What is a Reedie, Anyway?

Meet twelve seniors from the class of ’22.

By Randall S. Barton | September 22, 2022

You can say one thing for the class of 2022—they’re resilient. In the face of a global pandemic, economic meltdown, and immense social dislocation, they stayed true to their compass and finished their theses. We decided to interview 12 of them to learn more about the people, places, and ideas that inspired them.

Elena Carmen Turner
Maxwell J.D. VanLandschoot
Ananke Garan Krishnan
Monique Queen
Edi Kim
Andrew Her
Nguyễn Ngọc Yến Nhi
Aditya Gadkari
August Singer
Sherry Xinyue Chiang
Thalia Wolff


A Tale of Two Theses: Exploring Plato and Kant

Meet Aemann 弌曼, a dual major in political science and ancient Mediterranean studies.

The Art of Holding Radical Dinner Parties

Meet studio art major Sherry Xinyue Chiang.

The Economics of Farmers and Markets

Meet economics major Aditya Gadkari.

Why Should We Care about Chocolate?

Meet environmental studies major Andrew Her.

Writing Memory, History, and Insight

Meet creative writing major Edi Kim.

Do Backyard Bird Habitats Work?

Meet biology major Ananke Garani Krishnan.

Equity and Graduation Rates in Higher Education

Meet international and comparative policy studies major Nguyễn Ngọc Yến Nhi.

Who Is Showing Up for Black Lives Matter?

Meet psychology major Monique Queen.

When Dance Goes Digital

Meet dance major August Singer.

Tourism, Power, and Indigeneity in Yucatán, México

Meet anthropology major Elena Carmen Turner.

Who Is Right about Nuclear Energy?

Meet economics major Maxwell J.D. VanLandschoot.

Experimenting on the Stage

Meet literature-theatre major Thalia Wolff.



Tags: Academics, Thesis, What is a Reedie?