Andrew Ballard

Hometown: Larchmont, New York
College: Yale University

In high school, I spent my summers in a small Maine fishing town, where I hiked the mountains of Acadia National Park and taught sailing classes on the magnificent waters of Frenchman’s Bay.

Originally from Larchmont, New York, I’m a rising senior at Yale University, where I study English. Outside of class, I’m the co-coordinator for Yale’s first-year outdoor orientation program, for which I lead backpacking trips across New England and help first-year students acclimate to college. I’m also the editor-in-chief of Yale’s travel journal, a captain of the school’s club running team and a baritone in the Yale Glee Club — the university’s oldest singing ensemble. In the summer after my freshman year, I studied abroad in Paris, immersing myself in the French language and picnicking in the city’s beautiful parks. I’m an avid fan of cycling, trail-running and hiking. When I’m not outside, you can find me exploring an art museum, working Yale’s vintage printing press or diving into my favorite anthology of short fiction.

Overland offers students such a wonderful opportunity to grow, reflect and discover their potential — I can hardly wait for the summer ahead!