Alison Zhitkov '22
Hometown: Tenafly, N.J.
Major: Chemical engineering
Why Bucknell: "As the oldest in my family, the whole college process was especially daunting for me. I had no clue where to start. One thing I knew for sure, though, was that I wanted to find a place I could call home and have a community where I would thrive and be accepted. The latter isn't something you can just research, it's something you want to feel. When I toured Bucknell, as a nervous and shy junior in high school, it simply felt right. I loved seeing people working collaboratively in the library and the clubs enthusiastically advertising in the Elaine Langone Center. I loved seeing people walk to class in clusters, chatting excitedly about their days. I could instantly tell that students at Bucknell shared a bond, just by being a Bucknellian."
Favorite place on campus: The Malesardi Quad. "I love the bustling nature of students constantly walking through it, people socializing on the Adirondack chairs, the cherry blossoms in the spring, and the great sight of Bertrand Library."
Clubs and organizations: Society of Women Engineers, Greek life, Pre-health Society, Student Health Advisory Board, teaching assistant in chemical engineering