“It’s important to learn how to execute environmental initiatives on campus, then being able to transition that to a larger scale.”
Lily Bergstein ’18 is a sophomore from New Paltz, N.Y., with a double major in sociology/anthropology and wilderness & outdoor therapy. “I know what my intended areas of interest/concentration are: peace education and food justice,” she said.
Lily immediately felt at home after visiting the GMC campus for the first time. “I wanted to go to a school that focused more on the student, rather than the numbers behind the student. I really appreciate the small-scale size of GMC because I think it’s important to learn how to execute the environmental initiatives we’re doing on campus, then being able to translate that and transition that to a large scale. So I like to say ‘this is the perfect training ground.’ ”
Enthusiastic and friendly by nature, Lily shares these messages with prospective students as a student ambassador in the admissions department.
Lily is also very passionate about food justice. “In terms of food justice, at least through the classes and the courses I’ve taken already, I’ve learned a lot about the uneven availability of food, as well as the quality. So, I just want to help people who may not necessarily be able to advocate for availability of healthy food. I want to help people get food in the most convenient way, as well as making sure that all their health nutrient/nutrition needs are fulfilled.”
Lily also loves to sing, and she is part of the GMC choir and the College Cantorion. For strenuous activity, she has fun on the GMC ultimate Frisbee team, the Flying Squirrels.
-by Megan Healey ’16