Hi! My name is Lilah and I’m from Melrose — a small town outside of Boston. I am a senior and a double major in Latin American Studies and Politics. I studied abroad in Santiago, Chile my junior year, and I love to talk about language learning. I’m also interested in sport and cultural studies, and work as a TA for the Sports, Culture, and Society course cluster. Extracurricularly, I’m a captain for the varsity track and field team, work as a peer trainer for Oberlin’s sexualized violence prevention program PRSM, and volunteer as a student instructor for the Spanish teaching program SITES at Eastwood Elementary. Oberlin and writing are two of my favorite things, so I’m so excited to share my Oberlin experience with you. If you see me around campus let’s make eye contact and smile! Happy reading!
Lilah Drafts-Johnson ’18
May 18, 2018
Why commit hours of your precious time in college to practice a sport?
May 9, 2018
My reflections on completing an honors thesis and thoughts about the celebration of undergraduate research at this year’s Senior Symposium.
February 23, 2018
With less than one hundred days until I graduate, my mind as a second-semester senior is fixated on getting everything I can out of the remainder of my time at Oberlin.
February 11, 2018
The best piece of advice I received in high school, and how I've applied it to my life at Oberlin.
January 20, 2018
Helpful tips and tricks for making the most of your Winter Term.
January 16, 2018
“Think one person can change the world?”
December 19, 2017
Reflections on spring semester junior year and fall semester senior year.
October 22, 2017
A fall break trip to a big university in Colorado helps me reflect on my small-school experience.
April 27, 2017
On-campus jobs and more!
April 11, 2017
Student-athlete, North-South, and other intersections of identity.
March 22, 2017
My Oberlin waitlist experience.
March 13, 2017
All-American Awards, history making performances, and sushi.
February 8, 2017
I take on an Oberlin semester without my sidekick and roommate.
January 30, 2017
If my Winter Term is an indication of how the semester will go, it will be a crazy but fulfilling semester.
January 20, 2017
As I settle back into a community I will be with for the next 1.5 years, I want to pay homage to the places and people who have hosted me this past year.
December 25, 2016
For the student-athlete considering going abroad -- I say go for it.
November 29, 2016
Two years ago I took my Spanish 101 final -- now I'm studying for finals at a Chilean university.
November 15, 2016
I was studying the downfall of democracy in Chilean politics when I checked the polls for the first time on Election Night.
October 27, 2016
Study abroad has made me think a lot about the word "home."