Thank You Letters

Cielito Pareja

Program of Emphasis: Exploratory

Hometown: New York, NY

High School: The Brooklyn Latin School

Why I chose to attend Juniata: I chose Juniata College because similar to my high school it had small and focused classes. I would have the opportunity to create relationships with my advisors, professors and peers. The location was ideal because it was different from the big city which I was use to. I would have an opportunity to focus on my studies and find other activities that would hold my interest besides just going out. It also gives me the opportunity to grow as a person and become independent without the constant guidance of my family.

Clubs and Organizations: The Women's Rugby Team. I was currently voted Vice President of the Club for the 2013-2014 year.

Most Interesting Class: Although this was a standard class that everyone has to take, CWS has been the most interesting class I have taken this year. Professor Wilkins has a teaching style that I have never encountered before. He pushes me to work, make mistakes and learn from them. Before this class, I cannot say that I enjoyed writing, in any style. As this class comes to an end, I can say with certainty that it has opened an interest in writing to me. I actually look forward to writing and researching in all of my classes now.

Favorite Faculty Member: Professor Wilkins has a way of engaging his students. There is never a dull moment in his class. I look forward to every class, and even look forward to sharing my work. Writing was never something that I enjoyed, but now I find it as a great outlet to express myself.

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