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Kim Andrews

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Hometown: Quincy, Massachusetts

Major: History

Why did you choose your major at Lasell?
I want to become a teacher at the secondary (high school) level after graduating

What was it that brought you to Lasell?
I've known for a long time that I wanted to be a history teacher, and I heard that the history department was small at Lasell, meaning I'd be able to get close to all of the professors and really be able to learn and grow within my major more than I'd be able to at a larger school with a larger history department. The professors in the history department are always available to help or get advice from and I think it's really great to have that in any major but especially with history.

What activities are you involved in or have been involved in (clubs, activities, athletics, etc.)? 
I do work a part time job outside of Lasell that is pretty time consuming so I haven't been as involved as I'd like to be, but I do love what I do at work and I wouldn't want to give it up.

Favorite class you have taken at Lasell and why?
I took a class last semester about 19th Century New York with Professor Laura Commins and absolutely loved it. The class was super interesting and being from Massachusetts it was really awesome to learn more about the different states in New England. Laura Commins is an awesome professor in general so any class with her is always a good one.

What do you like to do off campus or in Boston?
I work in the Back Bay/ South End area of Boston so I'm in the area pretty frequently. I love trying new restaurants in the city so when I'm not at work and I am in Boston that's usually what I'm doing.

Do you have an interesting story or great memory from Lasell that you would be willing to share?
I think my favorite memory from Lasell was when I first switched into the history department from the education department after some advice from a fellow history major and a few professors. I was having some trouble getting acclimated at Lasell but once I joined the history department I really felt like I was where I belonged and it was really exciting to know I had a bunch of people around me that liked the same things I do and were ready to help me whenever I needed it.