Meet Alex

Where are you from?
I am from Greenwich, CT, and currently live in Stamford, CT.

What made you choose Taft?
I was drawn to Taft by family and friends who raved Taft’s community—and I have come to learn that all they said was true—but I enrolled specifically because of the many opportunities Taft offers. There is a club for every interest, and even if there isn't, you can make one! For example, being at Taft gave me the opportunity to create the Wildlife Conservation Club and research it in depth. This was on top of Taft allowing me to explore new extracurricular and academic interests.

What activities do you participate in on campus?
I founded the schools Wildlife Conservation Club, am a peer mentor, a school monitor, a member of SAAP, the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Club, and am part of Taft’s Female Affinity Group.

What has been your favorite class so far at Taft?
Honors Pre-Calc. While it was an arduous course, I had such an incredible teacher and class that I genuinely got excited to go and learn.

What is your favorite spot on campus?
My favorite spot on campus is Jig Patio. When it’s warm, large groups of students will sit on the patio to listen to music while fishing, making friendship bracelets, eating food, and just hanging out! Hanging out on Jig Patio is one of my favorite things to do at Taft!

What has been your most memorable Taft moment?
Super Sunday last September was, truthfully, one of my favorite days of the year. It is one of the first activities Taft hosts each year and it consists of a huge paint war followed by several field day activities. While it may sound silly to run around and throw paint at each other, being a senior this year allowed me to truly see how it helps tighten our community's bond and give a warm welcome to each new Taft student.

What do you love most about Taft?
While I know it is cliché, the community at Taft is truly like no other. When I came to Taft, I was not expecting to meet nearly as many incredible faculty members and life-long friends as I did. I feel such a strong support system from everyone around me and no matter what, there are people pushing me to be my best self. Even on the gloomy rainy days, there are smiles greeting you all over campus.

What does it mean to be a Rhino?
Being a Rhino means being a part of something bigger than just school. It is being a part of a community that supports each other like family and pushes you to reach beyond your comfort zone to achieve success.