Aaron Barksdale

Aaron Barksdale
  • Class of 2013
  • Hometown: Springfield, VA
  • Major(s): English / Minor: Art & Art History
  • Archived Blogger

About Aaron Barksdale

While at William & Mary I learned more about identity and diversity. I volunteered in an educational program with the Center for Student Diversity, facilitating conversations that put our community into perspective. Similarly, as an intern at the Muscarelle Museum of Art, I engaged with professors, art historians, and art educators in conversations about sociocultural identities and art. Also, working in the New Student Orientation Program and the Office of Undergraduate Admission further integrated my interests in community building and creativity. My love for diversity and art led me from William & Mary to Teachers College, Columbia University, and are now my inspiration for learning how to teach others of education affirming qualities in art.

Posts by Aaron Barksdale

Reaching New Heights

After graduating a few months ago, I returned home to my friends, family and seasonal job. All three things are reliable staples of my

Food for thought…

As a tour guide, one question I’m often asked is, “how good is the food here?” I always reply that the food is pretty

Adventure Time!

At W&M not all the learning happens in the classroom. I have been fortunate to take some fun and unconventional classes through the kinesiology

Happy Howl-O-Ween

Busch Gardens is one of the major tourist attractions for the City of Williamsburg. It’s close proximity to the College also makes it one

Diversity through the Arts

William & Mary’s most recent main stage production, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, opened this Thursday. Written by playwright August Wilson, it is steeped in symbolism,

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane…

I’ve been thinking about the William & Mary community and how to best describe it to prospective students. The word that immediately comes to

Stillness is the Move

I have worked in W&M’s New Student Orientation program for the last three years: twice as Orientation Area Director (OAD), once as a Transfer

Burger Night!

Williamsburg may seem like an unlikely place for a culinary expedition, but there are same places here to find something delicious and unexpected to

We Like to PARTY

When most people think of Williamsburg their minds usually tend to think of the historical and educational side of the city; however, this town