Diana Sanchez ’19
Boarder – Bronx, N.Y.
Dining hall food: Burrito night
Way to spend free time: Hanging out in extended campus with friends
Book: Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
Place to be alone on campus: Walking in extended campus to Starbucks
Place to be with friends: The quad
Hobbies: Writing, playing guitar, running
CA tradition: Chapels
Thing about CA: Extended campus
Student leadership, clubs, and affinity groups
Co-head of WoCA (Women of Color Alliance), vice head of boarders
Track and field
What class or teacher has made the biggest impact on you? And why?
I am grateful that I was able to take Latin with Liz Penland. She’s been my teacher since freshman year and has seen me grow as a Latin student and person. The Latin program at CA is small enough that there is only one section per level of Latin, so I’ve had mostly the same people in my section for three years. I discovered my passion for Latin and went on the Rome trip this summer. Latin is challenging, but I stuck with it because the history that goes along with it is fascinating to me. The passion and energy that Liz brings to every Latin class is inspiring. She is so knowledgeable and genuinely loves what she teaches.
What have you learned about yourself during your time at CA?
I learned that I’m more of a risk-taker than I thought. I threw myself into Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki and learned I loved trying new things and was capable of doing so.
What advice do you have for an incoming student?
If you’re thinking of trying something new or having doubts about it, just go for it! CA is an incredibly welcoming atmosphere, and the faculty are encouraging. I was nervous about joining track this spring but ended up loving it. The only regret I have is that I didn’t join sooner.