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Hometown: Saint-Marc, Haiti
MajorPolitical Science
Minor: French and Jewish Studies

Why Union
I came for an overnight visit and by the end of the night, I was already friends with a couple of upperclassmen; it made me feel welcome. 

Most inspiring class
Hebrew. I am minoring in Jewish Studies because I had such a good experience in that class. I knew nothing of Jewish culture, and Professor Malka Almog was so kind to explain to me every detail about Israel or the Jewish religion that I did not understand. Not only did I learn to speak Hebrew, I learned a lot about Israeli culture. The more I learned, the more fascinating I found it.

Also excited about:
Going to Senegal on a mini-term. I will immerse myself in a new culture and eat a lot of Senegalese food! 

Activities
Rugby, Beuth House co-chair, Safe Space member

Favorite study spot
It is a secret.

Things I'm passionate about at Union:
Minerva events, the social life, and the Kenney Community Center.

Other passions
Writing and drumming.

Most surprising thing about Union:
The professors are very easy to access. 

How I'm making Union a better place:
I became the co-chair of Beuth so I have a voice on campus. The Minerva system is great. However, I am working on my own ideas for how to make it an even better academic and a social place for students.

Looking into the future:
I hope to change the lives of many people in Haiti someday. I would like to be president and create policies that will better the country.

Advice for incoming students
Do not walk away from new experiences because you are scared of what people might think. Accept the changes that college inevitably brings. Make time to celebrate yourself, and have a lot of little fun times, OK?