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Meet the graduates: Maya Wheeler ’19

Maya Wheeler

Maya Wheeler

As we look ahead to Commencement, we’d like to introduce some of our 2019 graduates! First up is environmental studies major Maya Wheeler ’19, who will start working for the Peace Corps in Senegal this fall.

Here’s what she had to say about what’s next, and how Randolph prepared her for life beyond the Red Brick Wall:

“I was mostly interested in the environmental field and agriculture, so when I was searching for opportunities with the Peace Corps, Senegal came up. Also, two of my friends here are from Senegal and have told me how much they love it there. I’ve always wanted to go to Africa, so I thought this would be a great opportunity.

Being at Randolph has helped me realize that in order to accomplish what I want, I need to seize opportunities that interest me. Randolph has also allowed me to find a great support system of friends, faculty, and staff who have encouraged me to pursue my interests and so, I have had the courage to take more risks. In addition, Randolph has taught me to become more adaptable to situations, which I think will be beneficial for my time with the Peace Corps.”

Randolph’s 2019 Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 12 at 10 a.m. in The Dell. Find the full schedule and more information at


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