Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Alexandra Schibanoff

Activities? I am the Vice President of the Student Government Association and enjoy going to weekly Roosevelt Institute meetings. If I’m not in a meeting or class, you can find me at the Loft, the Lyon’s Den or any event on campus.

Why Wheaton? I’m very close to my family, so going to school 3,000 miles away was a big step for me. Wheaton, I feel, is a very tight knit school. My professors know my name, offer any assistance they can, and even say hello to me outside of class. The small size allows for an incredible sense of community and support. In high school, I spent a lot of time volunteering and in leadership roles, academics were a bit of a struggle to me, but Wheaton chose to accept me. I felt like they truly looked at my application to see who I was, I don’t think any other school I applied to took the time to evaluate my personal strengths like Wheaton did. The beautiful campus isn’t too bad either!

Favorite class/professor? Professor Marcus Allen’s African American Politics class completely changed how I think, and how I look at the things and people around me. Professor Boroviak, Professor Goodman and Professor Huiskamp have all made my time in class here at Wheaton as enjoyable as my time out of class.

Something interesting about me: I am from San Diego, California. When I decided to go to Wheaton, my friends thought I was crazy! But, as a January-admitted student I was given the opportunity to go abroad to London my first semester! I’ll never forget my time there. When I finally got back from my freshman year, I was the only one of my friends who truly loved the school I went to.

Most thrilling adventure: My trip to London as a freshman was pretty thrilling. I was able to visit 3 countries while there and, while I was a little homesick, it was the experience of a lifetime. I met my two closest friends in London, and I don’t know what I’d do without them.