Student Spotlight: Samina Soin-Voshell

SaminaSV_RebeccaKanaskieEDITEDHometown: Annapolis, MD

Major(s): Environmental Science and Biology double major

Minor(s): Chesapeake Regional Studies

Future Plans: “I would love to join Chesapeake Conservation Corps for a year after graduation and then go to grad school, probably for something regarding coastal ecology.”

Clubs/Organizations: Soin-Voshell is a member of the Student Environmental Alliance and Dance Club, is involved in various Theatre Department productions, works as a Teaching Assistant for biology labs, tutors at the Writing Center, and is a Peer Mentor.

Internship(s): “Not at/through Washington College, but I obtained an internship funded by the National Science Foundation at UMass Boston’s School for the Environment this past summer, and am going to be presenting the research I did there at a national science conference in February.”

Favorite WC Tradition: The cardboard boat race. “Whether you’re part of a team or just there to cheer friends on, it’s such an awesome and unique event we do.”

Favorite Spot in Chestertown: Figg’s Ordinary or Play it Again, Sam. “They’re my favorite places to go sit and get work done.”

Favorite Spot On-Campus: “I’ve got to say that it’s my suite/room since I’m always happy to be home and in my own space at the end of a long day.”

Fun Facts: “I’m not the first member of my family to attend WC since both my mom and my gramma received their masters degrees here. I’ve had my SCUBA certification since I was 16. I’ve traveled to more countries than I have states.”

Most Important Thing I’ve Learned at WC: “To value the connections and community here, both from the students as well as the professors. I’m especially thankful for those who are my mentors that I can rely on to give me advice, help me get the coolest of opportunities, and push me outside of my comfort zone while still being incredible supportive about it.”

Advice for Future Classes: “Enjoy taking those distribution classes. I never would have guessed that I would love a criminology or theatrical design class as much as I did. Also, It’s okay to not know what you’re doing after college — as long as you genuinely care about what you’re studying the passion comes across and will get you a long way.”

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