Javier Paulino

Nickname: Javi

Year of Graduation: 2014

Major: Psychology

Hometown & School: Manhattan, NY; Hackley School

HS Events & PRs: 200m - 23.44, 100m - 11.53, 55m - 6.70, Long Jump - 17'.25'', High Jump - 5'3''

College Events & PRs: 200m - 23.04, 100m - 11.45, 60m - 7.38

Accomplishments: Was accepted into a three-year summer internship program for pre-med studies

Interests: Psychology studies, pre-med studies, tutoring middle school students as part of the Vela Scholars Program

Something random: My father went to Amherst, and he was the first person from the Dominican Republic to graduate from the college

Why you chose Amherst: During high school, I became more and more interested in the themes of psychology. Amherst has an outstanding Psychology program and also provides opportunities for undergraduate research in these areas, which was really appealing to me. It was also very important to me to be in a small college environment. Amherst allowed me to get to know my professors and classmates better. The campus is beautiful and the school has a very strong academic program. Furthermore, the college’s unique curriculum would allow me to focus on subjects which are most interest to me. Another appealing feature about Amherst is the Five College Consortium, which provides even more options for students. These factors made Amherst the top choice for me.