- Student tour guides
Chiya is a boarding student and also a legacy student at Oldfields, as two of her aunts went to school here. In an interview not too long after she arrived, Chiya gave us some insight into what it was like to join the Oldfields community.
Q. You have only been an Oldfields student for a short time, but do you think you have changed since being here?
I think I have! My confidence has grown. I used to be really nervous about talking to new people, but I’m less nervous now. I think when you surround yourself with people who are good at something, like talking to new people, it makes it a lot easier. I have lots of role models.
Q. Who are your "go-to" people at Oldfields?
There are some teachers I got to know very quickly—Mr. Doherty, my advisor, and Ms. Hammond, my dance teacher. I don’t find them intimidating, and they’re just really easy to talk to. When I got injured during cross country and wasn’t able to dance or run, Ms. Hammond knew how to make me feel better about the whole situation. As for students, I can count on my roommate Mia '23, as well as Claire '20 who is the All-School President. She really does try to get to know everyone! Claire W. '20 is also a great person to turn to when I need to talk. I am going to miss the seniors when they graduate.
I love biology! Specifically, the heredity unit that we worked on in February. I like learning about how different genes and traits are passed on to the next generation.