Dominican To-Do List: Hiking Mt. Tam With Friends

Samantha Easley '19 was named the winner of the Veritas Cup at Commencement in May. She is seeking her Master of Education degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs at the University of Southern California. When asked what she enjoyed most at Dominican on and off campus this is what she said:

Favorite way to spend a weekend in or near Marin: “Hiking Mount Tam to spend time with my closest friends and ending the night with a movie night at one of our apartments.”

Best place to study on campus: “Second floor of Edgehill Mansion is decently quiet, but there are still people to socialize with. It also can stay open later than the library.”

Best place to eat off campus: “Thai Smile and order the yellow coconut curry with a side of rice.”

Best place to hang out in Marin: “Anywhere in nature. China Camp is very close to campus and is one of the best places to stargaze.”

Defining moment at Dominican /or memory that will stay with you forever: “Every year, the Office of Admissions throws an end-of-the-year party for the Student Ambassadors, thanking and recognizing the hard work of the senior Ambassadors. This year, it was our turn to be recognized. Listening to the kind words of my colleagues is something that will stay with me forever. I did not realize the impact that not only I had on my team, but the impact they had on me as well. This made me appreciate the position I was lucky to have so much more that I could have ever imagine, and for that, I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with them.”

Most inspiring professor: “LeeAnn Bartolini is so dedicated to her field and every student she encounters.”

Advice to a new student: “Learn to communicate well with everyone you encounter. Communicating well will get you so far in life. Also get as involved as you can. The opportunities at Dominican are endless.”

 

Read Samantha's story at Dominican.

 

July 19, 2019