Ally '24 (she/her)
Hometown: Boxborough, Massachusetts
Double Major: Kinesiology and Public Health (Pre-Medical)
Activities and Involvement: UMass CHAARG, Pre-Medical Society, Behavioral Medicine Lab, Kinesiology Club, Public Health Club
What is your favorite tour stop?: My favorite tour stop is the Dining stop in front of the Worcester Dining Commons. I love seeing prospective students get excited about trying our #1 dining, and I like to see how shocked they are when I tell them that we have 52 dining locations across campus (they usually only guess about 7 or 8). Also, it is awesome to be able to reassure people that even with a food allergy or dietary restriction they will be more than happy here at UMass. The gluten free chocolate chip cookies are the best cookie ever... please don't tell my Mom.
I chose UMass Amherst because it is the best of both worlds. Here I am able to create my own small-school feel while also being part of a larger community at a world-class university. There are so many resources available to me as a student, and every faculty member I have come across is supportive and wants me to succeed. I switched majors three times in just one semester, and UMass made that process seamless and easy, allowing me to explore my interests and learn from other perspectives. I could go on and on about how much I love UMass, so if you have any questions, I would love to talk to you!