Junior, Proud Mentor 2018-2019
What does being a first-generation student mean to you?
To me, being a first generation student means that we are fearless and are brave enough to take that first step into the unknown. Challenge is scary but learning to overcome it becomes one of the important factors that shapes us into the person that we are today.
What advice do you have for other first-generation students?
Be bold and always reach out for your goals, even if you don't think you will get it. Actively seek out mentors in various fields, whether it be academic, life, or just a good friend who will be there to hear you complain about your problems without interrupting you. Only by talking to people will you realize that there are too many paths for you to choose from and every one of them is attainable once you learn to understand and prepare for it.
Favorite place to eat or hang out on campus?
It depends, when I want spicy Chinese food, I love Szechuan Mountain house, but for dessert, I go to Meet Fresh for cheap options and Chickalicious when it's payday.
What do you hope to do after NYU?
I hope to become a software developer and make just enough to fund international trips once a year or so.