I love learning from people’s stories and exploring new activities and interests. Therefore, it was not difficult for me to get involved in Ultimate Frisbee, the Rez Café, or even the Tufts Association of South Asians culture show. I am the kind of person who will introduce themselves to strangers and strike a conversation, about anything. Tufts also makes it very easy for students to join numerous clubs and explore multiple interests: Jumbos are multi-faceted!
Even though I played frisbee and made cafés, I also joined Women Entrepreneurs at Tufts, Tufts’ Greek life for a short period, participated in the International Club’s Parade of Nations show, joined the club and later became its president. I also travelled to Rwanda with the Tufts in Rwanda Fellowship and to Morocco with the Middle East Research Group. I got involved in as many activities, clubs, classes, academic groups, and took advantage of as many opportunities time allowed—Tufts offers the world to students and it is only up to them to take advantage of the opportunities or not. I have been involved in culture, academic, and sport clubs, Greek life, I have conducted research with professors, found mentors who I can trust beyond my time in college, befriended faculty and graduate students, and have discovered my passions along this wonderful journey.
I always encourage first years and incoming students to get involved outside of classes, to meet new people (there’s people from all over the world!!) and try new things that they wouldn’t try otherwise. For me, college is that: it is a period in which we learn who we are, in which we expand and push our limits beyond our comfort zones in order to grow, and a period in which we foster some of the closest relationships we will carry in our lifetimes.