Alexandra Baldwin '20

Alexandra Baldwin '20

Job Title
Admissions Interviewer
Department/Program: Admissions

Why did you choose Union: As a senior, I applied to 10 colleges and I had absolutely no idea where I was going to end up. For the most part, my biggest requirement was that all my schools be within a 4-hour radius of my
hometown. Ultimately, my decision to attend Union was an easy one. Union College was the only school that treated me like I was important, from the first moment that I stepped on to campus until my decision. In my small town, all the Union alumni knew that I applied and they went out of their way to tell me how much they looked forward to the possibility of having another Skaneateles student attend. When I visited Union on an admitted student’s day, I noticed how genuine the staff and students were. Any concerns that I had about Union were immediately put to rest and turned into reasons why I should attend. After I left Union that day, I told my parents that I could see myself here. I did not say this at any other school.

Majors: English and Political Science

Hometown: Skaneateles, N.Y.

Study abroad: Galway, Ireland

Internship: Scolaro Law PLLC

Favorite professors: Professors Jennifer Mitchell and Cigdem Cidam

Favorite classes: “Violence and Politics” with Professor Cidam and “The Supreme Court and Judicial Policies” with Professor Hays

Favorite activity: Skiing

Favorite place on campus: The tables by Woldbucks because that area is the perfect place for studying with a bit of socialization!

Favorite local restaurant: Without a doubt, Peter Pause is my favorite local restaurant. The close proximity to campus, reasonable prices, delicious food and homey atmosphere makes this classic diner a hub for college students on Saturdays.

Favorite food on campus: Chipotle Turkey Sandwich from 807 Deli