KEEL 1100: About Me
My name is Keely, and I’m a senior at Cornell majoring in English and Art History.
But you probably already knew that, so let’s talk about what you might not know!
I grew up in a small town on the Big Island of Hawai’i that’s closer to an active volcano than it is to any major supermarket.
When I was a sophomore in high school, my family moved to metropolitan Honolulu so my sister and I could attend Punahou School (yes, Obama’s alma mater) on O’ahu.
A few years later, I traveled across the Pacific and the continental U.S. to attend Cornell in Ithaca!
At Cornell, I work at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, hit up as many zumba classes as is humanly possible, and sing in the all-female nerdy a cappella group I founded with 3 friends in 2011: <3.
During the second semester of my junior year, I also had the phenomenal opportunity to study abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland–and I was happy to swap college for castles for half a year!
I love music more than anything, and would be happy to spend whole hours explaining why the 60s prog/orchestral rock group The Moody Blues is literally the most phenomenal band to ever exist.
(I’m also really into film scores, 60s & 70s psychedelic rock, indie folk, Modest Mussorgsky, Simon & Garfunkel, and really anything that uses an acoustic guitar well.)
My favorite artists are Jan van Eyck and Andy Goldsworthy. (And trust me, I like to talk about those guys for hours too.)
If you’re still wondering about the eccentric who writes these posts, feel free to check out my very first post for a detailed history of my pre-college existence. Of course, that won’t help you if you’re dying to discover my favorite movie (Fantastic Mr. Fox or Back to the Future), literary genre (magical realism), dog breed (WIENER DOG), dude in Lord of the Rings (Faramir, obviously), font (Georgia), or punctuation mark (parentheses).
One last thing: in case you haven’t figured it out by now, this blog is part of Cornell University’s Life on the Hill project. Oh, and if you don’t understand the title, I suggest you brush up on your knowledge of the alma mater.