Huffington Post Publishes Article by Lesley Ryder '11 - Hamilton College

Huffington Post Publishes Article by Lesley Ryder '11

Lesley Ryder '11
Lesley Ryder '11

The Huffington Post has published an article by Lesley Ryder '11 titled "After Hamilton, Chasing a Dream." Ryder reflects on her experiences as a Hispanic student at Hamilton, beginning with her participation in the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education opportunity program (HEOP) the summer before her freshman year. "By the end of the program, I had worked with some of the best professors Hamilton had to offer. I felt ready," she says. She commends the college for its commitment to diversity and admitting students regardless of financial need and describes Hamilton as a "safe" and "respectful"community.


At Hamilton, Ryder majored in biology. She played women's rugby and ice hockey and was president of Gamma Xi. She was an orientation coordinator, a tour guide, and vice president of the Student Assembly. Currently she is pursuing musical theater, but ultimately plans to pursue higher education administration with a concentration in student affairs.


Read her full story, or read her Aug. 15 article "Student Debt: Only a Little Scary."

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