Graduating Class: '07

Petra Stoyanof

When I was younger, I was always reading half a dozen books at a time. Book stores and libraries are still some of my favorite places and the smell and feel of yellowing pages is almost as important to me as the knowledge contained in them. I always had lots of time to read until I came to MIT and found myself buried in dry textbooks. Taking literature courses started as a means to being able to read books during the academic year, not just during Winter break and Summer. I love to study and learn about the scientific universe, but I also know that reading literature is just as necessary in understanding the universe for me. My passions have always been reading and riding horses and I plan to always to both. Now that I have graduated, I’m working at a barn in California, a little over an hour away from my home town of San Francisco. In a year or two, I will attend veterinary school in order to become a large animal vet, so that I may continue working around horses for my entire life.