Sarah DeVellis is from from Lexington, Massachusetts, another place where people dress up in colonial garb and play with hoops and sticks. She is a government major and (hopeful) creative writing minor in the class of 2019 and is still in denial that she is more than half way done with my time at W&M. Sarah spends many hours a week on the second floor of Swem Library whispering “quietly” and drinking lots of Swemromas coffee.
When she is not being semi-studious in Swem, Sarah is a very involved member of the W&M club sports and intramural sports community because she is still not ready to leave my athletic glory days behind. Sarah plays on one of the club soccer teams at W&M and plays whichever and however many intramurals she can—her personal favorites are basketball and flag football. Please ask her about an incredible Hail Mary pass she caught last November which resulted in one of the five touchdowns her team scored all of last season. Sarah’s dream job for the last 15 years has been to be the designated hitter (S/O David Ortiz) for the Boston Red Sox, but her two consecutive no hit seasons on the Aqua Sox in 4th and 5th grade don’t bode well for her hopes of being drafted. Also on campus, Sarah has worked as a research assistant in the Government Department and as a Tribe Ambassador in the Admissions office.
Sarah loves watching Forrest Gump and Good Will Hunting at least once a month, eating maraschino cherries with soft serve chocolate ice cream from Sadler, accidentally napping on the Sunken Gardens, and, most of all, Orientation. She has loved her experience with Orientation for the past three years, once as a new student and twice as an Orientation Aide, and is really excited to welcome new students to this wonderful place in Fall 2018!