Meet Dana Tohme '20

Name: Dana Tohme

Class Year: 2020

Hometown: 20 minutes from Beirut, Lebanon

Major: International Affairs, Gender Studies/Spanish minor

HC: What is it like to be an international student at Skidmore?

DT: It makes me feel like I have this responsibility to break the stereotypes of Arabs. Because I am the first Lebanese student ever at Skidmore, I want to make sure I do something memorable. 

HC: Why did you choose Skidmore?

DT: I wanted a small liberal arts school because being away from home I didn't want to be just a number. I wanted to have a relationship with not just the students but also the professors. 

HC: What is your favorite thing about Skidmore?

DT: The people I've met.

HC: What do you miss most about Lebanon?

DT: The food, my family, and my friends. Also speaking the language. 

HC: What do you want to do after you graduate?

DT: I would love to work in international law, or possibly with the UN.