Elizabeth Palena '16

Why did you choose Hood College?

I chose Hood College because I loved how small and homey if felt!

What is your most memorable experience at Hood?

Working in the Library with the wonderful staff.

What is something that surprised you about Hood?

How many close friends I met.

What opportunity were you most grateful for?

Hood’s education program is one of the most intense, I am very grateful I will graduate with as much experience as I have.

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

My student internship at Walkersville Middle School. The experience I have gained from this will be with me for a lifetime.

What is your favorite campus event?

Safe Sex Carnival!

What are your goals for the near and distant future?

Find a job teaching in Maryland and make a future for myself.

How has your Hood education benefited you?

The education experience from internships and classes I received will make me more prepared to teach than most graduates from other colleges.

What would you say to students applying to Hood?

Its small, but being small means there’s a large family community.