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BRENNA
THARNSTROM
'16

HOMETOWN:
Los Angeles, CA
HIGH SCHOOL:
Brentwood School
MAJOR:
Psychology and English double major
WHY I CHOSE WES: 
I really wanted to go a small liberal arts school in New England and, as a volleyball player, it was important to me that I go to a school with a sports program that is competitive but not all-consuming. I looked mainly at the Nescacs but after visiting them, I knew that Wesleyan was my dream school. It had the perfect balance of arts and athletics and such a vibrant campus. It was so clear that everyone here was intelligent, passionate, and accepting of themselves and each other.
ACADEMIC
INTERESTS:
I knew I wanted to be an English Major long before I came to Wesleyan because I really love reading and analyzing literature. I’ve grown increasingly enamored by psychology since coming to Wesleyan. I really enjoyed Introduction to Psychology and have since continued to take Psychology classes, mostly under the umbrella of cultural psychology.
FAVORITE CLASS:
My favorite class at Wesleyan has been Myth, Magic, and Movies with Professor Robert Steele. I found examining society and culture through the lens of Harry Potter to be not only fun but also extremely powerful. 
CAMPUS
ACTIVITIES:

Varsity Volleyball
Peer Health Advocate for the WesWell
Writing Tutor
Relay for Life 

WHY I CHOSE TO BE A TOUR GUIDE:
I want to share my love for Wesleyan and make sure every perspective student leaves with an accurate idea of how amazing it is to be a part of this community. I remember how overwhelming it was looking at colleges and I want to help make Wesleyan stand out.
FAVORITE MOVIES:

Frozen
Donnie Darko
Virgin Suicides

FAVORITE SONGS:

Tender by Blur
Big Red Dragon by Little Green Cars
The Chain by Ingrid Michelson 

FUN FACT:

I can whistle through my teeth.

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