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Caroline Pitton '22

MAJOR
Biology and French Major

ACTIVITIES
Admission Intern 
Onomatopoeia A Capella
Wesleyan Women in STEM
Member of the Coolon Lab in the Biology Department
Second Stage Student Theater

HOMETOWN
Seattle, WA

HIGH SCHOOL
Holy Names Academy

BIO
I’ve always lived in major cities, so I knew that the transition to Wesleyan and Middletown would be a big change. Instead of seeing my larger community as a collection of anonymous faces like I was used to, I began recognizing most people who passed me on campus. Going to a small university made my move across the country feel a lot more manageable, because I quickly felt supported by my community. I joined an acapella group, got involved in student theater, and found people who could support me as I adjusted to a new home. Now almost two years into college, the people at Wes are why I feel so at home here, far away from where I thought I belonged.

WHY WES
In high school, none of my academic or extracurricular interests seemed to neatly line up into one major, so I was looking for a liberal arts college that would let me explore multiple disciplines without sacrificing experiences like Study Abroad. When I visited Wesleyan, I was struck by how the students had such diverse interests and how they could juggle multiple majors and still have time for hobbies and student groups. Ultimately, when deciding which liberal arts college to attend, it came down to my gut feeling. Going to Wesleyan would push me out of my comfort zone but I still felt like it was the place where I belonged.

FAVORITE SONG
In the Long Run by The Staves

FAVORITE MOVIE
Booksmart

INTERESTING FACT
I had a British accent as a child.