|Your name: Rebecca Rusnak
Your home town: Marilla, NY
Your major(s): Anthropology (BA)
What are your career plans? I am currently on the premedical path and plan on becoming a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician.
What is your favorite book or author and why? The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy is, without a doubt, the most complex and profoundly moving book I have ever read. Each time I read it I gain some new perspective on the colorful symbolism that defines this novel.
What is your favorite word? Sycophantic
Describe a significant breakthrough in your development as a writer.
Although I found the academic writing required throughout my first few years of high school to be stimulating, I don’t think I was truly challenged as a writer until I was tasked with writing my Common App essay at the beginning of senior year. Once I learned how to relax my style and reveal my personal reflections and emotions, my creative writing improved significantly. This versatility is a skill that has continued to help me now that I am college, as I have found that different professors often have different formalities in writing for their class.