Katie Bailey '16

Why did you choose Hood College?

I loved the school’s atmosphere; it’s inviting and friendly. I was also able to pursue all my different interests, whether it was playing a sport, being involved in clubs or studying abroad.

What is your most memorable experience at Hood?

My younger sister also deciding to go to Hood.

What is something that surprised you about Hood?

How helpful the professors are and how dedicated they are to the student body.

What opportunity were you most grateful for?

The ability to study abroad in France and South Korea and participate in the Haiti spring break trip.

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

My favorite class was Gender in Modern French Literature, it gave me the chance to read the latest French novels and the class was taught by a Fulbright scholar who was from Morocco. It was something that I had not experienced before in my French classes and I was able to explore more authors who I had never learned about but are essential to the French identity.

What is your favorite campus event?

My favorite event is the May Madness Crab Feast, it’s one of the last chances every year to sit down with your friends, enjoy the food and relax before finals.

What are your goals for the near and distant future?

I’ll be teaching in France next fall, after which I’ve been accepted to graduate school for the Fall of 2017 where I’ll be studying International Environmental Policy. So, in about five years, I hope to be able to say that I’m working for United States Agency for International Development or the United Nations Developmental Programme.

How has your Hood education benefited you?

My Hood education has allowed me to become a well-rounded person. I’ve expanded my horizons, become more confident in myself and developed a stronger desire to help the world around me. Thanks to Hood, I have the background needed to accomplish my goals.

What would you say to students applying to Hood?

I can tell you all about how much I love Hood, but you’ll only truly understand how great of a school it is, until you come here for yourself.