Teshika Hatch ’11
Hometown and High School: Seattle, Washington, Garfield High School
Major, minor: Sociology–Psychology major, International Affairs minor
Skidmore highlights to date: Being a part of the Intergroup Relations program and having the opportunity to run a Race Dialogue course with another student.
Best part of being a tour guide? Being able to show prospective families more than just the buildings—being able to communicate the environment in which we live and the feeling of the school. And then, of course, seeing prospective students as First-Years the following year.
Does creative thought really matter? How so? Yes, definitely. Creative thought is about how you’re able to look at the world; and since we all look at the world from different perspectives, we’re able to bring our thoughts and ideas together and collaborate with one another. Everything at Skidmore ends up being a creative process in this sense.
What should prospective students really know about Skidmore? The most beautiful thing about the liberal arts experience is that you’re not confined to one interest or one aspect of your personality. Due to Skidmore’s interdisciplinary nature, you can do anything and everything you want, and engage in anything and everything that makes you who you are.
Future plans: Working with a social justice organization to provide more financial and educational opportunities to less privileged children and families. Eventually—hopefully—evening out the playing field even a little bit so that all children have the chance to achieve their dreams.