Distinguished Alumni Panel Shares College Insights with Students

Upper school students got a glimpse into the future today as Bosque alums returned to share valuable insights into college life. A panel of six alumni shared their thoughts and answered questions from students on many topics: college roommates, studying abroad, the Greek system, what’s important when choosing a college, and what most surprised them when they got to college. The annual event is held in conjunction with the Alumni Relations and College Guidance Departments and gives students an opportunity to ask questions of and hear from those currently in college/university or recently graduated.

Thank you to our panelists for taking time to share their valuable insights with Bosque students.

Here’s who participated in the panel:

Elan Silverblatt-Buser, Class of 2008, Swarthmore College. Majored in Honors Biology and Honors Sociology/Anthropology. Fulbright Research Scholarship Mexico 2013. Currently owns his own farm, Silverleaf Farms in Corrales, with his brother.

Sarah Putnam, Class of 2013, University of New Mexico. Graduated with a double-major in Biology and French with a Chemistry minor. Currently working in the Pediatric Emergency Department at UNMH as a research assistant and applying for a Master’s in Public Health (MPH). Sarah is also studying to take the MCAT this coming spring in order to apply to medical school while she completes the MPH. She’s interested in pediatric medicine with a focus on early childhood intervention.

Jake Berney, Class of 2016, University of Notre Dame majoring in Economics, Japanese, and Theatre. Jake has traveled abroad twice, studying in Berlin and Hakodate, Japan.

Kali Wilson, Class of 2016, Trinity University majoring in International Relations and Economics.

Katie Simon, Class of 2017, Scripps College majoring in Political Science with a minor in Spanish.

Natesa Vaidya, Class of 2017, Southern Methodist University double majoring in Spanish and Business Administration with a minor in Sports Management. Natesa studied abroad in Spain and Portugal in the summer of 2018.