Hi! I’m Ricarda, and I hail from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which is only a pleasantly short drive away. We’re known for our color-coordinated sports teams and heated regional rivalries, but my favorite team, the Pirates, have been cellar dwellers for years and this year was no exception! Also, is Pittsburgh in the Midwest? Discuss.
I'm a third-year biology student in the college, who is also enjoying my time in the German and Geosciences department (highly recommend!). Outside of academics, I am a member of the Student Honor Committee and German Program Assistant. I also do some research in the biology department annd work a couple of admissions jobs. I can be found reading fantasy and history books, wandering around this beautiful campus, watching nature documentaries, and wondering if I should be in a co-op (no complaints about the dining hall food, I just enjoy cooking so much!).
Attending college during a pandemic can definitely be a difficult and odd situation to be in, and I’m hoping to assuage any apprehensions prospective students may have about continuing their education at this time. The Oberlin Blogs convinced me to move to Ohio for college, so I’m incredibly excited to join the ranks and share my Oberlin experience with everyone!