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Quinby Hunter

Malone, NY
Classical Civilizations
Study Abroad:
Athens, Greece
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
Green Tea
Best Adjective to Describe You:

In 10 words or less, why should a student want to be involved in this department?
Classics covers many different disciplines including religion, history and languages.

What initially drew you to this department?  What keeps you coming back?
I was drawn to the Classics department because I wanted to explore a department outside of my major.  I keep on coming back because I realized how much information was contained in the discipline.

What’s your biggest piece of advice to first years and sophomores in this department?
Dabble in everything, be it student organizations or departments, but only really commit once you know that you are going to enjoy what you are doing.

How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
Classics connects with my interest in Chemistry because a lot of the current research in Classics is focused on answering questions such as “What did Greek statues originally look like?” and “What did people eat?” and Chemistry can be used to help answer those questions.

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
K has taught me the value of being surrounded by interesting people who truly care about what they are doing.

What has been your favorite class at K?  Why?
My favorite class was the Archaeology of Athens class which I took while I was studying abroad in Greece.  I really enjoyed the class because it allowed me to see the material up close and put it in the larger context of ancient topography and history. 

What is your SIP?
My SIP looks at the different isotopes of nitrous oxide (N2O) that are formed as the result of lightening.  I am also studying the isotopic content of nitrous oxide from different atmospheric samples.

What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
After K I am planning on taking a gap year before pursuing graduate school in Chemistry.

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