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“Wooden Surfboard Shaper”

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Chase Davenport '12 weaves a tale of the twists and turns from Williamstown to San Francisco, from sleeping in vans by the beach to managing challenging health hurdles to spending an undercover semester at Harvard that led him to his current occupation as a professional wooden surfboard shaper. Continue reading »

Office Hours: Hannah Noel ’08

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Coming full circle back to her home of the Berkshires, Hannah Noel '08 reflects on the journey into academia and passion for ethnic studies, due in large part through the support of her Latina/o Studies professors at Williams. Continue reading »

Office Hours: Raff Donelson ’09

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Coming from Pennsylvania, Raff Donelson '09 sits down with Shayan Moazeni '22 and discusses Caravaggio, neapolitan ice cream, octopi, and how a civil rights course and winter study experience shaped his path into teaching law. Continue reading »

Office Hours: Alvaro Jarrin ’03

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Hailing from Quito, Ecuador, Alvaro Jarrin '03 shares with Shayan Moazeni '22 their journey to Williams as an international student as they found a 'chosen family' of long-lasting friendships, their current research on the aesthetic hierarchies in Brazil and exploration of artivism, David Bowie, comic books, and more. Continue reading »

Office Hours: Seulghee Lee ’07

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Watch Seulghee Lee '07 share his journey with David Shakirov '22 into academia to teach African American Studies at University of South Carolina as well as his reflection on anti-Black and anti-Asian violence during the pandemic. Continue reading »

Office Hours: Jallicia Jolly ’14

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Learn how Jallicia Jolly '14 experienced her Williams intellectual journey as an opportunity to 'set her soul on fire' with a foundation that has led her to research and teach on Black women's social movements, reproductive justice and health inequities, and intersectionality and HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and Caribbean. Continue reading »

Office Hours: Tatiana Cruz ’11

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As a first-generation student and parent while at Williams, Tatiana Cruz '11 shares her influences and journey into becoming a historian of race, gender, and social movements in modern U.S. culture with David Shakirov '22. Continue reading »

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