Why, hello there! My name is Karalyn and I am originally from Michigan’s capital city of Lansing. In Oberlin, I call a lovely little red Village House home. I spend much of my time here at my 3rd floor Mudd carrel or by the AJLC pond.
I'm an environmental studies major with a pathway in environmental racism and classism. I'm primarily interested in how our current systems have failed to protect our people and our environment. My interest in trauma studies and sexualized violence overlap my academic major with indigenous scholarship quite often. I like discussions (academic and otherwise) where I am able to listen as much as I speak. I work to make my time here at Oberlin worthwhile in preparing me to be a better person in the world at large. What I'll be doing out in the great big world, well, I hope to work that out here as well.
Outside of the classroom you can find me putting in hours for OSCA as an Accessibility Committee Coordinator, volunteering at Oberlin Community Services, listening to slam poets, improving my average at the Oberlin College Lanes, choreographing in South Studio, pushing the college to make this institution more financially accessible for low(er)-income students like myself, and collaborating with my friends and chosen family. My goal for senior year of college is to take a step back and savor these last memories I have time to make in this place.