|The Learning Life|
|By Lawrence Goodman and Charlotte Bruce Harvey ’78|
During Senior Week, as they prepared to exit the Van Wickle Gates,
several soon-to-be-graduates told the BAM what they’d been up to during
their four years at Brown.
Their stories demonstrate the continuing knack Brown students have for
building a life that integrates lessons learned in the classroom and
outside it. They not only have a passion for learning; they are equally
driven to apply classroom lessons in the real world. One of these
students builds boats. Another builds molecules. A third builds
prosthetic devices. They play sports. Several took their own rough
beginnings—a broken family, a parent’s illness, a younger brother’s
suicide—and translated them into both personal growth and opportunities
to help others, on and off campus.
These students described their lives without self-pity. The joy they take in their lives is evident—and inspiring. They give all of us much to think about. We hope you enjoy their company as much as we did. Click on the links below to read their profiles.
Nick Donias A Complete Person
Daniel Greenwald From Legos to Molecules
Emily Hsieh Designing Prosthetics
Evelyn Ansel The Boat Builder
David Salsone From Bahrain to Brown
Jessica Biesel Preventing Suicide by Talking About It
Lorena Garcia Ethnic Medicine