Hometown: Queens, New York
What I miss the most Due to Virtual Term: Definitely the place and the people. It simply isn’t the same without either of them. I miss just being able to sit out on the Front Lawn and chat with friends.
Community Impact Project: While I was at SAS, I was able to reach out to Richard Blanco, the author of the Prince of Los Cocuyos and Obama’s inaugural poet. I had read his book over the course of the summer and got the idea to message his agent so that he could come to SAS and speak to us. The speakers who had come to SAS prior to this hadn’t really resonated with me personally, and I knew that some people agreed with me on that. In being able to have him visit and speak, I found that I was able to connect the community with someone that a lot of people could relate to. He brought many perspectives that we hadn’t yet seen represented at SAS in such a large way.
Recall in a Decade: I think the friendships I’ve made will last me a lifetime. I’ve never connected with a group of people in the way I had at SAS and I don’t plan on losing contact any time soon. The place itself has a magic to it that I won’t ever forget.
Three Words to describe SAS: Home, inclusive, and special.
Advice to Underclassmen & Future Students: Take in every moment, even the little things. It’ll be over before you know it and you’ll wish you appreciated it more.