Meet our Students
Interdisciplinary Studies Major - Philosophy and Psychology
Chris grew up in Wilton, CT where he went to Wilton High School. After pursuing his hobby of photography for a year at the Cleveland Art Institute, he decided to study psychology at WCSU in 2014. Always having an interest in reality, consciousness, and logic, he was exposed to the philosophy department in his very first class, philosophy in film. Since then, he has expanded to the Interdisciplinary Studies major to include both philosophy and psychology. He seeks to find a synthesis of these two and the nature of human thought. He is also a huge fan of movies, photography, space, technology, and, above all else, comedy.
"The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept." - George Carlin
Interdisciplinary Studies major (economics & philosophy), minor in theoretical and applied ethics
Devin hails from Norwalk, CT, where she went to Norwalk High and argued with everyone, all the time. She decided that her love of arguing and philosophy would one day make her an excellent lawyer, and eventually a senator, and eventually president of the entire world. Devin first fell in love with philosophy after watching Socrates' cameo in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and she continues to love philosophy more with each day that passes. She also loves cats, tea, the X-Men, and winning.
"I was born for politics. I have great hair and I love lying." - Gina Linetti
Molly is a Danbury native graduating with a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy. Her ultimate career goal is to help others, and so Molly took on Psychology with that at heart. Philosophy became her minor when she discovered her own love of wisdom, and because she appreciated the fact that Philosophy picks up where science cannot reach. Psychology offers an understanding to the human mind while Philosophy ponders the unknowns. Both subjects help her understand the world and those who inhabit it. Molly wishes to continue her studies in both Psychology and Philosophy in search of the answer to "how does one develop, and develop well, despite all the unknowns in this reality?" She hopes to teach as a University professor after graduate school. Some of her favorite philosophers are Aristotle, Confucius, Epictetus, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Immanuel Kant. Molly holds the position of Secretary for the Philosophy Club and President of WCSU's Psi Chi. As Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Molly encapsulates this idea in the time she dedicates to her education."
"Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all." - Hypatia