Being a student at Hillsdale College was a surreal experience. Never before had I been in an environment that combined the intense study of ideas that have been discussed for thousands of years with the joy, fun, and freedom of college life. Whether it was studying in the library with friends, driving thirty minutes for donuts at two in the morning, or discussing things beautiful and good, being on campus was never dull. I cherish the memories and friendships I developed while at Hillsdale, and I am so grateful for the Hillsdale family that continues to support and surround me.— Kelsey Drapkin
Kelsey arrived at Hillsdale College from Cincinnati, Ohio, with little knowledge of what made the school unique. After sitting in on an Intro to Political Economics class with Dr. Wolfram on a fall visit her senior year of high school, her decision was made to attend Hillsdale. She graduated in 2015 with a bachelor of science in political economics and a double minor in psychology and journalism. Outside of classes, Kelsey kept busy writing for The Collegian, singing in the chamber and concert choirs, working in Admissions as a student ambassador, and participating in an assortment of school clubs. She also founded Hillsdale Chavarah, the Jewish club on campus. Kelsey is now based in Dallas, TX, and enjoys playing with her puppy, doing CrossFit, sewing, reading, and relaxing with family and friends.