Olivia ThomasAnthony NevosoAdam RooneySophia ThompsonIsaiah Banta
Olivia Thomas | Anthony Nevoso | Adam Rooney | Sophia Thompson | Isaiah Banta

Olivia ThomasName: Olivia Thomas

Year: 2020

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Major: Art
Minor: Race and Ethnicity Studies

Classes this semester: Poetry 160; Politics of Museums; Art History of Modernism; Beginning Sculpture; Intermediate Painting

Recent jobs, internships, faculty-student research: Work at Cleveland Commons Dining Hall; Chef Apprentice at a St. Louis restaurant; intern at American/French restaurant

Extracurricular activities: President, Black Student Union; Member, Whitman African Student Association


Anthony NevosoName: Anthony Nevoso

Year: 2020

Hometown: Moorpark, California

Major: Economics
Field of interest: Psychology (possible minor)

Classes this semester: Calculus 2, Intermediate Microeconomics, Principles of Sociology, Composition

Recent jobs, internships, faculty-student research: Service Desk Associate, Baker Ferguson Fitness Center; also works for the Game Management team in charge of running Whitman College athletic competitions.

Community service: Mentor for Friends of Children of Walla Walla

Extracurricular activities: Member of the Whitman Baseball Team, the Whitman Investment Club, and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee


Adam RooneyName: Adam Rooney

Year: 2021

Hometown: Klamath Falls, Oregon

Fields of interest: Politics, Environmental Studies, Philosophy, Journalism

Classes this semester: Environmental History, Islamic Civilization, Spanish 305, Encounters, Riverguide Leadership, and Speed and Agility Training

Whitman Honors and Recognition: The Stephen B. L. Penrose Scholarship
High School: Valedictorian

Recent jobs, internships, faculty-student research: Instructional Multimedia Services helpdesk, Whitman Wire Newspaper news journalist, Men Making Meals community outreach program, kids' soccer referee

Extracurricular activities: Philosophy Club, Martial Arts Club, Divest Club, Campus Climate Challenge organization, Whitman Investment Club, club tennis, Open Kayak, and Open Rock Climbing


Sophia ThompsonName: Sophia Thompson

Year: 2021

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Field of interest: Biology, Pre-Med

Classes this semester: Chemistry-125/135, Psychology-110, Encounters, MicroEconomics-101

Whitman Honors and Recognition: Leadership Scholar Program
High School: Graduated summa cum laude, Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish and Russian

Recent jobs, internships, faculty-student research: Providence Hospital volunteer, Della Keats II Medical Research Internship on Cancer Immunotherapy, Gifted Mentorship Program (Anchorage School District), Biology Internship on marine birds of the Aleutian Islands of Alaska

Community service: Adopt-a-Grandparent Club, SOS Health Services Volunteer Clinic Club

Extracurricular activities: Pre-Health Society Club, Whitman Peer Mentoring Club, Nordic Skiing Club


Isaiah BantaName: Isaiah Banta

Year: 2020

Hometown: Anza, California

Major: Computer Science 

Classes this semester: Origins of Citizenship, Introduction to Rhetoric and Public Culture, CS-327: Computer Science Algorithm Design and Analysis, Computer Science System Fundamentals, Case Studies in Applied Ethics

Whitman Honors and Recognition: Pearson Achievement Scholarship

Recent jobs, internships, faculty-student research: Resident Assistant in Anderson Hall; Whitman Admissions Intern; Class Mentor - Introduction to Computer Science; Admissions Team Manager; Summer Fly-In Program Leader

Community service: Tau Kappa Epsilon Philanthropy Chair

Extracurricular activities: Founder of Martial Arts Club; Senator for Class of 2020 on Associated Students of Whitman College; Voices of Whitman participant