Marguerite McClain joined the Kalamazoo College Office of Admission in July 2011 after graduating from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in International Relations with a focus in Economics. While her family is from Ohio, Marguerite grew up overseas. She was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and subsequently lived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Sumatra, Indonesia; and Buenos Aires, Argentina before moving to the U.S. for school. During college, Marguerite studied abroad in Rabat, Morocco, and focused on gender economics in her senior thesis, for which she conducted empirical research on how female human capital and female labor force participation affect economic growth in North African and Middle Eastern countries. Marguerite is a member of the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC). She loves to travel and learn about other cultures, customs, and food. Appropriately, she has been to all seven continents!
Favorite college memory: “I worked on campus in the Admissions Office all four years of college, first as a tour guide and then as a Senior Intern. I also spent two summers on campus working in Admissions. Throughout the summers I was able to see a different side of campus, as well as the town. During those summers I explored, got lost, and found the best ice cream place in the county!”
What makes Kalamazoo College Zoonique? “I am continually amazed by what a diverse, interesting, and driven student body we have here at K! Whether it is in the classroom, on the field, or on stage, students take risks to find out what they’re truly passionate about.”
Advice for prospective students: “Take pictures and jot down notes when you visit college campuses. If you’re visiting a lot of different schools it’s easy to start to get them confused!”