Michelle (Gina) Kim ‘18
Potential Major: Biology, PreDental Track
I could not stop thinking about Tufts ever since I first stepped onto the campus my junior year in high school. All around me were passionate students who were stretching themselves by pursuing diverse passions such as trying Taekwondo and learning how to play an African instrument. After participating in the Voices program my senior year, I became even more certain that I would like to study and live in this community where people are intrinsically motivated to challenge themselves and appreciate uniqueness. I have visited many colleges before, but I had never been to a college campus with so much diversity and sense of family. As soon as I got home, I decided to go Early Decision to Tufts University.
Maya Laughton ‘18
Pembroke Pines, FL
Potential Major: Cognitive Science
I knew Tufts was the perfect school for me before I went on the Voices program. A couple of months before Voices, I had visited Tufts with my parents. Before even arriving on the campus, I’d had a gut feeling that Tufts might be “the school.” During the information session, the admissions officer, when describing a Jumbo, seemed to be describing me. He painted Tufts as a school that I knew could be my home with words such as: diverse, intellectual, “cool to be smart”, and LGBT friendly. Throughout the talk, I shared countless knowing smiles with my parents. Afterwards, when I was ranking the schools that I’d visited on a scale of one to five across twenty three categories, I had to start awarding Tufts scores of six.
Patricia T. Rosa ‘17
Major: Chemical Engineering
Involvements on campus: member of BEST (Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts), Society of Women Engineers (SWE), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Cape Verdean Students Association, Tufts Literacy Corps
The moment I knew Tufts was for me was actually months after I accepted the offer to come to Tufts. It was during my BEST Summer Session and I had the ability to take classes and have that college experience early. After this experience is when I knew Tufts was for me because I finally felt like a Jumbo, and not just someone that was going to Tufts.