Name:  Camille Pierre

Major/Minor: Biochemistry and Greek Roman Civilizations, with minor in the Glynn Family Honors Program

What is your favorite campus tradition? GAMEDAY!

What is your favorite spot on campus? McCourtney Hall

What is your favorite Dining Hall Meal? Northwest Salad from North

What is your favorite thing about dorm life? Living so close to all my best friends, and then also how dorm life is completely people-powered! It's amazing to see what each community accomplishes every year!

What clubs/activities are you involved in? Biochemistry research at Notre Dame with Dr. Champion; Thoracic Surgery clinical research; Vice President of Welsh Family Hall; Social Service Division Chair of the Club Coordination Council; ND Martial Arts Institute Co-President; American Red Cross club Vice President; Welsh Fam flag football and basketball; First Aid Services Team; Tour Guide; International Students Admission Board; Biochemistry Club; Canada Club of Notre Dame; Orthodox Christian Fellowship; all Welsh Fam activities, go Irish and go Whirlwinds!

What made you choose Notre Dame? I wanted to be part of a true community, and I felt that ND best offered that while providing the academic experience I wanted as a student and as a person. I've had my decision validated in a million different ways since coming here; you just don't know what a great place it is until you experience it yourself!.

How do you celebrate your culture/heritage at ND? The Canada Club!! We are back in full force, and it's a great way to keep in touch with people who are from home but in different majors or dorms!

What advice do you have for international students? Please don’t let distance or cultural differences intimidate you! Notre Dame has something to offer everyone. Once you are here, it becomes easy to see that the ND family as a whole is made up of individuals like you who each have their own stories, interests, skills, and characters. Travel time seems to me like a small obstacle to overcome for this kind of an education coupled with such exceptional people.