former columnist class of 2016
An ideal day in the life of Eliza Granger would involve babysitting, play rehearsal, cardio, journaling, and playing with her 4-month-old puppy, Tillie. When she is not working on her college applications for the upcoming year, you can find her reading a book, listening to angst-filled alternative music, or doing hot yoga. She loves the outdoors and would just as soon sleep under the stars as she would in her boudoir. The younger, more beautiful individual that accompanies Eliza in all of her Snapchats is her sister, Leah, a sophomore at DA. Eliza spends much of her time driving herself and her sister from their small farm in Bahama to civilization. She also often makes the drive out to Moncure, North Carolina, to work at Camp Royall, a place for individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Her work with autism extends beyond camp, permeating her school life through Autism Awareness Club as well as her job as a Respite worker for a wonderful nine year old, Atticus. Eliza finds herself constantly missing her older brother, Thomas, who is a sophomore at Colorado College. She loves running, biking, and swimming, and is excited to participate in her fifth triathlon with her overly enthusiastic parents in October. Her favorite weekend pastime is coffee-shop hunting, and so far her preferred location is Respite Café. Eliza has an unbounded curiosity for autism and philosophy, and will gladly give you her pitch that equates the two. She is highly anticipating an unforgettable senior year, thrilled to cultivate new friendships and strengthen old ones, drowning herself in coffee the whole way through.