Hometown: Queens Village, NY

Major: Neuroscience

Main Extracurricular Activities: Residential Life, Peer Writing Tutor, Middlebury Alternative Breaks, Page One Literacy

Why did you choose to attend Middlebury? I knew that I wanted to attend a smaller, liberal arts college and Vermont absolutely stole my heart. Once I saw the cows and mountains on my first drive up here from New York City, I felt that Middlebury was the most idyllic college town I could ask for. Plus, the passionate student body assured me that I would find a home here to explore my wide array of academic interests - ranging from science to creative writing.

Is there a J-Term experience that stands out as especially memorable, or perhaps a course offering or research opportunity that jumps out? I went completely out of my comfort zone this past J-term and enrolled in a language course (which are known at Midd for their intensity), and it was one of the most challenging and rewarding courses I've ever taken. I learned how to read, write, and speak Hindi over the span of just four weeks and I was very proud of my progress. It also brought me closer to my grandparents, who were happy that I took an opportunity to learn a language that is part of my heritage.

Favorite Vermont spot? Lulu’s Ice Cream shop in Vergennes! It's actually that good - try the orange cardamom flavor!

One fun fact about you or unknown talent you have: I absolutely despise ketchup.