Undergraduate Student Profile: La Queta Hudson

Submitted by Web Communications on August 29, 2006

If you’re a music major or minor, you can get free lessons with the faculty. The head of the program, Brian Torff, won a Grammy, so you’re in good hands.

La Queta Hudson

Major: Biology

Minor: Music (Jazz)

Hometown: Lakewood, CA

Why She Loves Sleep A Little Less

My first semester here, classes were great, school was great, but I was homesick. It got to the point where I said, “I’ll just stick around my room and sleep.” Don’t get me wrong: I love sleep. But I needed to kick the homesickness. An RA came by and asked what was up, asked if I wanted to go to an event. And then I got swept up in it. The community picks you up.

Why Her Door Is Open

A lot of people keep their doors open. It’s not mandatory – it’s just a way to encourage people to stop in and say hey. I really took advantage of that. I met people in my major, people from California, or just interesting people.

Favorite Activity

Playing ragtime piano. If you’re a music major or minor, you can get free lessons with the faculty. The head of the program, Brian Torff, won a Grammy, so you’re in good hands. I love ragtime because it incorporates the rhythms of Africa with the melodies of European music. When you put them together, you’ve got American music.

Why “Jesuit” And “Community” Make Sense Together

I’m a Baptist, so the fact that Fairfield was a Jesuit university threw me off a little at first. Now I know what it means. It means your education isn’t just about classes. It’s about being part of a larger community, and trying to make it better. Getting involved, meeting new people, opening yourself to new experiences – that’s how you learn, how you grow.

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