Although Kristopher Roohe's main area of study is literature, he is interested in nearly all disciplines associated with the liberal arts. For this reason, he considers himself particularly fortunate in his pursuit of a degree in English at Rutgers, where the professors are, and expect their students to be, well-informed in every subject. Trying to meet these expectations takes up most of his time, but when Kris has spare time he usually spends it rock climbing with a group of friends. He looks forward to taking more classes in philosophy, his minor area of study. Kris is also a Dean's List student, a member of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society, and the recipient of a Rutgers 2012 Academic Excellence Award. In the spring, Kris will be working on education and citizenship in American political history with Dennis Bathory from the Rutgers Political Science Department.