Curious what life is like at Williams? Ask an Eph! The students below are eager to hear from you and answer all of your questions about Williams. Each has unique experiences and perspectives to share—feel free to peruse their bios, or use the filters to the left to search for specific academic interests, graduation year, or home state/country.


Jadon '22

Houston, TX

Studio Art, Astronomy

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  • My favorite place on campus

    I love going to the swing set behind Mission, one of our first-year dorms, because there is an almost idyllic quality to it when the sun sets. It’s so peaceful, with the trees blowing in the wind and the birds chirping. Since I lived in Mission, it was easy for me to just walk outside to the swing set and enjoy the outdoors, which I did often. I associate so many great memories of my freshman year and of my friends with the swing set, so it’s my favorite place to go on campus.

  • Activities

    Black Student Union, Queer Student Union, Yearbook, Admissions Ambassador, Tour Guide

  • Hobbies

    Making Spotify playlists, watching sunsets, discussing cartoons, doodling. I am also happy to answer questions about accessible education and accommodations.


Jessica '20

Oakland, CA


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  • My most meaningful experience at Williams

    My most meaningful experience at Williams has been being a Junior Advisor to the class of 2022. My JAs really supported my entry-mates and me during our first year at Williams and helped me with the small problems. For example, they helped me figure out how to use Eph Points and work the laundry machines. But they also helped me with bigger challenges – such as feeling homesick when I first arrived on campus. My JAs and entry had an immensely positive impact on my first year at Williams - I knew right away that I wanted to become a JA.

  • Activities

    Admissions Ambassador and Tour Guide, President of Peer Health, Junior Advisor to the class of ’22, Research Assistant in a neuroscience lab

  • Hobbies

    Reading, swimming, baking, painting


Christina '20

Richmond, CA


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  • Why I chose Williams

    During my college search, I almost exclusively considered East Coast schools. The way I saw it, I loved the West Coast so much that if I didn’t leave California for college, I might never leave! I knew moving across the country would be a huge change for me, so I was looking for a school with lots of support for its students, and I found that at Williams. It was clear that through systems like First Days, the entry, and advising, Williams would support me during my transition as well as over the next four years. Now entering my last year, I have found this to be true beyond what I could have imagined, and I am lucky to call this place home.

  • Activities

    Percussionist and President of ¡Vive!, Vista, Work-study in a research lab, tour guide

  • Hobbies

    Knitting, painting, wwimming, and binge-watching T.V.


Connor '22

Miller Place, NY

Economics, Global Studies

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  • My favorite place on campus

    My favorite place on campus is Goodrich Hall. I’ve taken advantage of this funky former chapel as a study space, coffee bar, and performance stage. I have had many great memories with friends attending Stressbusters, doing work upstairs, and then dancing on the stage for Ritmo’s spring show. It just seems to be a more intimate social setting than Paresky but still bursting with the same vibrancy and entertainment opportunities.

  • Activities

    Admissions Ambassador, Tour Guide, First Generation Orientation Leader, EOS and Justice League Mentoring for At-Risk Youth, Gospel Choir, Ritmo Latino Dance

  • Hobbies

    Dabbling in cooking (but mostly eating), reading, listening to music, fishing and hiking


Ryan '19

Cochranville, PA

Psychology, French

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  • Why I chose Williams

    Sometimes even when you visit a place you’ve never been to before, you can somehow still feel like you’re right at home. That’s what it felt like when I came to campus for the first time. Everyone was so friendly, and I could easily imagine myself walking around on a nice summer day or being cozy in the library during Winter Study. Williams is a community of passionate, curious people, who are excited to learn about each other and take full advantage of our time in the Purple Valley. I am so happy I made the right choice four years ago!

  • Activities

    Social Coordinator for the Queer Student Union, President of the Sexual Wellness Advocacy Network, Tour Guide

  • Hobbies

    Reading, going to drag shows, thinking about Lady Gaga