University of Vermont

The Tower Society

Current Tower Society Members


  Becca Potter (President)

Major: English, minors in Sociology and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies

Fun Fact: I love the ocean. As a metaphor, I think it is applicable to most things in life.

Involvement at UVM: Fellow at Mansfield Hall, Writing Center Tutor/Presentation Coordinator, WID Mentor, Alternative Spring Break director team, Service Trek, Orientation, Next Step Social Justice Retreat, U.U.’s at UVM, Translating Identity Conference Committee, Honors College.

Post Grad Plans: Growing, community-building, and engaging in meaningful work! Specifics (besides joining an adult ice hockey league, of course) TBD.

  Foram Patel (Junior Link)

Major: Psychological Sciences

Fun Fact: I have a moped!

Involvement at UVM: President of ALANA Gear, Vice President of MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students), Alternative Spring Break leader, Emergency Medicine Research Assistant, Patient Care Assistant, Service and Wilderness TREK leader.

Post Grad Plans: I plan to spend a year traveling, spending time with family and gaining more healthcare experience.

  Sophie Scharlin (Pettee)

Major: Political Science and English

Fun Fact: I am secretly very good at claw machines.

Involvement at UVM: Honors College Summer Orientation Assistant, President of the Lawrence Debate Union, Research Assistant to Professor Garrison Nelson and Professor Emily Bernard

Post-Grad Plans: I plan on applying to graduate school for sociology and development studies. I would like to research the gendered impacts of international development policies in Francophone Africa.

  B Freas

Major: Parks Recreation and Tourism, Spanish Minor

Fun Fact: Has performed spoken word poetry at various venues in the downtown Burlington area

Involvement at UVM: Member of the Translating Identity Conference planning committee, Career Peer Mentor at The Career and Experience Hub, Advocat: Tour Guide for UVM Admissions, TA for NR1: Natural History and Field Ecology, Co-Explorer with Nature Club at Flynn Elementary School

Post-Grad Plans: Work with kids outdoors and climb a tree or two!

   Mariam Haq

Major: Biochemistry, Food Systems Minor

Fun fact: I have an irrational fear of summersaulting...

Involvement at UVM: Premedical Enhancement Program, UVM Pre-Medical Club, Biochemistry Society, The CampusKitchens Project, MAPS, MSA, Hospital Volunteer (I hold babies in the NICU), Undergraduate Research looking at Cheese Crystals, Chemistry 031 Lab Teaching Assistant, WRUV DJ, UVM Beekeepers Association.

Post-Grad Plans: Immediately after graduation, I'm working in Disney World! After that I'm planning to go to medical school.

 Megan Gesell

Major: Studio Art

Fun Fact: I don’t have an appendix

Involvement at UVM: Orientation Leader, Davis Center Operations, DREAM, Outing Club

Post Grad Plans: Wherever the wind takes me!

 Laura Taylor

Major: History
Minor: Art History

Fun Fact: I am slightly obsessed with outdoor markets and farmers markets. The colors! The food! Two of my favorite include Marche Bastille in Paris and Jean Talon Market in Montreal.

Involvement at UVM: Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, Resident Advisor, Co-Director of Student Legal Services, University of Vermont Writing Center Tutor

Post-Grad Plans: Studying for the LSAT, applying to Law School and hopefully some travel!

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