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Student Spotlight: Abby Wall

Get to know YWLP Big Sister, Abby Wall!

Year: 3rd year
Major: Media Studies and Art History
Hometown: Richmond, VA

What do you miss most about your hometown when you're at UVA?
I miss hanging out along the James River and eating at my favorite ice cream place!

Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?
I am passionate about YWLP because I think girls at different ages can easily relate to one another and teach each other something new. All of these college girls have gone through the struggles of middle school before and can therefore provide positive insight and guidance along the way. At the same time, many of these middle school girls show college girls about the bigger picture in life, helping remind them that the UVA bubble in which they live does not define them. The relationship between a Big and Little can be one of reward and growth on both ends. I am proud to be in a program that so closely binds young women of different ages, preparing both for their futures.

What made you choose UVA over other schools you applied to?
The inspiring academic environment, history, and quirky Charlottesville culture!

What has surprised you about UVA?
The amount of students here from different places has surprised me in a positive way. I love the diversity of students and opportunities for connection over such a large student body.

What's a fun fact you'd like people to know about you?
I absolutely hate mixing milk with cereal, but a cup of milk and bowl of cereal is one of my favorite treats.

If you could have coffee with anyone from history, who would it be and why?
Georgia O’Keefe. I love her artwork and she would probably have a lot to say about women’s rights, as she worked alongside a lot of male artists. She also wasn’t afraid of standing out in her artwork—a confidence I highly admire!

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