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.

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

Ari '19

Berkeley, CA

Physics, Computer Science

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  • Why I chose Williams

    The campus and student community here is truly special. Not only do the myriad backgrounds of the students, faculty, and staff lead to an incredible mixing of ideas and experiences, but the wide variety of interests that individual students display never ceases to amaze me. Nobody here is “boxed” into a particular academic or extracurricular interest; my friend the singing, varsity-tennis-playing math whiz serves as a great example of this. I was drawn to the incredible roundedness displayed by the students here, and I’m certainly still inspired by it all the time.

  • Activities

    Ultimate Frisbee, A Cappella (Ephlats), Physics TA, High School Math Tutor, Junior Advisor (JA) to the Class of 2021

  • Hobbies

    Guitar, piano, singing, hiking, biking, enjoying the company of others

Eshaan '21

Plainville, MA

Undeclared, Math, Physics

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  • My most meaningful experience at Williams

    One meaningful experience at Williams was during first year orientation. It was one of the first nights of hanging out with my entry, the first year living group at Williams. We were all getting to know each other in a somewhat unfamiliar setting when our Junior Advisors (JAs) decided to take us on a walk. We walked a bit, talked a bit, and eventually got to the road by the soccer field. At this point in the night, the stars were more visible than I’d ever seen them before; it was absolutely beautiful. We decided to sit on the field and observe. In that moment, I felt so close to these 20-something people from all different walks of life, a lot of whom are some of my best friends right now. The intimacy made me forget for just a moment that I was a nervous freshman. I was home.

  • Activities

    Work with elementary school children (K to 3rd grade) through the college’s Center for Learning in Action. Coxswain on the Williams Crew team.

  • Hobbies

    Running, weight lifting, reading

Kiersten '21

Bedminster, NJ

Computer Science, Biology

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  • My favorite place on campus

    My favorite place on campus are the study spaces in Sawyer Library close to the large windows. As an avid hiker and someone constantly in the awe of the mountains, I love the chance to do my work in a space that reminds me of the beauty of this campus.

  • Activities

    Williams Jazz Ensemble, Williams Wind Ensemble, First Generation Orientation Leader, Club Volleyball, ¡Vive!

  • Hobbies

    Listening to music and hiking

Grace '19

Allamuchy, NJ

Sociology, Public Health

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  • Why I chose Williams

    The day I visited Williams, it was cold and rainy. My host had midterm exams. It was in the night of the frantic room draw process where upperclassmen choose their housing for the next year. Halfway through my visit it began to snow and I had only brought sandals. Basically, it could not have been less ideal. And I had the BEST time. I wanted to be friends with every single welcoming, friendly, crazy person I met, and that hasn't changed at all since coming here.

  • Activities

    Women's Crew, Circle of Women, Junior Advisor (JA) to the Class of 2021

  • Hobbies

    Going on sunrise hikes up Pine Cobble, running through Hopkins Forest & eating the Peanut Butter Nutella Banana Bread from Spring Street Market