What is your favorite campus tradition? The Alma Mater and Cinco de Mayo dinners
What is your favorite spot on campus? Eleventh Floor of Hesburgh Library
What is your best Notre Dame memory? Having a cigar with Fr. Hesburgh
What is your favorite Dining Hall Meal? Lasagna
What is your favorite thing about dorm life? The great sense of community and camaraderie
What clubs/activities are you involved in? I am a vice president for the Four Horsemen Society, a member of the ND Pre-med Club, a Take Ten Volunteer, and a biology lab research assistant. I also run a nonprofit call Education Bridge.
What made you choose Notre Dame? I loved the community and its overwhelming sense of purpose. It is inspiring and motivating to live, learn, and grow with people who think beyond themselves and their grades. I looked up to Fr. Hesburgh. Coming to Notre Dame for me was choosing to immerse myself in the culture that had shaped him, as much as he had shaped it, with a hope of picking up similar guiding principles.
What is your favorite part about being an international student at Notre Dame? Sharing my unique culture and experiences and learning from a wealth of worldviews.
How did you adjust to life on campus? I came in curious. I approached everything open-mindedly. I learned to see educational value in difference and to proactively make friends from other cultures.
How do you celebrate your culture/heritage at ND? I participate in African Student Association activities and sometime share my story in various students groups.
What advice do you have for international students? Be humble enough to learn, and to change. Be courageous enough to speak and form your own opinion. Books are great but people are greater, connect!