I am currently a First-Year student in Trinity College’s class of 2018. I chose to attend Trinity for various reasons. I knew I wanted to attend a small liberal arts school, so Trinity immediately became of interest to me. Growing up in Maine, I knew I wanted to be relatively close to home and I realized that I wanted to attend school in New England. I looked at many of the NESCAC schools because they are all very selective and have exceptional academics. Another thing that drew me to Trinity is its urban location. Many of the other NESCAC schools are in rural areas, which is a characteristic I didn’t like. I love that Trinity is in the heart of such a diverse and unique city. I believe that I have many strengths that will help me to achieve success. I believe that I am very strong socially. I am able to speak in public and communicate with others adeptly. I also believe that my ability to write, and the fact that I enjoy writing, will help me to become successful. I think for me to become more successful as a Trinity student, I need to improve my skills in reading and writing. As of now, they are skills that I’m trying to improve on. I want them to someday be as impressive as my speaking and social skills. It has been tough for me at times in adjusting to a new lifestyle here at Trinity, so I did not want to overwhelm myself with activities that might get in the way of my studies. Currently, I am a member of the Trinity Men’s Club Hockey team and I hope to join some other clubs before I graduate. I have a passion for hockey because I have played my entire life, so I knew I wanted to get involved in a hockey program. As of now, I’m planning on majoring in either Economics, Political Science, or Public Policy & Law. A possible minor that I’m considering is Legal Studies. After Trinity, I think I would like to stay in New England and hopefully obtain a job in finance. I am only a freshmen, so a lot of things in terms of my goals and objectives will probably change by the time I graduate.