ESP Biography

SARAH MERRIMAN, BU undergrad known for being tall and hungry

Major: Psychology, English

College/Employer: Boston University

Year of Graduation: 2012

Picture of Sarah Merriman

Brief Biographical Sketch:

I was voted "Most Likely to Talk to a Stranger" after high school, and it is a true statement. If I'm not laughing about my shenanigans, I'm probably sleeping. I love sleeping. I also love correct spelling and grammar, watermelon, and the springtime sun.

Also, I'm a Psychology and English double major, with minors in Women's Studies and Public I know what I'm talking about! Probably.

Past Classes

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X4822: Activism and Community Organizing: How to be Rad! in HSSP Summer 2011 (Jul. 10, 2011)
Are you the next Dorothy Day? The minute you find something you don't like about society is often the same minute you want to change it. Find yourself seeing something you don't like, but don't know how to fix it? Organizing a protest, getting together a community, and working towards social justice makes up a skill set. In this class, we will learn about the history of different movements, and learn all of the skills it takes to lead your own. The class also includes a small, long term project (time given in class to work on it) that will end in presentations.

H3539: On Being a Writer in HSSP Summer 2010 (Jul. 11, 2010 - Jul. 11, 2011)
Writing skills are important, but it can get boring to write essays and stories on topics you aren't interested in. Well, it's summer, so let's take a creative approach--learn to write prose and poetry, and learn about yourself, too. The best writers are ones with imagination, passion, and some knowledge of themselves and their world--and you can be among them. We will write, of course, but more importantly, we will explore many types of inspiration--film, nature, even each other-to get on the path to writing well, and writing often.

X2920: How to be "One of the Guys"...Even if you Hate Football in Splash! 2009 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2009)
You and I both know that there are differences between the genders. Boys like mud and have cooties, girls like to bake and always smell like flowers. Or...not. There is no rule book that states that different genders can't be friends. There are subtle similarities between the genders that can be exploited to make friends, meet new people, and generally have a fun time in life. You don't have to live in a one gendered world. Every dude needs a friend-girl to talk to, and every girl needs a guy to watch action movies with.