STUDENT PROFILE #2
Freshman (Class of 2015)
Studying generally CAPA “and a lot of everything” (freshmen are in their exploratory year)
I first met Megan when she was a part of a panel describing CAPA (The Center for the Advancement of Public Action) to the Admissions Office for the purpose of touring. It was so clear why she was asked to speak to us all once she started to explain her inspiration. I caught up with Megan again today, and asked her to talk about her CAPA experiences and what it means to her to study “Public Action” at Bennington.
Megan is in her second semester taking “Fundamentals of Public Action.” The class has six focuses that they read and discuss throughout the class. These six focuses are Environment, Education, Unequal Distribution of Wealth, Uses of Force (police, military), Health, and Governance.
Megan says her favorite of the ones that have been covered so far has been Education because she has been able to apply the information she received to expand her studies. She’s not taking an Education-specific class.
The theme of “Fundamentals of Public Action” for Megan is “reevaluating preconceived notions and realizing how interconnected the six focuses are.”
Megan would describe studying Advancement of Public Action as “Taking areas of focus and seeing how they fit into the rest of the world. Figuring out how we can take our studies into our roles as citizens of the world.”