Nina K. 23


“Everyone I've met here at Brandeis is curious, passionate and has something unique about them, which is something we are all proud of and celebrate.”


Chennai, India


Health: Science, Society, and Policy and Anthropology, minor in Hispanic Studies

Clubs and Activities

Waltham Group's Language and Cultural Enrichment Program at Waltham Middle Schools, Student Ambassador, undergraduate writing tutor

Favorite Spot on Campus

The tables outside the Shapiro Campus Center overlooking the Great Lawn. Shapiro is always filled with students and activities, and I've had many cups of coffee and great conversations with friends at those tables. I particularly love sitting there during autumn when the leaves turn.

Favorite Restaurant on Moody Street

In A Pickle. It's the best brunch spot and a perfect place to go to with friends! Cookie dough pancakes and a cup of coffee is my go-to order.

What I Love Most About Brandeis

The community. Growing up as a third culture kid between Zambia, America and India, I learned the value of community at a young age. I was looking for a kind and welcoming environment, and Brandeis has lived up to that expectation. Within my first week, I made amazing friends, and Brandeis has become a home away from home … [I also love] the mint chocolate chip ice cream at Sherman Dining Hall!

Memorable Faculty Interactions

In one of my favorite classes, "Decolonization: A Native American Studies Approach," our professor encouraged us to get involved in group projects. We made a presentation on Indigenous Peoples' Day, and the members of the community were so engaged and supportive. I loved getting to know my classmates and professor, and taking what we were learning and sharing it outside the classroom.

Biggest Surprises

I was surprised by how small some of the classes are. I really enjoy smaller classes because you get to know your professor and classmates well. It leads to good group discussions, projects and an environment for growth.

Community at Brandeis is About …

The people in our community go out of their way to help one another. I was surprised by how kind and welcoming everyone was. When I applied, I remember reading about a Brandeis student who said she recognized someone she knew every time she walked around campus. That familiarity and warmth has been true in my experience.

"Brandeisian" Means …

Brandeisians are incredibly unique. Everyone I've met here at Brandeis is curious, passionate and has something unique about them, which is something we are all proud of and celebrate.

Words of Wisdom

Take risks and step out of your comfort zone. Try new things and put yourself out there — you will make unexpected and wonderful friends and memories. Most importantly, be kind to yourself during your journey and have fun!