Student Interview Fellow and Tour Guide at Brandeis University
Class of 2023
Hometown: Millburn, NJ
Secondary Major: Biology
Minor: Hispanic Studies
I chose Brandeis for a variety of reasons. The welcoming and friendly community truly wants to support you in being the best person you could be and they are always here to help. People are always smiling on campus and say hi even if they don't know you and perform small acts of kindness from holding the door for you to helping carry your mail packages back to your dorm(even if they don't even know you!). I also chose Brandeis because I knew I wanted to study neuroscience and its neuroscience program was remarkable and had world renowned professors who had even received Nobel prizes. Additionally, I wanted a campus that had a lot always happening on campus and a very dedicated student body, so when I found out that there were over 200 student run clubs that I could join, I was very happy to know that I could continue my interests from high school and maybe even start new ones at Brandeis as well. After coming to Brandeis, I can definitely say that I made the best decision of my life. I have a huge support system here from friends to faculty and I have immersed myself into various activities on campus that make me really happy.
My favorite activity outside of class is my dance team called Chakde. Chakde is a bollywood fusion dance team that performs at major events at other schools to our own cultural shows! I love dancing with my friends and having a good time and it allows me to take a break from class work.
My favorite place on campus is the Shapiro Campus Center because I usually am with my various clubs there in meetings or grabbing a bagel from Einstein's with friends. It also is the space for a lot of fun events on campus like during finals, there were massage chairs in the atrium so students could relax and destress.
My most memorable Brandeis experience so far has been Fall Flex! Fall Flex is a concert held in the fall by the Campus Activities Board in the Levin Ballroom on campus. We had really cool artists, Sage the Gemini, Social House, and Cash Cash, perform and it was a ton of fun as the artists would allow us to even take photos with them!