Why did you choose Union?
As a Boston Posse Scholar, I had six partner colleges to choose from. After researching them all, I listed Union College as my number one, even though it wasn’t actually my first choice. To this day, I couldn’t tell you why. After my final Posse interview, I received a phone call with the words: “We think you will be a great fit at Union. Congratulations!” I screamed for two hours throughout my apartment. My parents couldn’t stop smiling that night. They told me they were proud of me in their thick Haitian accent and I almost burst into tears. I am now a Posse Scholar majoring in English with a double minor in French and Black Feminist Theory at Union College. I have a family at Union, a place, a home. Why did I choose Union? Because something in me knew it was where I belonged. And now, because of Posse, because of God, because of destiny, I am exactly where I need to be, and I will never doubt that.
How do you describe Union to your friends and family?
I describe Union as a small liberal arts college where everyone seems to know everyone. The way to make the most of it is by participating in the activities and social scene, since there is something for everyone. Campus is heavily focused on research and problem solving, but also creativity and innovation. I also tell them that the chicken tenders are always amazing, and that my friends makes the experience even better.
What has been your favorite class assignment at Union?
In my documentary filmmaking class I had a lot of fun working on a film project about hair locking.
What is your favorite place off-campus in Schenectady?
Every Sunday, there is a market on Jay street (in the winter, it’s set up in Proctors Theatre), where you can find pastries, home-made jam, delicious empanadas, and many locals selling various gifts and foods.