Selina Eastman

“A working single mother of a five year old walks into a Philosophy class… No joke," says Selina Eastman, "it really happened … to me."

What is Philosophy to you?

Philosophy is the understanding that holds knowledge together, and gives it meaning and value. Philosophy grasps the questions and seeks the answers. Personally, studying philosophy has improved my parenting, my relations with others, and even how I approach my responsibilities.

What do you plan to do after you earn your Castleton degree?

I plan to go on to graduate school to become a physician’s assistant. “How will a major in philosophy help me in this field?” Thanks, I am so glad you asked! The skills I’ve developed in philosophy for logical analysis, critical thinking, considering all aspects of problems, and for communicating effectively, will enhance my diagnostic insight as well as my ability to make complicated issues accessible to those untrained in medicine.

A parting quotation, Selina?

"The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free." -Baruch Spinoza