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Student Profile:
Margaret Baxter ‘16

Why did you choose Siena College?

I chose Siena because of the close-knit, home-like feel of it. When I visited in high school I felt safe and comfortable, which is something I hadn’t really experienced at any of the other schools I applied to.

Why English?

I chose English because it was something I had always enjoyed. I have learned how to think creatively and critically from diverse perspectives through doing what I love, which is reading and writing.

What has been your most meaningful experience at Siena?

My most meaningful experience at Siena has been being published in Siena’s literary journal, Pendragon. I submitted a story I had written in Professor Lin-Greenberg’s Writing Short Fiction class, and to my surprise it was published. It was an awesome feeling!

What's the best book you've recently read?

The best book I have read recently is, “Black Boy” by Richard Wright. I read it for Dr. Wilhite’s African American Literature course and I had a hard time putting it down!

What are your plans for the future?

My dream is to go into publishing and editing. I love books and would love to be a part of the creation of them. This summer I am studying abroad in Athens, Greece where I plan to take a course on copywriting and the creative side of advertising.

Margaret Baxter ‘16

Margaret Baxter

Class of 2016

English Major

Mahwah, N.Y.