Caroline ’16

Krevlin Family Endowed Wesleyan Scholarship

A film and mathematics double major from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Caroline ’16 says, “For me, attending Wesleyan means that I have been able to form a stronger individual identity that can be contextualized in the company of others. After graduation, I will always remember the classes and my friends here at Wesleyan.”


Why did you choose Wesleyan?
Wesleyan was recommended to me by my college adviser, and I was also interested in its film program.

What is your major and why did you choose this area of study?
I am a film and mathematics double major.

What classes did you take last semester?
Film Noir; Set Theory; Abstract Algebra; and Myth, Magic, and Movies.

Which class was your favorite last semester and why?
I'd have to say Myth, Magic, and Movies was my favorite class last semester because how many people get to study Harry Potter academically?

Who was your favorite professor last semester and why?
Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies Jeanine Basinger is always a fascinating person to take a class with; she knows so much about not only the films we study, but also the people involved in making them. It really adds a new dimension to studying film.

To date, what is your biggest academic achievement at Wesleyan?
I got a nearly perfect overall grade in Multivariable Calculus, which, because of how much I struggled through Calculus BC in high school, is pretty good progress.

To date, what has been your biggest academic challenge?
Last semester I was in two mathematics classes and the time commitment they each required with weekly problem sets was hard to balance with my other responsibilities. However, it was interesting seeing the overlap in material between the two classes and how each area of mathematics affects the others.

What class, program, or experience has had the most impact on your Wesleyan career to this point?
The College of Film and the Moving Image and each of the film classes I've taken have all had the greatest impact on my Wesleyan career to this point.

What activities, jobs, sports, and/or clubs do you participate in outside of class?
I work for Bon Appétit at Usdan University Center, with the marking and processing department at Olin Library, and with the Wesleyan Film Series.

What are your post-graduation plans?
After I graduate, I hope to work in the film industry.

Tell us about the professor or faculty member who has had the strongest impact on your Wesleyan experience.
As I said above, Professor Basinger has really helped guide me through a more in-depth study of film, and has made film seem less of a daunting career choice.

After graduation, in a year, or five years, what do you think you will remember most about your time at Wesleyan?
After graduation, I will always remember the classes and my friends here at Wesleyan.

What advice would you give to a new or first-year student?
Don't just take classes in any one area—take a wide range of types of classes!

As you reflect on your time at Wesleyan, what does attending this university mean to you?
For me, attending Wesleyan means that I have been able to form a stronger individual identity that can be contextualized in the company of others.