Louis Lazar '13

Louis Lazar '13

Hometown:
Auburn, California
Majors: Religion and Environmental Studies

I came to Wesleyan for the diverse, welcoming community. From those first scary days during orientation when I had my face glued to a map trying to find the Usdan University Center, to this year in my woodframe house, Wesleyan has continued to surpass my expectations as a place full of interesting, brilliant people with a commitment to fostering intellectual growth and creativity – however that may manifest from student to student. I am a double major in Religion and Environmental Studies, and both departments have proved to be compelling in the coursework, faculty, and students I work with daily. Outside of the classroom, I am involved in the Wesleyan dance community, and I am constantly astounded at the talent here at Wesleyan and the amazing artists the school brings each semester. I have also tutored middle school students at Woodrow Wilson Middle School just down the road from Wesleyan, and during my sophomore and junior years I helped to create and run a post-consumer composting program for campus residential units.

In the spring of my sophomore year I began calling for the Red and Black Calling Society, which has been one of my favorite experiences at Wesleyan. I love hearing about alumni’s time at Wesleyan and connecting with them as a current student. Having worked with such a diverse array of the Wesleyan community, from dance to religion to our environmental community, I am proud to be a part of the Red and Black Calling Society and to have the opportunity to share my experiences with alumni. This year, I look forward to being a manager and helping a new generation of Wesleyan students connect with alumni and share the Wesleyan that we all love.