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Professor Spotlight: Christine Guardino

Carl Sander Socolow '77

Jenny Wolfe ’21, Guest Columnist

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Christine Guardino, a professor within Dickinson’s psychology department, is thrilled to embark on her first year teaching at Dickinson College. She is most excited about working with the students because they continue to impress her with their “curiosity, kindness, and inquisitiveness.”

Guardino was an English major at Vassar College, a small liberal arts college located in New York. She was an active member in her school’s community by working for the school newspaper, doing community service work for local schools, and working in the college’s library.

College was a memorable time in Guardino’s life. Out of all her memories from school, she enjoyed “Founder’s Day” the most; “It was a celebration of the day when the school was founded.” Bands would play as the students ate delicious food and watched a spectacular showing of fireworks over the lake: “It was a wonderful way to celebrate the end of the school year with friends.”

Overall, Guardino’s experience in college was nothing short of amazing. Looking back on that particular time in her life, she had only a few pieces of advice for her college freshman self: “I would say to really take advantage of all the opportunities college has to offer. Really push yourself to take courses that you wouldn’t normally think would interest you.”

Currently, Guardino is getting settled into her new home in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The transition hasn’t been too difficult due to her friendly neighbors and the welcoming faculty and students at Dickinson. She’s also been enjoying the ability to eat local produce from the college farm. Her favorite food to eat is the freshly-made woodfired pizza available at the Dickinson farmer’s market.

This year, Guardino hopes to connect with a variety of professors and students with different interests in the programs at Dickinson, but most of all, she is looking forward to relishing in the abundant opportunities that Dickinson College has to offer.

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