digital Studies
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Favorite part of NEST: Being able to meet so many people and figure out the campus before most freshman got there. Already having friends before my first official day was reassuring during the transition into college.
Advice for incoming students: Join clubs!!! Join clubs but don’t feel pressured to join every single club, pick a couple things you’re interested in and test them out to see if you really enjoy them!
Fun fact: I was a Girl Scout for 13 years!
Major/Minor: Psychology (major), Biology (minor)
Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
Favorite part of NEST: Meeting my friends!
Advice for incoming students: Get involved and don’t be afraid to reach out to people to make new friends.
Fun fact: I love dogs (one of my goals in life is to own a corgi!)
Major/Minor: Political Science and History/Security and Conflict Studies
Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Favorite part of NEST: Tubing down the Rappaport River and meeting the new Freshman class!
Advice for incoming students: Procrastination is easy to do, but hard to come back from – a page a day earns you an “A”.
Fun fact: I got a varsity letter in high school for my participation in Academic Team!
Major: Mathematics/Computer Science
Hometown: Williamsburg, VA
Favorite part of NEST: Going tubing in the river.
Advice for incoming students: Don’t be afraid to try new things and meet new people.
Fun Fact: I am originally from New Jersey.