Meet this week’s Campus Celebrity, Gabrielle Mayer ’16, the art history major going to Medical School!
Tell me about where are you from: I’m from New York City (but I lived in Venezuela for a few years before that!)
How does the weather at Amherst compare to the weather back home?: It’s a bit colder, and it snows a lot more. But it’s also about twenty times more beautiful…you can’t beat that New England scenery.
Why did you choose to attend Amherst?: I sort of found Amherst by accident, to be honest…I tore my ACL my junior year and decided to tour colleges that were small enough for me to crutch around. Amherst was the second school I visited!
What’s are you interested in both academically and leisurely?: I’m an art history major who focuses on American art (pre-1945 work, mostly). However, I’m also in the midst of applying to medical school! Aside from school-related stuff, I love playing frisbee with the Amherst Women’s Ultimate Team (ayo, Sparkle Motion), baking, and reading.
What’s are you passionate about the most?: I’m quasi-obssessed with skiing. And dogs, especially my Wheaten Terrier named Georgie. If I could teach Georgie to ski, I’d retire from life because I would have won.
What are your plans for the rest of your time at Amherst and beyond: The whole med school thing! Ideally living somewhere in New England where I could go on lots of scenic trail runs with my future dog, Georgie Jr.
If you could make one change to the world, playful or serious, what would it be?: Permanently change my name to Globby.
What’s something you’ve always wanted to say but never got the chance to say it?: As Kanye West once said, “My greatest pain in life is that I will never get to see myself perform live.”