Tour Guide at Brandeis University
Class of 2022
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Secondary Major: East Asian Studies
Brandeis is a community of intensely passionate and academic people, but it's also a community of supportive and kind people. Students here will take rigorous classes and pursue their interests, but there's no cut-throat competition against each other. I can confidently say that everyone here (students, faculty, and staff) has my back, and we all help each other succeed.
Digital Asia: Democracy in the Digital Age with Avinash Singh. This class combines International & Global Studies, Politics, History, Sociology, and East/South Asian Studies all into one, so you have students from all of these areas of study contributing to really interesting conversations about government, social media, fake news, and more. The trajectory of this class changed drastically due to COVID-19, but Professor Singh used that obstacle to make the class even better, as we got to connect the themes of the course to our own personal lives and wrote our final papers on news coverage of the pandemic where we live.
Kindness Day! During Kindness Day, there are kindness-themed events all over campus like open mics and bingo nights, and you can make gifts and crafts for your friends or professors (My best friend and I painted rocks for each other our first year and still have them!). The highlight of Kindness Day is kindness cards, which are nice notes you can write for a friend, a professor, or a staff member that gets delivered to their mailbox!
Nipper Maher Park just off campus! I live off campus, so this is a fun place to hang out with friends or just sit and enjoy being outside that's only a block away from my apartment. When the weather is nice, my favorite place to study or read is on the baseball fields in the sun.