Joanna Schneider '13
Student Director forBig Brother, Big Sister
Major: Sociology modified with Psychology; Minor in Chemistry
Other Campus Involvements: DOC; General Manager of Big Green Bus
Fun fact: She got involved in Big Brother, Big Sister in high school, over 7 years ago!
What's your major?
Anthropology, English Minor
Where are you from?
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
What else are you involved in on campus?
I'm president of Panarchy, and a member of the DAWG (Dartmouth animal welfare group)
How have your Tucker experiences affected you?
The first Community-Based Learning (CBL) course I took, "Gender, Activism, and The Common Good," with Helen Damon-Moore, reinforced certain values that enabled me to become more proactive about the issues I care most about. It helped me realize the potential I have to change certain things about the world, and inspired me to become more involved in my community. CBL helped me understand the connection between academia and the real world, a connection that ordinary classes often fail to make.
In your opinion, why is CBL important?
CBL is important because it forces students to become exposed to new things.
What has surprised you about being at college?
The most surprising thing about college has been how much it has changed the way I think.
What do you love about CBL?
I love community based learning because it gives students the opportunity to develop a more comprehensive worldview; it allows individuals to see themselves as integrated members of a greater community, fully capable of change.
What would you say to a student who is thinking about becoming involved in CBL?
Every student should take a community based learning class. It allows you to step out of the classroom and experience learning in a way that is directly related to reality.
What is one fun fact about you?
I used to have a pet cow in my backyard.
Last Updated: 1/28/13