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Lily Gates '22

Major: English Literature 
Minors: Biology and Educational Studies (Nursing)  
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Involvements:  Ultimate Frisbee, Honor Board, Catch, WVKC 

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Hello! My name is Lily Gates. I'd love to talk with you about my Knox experience.

How I picked my major:
I took a lot of classes that sounded interesting and at the end of the day, I just tried to find a way for me to do what I want career-wise while still being able to do something creative.  

The best thing I've done since coming to Knox:
I opened for this band called Diners at a 90.7 WVKC concert and that was really exciting.

My most challenging course: 
Russian and Eastern European Politics. This class was really out of my wheelhouse. At the end of the term, though, I felt really articulate when it came to talking about Russia and I also learned how to think critically about the news.

Surprisingly cool things about Galesburg:
The trains. The sunrises. Similarly, the sunsets. Brick streets. Old Victorian houses. So much.

Connect with me to ask any questions you may have about life at Knox, classes and professors, and living in Galesburg, Illinois. And don't forget to follow Knox on Snapchat and Instagram to see a typical day in the life of a Knox student—maybe even mine! 

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