Past Student Bloggers

Student bloggers share their stories semester after semester. Although DIS changes over the years, bloggers from previous semesters can still be important and inspiring resources.

Fall 2023

Aiden, Economics, Colorado College

Ava, Art & Visual Culture, Davidson College

Besna, Neuroscience, St. Olaf College

Han, Urban Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Hannah, Literature, Rice University

Henry, Justice & Human Rights, Colorado State University

Hiwot, Sustainability, Duke University

June, Justice & Human Rights, Pomona College

Natalie, Environmental Science of the Arctic, Brown University

Sadie, Sustainability, Wellesley College

Shantika, Psychology, Johns Hopkins University

Taylor, Business, University at Albany

Vibha, Computer Science, University of Virginia

Spring 2023

Adi, Biomedicine, University of Rochester

Adriana, Medical Practice & Policy, Colby College

Eliana, Sociology, University of Mary Washington

Ellie, Sustainability, Washington University in St. Louis

Eva, Environmental Science of the Arctic, Haverford College

Hannah, Child Development & Diversity, Vanderbilt University

Imani, Computer Science, Cornell University

Kaia, European Politics, University of Minnesota

Kayara, Art & Visual Culture, Smith College

Olivia, Politics & Security, Vanderbilt University

Stephanie, Architecture & Design, University of Minnesota

Fall 2022

Adarsh, Environmental Science of the Arctic, Claremont McKenna College

Amy, Economics, Bates College

Baylee, Biomedicine, Indiana University

Ben, Urban Studies, Northwestern University

Hidy, Child Developoment & Diversity, Franklin & Marshall College

Kayara, Sociology, Smith College

Kyle, Neuroscience, Wake Forest University

Randall, Graphic Design, Swarthmore College

Ruisi, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Parsons School of Design, The New School

Stephanie, Architecture & Design, University of Minnesota

Tim, Communication, Northwestern University

Whitney, Neuroscience, Tulane University

Zoe, Sustainability, Columbia University

Spring 2022

Allison, Communication, Indiana University

April, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Haverford College

Blue, Literature, St. Olaf College

Caleigh, Neuroscience, Providence College

Camila, Public Health, Columbia University

Christina, Sociology, Smith College

Connor, Architecture & Design, Kansas State University

Dahlia, Prostitution & the Sex Trade, Haverford College

Danika, Sociology, Cornell University

Emily, Architecture & Design, Harvard University

Erika, Environmental Science of the Arctic, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Gina, Urban Studies, Colby College

Hanna, Child Development & Diversity, Colgate University

Harry, European Politics, Hamilton College

Izzy, Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jada, Holocaust & Genocide, Furman University

Jayna, European Politics, Bowdoin College

Joanna, Biomedicine, Williams College

Julia, Communication, Davidson College

Julia, Public Health, Vanderbilt University

Katie, Sustainability, Furman University

Lily, Art & Visual Culture, Columbia University

Lucy, Medical Practice & Policy, Providence College

Maddy, Psychology, University of Michigan

Maya, Literature, Kenyon College

Peter, Psychology, Dickinson College

Soumya, Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Talia, Graphic Design, Hamilton College

Vikram, Sustainability, American University

Vishni, Prostitution & the Sex Trade, Brandeis University

Wei-Ting, Psychology, St. Olaf College

Fall 2021

Alice, Public Heath, Macalester College

Allaire, Communication, Denison University

Annie, Economics, Wellesley College

Beka, Psychology, Lafayette College

Ellie, Prostitution & the Sex Trade, Bradley University

Emi, Graphic Design, Point Park University

Emma, Medical Practice & Policy, Bates College

Francesca, Sustainability, George Washington University

Jackie, Kenyon College First-Year Custom Program, Kenyon College

Langley, Neuroscience, Duke University

Lauren, Child Development & Diversity, Loyola University Maryland

Shannon, Urban Studies, Colby College

Sidney, Graphic Design, Colorado College

Song, Architecture & Design, Knox College

Sophia, European Politics, Smith College

Tess, Terrorism & Security, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Spring 2021

Madeleine, Sustainability, Carleton College

Zoë, Sociology, Carleton College

Fall 2020

Elliot, Art & Visual Culture, Carleton College

Kiki, Art & Visual Culture, Carleton College

Spring 2020

Alice, Business, Bradley University

Allie, Literature, Knox College

Andrew, Neuroscience, Bowdoin College

Bronwyn, Justice & Human Rights, Scripps College

Candice, Communication, Wheaton College

Claire, Philosophy, Dickinson College

Emily, Sustainability, Emory University

Emily, Sustainability, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Eric, Art & Visual Culture, University of Redlands

Erika, Urban Studies, Wellesley College

Finley, Graphic Design, College of William and Mary

Gabrielle, Communication, Spelman College

Hildi, Environmental Science of the Arctic, Amherst College

Josiah, Architecture & Design, California Polytechnic State University

Julia, Public Health, Syracuse University

Katherine, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Leo, Architecture & Design, Pratt Institute

Madison, Prositution & the Sex Trade

Meghan, European Politics, St. Lawrence University

Michael, Psychology, University of South Carolina

Michelle, Psychology, University of Puget Sound

Nick, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Indiana University-Bloomington

Rick, Environmental Science of the Arctic, University of Redlands

Sagar, Medical Practice & Policy, Pomona College

Sam, Computer Science, Middlebury College

Victoria, Sociology, Vassar College

Zainab, Child Development & Diversity, California State University

Fall 2019

Aidan, Environmental Science of the Arctic, Wheaton College

Alana, European Politics, Fordham University

Alicia, Medical Practice & Policy, Bowdoin College

Amira, Public Health, Vanderbilt University

Amy, Economics, Macalester College

Delaney, Computer Science, Vassar College

Elise, Sustainability, Furman University

Ellie, Urban Studies, Vassar College

Emma, Terrorism & Security, Seattle University

Erin, Communication, Bradley University

Jeffrey, Public Health, Vanderbilt University

Kara, Prostitution & Sex Trade, Colorado College

Karen, Environmental Science of the Arctic

Katie, History, DePauw University

Lillian, Literature, College of Wooster

Marie, Sociology, Georgetown University

Mark, Architecture & Design, Tulane University

Matt, Biomedicine, Carleton College

Neha, Business, Indiana University

Serena, Neuroscience, Duke University

Suzi, Justice & Human Rights, Eastern University

Xia, Psychology, Swarthmore

Spring 2019

Anthea, Urban Studies, Barnard College

Ben, Public Health, St. Olaf College

Carolyn, International Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Claire, Communication, Elon University

Dana, Philosophy, Smith College

Ericka, Architecture & Design, Vanderbilt University

Finola, History, Loyola University Maryland

Henry, Sustainability, The College of William & Mary

Helen, Biomedicine, University of Notre Dame

Joevita, Environmental Science of the Arctic

Kailey, Communication, St. Olaf College, DePauw University

Maria, Terrorism & Security, Elon University

Marina, Prostitution & the Sex Trade, University of Delaware

Mallory, Medical Practice & Policy, University of Richmond

Mary Kate, Sociology, Bradley University

Mrunal, Neuroscience, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Sara, Child Development & Diversity, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Shannon, Computer Science, Villanova University

Shelby, Psychology, Barnard College

Sophie, Graphic Design, Franklin & Marshall College

Thomas, Computer Science, Vanderbilt University

Tianyi, Psychology, Denison University

Viviana, Neuroscience, Smith College

Fall 2018

Alex, Environmental Science of the Arctic, Pacific Lutheran University

Allan, Psychology, Dickinson College

Andrew, Literature, The College of Wooster

Angelica, Justice & Human Rights, Northwestern University

Bethany, Sociology, Furman University

Caleb, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Bradley University

Christopher, Medical Practice & Policy, Muhlenberg College

Dylan, History, The College of Wooster

Gwen, Public Health, Villanova University

Isabella, Child Development & Diversity, Bowdoin College

Jake, Neuroscience, Muhlenberg College

John, Sustainability, California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo

Lillie, Prostitution & the Sex Trade, Kenyon College

Lizzie, Urban Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Malcolm, European Politics, The George Washington University

Melisa, Special Focus: First-Generation, Low-Income, Wesleyan University

Morgan, Communication, Furman University

Morgan, Computer Science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Neetij, Biomedicine, St. Olaf College

Shannon, Psychology, Vanderbilt University

Theresa, Architecture & Design, Jefferson University

Tiffany, Graphic Design, Wellesley College

Tulika, Global Economics, Pomona College

Tyler, Philosophy, Emory University

Spring 2018

Abbey, Biomedicine, St. Lawrence University

Abbie, Justice & Human Rights, St. Olaf College

Abby, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Providence College

Anna, Urban Studies, The Ohio State University

Anne, Prostitution & the Sex Trade, Wellesley College

Bailey, Urban Studies, Georgetown University

Caty, Psychology, Bowdoin College

Celina, Graphic Design, University of San Francisco, California

Charlotte, Child Development & Diversity, Simmons College

Cleo, Philosophy, Occidental College

Daniel, Environmental Science of the Arctic, St. Olaf College

Emily, Architecture, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Ipsitaa, Psychology, Yale University

Jane, History, Brown University

Jenna, Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

Jez, Communication, Syracuse University

Kalee, Art & Visual Culture, Wesleyan University

Lizzy, Sustainability, Swarthmore College

Maya, European Politics, University of Arkansas

Maya, Neuroscience, Macalester College

Natachi, Computer Science, Columbia University

Sarah, Global Economics, Dickinson College

Sophie, Medical Practice & Policy, Pomona College

Stephan, Communication, Fordham University

Fall 2017

Alexa, Denison University, Communication.

Aric, University of Minnesota, Architecture & Design.

Caroline, Providence College, Justice & Human Rights.

Caroline, Dickinson College, Sociology.

David, Claremont McKenna College, Computer Science.

Hamsa, Art & Visual Culture.

Jay, Furman University, Philosophy.

Jenn, Wake Forest University, European Politics.

Josie, Washington and Lee University, Psychology.

Kacey, Colby College, Public Health.

Katie, Smith College, Graphic Design.

Lexie, Middlebury College, Neuroscience.

Malavika, Carleton College, Cultural Blogger.

Maria, University of St. Thomas, Environmental Science of the Arctic.

Mary, Georgetown University, International Business.

Mary, Syracuse University, Prostitution & the Sex Trade.

Mattie, University of Maryland, Literature.

Rigel, The University of Tulsa, Medical Practice & Policy.

Samantha, Villanova University, European Politics.

Sammi, Santa Clara University, Sustainability.

Serena, Denison University, History.

Thomas, Stonehill College, Biomedicine.

Spring 2017

Angela, Emory University, Graphic Design Program.

Annie, Indiana University, History Program.

Carly, Vanderbilt University, Philosophy Program.

Christian, Wake Forest University, Neuroscience Program.

Emma, SUNY Oneonta, European Politics Program.

Irene, Columbia University, Global Economics Program.

Isa, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Architecture & Design Program.

Isabella, Bryn Mawr College, Justice & Human Rights Program.

Joanna, Smith College, Urban Studies Program.

Jordan, Rochester Institute of Technology, Biomedicine Program.

Kayla, Dickinson College, Environmental Science of the Arctic Program.

Kevin, Indiana University, International Business Program.

Leah, University of Rochester, Public Health Program.

Lindsay, University of Michigan, Communication Program.

Lydia, University of Rochester, Psychology Program.

Maddy, St. Lawrence University, Child Development & Diversity Program.

Margaret, Bucknell University, Medical Practice & Policy Program.

Morgan, Pacific Lutheran University, Sociology Program.

Tara, Iowa State University, Daily Life Vlogger.

Zade, Carnegie Mellon University, Sustainability Program.

Fall 2016

Abigail, Southern Methodist University, Justice & Human Rights Program.

Alec, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Sociology Program.

Amelia, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, European Politics Program.

Anna, Hamilton College, Prostitution & the Sex Trade Program.

Anvita, Columbia University, Literature (European Humanities) Program.

Arielle, Franklin and Marshall College, Neuroscience Program.

Bracken, University of Richmond, Urban Studies Program.

Caitlin, St. Olaf College, Sustainability Program.

Chloe, Syracuse University, Graphic Design Program.

Ej, Denison University, Psychology Program.

Emily, Hamilton College, Biomedicine Program.

Emily, Stonehill College, Communication Program.

Erica, Rice University, Art & Visual Culture (European Humanities) Program.

Faith, University of Richmond, Child Development & Diversity Program.

Gabe, Brown University, Brown University Program.

Jenny, Miami University, Architecture & Design Program.

Jessica, American University, Global Economics Program.

Katie, St. Joseph’s University, History (European Humanities) Program.

Matt, Stonehill College, Philosophy (European Humanities) Program.

Paige, Elon University, International Business Program.

Rachel, Goucher College, Environmental Science of the Arctic Program.

Sharon, Brandeis University, Public Health Program.

Tess, Tufts University, Cultural Reflections Blogger Program.

Spring 2016

Amy, Dickinson College, Psychology Program.

Bailey, Smith College, Urban Studies Program.

Colgan, Smith College, Sustainability Program.

Carli, Lafayette College, Biomedicine Program.

Caroline, Dickinson College, Environmental Science of the Arctic Program.

Eden, Lehigh University, Child Development & Diversity Program.

Emily, Johns Hopkins University, Communication Program.

Grace, Middlebury College, Architecture & Design Program.

James, Denison University, Computer Science Program.

James, University of Maryland, European Humanities Program.

Kathryn, Colgate University, Justice & Human Rights Program.

Linh, Trinity College, Global Economics Program.

Marisa, Brandeis University, European Politics Program.

Miranda, University of Virginia, Neuroscience Program.

Natsuko, Cornell University, Graphic Design Program.

Rachel, Bradley University, International Business Program.

Samantha, Bradley University, Danish Language & Culture Program.

Samantha, Elon University, Sociology Program.

Shannon, Lafayette College, Public Health Program.

Sophia, University of Illinois at Chicago, Medical Practice & Policy Program.

Sophie, Elon University, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program.

Fall 2015

Anisha, Occidental College, Rented Room Housing Option.

Anna, Skidmore College, Child Development & Diversity Program.

Arianna, Georgetown University, Biomedicine Program.

Denae, Pacific Lutheran University, European Humanities Program.

Ellie, Vassar College, Architecture & Design Program.

Elyssa, Emory University, Psychology Program.

Emily, Connecticut College, Graphic Design Program.

Emma, Macalester College, Danish Language & Culture Program.

Iris, Swarthmore College, Medical Practice & Policy Program.

Jackie, Smith College, Urban Studies Program.

Julian, Bowdoin College, Psychology Program.

Kendra, Elon University, Public Health Program.

Kirsten, Dickinson College, Environmental Science of the Arctic Program.

Linda, Grinnell College, Computer Science Program.

Mikaela, Wesleyan University, International Business Program.

Millie, Elon University, Communication Program.

Neena, University of Illinois, Neuroscience Program.

Nina, University of Rochester, Global Economics Program.

Sarah Kate, University of Delaware, Justice & Human Rights Program.

Shaina, Bryn Mawr College, Prostitution & the Sex Trade Program.

Taylor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, European Politics Program.

Vanessa, Smith College, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program.

Spring 2015

Abigail, St. Olaf College. Communication Program.

Adam, Wheaton College. Justice & Human Rights Program.

Ana, Trinity University. Urban Studies Program.

Andrea, American University. Prostitution & the Sex Trade Program.

Annette, California Polytechnic State University. Architecture Program.

Caroline, University of Virginia. Danish Language & Culture Program.

Elyse, Appalachian State University. Communication Program.

Grace, Brown University. Public Health Program.

Helen, Simmons College. Graphic Design Program.

Jane, Wellesley College. Psychology Program.

Jenna, Denison University. Global Economics Program.

Kate, University of Puget Sound. Gender & Sexuality Studies Program.

Kaylee, Wittenberg University. International Business Program.

Kelsey, Claremont McKenna College. Sustainability Program.

Maggie, Middlebury College. Architecture Program.

Meghan, Villanova University. Neuroscience Program.

Natalya, University of Rochester. European Humanities Program.

Raeven, Haverford College. Child Development & Diversity Program.

Sarah, Vanderbilt University. Environmental Science of the Artic Program.

Yoan, Pratt Institute. Interior Architecture Program.

Fall 2014

Tim, Grinnell College. Psychology Program.

Jordan, Wellesley College. Graphic Design Program.

Connie, Indiana University. Prostitution & the Sex Trade Program.

Hannah, St. Lawrence University. Danish Language & Culture Program.

Amanda, St. Olaf College. Global Economics Program.

Hattie, Elon University. Communication Program.

Joey, Lawrence University. European Humanities Program.

Matt, Haverford College. International Business Program.

Netherland, Illinois Wesleyan University. Psychology Program.

Karina, Brandeis University. Public Health Program.

Jessica, Bucknell University. Sustainability Program.

Natalia, American University. Communication Program.

Jon, University of Minnesota. Medical Practice & Policy Program.

Gavin, Knox College. Neuroscience Program.

Rachel, Trinity University . Biomedicine Program.

Glen, Santa Clara University. DIS Diversity Reporter Program.

Christina, Columbia University. Gender & Sexuality Studies Program.

Maggie, Gettysburg College. Child Development & Diversity Program.

Lindsey, Kenyon College. Justice & Human Rights Program.

Justyna, American University. European Politics Program.

Spring 2014

Alexandra, Dickinson College. Environmental Science of the Artic Program.

Anna, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities . Architecture Program.

Rachael, Whitman College. Biomedicine Program.

Johanna, Grinnell College. Justice & Human Rights Program.

Judy, University of Michigan. Graphic Design Program.

Ellen, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Interior Architecture Program.

Bora, Wesleyan University. Psychology Program.

CatherineMacalester College. Urban Design Program.

Eun, Franklin and Marshall College. Public Health Program.

Shannon, – Bradley University. Prostitution & the Sex Trade Program.

Emily, Villanova University. Communication Program.

Ally, Bucknell University. Medical Practice & Policy Program.

Amanda, Centre College. Neuroscience Program.

Stephanie, Tulane University. Danish Language & Culture Program.

Rene, Carnegie Mellon University. Sustainability in Europe Program.

Amber, Dickinson College. Urban Studies in Europe Program.

Lorraine, American University. Child Development & Diversity Program.

Carly, University of Maryland. Communication Program.

Molly, Vanderbilt University. Full-Year Student Program.

Jonathon, Yale University. European Politics Program.

Helena, Villanova University. Global Economics Program.