Senior Profile: Jazzy Williams-Smith

Photo courtesy of Jazzy Williams-Smith.

What is your preferred name and major(s) and minor(s)?

Jazzy Williams- Smith, English with a minor in writing.

What are some of the jobs you held at McDaniel?

I work in Tech Services in the Library, and the Welcome Desk. I used to work at the phone center and I was an RA for 2 years.

What organizations were you part of at McDaniel?

Gamma Sigma Sigma Wee oop!

How much did you enjoy your time at McDaniel?

I enjoyed it as much as anyone can enjoy the thing that stresses them out, kidding, kind of. I enjoyed meeting some of the best professors I’ve ever had and meeting some of my very best friends.

Who do you think is/was your best mentor(s)?

Can I just say the English department as a whole? If I must choose, Kate Dobson has definitely been a great voice of reason for me.

What were some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?

Being here, on campus and focusing on doing my school work when it felt like at home my life was falling apart. I learned how to compartmentalize because getting my degree was more important than letting myself throw a pity party.

What are your plans for after graduation? 

I’m going to grad school at Shippensburg University for Counseling- College Student Personnel. So yay, more debt!!

What is your best memory at McDaniel? What is your worst memory at McDaniel?

My favorite McDaniel memory would have to be in Dr. Regis’ Jane Austen class when we were talking about “Sense and Sensibility” (the movie) and somehow we got on the subject of Alan Rickman reading Shakespearian sonnets, so of course we had to watch the video.

My least favorite memory would have to be during the last presidential debate viewing party, because that’s when I found out that no matter how liberal and progressive I thought our little bubble of campus was that we had some people on campus with some pretty racist ideologies.

What advice can you give to those not graduating?

Just keep on trucking, and never forget that C’s get degrees so don’t kill yourself trying to get an A in every class.

Anything else you want to share with the world?

Bye Felicia.