Student Profile

Environmental Studies Students

Jack Loomis '16

Environmental Studies major

What do you like about St. Mike's?

People say it a lot because it's true: community and the people. Everyone's different but I find them all to be quite likable.

What's your favorite class?

Intro to Environmental Studies.

Do you have a favorite professor?

Nat Lewis. He's…well, he's Nat Lewis! I love how open and accepting he is. He just makes you think so differently.

What's your favorite spot on campus?

I really like the lounges, because you can do work there if you need to but also that you can pop in a movie or something, too.

What's something you’ve learned at St. Mike's that’s been inspiring?

I had heard about the community and how if you wanted to do something, you'd find support. When I put together the Quidditch Cup earlier this year, I saw that it was true and how simple it is to bring everyone together because of that.

How are you involved with the community?

Turtle Underground. I went to open mike and they welcomed me in and offered me a time slot to sing and play acoustic guitar. I played a show the other night and they were really supportive of it. And I'm the secretary of my class.

What do you do in your spare time?

I sit in my room with friends and play guitar. I go to McCarthy and use the pianos. I nap. I go outside. I like going to the woods. I go mountain biking and I plan on skiing.

What do you want to do with your life?

I want to go to grad school for Environmental Studies. I want to get married and have kids and live in a house with them and have lots of animals, primarily cats. I want to be an old cat lady; that's what I want to do.

What makes you happy?

Everything about this place makes me happy. It’s just great. I had a chance to visit a few times before I decided to come here, and it was just one of those things where I was walking around campus at 12 or 13 and thinking "this is really cool." It felt like home before it really was.

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