What does being a first-generation student mean to you?
As a first generation student, I am familiar with the embodiment of what I like to call, the “Grit Factor”- a continuous determination to work my way through every obstacle, despite the resources not always being readily accessible. However, my journey at NYU would not have been possible without my family’s unconditional support system. I am fortunate to have my family to always back me up 100% of the time, and push me to become the best version of myself. I see being a first generation student as an accomplishment on behalf of my family, and I am intent on making them proud. With their help, I have been able to surpass and surmount every obstacle thus far, and I know that I am equipped with the tools necessary to continue to be successful.
What advice do you have for other first-generation students?
My advice to first generation students is to get involved no matter how frightening and daunting the thought may be at first. If you find a club that even slightly peaks your interest, give it a try! I encourage you all to always keep in mind your best interest, and take part in activities that you truly enjoy. Your time at NYU as an undergraduate student is finite, so that time should be spent achieving the best version of yourself. That simply cannot be done if you let opportunities pass you by!
Favorite place to eat or hang out on campus?
My favorite place to eat on campus is Sweetgreen, Ono Bowls, & Ramen Takumi.
My favorite place to hang out is at Washington Square Park, Lipton Commuter Den, and Peet’s Coffee in Kimmel.
What do you hope to do after NYU?
After NYU, I hope to attend Medical School in New York or New Jersey. My goal is to become a Pediatric Neurologist and investigate the development of neurodegenerative diseases from childhood into adulthood.