Mia 23

Day Student, Cambridge, MA

Annie McGarry poses for her headshot during the "Annual Head Tour Guide Photoshoot" outside the Chapel on Sep. 13, 2021. (Photo by Nicholas Pfosi)

What are you involved in at CA?

I’m a co-head of our Intersectional Feminist Organization (IFO), co-head of the Science Ethics Club, and a member of the Big Data Club. I’m also an Orientation Leader, Head Tour Guide, and a member of the lacrosse team!

How would you describe common trust?

Common trust is the collective commitment to treat ourselves and others with respect and empathy. As a community, we can trust that our values, ideas, and perspectives will not be judged.

Share a moment where you knew you belonged at CA

On my first day at CA, I boarded the commuter rail from Belmont Center. I was anxious about making friends, my new classes, and most immediately, getting off on the wrong stop. When I entered the train I was met with a sea of smiling faces and a few nervous ones as well. I quickly learned that a large portion of day students take the train and it serves as an opportunity for connection. In that moment, I felt a sense of belonging and support as I embarked on my high school journey.