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.

Daiana '20

Walnut Creek, CA

Psychology, Biology, Economics

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  • My favorite place on campus

    Chapin Hall steps—this was the place where my a capella group serenaded me after I passed their audition. I had no serious singing experience before, the most being singing in the car or in the shower. But after talking to my Junior Advisor about her a capella experience and getting support from my peers, I decided to do something new and a little out of my comfort zone. Every time I pass those steps, I'm reminded of how rewarding it is to try something new and more importantly, how lucky I am to sing along an amazing group of women here at Williams.

  • Activities

    Volleyball, A Capella, HerCampus, Yearbook, Japanese Teaching Assistant

  • Hobbies

    Going on hikes, playing spikeball, napping, playing with dogs

Kendall '20

State College, PA

Art History, English, Sociology

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  • My most meaningful experience at Williams

    On the second Friday of Winter Study, I spent all night in upper Paresky playing trivia, and it was undoubtedly my favorite night at Williams so far. I attend trivia every Thursday at the Log, and my Junior Advisor (also a huge fan of trivia) had been talking about All Night Trivia since September. We started the night off strong at 10pm with a group of around 12 people, but as the hours progressed, our numbers dwindled until there were only three of us left: one of my close friends, my JA, and myself. Between the three of us, we answered a ton of trivia, did the mannequin challenge, and ate way too many nachos from the '82 Grill. Though we didn't win, I've never been happier to pull an all-nighter, and I can't wait to do it again.

  • Activities

    Student Coordinator for After School Tutoring at Williamstown Elementary, Ultimate Frisbee, Frosh Council, Williams Catholic, House Coordinator, WOOLF Leader

  • Hobbies

    Writing, plants, board games, baking, looking at art

Joyce '20

Bangkok, Thailand

Political Science, Sociology

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  • Why I chose Williams

    I chose Williams because the college presented me with an opportunity to live and work with people who were genuinely passionate about learning. The College's commitment to nurturing students as well-rounded people, rather than solely scholars, or athletes, or marimba players, made Williams the right undergraduate environment for me.

  • Activities

    Swimming and Diving

  • Hobbies

    Crafts, baking, and binge-watching Netflix

Ruairi '20

North Andover, MA

History, Political Science, Sociology

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  • My most meaningful experience at Williams

    In early November of last year, I found myself, as many college students do, sitting in a study room in Hollander at 1 am working on a paper that was due later that week. All of a sudden, I was startled by the door swinging open and I looked up, to my surprise, to see a Campus Security officer standing at the door. Being a paranoid freshman, I tensed up and tried to be as polite and proper as possible because I was terrified I was breaking some rule I didn't know. Then something happened that I never expected. The security officer asked me what I was working on, and I explained to him the prompt of my paper and my thesis. He then told me how insightful my thesis was, sat down in a chair across from me, and began to share his own experience on the subject, which led to a 45-minute discussion about my paper, my origins, my extracurricular interests, and everything in between. It was a wonderful conversation with an unexpected friend, and it is a fond memory that left a lasting impression.

  • Activities

    Sailing, Intern at Williamstown Historical Museum

  • Hobbies

    Sailing, soccer, reading, food, and Netflix

Alex '20

Princeton, NJ

Math, Economics

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  • My most meaningful experience at Williams

    One of my most memorable experiences happened in my entry common room. Our Junior Advisor had posted in our group chat that there were extra brownies in the common room, so naturally my friend and I gravitated there, and as we were melting into the stained couch in chocolatey bliss, another one of our entry mates came in. I am still not sure how it happened, but an hour and a half later we were still there, listening to my entrymate's story. She took us on this journey of her past—of her parents’ past and her grandparents’ past. Her story of being an immigrant spanned countries and continents. It is these small, human moments which are possible at Williams that add meaning and color to my college experience.

  • Activities

    Swimming, Board Member of WCFM, Lifeguard

  • Hobbies

    Grilling, Philly sports,rReading, dog-appreciation, rock climbing