|This Is Who We Are|
At many schools, earning an undergraduate degree can be a relatively straightforward process. You declare a major, stick to it, and graduate. For Brown students, that’s not always good enough. A single concentration just can’t contain their exuberant curiosity and their focused drive to improve the world. If, for example, like Jamelle Watson-Daniels, you have a passion for physics but wonder why there are no other black women working in the physics department, it’s not enough to take note and move on. No, instead you double concentrate in Africana Studies to try to understand the history behind the circumstances in which you find yourself and you change them. Not every Brown student faces such a dramatic conflict, but many of them find their time at Brown transforming them in ways they never anticipated. Here are stories of eight seniors who will graduate this spring: where they come from, where they are going, and how they found their way.
A physics concentrator who wanted to know why so few women of color study the hard sciences.
NICO ENRIQUEZ & MAX EASTON