Before I enthrall all you Tufts-obsessed blog readers with my oh-so-exciting college life, can I just have a moment to fangirl about the fact that I am actually writing for Jumbo Talk?!?
To the applicants that are currently playing the waiting game—I’m talking you. Welcome to your savior. Believe it or not, this admissions blog kept me sane when I was in your exact spot exactly one year ago wishing I could fast forward to being accepted (by the way, college is awesome…sorry to brag).
So yes, I would just like to acknowledge it is pretty insanely cool that I get to be a part of a blog that kept me entertained, informed, and yearning to be a Jumbo. And now I get to give back! As someone that has been on the other side, and now that I have crossed over I can attest that the overall nerdy/ passionate/ motivated/ intelligent/quirky vibe (hopefully all in a positive sense) you are probably getting from all the authors about Tufts is considerably accurate. It’s always good to know that what you’re reading about actually correlates to what your life will be if you enroll here.
Anyway besides all that, perhaps I should let you know a little more about me. I’m currently a freshman, I hail from Connecticut (what’s up New England?!) and a proud ABCD (American Born Confused Desi, both my parents immigrated from India). Other than navigating between the two cultures, I’m a huge science nerd who also has a passion for writing. In fact, my current study plan is to major in English while pursuing the pre-med track. How very Tufts of me, right?
The essence of this blog really is to provide a space where my favorite disciplines cross over – writing about biology, health, and science in general. I really enjoy creative writing; maybe even dabble a little in poetry. So don’t be surprised if I may share some of my pieces here as well.
Other than that, it is no secret that the hard sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) are all extremely relevant to our lives, health, fitness… and whatever else you can think of. College is without a doubt a major transition where your whole environment changes. You’ll find that sometimes it can be difficult navigating an entirely new school, being away from home, adjusting to new schedules, coursework and adapting your lifestyle so it works best for you. I’m here to talk about my freshman struggles and triumphs, right to the sugar-phosphate backbone.
If you’re reading this and have some specific concerns/questions about health in college feel free to comment and let me know! I’d love to answer with my own personal experiences since I’m living it now. Hope to hear from you soon!