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.