Hello! I'm Elizabeth, and I'm one of the many happy Oberlin alums who excitedly tell people about how great it is to be an Oberlin student. The only difference is that I actually work for the Admissions office.
I came to Oberlin from a high school in South Carolina, although I spent most of my childhood in suburban Chicago. I graduated in 2006 with a major in politics, a minor in computer science, and a well-rounded liberal arts education. Along the way I was very active in the co-op system on campus, took an assortment of exciting ExCos, and spent a semester studying abroad in Shanghai, China. After graduation, I volunteered for a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA, coordinating a tutoring program and working in a technology center. I joined the admissions staff here at Oberlin in August 2008, and I'm excited about helping to bring the joys of an Oberlin education to a new wave of students. In the office, I have regional responsibilities (recruiting students and reading applications) for most of the Southern states, and also serve as the go-to person for many issues technological.
In my free time, I can be found reading anything from news to novels, keeping active with aikido and belly dance, and playing with bikes, motorcycles, kittens, and my husband.