Ask SNHS Admission: Katy Thompson

November 28, 2016

Katy Thompson

Katy filled us in on working in SNHS Admission!

Where are you from? Where did you go to college?

Where I'm from is always a tricky question for me! While I was born in NYC and my dad is American, my mom is from Trinidad. My family has lived abroad my whole life and I've grown up living in 5 different countries. After graduating from high school in the Philippines I went to college at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

What's your favorite thing about Simmons and School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS)?

The people! The faculty, staff and students that make up Simmons and SNHS are phenomenal and make it fun to work here.

What's your favorite part of your job?

Working with students. I really enjoy helping prospective students learn about our programs and assisting applicants with any issues they encounter. When students are happy, I am too!

What should students look for when choosing a college?

I believe it's important to think about the fit. Many institutions may have comparable programs but only one will be the right fit for you. Think about things like how personal the program feels, how much access there is to faculty, what is important to you in terms of location and how does the college meet your needs outside the classroom.

What's your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Someone once told me that biking would make me fall in love with Boston and it totally has. Biking around the city is one of my favorite things to do, especially along the Charles.

What music are you currently listening to?

Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper. On repeat.

What's your favorite book?

I'm really bad with "favorites" but I recently read The Girl With All the Gifts and I really enjoyed its unique take on humanity and the apocalypse.

What's your favorite movie?

V for Vendetta.

Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

Brianna Hildebrand. She's a super down to earth and versatile actress and fame hasn't made her jaded yet. Also we kinda look similar.

What's your favorite local lunch?

Pita on Mass Ave is definitely my favorite lunch spot!

What's your dream vacation?

Right now it would probably be traveling to Greece. I've always wanted to go explore the history and culture there and Mediterranean food is my absolute favorite cuisine.​