Q&A with College Scholar Cristina Martin, Macalester College ’20, RLHS ’16
What has surprised you the most about college life?
This is me at an apple farm/corn maze in the suburbs of St. Paul. Very fun.
What has been your favorite class you've taken so far, and why?
What is your favorite club or organization you've gotten involved with, and why?
This is me at the March of Independence Holding the Nicaraguan flag. (Note: my Schuler lanyard)
What is the biggest piece of advice you would offer to future College Scholars?
What are some of the most notable ways that Schuler helped prepare you for college life?I cannot stress enough how important Transition to College STEP is. We talked about how to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, how to navigate culture shock, how to use resources on campus, what it’s like to live away from home, and so much more. I still think back to these discussions and they still affect how I make decisions to this day. I also think simple conversations with [my Schuler College Counselor and Educational Counselor] helped me to not be afraid of leaving home and to be an active student on my college campus.
My friends and I at Macalester’s Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center after the annual Winter Ball.