Day in the Life

Lauren Rohlfs ’21

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Hi! My name is Lauren Rohlfs and I’m a double major in biology and psychology on the pre-medical track at Hobart and William Smith. I am originally from New Boston, New Hampshire. On campus, I run our Eye to Eye club where we mentor middle school students from Geneva with learning disabilities. Last semester, I studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark. Additionally, I participate in the HWS Leadership Certificate program on campus.

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My typical Monday (pre-coronavirus!) looks something like this:

7:45a.m. – Wake up and get ready for the day ahead.

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8:30 a.m. – My first class of the day is with Prof. Mowery. “Microbiology” is one of my favorite classes. We began tracking the Covid-19 outbreak in its very early stages in China.

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9:30 a.m. - I have a break between classes. I head to Saga with my friend Noah for breakfast. On Mondays we always get waffles.

11 a.m. – My second class of the day is “Organic Chemistry.” I was really scared of this class, but it’s been a really great experience and Professor Miller is very supportive.

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12 p.m. – I grab a quick lunch at The Café. The burrito place is really good. I head back up to my room to finish some organic lab notes and grab my lab coat.

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1:30 p.m. – I go to my “Organic Chemistry” lab with Professor Slade. We have been working on developing our lab technique and writing reports.

5:30 p.m. – Following lab, I head to the Bristol Field House where I meet up with my friends to take a group fitness class called HIIT. graphic HIIT stands for high intensity interval training.

7 p.m. – I get dinner in Saga and catch up with my friends.

7:30 p.m. – Depending on the day, I might head to the library, go to a club meeting, or go to graphicTeaching Fellows. Teaching Fellows are an amazing resource for students who need help in a class. I go at least twice a week to discuss my “Organic Chemistry” assignments.

11 p.m. – My typical bedtime. I try to stretch as much study and free time into my nights as I can.

I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about my majors, pre-medical track, study abroad, or campus in general. You can reach me at lauren.rohlfs@hws.edu any time.

My best,
Lauren Rohlfs ’21

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