Eleanor Blaser '17

Why did you choose Hood College?

The small class sizes was a big thing for me, because I always loved the idea of really knowing my professors. As soon as I stepped on the campus I knew was where I had go.

Have you participated in an internship or leadership opportunity in the local area or on campus?

I was just elected as the president of the Hood Improv Troupe, and I was the club’s secretary for the last year. I have also been the secretary of both Meyran Hall and the Psychology Club. Starting next year I will be the lifestyle editor of the school paper, the Blue and Grey.

If so, what did you gain from that experience?

I have really enjoyed working behind the scenes and having a say in events, and I have especially appreciated my time working for the paper.

What is your most memorable experience at Hood?

I wrote an opinion piece for the Blue and Grey which ended up gaining a lot of traction, and it was really interesting to see so many different reactions. I also received an award for my writing on the paper, which was really awesome.

What do you value most about your relationships with your professors?

That I have relationships with them where they know who I am. I’m not just one of a hundred (or more), and that really means a lot when it comes to your education.

What is something that surprised you about Hood?

How important the traditions would mean to me. I wasn’t someone who cared about that stuff in high school, but the dorky traditions we have here at Hood are what make it so special to me. It wouldn’t be home without the traditions.

What was your most rewarding class or academic experience at Hood? Why?

I was recently asked to write a departmental honors paper (a very big research paper), which I think is a huge honor. Some of the papers I have written for classes have really made me grow as a writer, so I really appreciate that.

When you aren’t in class, what is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Honestly I just like to hang out with my friends. School is stressful and down time is very much needed. I also love reading and watching movies.

What is your favorite campus event?

At the end of every academic years we have this thing called Outdoorfest, which is basically just a ton of really fun things happening on the quad and everyone hanging out. It’s a really great way to end the year.