My name is Aries Indenbaum, and I was born in Point Reyes,California, though I did most of my growing up in New Rochelle, NewYork. After graduating this past May, I found an awesome job in Oberlinworking for the Office of Communications as a Web Fellow. My jobconcerns building and managing social media platforms as well aswriting for various campus publications. Or, as my parents put it,"She does stuff on the internet."
Outside of work, my life as a staff member is not so different from mylife as a student. I'm teaching the Storytelling Exco to a group ofwonderful people. Over the last semester, I've become much moreinvolved with swing dance on campus, taking the Continuing Swing Excoand going to as many dances, workshops, and lessons as I can. In myspare time, I write speculative fiction: prose that describes thefuture to discuss the present.
In my time at Oberlin, I've been involved in a vast spectrum ofactivities: from choirs to improvised comedy, volunteering at a localfarm to co-producing a noir radio show. My biggest commitment wasOCircus, Oberlin's Circus, involving about a hundred jugglers, hulahoopers, composers, acrobats, dancers and musicians. As a first-year student,I started as a clown; the next year, I was a House Manager; as asenior, I was the Ringleader.
Since my freshman year, I've been a tour guide for Oberlin Admissions.My last year, I worked as a Senior Intern, conducting interviews,exchanging emails with prospective students, and learning howAdmissions works. I also worked as a Creative Writing Intern, givinginformation sessions for prospective majors, and an AcademicAmbassador, a mentor for first-years who helped with class scheduling,registrations and adjusting to college.
I love running, candy, student bands, the Arboretum, ideas, myfriends' lives, music, different ways of learning and sharing, trees,robots, comics, stars, and politics.
I also love to make new friends. Like you.