Hometown: Fall River, MA
"It's an exciting feeling knowing that you could be looking for a way to make people's lives better in the future!"
What have you learned about commuting?
I commute to school everyday, and the hardest part was to get my parents to understand that I need to stay on campus to do work. Though it was hard at first, they eventually understood that I needed an environment conducive to my studies, and that made them treat me more like an adult.
What advice do you have for incoming students?
Make a lot of friends in a lot of majors. That way you always have someone to do homework with and hang out and do fun things! Also, do laundry on a regular basis (haha).
Tell us about an experience in an internship, a research project, or co-op.
I work with Dr. Neto's research group, and we look at what's in cranberries and blueberries. It always smells really yummy in the lab, the people are great, and it really is fun doing research. It's an exciting feeling knowing that you could be looking for a way to make people's lives better in the future!