Mary Louisa Jones ’18
Boarding student from New Braintree, Mass.
Dining hall food: Omelettes during brunch
Way to spend free time: Hanging out with friends
Book: The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver
Place to be alone on campus: The upper SHAC
Place to be with friends: The Upper Stu-Fac
Hobby: Playing squash
CA tradition: Chapels
Thing about CA: Boarding life
Primary academic interest
Student leadership, clubs, or affinity groups
Social lead, member of poetry club
What class or teacher has made the biggest impact on you?
Physics has been one of my more challenging classes, but my teacher Brian Potter-Racine has made it one of my favorites because he brings enthusiasm to the classroom and makes me excited to learn. I am so grateful for my teachers, who are all so passionate and smart, because they have taught me what love of learning really is!
What memorable experience have you had outside the classroom?
I went to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah this past spring break and had an amazing time making new friends with people I had not had a chance to get close to before, all while doing very rewarding work with animals. CA provides so many learning experiences both in the classroom and out, and this is one of the many reasons I am so happy to be part of CA’s amazing community.
What have you had a chance to do at CA that you might not have done elsewhere?
Playing squash had been a big part of my life at CA. I have improved so much from freshman year to now, and I definitely could not have been able to do it without the confidence that being at CA has given me. CA has taught me to be passionate and go after the things I love. With this in mind, I went from manager of the squash team my freshman year to being a captain and in the top seven of the ladder.