These student profiles showcase the impact alumni and parent contributions have on the current students of the college.

Want to write your own profile? Profiles should include your name and class year and a brief (250-300 word) description of your experiences while at Williams. Profiles should thank Eph Alumni for their support, but the exact format is up to you! Send completed profiles to Laura Day in the Alumni Fund office.

Lindsey Vandergrift ’16


Gratitude comes in various forms, and I hope that the simple but heartfelt words “thank you” can convey how important your support of Williams has been. My name is Lindsey Vandergrift, and I am a chemistry major in the Class of 2016. My first home is Seattle, Washington, but my second homes have become the

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Jack Greenberg ’18


  Williams distinguishes itself from other elite colleges and universities by manifesting everyday the values upon which the college was founded and continues to hold dear. “Liberal arts,” for us, is not a platitude that serves a convenient purpose in our rhetoric but is a means of organizing our school so that students can maximize

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Kristen Bayrakdarian ’19

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Even though I have been here for less than a year, I am already so amazed by, and so thankful for, everything Williams has provided me thus far. From genuinely interesting classes, intelligent and aware professors, incredibly motivated classmates, and willing and helpful staff, your gift to the Williams Alumni Fund has made it possible

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Isabel Andrade ’18


My name is Isabel Andrade, I’m a member of the Class of 2018, and an international student from Quito, Ecuador. I want to extend my deepest thanks for your contribution to the Alumni Fund. Thank you for the opportunity to be surrounded by people so similar to myself yet from backgrounds so different from my

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Ryan Farley ’16


Hello! My name is Ryan Farley, and I am a member of the Class of 2016. Thank you so much for your generous donation to the Williams Alumni Fund – I am so grateful to attend a school with an alumni network as strong and giving as Williams. Although my father is a member of

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Zoe Trutner ’16

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To all those who gave, taught, learned, worked, and cared to make these last three and a half years at Williams some of the most challenging, stimulating, formative, and fun of my life:  thank you. My name is Zoe Trutner, I am a senior from Corte Madera, California. As a member of the Class of

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Troy Sipprelle ’17

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  My name is Troy Sipprelle, and I’m a member of the Class of 2017 from Englewood, NJ.  Growing up, I wanted to go to Williams because the Purple Valley always seemed to welcome me with open arms when I visited for sports camps or dropped my older sister off as a first-year. I felt

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Ashish Solanki ’19

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My name is Ashish Solanki and I am a member of the Class of 2019 from India. Before coming to Williams, I took a gap year to found a community organization to rescue and rehabilitate commercial sex workers in New Delhi. I also conducted intensive research at Harvard University on the same issue. During my

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Devlin Nelligan ’17

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Thank you for every person I’ve met, every course I’ve taken, every friend I’ve made, and every story I’ll never forget. I’m Devlin Nelligan, a member of the Class of 2017 from Severna Park, Maryland and I’m one of two thousand students immensely grateful for the contributions of alumni like you. I came to Williams

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Luis Urrea ’16


My name is Luis Urrea, and I am a psychology and geosciences double major from Houston, Texas. As a member of the Class of 2016, I realize that my time at Williams has included a vast array of experiences — from seeing snow for the first time to writing twenty-page papers, it has been a

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