Are you a member of any club or student group?:
Member of Union County College's Honor
Society, Phi Theta Kappa, and Vice-President of the Art Society.
Favorite Class at Union: Too many to choose from!
English, Government, History, French, International Politics and Painting.
Why did you choose Union?: Having just moved to
the States from my home, a small island named Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, it
seemed like the most logical decision. I arrived in the States on September 1, 2011
and took the placement test on the second. My Aunt is in the nursing program and
other family members have started here too. So I’m not the first Mauritian to walk
What is your fondest memory so far at Union?: Oooohhh
that's a tough one, but I would have to admit it is a split between two. The feeling
of excitement I get when I walk into a new class at the beginning of each semester
is one. This ties in with the incredible experience of meeting new individuals from
all over the world, from different walks of life and to develop a bond with them.
Every day at Union has offered a new experience for me.
Interesting facts about yourself: I am bilingual,
I speak both English and French. I grew up on an island that maybe 3% of the student
body at Union has heard of. I grew up with a British education back home and I can
pull off a wicked Londoner accent.
What is the biggest adjustment you had to make
coming to college?: Having come from an island with a population of 1.3 million,
my biggest adjustment was America and her alien ways. I couldn't get over the difference
in temperature for the dear life of me. Trying to understand the average American
college student in their natural habitat and being completely baffled, huge culture
shock! My behavior stands out here. I come from a British educational system and
I wore a uniform. We are taught to respect our teachers. I couldn’t understand how
students could talk to their professors with disrespect or fall asleep in class.
This was completely alien and foreign to me.
Career or further education Goals: I plan on transferring
to a four-year institution to pursue Political Science and minor in French Studies.
Is there anything else we ought to know about you?:
I am a travel obsessed foodie who wears her heart on her sleeve. I am also an Indie
music junkie and the most clumsy person my mother knows. I burst spontaneously into
song and dance, why? Simple. Why not?
The most rewarding experience so far was my
trip to Tanzania in 2011. The trip humbled me, and set the focus for the person
I one day wish to become. I adore general knowledge games, such as the British
show QI, as well as loving, smart and witty humor, and doodling,
I have never consumed a Twinkie and have no
plans too. My birthday is the third of April and I love sunflowers. I would
really like sunflowers for my birthday.