Andy Desoto

Andy Desoto
  • Class of 2009
  • Archived Blogger

About Andy Desoto

I am a graduate of St. Leo the Great Catholic School in Fairfax, Virginia and Alexandria, Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, named one of best high schools in the United States by the U.S. News & World Report.

As an undergraduate, I achieved my B.S. in Psychology with a Computer Science minor. My primary areas of interest are the cognitive and sensation and perception subfields; much of my work was on the topic of working memory and how it influences memory for sentences.

While I was not in class, I could usually be found engaging in one my two biggest hobbies: music and technology–I played the tuba with the William & Mary Wind Symphony, and you could find me in dozens of places across the internet if you looked closely enough.

Posts by Andy Desoto

Breakfast for the mind

"You pot-polishing, knuckle-walking, genetic-bottlenecking vegeculture!"  Nobody told me that taking Dr. Smith's Introduction to Archaeology Class would arm me with an arsenal of epithets,

10 reasons it’s good to get back to William & Mary after Winter Break

It's always nice being at home or on vacation over Winter Break, but it's a good thing the Spring semester is starting up in

Controlled Chaos

The previous week, according to many, was Homecoming Weekend.  Unfortunately for me, though, it was just one more week of "Graduate School Applications Semester."

Seeking Time Travel

Argh!  If you're an extraterrestrial, deity-empowered iconoclast, or human being from the year 3000 CE reading this blog article, please do what you can to whisk me

William & Mary & Words

You might be familiar with Wordle from a recent article in the Washington Post, but if you're not, you're missing out!  It's a pretty

Memories of a Hundred Spires

If you had tried to get a hold of me at about this time last year, you would have caught me in the midst of

I’d Do Anything for Wawa Coffee

Last year, I lived extremely close to Wawa, the miracle wondermart so many of us students come to know and love, and I'm not embarassed to

Are We There Yet?

Back when I was in high school, I thought I was lucking out if the school year ended at the beginning of June.  How bizarre