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Marcus Larrson

Marcus Larrson

Hometown: Solna, Sweden

Major(s): Political Science and History

What are you involved in on campus?: Co-Captain of the Men’s Basketball Team, Vice President of the BSU, President of Pi Sigma Alpha (Wesleyan’s Political Science Honorary), Member of Phi Alpha Theta (Wesleyan’s History Honorary), Resident Assistant, Student Athlete Advisory Committee Representative, and Gilman and Saunders Scholarship Recipient.

Why did you choose to come to Wesleyan?: My primary reason to come to Wesleyan was because of its basketball program. However, the diverse student body, small class sizes, and passionate faculty and staff played a significant role in my decision.

In what ways have you developed as a student and as a person during your time at WVWC?: Wesleyan has developed me into an individual who appreciates the benefits of challenging oneself and getting outside one’s comfort zone. Wesleyan has provided numerous opportunities for me to grow as a person. These opportunities range from challenging course work, arduous athletic commitments, exciting study abroad opportunities, and lively campus organizations.

What will you do after graduation?: After graduation I will be pursuing a masters in International Relations, with a focus on Africa.

What faculty member, staff member/coach, or person has influenced you the most during your time at WVWC?: Nobody has challenged me more on this campus than Prof. Bailey, and for that I am eternally indebted to her. Prof. Bailey has given me the lowest grade I have ever gotten at Wesleyan, but that class, African Politics, turned out to be the best class I have ever taken. By sparking an interest in studying Africa, Prof. Bailey has also played a pivotal role in helping me study abroad both in Rwanda and Uganda.  Her unmatched work ethic, devotion, and enthusiasm has made a tangible difference in my life and so many other students on campus.