• Andrew Projansky ’21 will enter a physics Ph.D. program at Dartmouth College this fall. Here he talks about his interest in the subject and what led him on his path.

  • Erica Ivins ’21, who studies history and archaeology, seeks to understand where she and the systems around her come from.

  • Co-managers Larry Bender and Sarah Goldstein remember traveling into town for ice every morning and keeping extra supplies in their car during the first days of Café Opus. Some 26 years later, the much beloved coffeehouse has grown — its original location below McEwen Dining Hall expanded and Opus 2 snug within the Taylor Science Center atrium since 2005 — and the café has developed a cult following among students, alumni, faculty, and staff alike.

  • “There’s a lot of really cool things that you can study with physics, but I feel that if we don’t solve our energy crisis within my lifetime, none of that’s really going to matter. ... I want to help with that matter, help with that push, by either working on renewable energy or carbon capture that can really make in impact before it’s too late,” said Catherine Ryczek ’21, who will soon join the physics doctoral program at the California Institute of Technology.

  • Having grown up near the U.S. Naval Academy and with relatives who served in the Army, Kathryn Craine ’21 has known for several years that she planned to eventually join the military. During her first year at Hamilton, she joined the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program, and now with four years of training complete, she plans on serving as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) officer for the Army.

  • From discussing what it means to become a well-known Black author to the nuances of writing during a pandemic, Roxane Gay and Kiese Laymon offered a conversation brimming with honesty and camaraderie for an otherwise isolated, at-home audience.

  • Kayleigh Miller ’21 will join Teach For America in San Jose, Calif., after graduation. Here she talks about her interest in service programs and teaching.

  • Though her summer internship with Target was cut short due to COVID-19, Erin Rosen ’21 had the opportunity to learn the inner workings of a major retailer. After resuming her internship over winter break, she was delighted to be offered more time with the company in the form of a full-time, post-grad management position.

  • When he arrived at Hamilton, Michael O’Hare ’21 had a “rough idea” that he wanted to pursue finance, and now, after four years of finance internships and economics courses, he’s secured a job with Cain Brothers in New York City.

  • Charlotte Botha, instructor of music and director of choral activities, talks about the challenges of directing a chorus during a pandemic. She joined the faculty in July.


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