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Alicia Smith ’10

I'm Alicia, and I'm a senior from East Lansing, Michigan. My major is Sociology and I have a minor in African-American Studies.

One of my biggest passions is writing. After I graduate in the spring, I am planning on attending graduate school to work on a master's degree in journalism. I am a sports writer for the Oberlin Review, which has given me some direct experience in the field. I also work for the assistant athletic director doing office tasks, sports promotion projects, and whatever else needs to get done. One of my newest projects this year is writing a "Fan of the Month" section for the athletics website which I am really excited about.

Although sports are a part of my life, they are certainly only a small part. I am in the Mellon Undergraduate Research Program, which has allowed me to do an independent research project with a faculty member. I am also an Academic Ambassador, which basically is a fancy word for an upper-classman whose job is to help first-years adjust to college life. In addition, I am a sociology major student representative, so I serve as a liaison between sociology majors and faculty. Somehow I've also found the time to volunteer with a program called City Fresh, which provides large amounts of fresh, local produce at reasonable prices to the Oberlin community.

This is only a small taste of the essence of Alicia, or Fresh, as my friends call me. I'm a pretty cool person, and hopefully this is reflected in my blog. If not, just take my word for it.

Entries from this blogger

Big Easy on my mind.

April 14, 2010

This is the true story... of seven Obies... picked to stay in a hostel...work together and have their lives photographed... to find out what happens... when Obies leave the Oberlin bubble... and venture to the Big Easy...IYS: New Orleans!


Hello, world.

October 12, 2009

My name is Alicia, but a lot of people call me Fresh. The nickname was given to me during my first year here and it just stuck.