Matt Fernald spent his time at Amherst exploring different academic fields, falling in love and communicating in the language of music.

People who know Fernald usually describe him as generous, humorous and humble. A talented musician with a great tenor voice, Fernald participated in many senior thesis performances during his time at Amherst and was a member of the highly entertaining a cappella group, The Zumbyes. The New Hampshire native is the third in his family to come to Amherst, but that didn’t take away from the unique aspects of his experience.

Thesis Advisor: Jerome Himmelstein
Major: Political Science and Sociology

Q: What is your thesis about?