Hi pals! My name is Lil and I am a BDIC (Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration) major here at UMass Amherst. My concentration is in social justice and holistic herbal healing and I'm really interested in the ways that earth-based healing practices and spirituality can be used to disrupt oppressive narratives and systems. I am from Westchester, New York but Western Massachusetts has become my home over the past few years.
Hey friends!! My name is Brock and I am one of the two Program Coordinators for Jump! 2016. Last summer, myself and my amazing partner Lily were the only two undergraduate staff members working on the Jump! program, but this year we are beyond excited to continue organizing the program with the help of our 8 new Program Assistants to provide you all with a dynamic, fun summer that grounds you in our community and eases your transition into college life.
Professor Robert Eisenstein grew up in Buffalo, NY. He studied violin as a kid and played in the University of Buffalo orchestra while he was in high school. It was also in high school that he first experienced Medieval (early) music, which in his own words "gradually took over my life!" Professor Eisenstein went to Antioch College as an undergraduate, and met his future colleagues Christopher Kendall and Scott Reiss there (the three of them went on to found the Folger Consort, an early music ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.) After a year teaching high school in Brooklyn, he went to grad school at Sarah Lawrence, to study historically informed performance. Professor Eisenstein always has to have a foot in the scholarly world as well as the performance world, so music has always been an academic interest as well as something he enjoys performing. He also teaches music history as well as directing student performances.
Dr. Yeonhwa Park is an Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science here at UMass Amherst. Dr. Park was born and grew up in Seoul, South Korea and attended undergraduate and graduate school (MS) at the Seoul National University, majoring in Pharmacy. She then came to the University of Wisconsin, Madison to attain her Ph.D. degree. She chose to study pharmacy because her father wanted her to have a major with job security and her brother was already studying pharmacy as well. She liked studying pharmacy because she liked knowing that she could potentially help others with their health. By the time she graduated with her MS degree, she wanted to reach more people, so she decided to study Food Science.
Hello! I’m Sean and I will be a Sophomore student next semester. I’m an Economics major and will also major in Architecture & Design this fall. I am a one hundred percent Chinese, so English is definitely my second language. In most times, I’m back and forth between my dorm room and my classrooms, but this semester I started to work in Worcester Dining Commons during my spare time. I am an art person, indeed my life fills with arts. One thing I prefer about UMass more than any other universities is that the material offering is wonderful. You can explore numerous places in the Fine Art Center and the Du Bois Library. I believe this summer will be one of the most unforgettable summers I have ever experienced, since it will offer lots of opportunities for me to know new friends and share my experience with them. Moreover I believe the activities held by this program will absolutely provide each of the participants a wonderful summer.
Summer playlists are a really important way to carry good, sunny vibes with you wherever you go. Play them in your car as your cruise around, or bring a portable speaker to the pond and vibe in the sun with your toes in the water. Everyone's perfect summer playlist is going to be different, but here are 10 awesome summery songs to get you started on yours!
Hii!!!! My name's Manan and I will be a senior starting fall 2016. I am a transfer student from India and have just completed my first year of schooling in America. I am a computer science major and I want to get into game development after graduation. I am a member of a sex education theater troupe called The Not Ready For Bedtime Players, and a Hindi - English acapella group ( I love acting and singing if that wasn't obvious). I have thoroughly enjoyed being at UMass, the endless stream of activities that happen everywhere on campus keeps things fresh and are always fun. BTW did I mention I love gaming above all other things !!! I'm an avid gamer and play games like DoTA 2, CS GO, WOW, etc etc. I'm looking forward to having a warm and enjoyable summer :D.
Hey everyone! My name is Nicky and I’m a rising junior at UMass studying Anthropology and Decolonial Studies (a self-constructed BDIC area of study.) When i’m not in class or writing what seems to be an endless number of papers, you can find me on the track or on the trails as the Vice President of UMass Club Running - our university’s club Cross Country and Track & Field program. Additionally, I’m a Student Ambassador for the Commonwealth Honors College were I inform prospective UMass students about CHC and the UMass system writ-large.
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