Geneva Jonathan


Class:                  2015

Major:                 Prospective Science in Society / Psychology

Activities:          Rho Episilon Pi Sorority
Tour Guide
Women's Track and Field

Hometown:       Williamstown, MA

High School:     Northfield Mount Hermon School

Bio: Although Geneva grew up in Williamstown Massachusetts, home of Williams College, her heart has always been set for Wesleyan University. Geneva is a double major in Science in Society and Psychology. Geneva is a graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School. NMH is where she first became interested in event planning and admissions work. She worked as a tour guide and a processing assistant for four years, and when she moved on to Wesleyan, she was keen on a job in the Office of Admission.

Geneva has worked in many different positions in the past few years as a caterer and a waitress. She started her work in the Office of Admissions as a tour guide, which allowed her to become more comfortable with Wesleyan’s campus. Just after she was hired as a tour guide, she was also hired as a WesFest Intern, a job which at the time she did not know would help her grow as a person and as a member of the Wesleyan community. This past Geneva, she worked as an Open House Intern, where she helped organize visit days for prospective students.

Geneva is very involved in the Wesleyan community. She is a member of the Women’s Track and Field team, where she and a team of three others broke a school record her freshman year. She is also a member of Rho Epsilon Pi Sorority and was recently appointed to the position of New Member Educator in Fall 2012.

In her free time, Geneva likes to spend time with her twin sister Orelia and ride her scooter around campus. She plans to work in the medical field when she graduates from Wesleyan. She is currently finishing her certification as an Emergency Medical Technician and is very excited about the opportunities such a certification will bring her this summer. 

Geneva answers the question "Why Wes?"

 Why Wes: In my search for the perfect college, I looked at 22 schools with my twin sister. She was a pushover who fell in love with every college or university we visited. I, on the other hand, was harder to impress. Then we arrived at Wesleyan, a stop we made as a last minute decision on the way home from another school. From the moment I set foot on this campus, I could see myself living a comfortable life at Wesleyan. All the other universities I had visited completely lost priority in my mind. Everyone says that Wesleyan has that “quirky, unique” feeling and I fell in love with how the college embraced that identity. It is refreshing to walk onto a campus and see people from all different backgrounds bringing something unique to the table. Every student I met during my WesFest overnight reminded me of an onion (corny I know): each had so many layers beyond their academics – they were dancers, teachers, athletes, singers – the list goes on! I was excited by the fact that I could potentially attend a college that doesn’t breed a specific type of student. Thanks to the open curriculum, I was impressed to see that students could explore beyond a true liberal arts education.

Favorite Song / Artist:  "Half Crazy" by Musiq Soulchild

Favorite Movie:   Amelie

Interesting Fact: I believe in aliens