Tanya KrapfTanya Krapf

2014 Summit Leader






Rochester, NY




Reading, farming, kayaking, running, and exploring!

Most exciting UD memory:

One of my most exciting UD memories was participating in an alternative spring break. During my spring break, I was part of a group of UD students who traveled to Philly to help build a community garden in an adverse neighborhood. On the trip, I met some incredible people, made close friends, and helped make a difference in a neighborhood that isn't too far from UD. It was a humbling and uplifting experience at the same time.

Advice for a new student:

Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and get involved! There are so many opportunities at UD, and you will never discover your hidden talents or interests unless you push yourself out of your comfort zone and try new things! Also, do not be afraid to ask for help. Whether you are lost on campus or struggling with a difficult course, your peers, professors, and parents can be great resources and want to help you succeed! The transition to college is so much easier when you utilize your resources and support system.

Advice for their parents:

Smile! Your son or daughter is about to enter an exciting and formative time in his or her life. The most important thing you can do is simply be there to support them through this transition! The most influential thing my parents did during my college transition and still do today has been to simply love, trust, and support me. In doing these things, I have felt comfortable asking them for advice and going to them when I need help.

Why I chose Delaware:

I originally came to UD to play varsity volleyball here, but also chose this school and continue to love it for its gorgeous campus, honors program, size, and location.

How I decided on my major:

I like learning about people, society, and science so psychology is a great combination of those things. In my classes, I get to learn about everything from the brain to culture to research methods and what makes a good experiment. The blend is interesting and fun for me.

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Favorite song:

"Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding

Interesting Fact:

I am a dual citizen of Germany and the U.S.A.