Happy (almost) Halloween!

Hey everyone! This is my first time posting, as I recently joined the RIT/NTID Student Ambassador Team. I’m very excited to be on board, so I can share my experiences at RIT. I’m currently a fourth-year student here, studying political science with minors in sociology/anthropology and history. I’ve been happy with the wide range of programs RIT offers a liberal arts student such as myself. Given that RIT tends to focus on science and technology, it’s been nice to discover that it’s a very well rounded environment here. Many of my friends come from all different majors, which is nice because I get a taste of each that way.

I’m taking an exciting course load this year as I wrap up at RIT. This semester, I’m finishing my minors, and am taking political science courses as well. I’m taking U.S. History since 1945, Comparative Politics, Law Enforcement in Society, Immigration to the U.S. and Globalization and Security. In the spring, I’ll be taking my capstone course – kind of like my thesis – along with three other courses. And then it’s a wrap! Looking forward, I’m currently applying to graduate school for a master’s in Global Studies and International Relations. While I’m sad to be leaving my friends and RIT overall in May, it’s exciting to see what the future holds! Stay tuned…

 

About Forrest

Hometown: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Major: Political Science

Clubs/Activities: I was selected to be a participant in RIT's Annual Political Science Convention, where I presented a research paper. I also assist at Open House. 

Hobbies/Interests: I absolutely love to travel. I also enjoy discussing politics and international affairs, writing, cooking and doing outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking and kayaking. 

What I Like Best About RIT: I have found RIT to be a particularly inclusive and diverse community. Having a large deaf and hard-of-hearing population, along with students from all over the world is what makes RIT so unique and open to everybody. Being deaf myself, I have felt at home here at RIT. 

Favorite T.V Show: "The Blacklist" 

Fun Fact About Me: I wasn't always named Forrest. I changed my name when I was 8 years old, and changed it legally when I was 16. 

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