Jane Lindstrom ’17
Dining hall food: Burritos
Way to spend time: Reading
Book: We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson
Place to be alone on campus: The swings
Place to be with friends: The boarding houses
CA tradition: Senior chapels
Thing about CA: The teachers — they are all such passionate, brilliant people
Math, English, performing arts
Student leadership, clubs, and affinity groups
The Chameleon (literary arts magazine), Head Tour Guide, Concord Cabaret, Shakespeare Club
Arts and athletics
Theater Company, sailing team
How would you describe your experience at CA?
I feel so at home at CA: My classes have been unbelievable, the people are friendly and welcoming, and the community cultivates thoughtful discussion about topics that are important to the students. Every day I feel challenged to become a stronger student, a more ambitious artist, and a better person. It is impossible to understand how special this community is before you experience it for yourself.
What memorable experience have you had outside the classroom?
I like to go on the trips to see plays around Boston, and my favorite was a play called Chosen Child, directed by Megan Schy-Gleeson, one of our theater teachers. It was a really interesting new play about adoption with a nonlinear storyline. Seeing it changed my idea of what theater can be and made me even more excited to be in Theater Company this year.
What have you had a chance to do at CA that you might not have done elsewhere?
Last spring break, I went on a school trip to New York to visit CA alumni and learn about their careers and paths after graduation. My classmates and I met some incredible people, and it was amazing to hear about their journeys as well as how CA has helped them get to where they are now. We went to Random House, VEVO, Refinery29, Bloomberg, and a bunch of other places, but my favorite was seeing Hedwig and the Angry Inch. After the show we got to talk to the associate producer and ask him questions about his pursuit of theater after graduating from CA. The trip was an amazing experience, and it helped me appreciate how much CA prepares us for the future.