Interview with Natasha Robinson - Wellesley College Assistant Director of Admissions
What made you want to work at Wellesley College?
It was without a doubt the community. After spending so much time telling students every day in my professional roles that they should seek a community that supports, empowers, and brings them joy, I realized I hadn’t fully been doing that for myself. I took a risk and jumped at the chance to work at Wellesley, a place that was known, to me, for it’s strength of community, and it’s gorgeous campus.
What kind of women is accepted to Wellesley?
The best part of working in admissions at Wellesley is that I’ve come to appreciate that there isn’t a “type”. Rather, Wellesley is full of women, from all over the country and all over the world, who share the same underlying drive and desire to give back, to be unafraid of pursuing their passions, and who, at the end of the day, inspire me constantly through all of their differences, and despite all of their differences.
Who does Wellesley follow on Twitter?
@WellesleyAdmit follows our amazing President, Dr. Paula Johnson, who I’m not ashamed to say that I fangirl over, our peer sister schools and other selective colleges, many student cultural clubs and sports teams, Common App, and the Albright Institute.
If Wellesley could be a spirit animal - what kind of animal would it be?
A bee, or more accurately, a hive of bees. There’s a lot of strength, intention, and beauty of purpose in their symbolism and systems would fall apart without them.
What is the best part about a girl attending an all girls school?
For young women, attending an all women’s college is an opportunity to explore their education, their passions, and their individuality in a way that has an incredible return on investment. Not only is an all women’s college a supportive and engaging community, but every staff, faculty, and alumna is dedicated to empowering women with the skills they’ll need to be successful for life. Every Wellesley student is pushed to develop the confidence she’ll need to propel her passions forward; to change communities, become a servant leader, and impact fields of study in significant, and powerful, ways. Why wouldn’t a driven young woman want to be part of a community like that?
What would you tell your 17 year old self?
To be more confident in the power of my own voice and to be more gentle with myself. As a first generation to college student and as a student of color, I put a lot of pressure on myself in high school and always felt like I needed to have it all figured out. It turns out that uncertainty is a part of life and vulnerability is okay.
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