Nick the Scholar

How a political science major’s toughest teacher became his biggest advocate.

Meet Nick, a political science major from Boston, Massachusetts, who asked his toughest teacher to become his advisor. “The thing that really opened my eyes about Kenyon is that professors are here to work with you, but they’re not going to coddle you,” said Nick, who appreciated being challenged by faculty members like Professor of Political Science Pam Camerra-Rowe and Professor of Chinese Jianhua Bai. When applying for a Fulbright, he worked through multiple drafts of his essay with Camerra-Rowe, ultimately earning a highly competitive study-research grant to China.