Why did you pick WashU?
I first started looking at WashU because I had found out it had a good engineering program. I liked the location; I wanted to be far enough away from my home in New Jersey to gain strong independence, but close enough to be able to visit during breaks. Something that helped me finalize my pick to be WashU was the community environment around campus. Students aren't super competitive; instead, they are usually working together to finish work or study for exams.

What was your favorite course and why?
My favorite course has been French. I have enjoyed all of my classes so far, which have been mostly math and electrical engineering classes since that's what I'm interested in. French is the one class that I've taken that isn't STEM based, and while I love the STEM classes, French is a nice change of pace to have in my schedule.

Who is your favorite instructor and why?
I don't have one professor who is a clear favorite, but I think it's cool to be able to have a variety of professors with different teaching styles and different ways to run their classes. Being able to learn how to work with each professor’s style of grading, lecturing, etc., has been beneficial to me in figure out how to be a better student and how to do better in my classes overall.

What advice would you give to a new student?
I would want to tell a new student to take advantage of how much more sociable people are in the beginning of the fall semester. The first few weeks after first-year students come to campus is a pretty unique time. Since a lot of people don't know each other, people tend to be more outgoing and friendly. I would want to tell a new student to try to be outgoing in college, especially during this time, and to try out new clubs or things that the student maybe wouldn't have tried before.

What is your favorite thing about St. Louis?
I would say The Loop just because it's so close to campus and has a bunch of restaurants and stores that are easy to get to.

What campus activities or groups would you recommend to a new student?
I would recommend going to WILD because it's a classic event that a lot of students go to. I would recommend intermural sports or maybe even club sports, because if you're not playing at the varsity-level, it's nice to keep up with sports you may have played in high school or sports that you just like in general. Plus, it gives you a solid group of people to spend time with and get to know. I would recommend rushing a fraternity/sorority freshman year, because even if you don't end up taking a bid anywhere, it's nice to find out some information about what Greek life really is.

Do you have any work history?
Since coming to WashU, I haven't worked anywhere. Next year I'm planning to work as a Peer-led Team-Learning leader and as a tutor for ESE 105. In high school, I worked teaching tennis, and I also worked tutoring and babysitting.

Are there any not-for-profit agencies that you have volunteered or worked with?
Yes, Scouts BSA and Key Club.

What are your plans for the future?
I want to finish up my electrical engineering degree, study abroad in France at some point and get a either a minor or a major in French, and then work as an electrical engineer somewhere.