A Look Inside

The William & Mary community shares a love of learning, having fun and serving others — and we're not shy about it. Through the Life@W&M Instagram you'll experience the university through the eyes of a different person each week, catching a glimpse of the many opportunities and activities available on campus and beyond. Our volunteer team of bloggers are a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and alumni with a love of the university and a desire to tell the William & Mary story. Get to know them. 

  • Doreen Fremponah - Life@W&M Host

    As a host of {{https://www.instagram.com/lifeatwm/,Life@W&M}}, Doreen Frempomah ’20 shared the sense of home she found when joining the African Cultural Society. She also posted about her work with Student Leadership at the Scheduling Office and involvement with SPAN and other mentoring groups on campus.

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    Blogger {{https://wmblogs.wm.edu/author/htnguyen01/, Anee Nguyen '19}} shares her experiences as a student in the St Andrews and William & Mary Joint Degree Programme. With two years in Williamsburg and two in Scotland, Anee has a unique perspective to share.

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    During her week hosting {{https://www.instagram.com/lifeatwm/,Life@W&M}}, Taylor Brooks '19 shared about her transition as a transfer student, the fun of sorority bid day, life as an Orientation Aid, the positive impact of studying abroad and her job at Extraordinary Cupcakes.

  • Geology departmental field trip

    The work of {{http://wmblogs.wm.edu/author/cmbail/,W&M blogger Chuck Bailey}}, geology professor (and alumnus), takes him and his students from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia to the low deserts in southern Arizona and beyond.

  • Sraavya Poonuganti - Life@W&M Host

    {{https://www.instagram.com/lifeatwm/,Life@W&M}} host Sraavya Poonuganti '19 shared about her opportunity to be President of the William & Mary Debate Society where she met some of her closest friends. The team travels to different colleges across the east coast for tournaments every weekend. That's a lot of time to bond.

  • Laura Anderson - Life@W&M Host

    During her week hosting {{https://www.instagram.com/lifeatwm/,Life@W&M}}, Laura Anderson '18 shared her experiences working in W&M's human anatomy cadaver lab - we're one of a handful of undergraduate institutions across the country to have one of these labs.

  • W&M Blogger Alicia Draper '20

    Blogger {{https://wmblogs.wm.edu/author/agdraper/, Alicia Draper '20}} shares her experiences serving on the executive board for Smart Woman Securities, TEDx, and Campus Kitchens. She's also passionate about improving diversity across campus and strengthening her leadership skills.

  • Amanda Lewe - W&M Blogger

    {{https://wmblogs.wm.edu/author/aslewe/,Amanda Lewe '19}} blogged about her experiences as a student assistant in the Dean of Arts & Sciences office, a tour guide in the admission office and a part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. She also studied abroad in both Prague, Seville and Cuba.

  • Life @ W&M's Kate Connors

    While hosting {{https://www.instagram.com/lifeatwm/,Life@W&M}}, Kate Connors '17, a history and government double major, research assistant at AidData and recent president of Kappa Alpha Theta, showed us her semester studying aboard an oceanographic research vessel sailing in the South Pacific (that's her at the helm!).

  • Life @ W&M's Mariellynn Maurer

    Mariellynn Maurer, Director of Conference Services, gave us a behind the scenes look while hosting {{https://www.instagram.com/lifeatwm/,Life@W&M}} at all of the events that take place on campus during the summer, and how they come together.

  • Rachel Wimmer releases a sea turtle hatchling into the wild

    {{http://wmblogs.wm.edu/author/rhwimmer/,Rachel Wimmer '16}} is an EcoAmbassador blogging about sustainability research and initiatives taking place at W&M and VIMS. She studies biology and marine science at W&M, works in a VIMS research lab, volunteers in the local community and is involved with the W&M theatre department.

  • Victoria and Melanie, leading Relief and Reconstruction for Grace Children's Hospital, show tent camps in their catchment area

    {{http://wmblogs.wm.edu/author/mcporter/,Melody Porter}}, director of the Office of Community Engagement (OCE), blogs about the power of mutual service to transform lives and create social change, as well as her role as a leader on campus. During one of the many service trips organized by OCE, two student leaders shared a map of tent camps they would be serving.