What is your favorite campus tradition? Singing the Alma Mater after any big event.

What is your favorite spot on campus? DPAC (DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.) I feel there’s always something going on!

What is your best Notre Dame memory? Being able to pay my final respects to Father Hesburgh with the rest of my dorm, Ryan Hall.

What is your favorite Dining Hall Meal? Anything that comes from the Omelette bar at South Dining Hall.

What is your favorite thing about dorm life? Being able to interact with a couple of the kindest people I have ever met.  Plus, there’s always something going on at Ryan Hall. 

What clubs/activities are you involved in? I worked as a student assistant for the Marketing and Special Events department of RecSports.  I also worked as a research assistant for Professor Karen Richman under Kellogg’s International Scholars Program. I am a member of the Student Union Board and the Student International Business Council.

What made you choose Notre Dame? The great sense of community that I felt the minute I got to campus as a prospective student and the myriad of opportunities I saw Notre Dame provided to its students.

What is your favorite part about being an international student at Notre Dame? Being able to share my culture and compare it to other students, international or not.

How did you adjust to life on campus? I never hesitated to ask for help whenever I needed it, and I bought a parka!

How do you celebrate your culture/heritage at ND? I am always willing to share information about my culture and traditions to other students.  By being involved with the Kellogg Institute, I get first hand experience in different ways toc elebrate and improve my country’s current situation.

What advice do you have for international students? Don’t be scared to put yourself out there! Meeting people from all over the world and getting involved in a large number of activities will help you learn more about yourself.