Senior Profile: Sylvan Greyson

Sylvan Greyson. (Photo courtesy of Sylvan Greyson).

What is your major and minor? What other academic programs were you a part of?

Spanish and psychology double major.

What are some of the jobs you held while at McDaniel?

Peer Mentor Advisory Board member, Psychology Rat Lab assistant, summer Spanish intern, Methods and Statistics tutor, and JeannieBird Baking Company Croo Member.

What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel? What positions did you hold?

Progressive Student Union (president), Compost Club (co-founder and member), Green Life (secretary and member), Music and Meditation (member), The Vagina Monologues (cast member).

Did you enjoy your time at McDaniel? How?

Very much so, four years anywhere will be formative, but I can’t imagine my life without the people and experiences I’ve found among the cherry blossoms on the Hill!

Who do you think was/is your best mentor?

Dr. Amy McNichols, Dr. Madeline Rhodes, and Dean Breslin.

What is your best memory at McDaniel?

Installing the homemade compost bin on campus my freshman year. It felt like a very tangible community effort!

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

Being far away from my family has been tough at times, but I’ve been fortunate to have found a strong community of friends and professors who have supported my academics, mental health, and extracurricular service. The Progressive Student Union has been especially instrumental in this, providing me with a community that has challenged me since my freshman year to think deeply about the world around me and how I fit into it.

What are your plans for after graduation?

I hope to move to Baltimore with a friend for a year and work towards applying to medical school in Canada.

What would you tell yourself as a first-year at McDaniel?

I hope you’re simultaneously proud and surprised by how you turned out.