IC Honors Student Spotlight: Anissa Ash

Meet Anissa, a sophomore Politics major with a minor in Legal Studies from Shirley, NY! Learn more about Anissa below:


Favorite part about IC:It’s hard to pinpoint my absolute favorite thing about IC. A few things I love though are the endless food options in the commons, the abundance of falls and parks for hiking, swimming and exploring, and the fact that there’s a great view of something from wherever you are on campus.”
Favorite Honors Seminar you’ve taken and why:My favorite seminar so far was my first year seminar The Golden City of Athens with Bob Sullivan. Bob was an amazing professor and I got to spend the semester reading very different and interesting pieces from ancient Greeks. Besides having an amazing professor, I got extremely close to my classmates that I’m still close with this year.”
Coolest opportunity you’ve had through IC and/or the Honors program:The coolest opportunity I’ve had through honors so far was the opportunity to present my work at the annual Whalen Symposium for undergraduate research. In my honors seminar I worked extremely hard on my final paper and it was a gratifying experience to be one of the few first years presenting their work at the symposium. All of the long nights in the library, practice hunting down books on the fifth floor, and hours of research prepared me for future research and presentation opportunities!”
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