Stefano Amador ’19
Boarding student from West Roxbury, Mass.
Dining hall food: Waffles
Way to spend free time: Hanging out with friends in extended campus
Book: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz
Place to be alone on campus: Emerson Park
Place to be with friends: The Quad
CA tradition: Chapels
Thing about CA: The boarding community
Primary Academic Interests
Student leadership, clubs, or affinity groups
Cohead of MoCA (Men of Color Alliance)
Track and field
What class or teacher has made the biggest impact on you?
Intro to Film has made the biggest impact on me because I discovered something new that I love, and it encouraged me to continue studying film and putting to use the skills that I learned in the class.
What has been your most interesting project or assignment?
This year I did a research project in my U.S. Civil War class about immigrants in the Civil War. This has been my most interesting project in CA, because I got the freedom to learn about things I’m passionate about. It’s also interesting, as well as disheartening, to see how the past still relates to our present.
What have you had a chance to do at CA that you might not have done elsewhere?
What I appreciate the most is that CA values every student’s’ interests, allowing us to really focus on the things we love. I have the opportunity to take a variety of foreign language classes like Spanish and Mandarin, and next year through a online program I’ll be learning Arabic.