What is your favorite place on campus?
My favorite place on campus would probably be the Community Center because of all the memories my friends and I have made there. Although I no longer go as often as I would like to, during my freshman and sophomore year I would spend most of my free time there. The center served as a place for me to bond with my friends during my first several months at Cate and then became a spot I could go to de-stress.
What do you remember about your first few days at Cate?
I remember the first few days at Cate being very busy. From the day that I arrived there was a schedule put in place and I remember being terrified of being late or forgetting to go to an activity. However, I quickly realized how understanding and helpful the faculty were especially those first few days so that made things much easier.
Favorite Outings Week memory?
My favorite memory would have to be the stop by McDonald’s that we make on our way back from the Kern trip. Having gone through such a physically demanding trip, with limited food options, without my friends, I was just happy that it was over and I could eat food that I recognized.
Favorite way to unwind and relax?
My favorite way to unwind would probably be going down to Carpinteria with a couple of friends and stopping by either Starbucks, Dominos, or any other restaurant depending on what I am in the mood for and how much time I have that day.
Favorite weekend activity at Cate?
My favorite weekend activity at Cate would be going to The Collection in Riverpark, an area with a theater, a variety of stores, and restaurants. Depending on what movies are out my friends and I will sometimes make a quick stop for dinner and then watch a movie or just wander around going to different stores. Regardless, anytime I go to Riverpark I have a great time.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned at Cate so far?
The most important thing would be to embrace being uncomfortable. Whether it be through outdoors experiences or through uncomfortable conversations, Cate has forced me to step outside of my comfort zone and adapt.