Our Admissions Fellows can give you an insider’s view of Middlebury.

The fellows are current seniors who work in the Admissions office. Check out their blog, which offers a treasure trove of information and insights about the College. And feel free to be in touch with any of them—they’d be happy to talk with you and to welcome you to Middlebury!



Ashali Bhandari '14

E-mail: abhandari@middlebury.edu

Hometown: Mumbai, India

Major: Geography

Minor: Economics

Activities: Former Ross Commons Chair, former MCAB VP, current MCAB member, member of the International Students Organization, and Community Friends.

Study Abroad: No, I'm already from abroad! 


Jelani Williams '14

E-mail: jkwilliams@middlebury.edu

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Major: Neuroscience, Spanish

Activities: Distinguished Men of Color, Omega Alpha Social House, Ceramics Club, Financial Aid Office.

Study Abroad: I went to Madrid, Spain for the fall semester of 2012


Jenny Johnston '14

E-mail: jjohnston@middlebury.edu

Hometown: Westport, CT

Major: Economics

Minor: Political Science, Spanish

Activities:  Improvisational Troupe Otter Nonsense PlayersTedx MiddleburyFed Challenge Team, and YouPower

Study Abroad:  I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Ecuador this past spring. As ones soul has not yet adapted to the fast pace of air travel, I am physically back here in America but my soul is still somewhere lost in the Cloud Forest of Imbabura. 


Jillian Mock '14

E-mail: jmock@middlebury.edu

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Major: Environmental studies, focus in History

Activities: Tour GuideSolar Decathlon (Education sub-team), Everybody Wins! Vermont (Reading mentoring program) 

Study Abroad: I studied abroad in Madrid, Spain for a semester. Studying Spanish abroad had been my goal for as long as I can remember and the strong abroad programs were a big reason I chose Middlebury in the first place. Traveling across Spain, Europe, and Morocco only served to further fuel my wanderlust - I'm dying to go back already! 


Joanie Thompson '14

E-mail: jthompson@middlebury.edu

Hometown: Rosemont, PA

Major: English & American Literatures

Activities: Video and audio production, Middlebury Mountain Club, Costume design, working for the Project on Creativity & Innovation (most specifically with The Old Stone MillMiddChallenge, and MiddCORE)

Study Abroad: It wasn't for me.


Nathan LaBarba '14

E-mail: nlabarba@middlebury.edu

Hometown: Oakland, NJ

Major: Political Science with minors in Mathematics and Philosophy

Activities:  Student Government Association, IM Squash, MiddCORE, Task Force on Alcohol and Social Life, Babysitter Extraordinaire

Study Abroad:  I went to Buenos Aires, Argentina for Fall 2012 and traveled to Uruguay, Cordoba, and Patagonia.


Ryan Brewster '14

E-mail: rbrewster@middlebury.edu

Hometown: Manchester, MA

Major: Molecular Biology/Biochemistry

Major: Spanish

Activities: GlobeMed, Community Advisor (CA), Developmental Biology Teacher’s Assistant (TA), performance acoustic guitar, Student Emergency Response Team (SERT)Tour Guide, Spanish-English Medical Interpreter (Open Door Clinic) Swing dance clubSpartan race competitor (as part of Mountain Club)