Devon Hunter

Devon Hunter, RTA, Columbia College ‘25

Date Interviewed: July 27, 2023

Introduce yourself!

I'm Devon Hunter. I am a rising junior at Columbia University, studying Economics and American Studies, and I’m from Maine.

What drew you to work at F&C?

I think what we do at F&C is really great in terms of providing college access. I mean, I think that's such an important thing that I know I wish I had, and that I know a lot of people who work here wish that they had. I think that it's super important and I'm happy to be a part of it.

What is your favorite part of the program?

I’ve really enjoyed getting to plan social programs. I just came from the Escape Room, which, as always, was a huge hit. [There has also been] a trivia night and a PowerPoint party. It's been a blast.

What is your favorite reading in the program and why?

I really like Trans-national America by Bourne. The way he thinks is very modern, but it's also very American. The way he writes, it's the sort of thing that can only be written in a modern American context, and I think it's a very special piece.

What is one piece of advice that you would like to give to F&C students?

Don't stress, be calm.

Alright, I've been told to elaborate — you all put a lot of pressure on yourselves with college and other things and I get it. It's understandable, but it's not beneficial. Don’t be afraid to just chill out a bit. All of you are very driven and hardworking students and we all know you're going places.

What is one fun fact about you?

Earlier today the editorial staff of the F&C newsletter said I looked like Abraham Lincoln.