Hello! My name is Zach Moo Young and I’m a senior here at Oberlin College majoring in psychology. I grew up moving all around the Cincinnati area (northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio) and to be honest, I would have never thought I’d attend college in a small town in Ohio. I’m so glad I did!
I actually visited here only to make sure I didn’t like it—so I wouldn’t have any regrets about going somewhere else. When I finally visited as a part of the Multicultural Visit Program, I fell in love with it. On my visit, I really got the sense that A) this place is weird, but B) these are some really smart people and C) they want to use their education to make a positive impact in the world. I hoped to be that type of person, so I knew Oberlin College was the place for me.
In the classroom, I have been challenged more than ever before, which is a good thing. I have found ways to think critically about things that I care about—with these skills I hope to help make a positive difference. Outside of the classroom, I play on the men’s basketball team and am a part of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. I also work with youngsters with the Du Bois Fraction Club and conduct independent research in what we call the Sociology of Sport as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow.
During my time here I have developed new strengths and learned to think in a way I may not have learned anywhere else. My favorite part about Oberlin College though is the people. I have met some of the most interesting, thoughtful, funny, caring, and determined people here, and formed relationships that will last a lifetime.
I am passionate about my experiences here, so I’m looking forward to sharing some of my thoughts and stories with you all!