Student Callers

Put a face to the voice! Meet the students that may be calling you to keep you informed about New College and the application process.


Taylor Filaroski

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
High School: Paxon School For Advanced Studies
Year at New College: 4th year
Area of Interest: Environmental/Urban Studies

Bio: Born in the Northeast but raised in the Southeast! I’m an Environmental/Urban Studies AOC who is interested in urban sustainability, particularly as it relates to transportation and equity issues. Other than academics, I am a part of the NCSA (New College Student Alliance) as the VP of Green Affairs! I also enjoy taking classes at the fitness center or napping in the community hammocks.

Why I Chose New College: I’m honestly sometimes not sure quite how I ended up here; I came here when I was a junior in high school, and as soon as I stepped foot on campus I knew it was the right choice for me.

Favorite Things about New College: Being able to bike and walk around campus and run into at least one person that I a) study with, b) dance with at the walls, c) have had a heated discussion with, d) have shared a laugh with or e) (and this is the best) all of the above!


Amanda Bragg
Hometown: Brooksville, FL
High School: Nature Coast Technical High School
Year at New College: 3rd Year
Area of Interest: Literature/Political Science

Bio: Living most of my life in Central Florida, I love being so close to the beach. I am interested in the intersection of politics and gender in Literature, and will be basing my thesis on Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. I work as a Resident Advisor on the residential side of campus, as well as being the President of College Democrats, Co-President of CKI, and Secretary of VOX.

Why I Chose New College: I enjoyed the challenge created within the classroom, as well as the close relationship students had to professors.

Favorite Things About New College: The close relationships you make with your friends, the ability to define my studies on my own terms, and the fluidity of your social life both on and off campus.


Clifford Lundin
Hometown: Hopatcong, New Jersey
High School: Hopatcong High School
Year at New College: 2nd Year
Area of Interest: Psychology

Bio: I was born and raised in New Jersey and moved down to Sarasota for undergrad. I am particularly interested in social psychology as well the differences between psychological treatments found throughout the world. Aside from academics, I am also the co-president of the New College Student Fellows, work as a student fundraiser, and I am also a tele-counselor in admissions.

Why I Chose New College: I mostly chose New College because of its strong academic reputation. I also like the close relationships formed with professors, the ways in which the school trains us to be independent, and how it challenges our ways of thinking.

Favorite Things about New College: I really enjoy the relationships I have formed with people here. I also love all of the amazing opportunities that have been made available to me here at New College.

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