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Ramsey Larson '12

Student Admission Associate

Hometown: Spokane, Washington
High School: Lewis and Clark
Major: Psychology, pre-med emphasis
Minor: Spanish

Why did you choose University of Puget Sound? 

At the point of making a decision on May 1st, I had narrowed my choice down to two great yet completely different options.  One school was a large, public university and the other Puget Sound.  My final decision came down to a gut feeling, to be honest.  I felt comfortable and welcomed at Puget Sound, and the thought of a close-knit campus put me more at ease.  At this point, I am confident that I made the right decision.

What has been your favorite course?

Organic chemistry.  It was like one big, complicated puzzle, and as a student you get to put all the pieces together.

What professor has especially inspired you during your time at Puget Sound?

Lisa Wood in the psychology department.  She cares about the well-being of her students in and out of the classroom, and I have spent many times in her office discussing my non-academic life and my plans for the future.  Professor Wood is absolutely brilliant, and I am so happy I have had the opportunity to learn from her.

What is your favorite place on campus?

The astronomy tower on the top of Thompson Hall.  My physics professor was kind enough to take me and a few friends up to observe the stars on a clear night, and the view from up there was amazing!  From above, Oppenheimer Café (the close runner-up of favorite places) looked magical.

What advice would you give to a prospective student or first year about the Puget Sound experience?

Get to know your professors.  That was my one regret from my first year, so the next year I came back with the intent to take advantage of each professor's office hours.  I now feel such a deep connection to this university, and with professors who I have taken classes from in previous years, I still feel comfortable walking into their offices to ask questions or just to start a conversation.

Who is your favorite character from a movie/book/television series?

Tammy Taylor from Friday Night Lights.  What a gal!

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod?

Skinny Love by Bon Iver.  But I have to be honest...Love on Top by Beyoncé would be tied for first if the two songs had an equal iTunes lifespan.  (Beyoncé's album just came out this past summer)