Tour Guide at Brandeis University
Class of 2023
Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA
Secondary Major: Applied Mathematics
My most memorable Brandeis experience is SASA, the annual event that Brandeis South Asian Student Association puts on. There are student performances, like singing and dancing, along with a really delicious dinner afterward! This is one of my favorite memories because I got to dance with my friends and everyone gets to watch their classmates and friends on stage. Also, each class puts on a class dance, so it was a really fun way to meet people at the beginning of the fall semester!
My favorite place on campus is the Mandel Rooftop Garden. The Mandel Center for Humanities is one of my go-to places to study because there is a ton of sunlight during the day and it has this open study area. But the rooftop garden in particular is one of my favorite places to sit when it is warm outside. It is usually a quiet, empty area that is surrounded by plants. When I am feeling a little stressed, this place calms me down.
I chose Brandeis for the positive community environment it has. My older sister graduated from Brandeis and I did not think that I would want to follow in her footsteps, but when it was my time to happy to college, my parents urged me to apply to Brandeis. I did not think that I would want to go here, but on Accepted Student's Day, I realized that Brandeis was the only college that I could see a future at. With the people in the community and the academic opportunities, I know that I made the right decision coming to Brandeis.
One of the clubs that I am a part of is a dance team on campus, Chak De. This is a Bollywood dance team that has become one of my favorite activities outside of class. With this team, I got to meet some really interesting people and we got to perform around campus. Also, this dance team was a great way to work out during the semester.