Student Spotlight quarantine edition: Patrick Salerno

By Emma Russell

Student Life Editor

Hometown: Putnam County, N.Y.

Where you’re quarantining: Chestertown, M.d

Major(s): Philosophy and Theatre

Minor(s): Anthropology 

Year: 2021

Clubs/Organizations: Philosophy Club; Cater Society; WIGS; Host of the AdNerdium podcast on Radio Free George, premiering on Monday, Oct. 5; Kappa Sigma brother; has participated in 12 plays with the Washington College Department of Theatre and Dance. 

Plans after WC: “A gap year is the most likely. I’m going to find a few internships to last the next year as I prepare for graduate school,” Salerno said.

Plans after COVID-19: “Hosting people for dinner, I love to cook. Oh and Comic-con, I miss cosplaying and being in that nerd environment, not sure when that will happen again,” he said.

What’s been keeping you busy during quarantine: “My theses, work never stops at WC, even during a digital semester. I am doing a Production Management thesis for the Theatre Department in which I will be writing a policy handbook for productions. On the Philosophy side, I will be writing in defense of the free-will of artificial intelligence, using science fiction as a means of exploring the topic,” he said.

Learned something new: “Hopefully every day, otherwise, what we are studying,” Salerno said.

Your quarantine show, movie, and/or book: “I’m between things right now, would love people to send me recommendations,” he said.

Work/Internship: “I am working for Admissions as a tour guide. I am also technically the Theatre Department’s costume shop manager, but since we are online, I am not doing anything for that job,” he said.

Fun Fact: Salerno is a triplet.

The thing you were looking forward to the most about WC: “I am continuously humbled by the caring individuals that make up this community,” Salerno said.

Advice for students in quarantine: “Breathe and look around you. Do what you can to keep yourself isolated and safe now, so we can all be together sooner,” he said.

Featured Photo caption: Photo of senior Patrick Salerno. Photo Courtesy of Patrick Salerno.

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