My time at Tufts has been filled with so many opportunities to learn. In the academic sense, of course. From coding languages to the history of the US healthcare system, I’ve been given a breadth of factual and practical knowledge in the classroom. In terms of my personal development, I’ve had my ideas challenged, and I’ve been able to surround myself by people who will support my desire to understand the difficult ways in which our world tends to unfold itself. I’ve been encouraged to remember that my voice and thoughts are valuable, and I’ve been given a foundation from which to look at the world with a critical yet hopeful eye.
The scope of what one learns on a college campus extends far beyond the four walls of the academic buildings. It is through the collective community, the liveliness, and the intellectual curiosity of our student body that a dynamic atmosphere for learning is created.
Here is a short list of important, and fun things that I learned at Tufts:
I could make an endless list of things I learned at Tufts – from the most serious to the most lighthearted, the ways that I’ve grown to understand myself as a student on campus and as a person equipped to enter the real world are almost wholeheartedly attributed to my time here and the opportunities that this university has afforded me.
My final parting piece of advice is something that, in retrospect, I would tell any high schooler including myself when they’re choosing a school: go somewhere where the people that you’ll be surrounded by make you feel like it’s valued to be kind, that it’s valued to be smart, and that it’s encouraged to fall deeply in love with your passions, interests, and the community around you. This is what Tufts was for me, and for that I am so grateful.