Amelia Burke Talbot House Class of 2015
Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic, History, Environmental Science, Music.
H: What is your favorite class that you are taking this semester?
A: Writing Essays New Yorker Style
Treasurer for Smith Students for Justice in Palestine, House Community Advisor in Talbot, member of Smith STAND.
H: What stresses you out?
A: When the people I depend on like professors are disorganized or unclear or when people say that one time is good and then they don’t show last minute. Not sleeping also stresses me.
H: How do you deal with your stress?
A: Sleep, exercise, I wash my feet sometimes- it’s very comforting. Your feet put up with so much shit everyday- I give them a little massage. Sometimes I have dance parties in my room in my underwear with the lights off or just go for a long walk.
H: Has the way you handle stress changed at all since coming to college?
A: Yeah, I think so because in college you are always surrounded by people. I have had to learn to be social when I am stressed, especially as HCA. I can be stressing about something and if someone comes to my room with a problem I have to put it off and help with their problem, which is fine most of the time. I used to just shut myself in my room and not interact with people, but you can’t really do that here.