Hi, everyone! My name is Patrick Doherty and I'm in my fourth and final year as an Oberlin student. I'm originally from Walnut Creek, CA, which is nestled away in the eastern part of the San Francisco Bay Area. I am currently pursuing a degree in history and researching an honors thesis on the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle and the fin de siecle in Europe.
Like most Obies, I find myself extraordinarily busy with activities that I love. There is no way that I can list them all here, but I'll try to highlight my major involvements.
For the last two and a half years I have worked for the Office of Admissions as a tour guide, intern, interviewer, and campus visit intern. Don't be surprised if you run into me sometime during your visit to campus! I also currently serve as the treasurer for Active Minds at Oberlin, a group dedicated to reducing the stigma against mental health issues on college campuses. Oh, yes, and I also take piano lessons from the lovely Lydia Frumkin, Professor of Piano in the Conservatory.
I love talking to prospective students and answering questions about my Oberlin experience. Feel free to get in touch with me if you have anything you'd like to chat about!