Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving and and Happy 21st Birthday to me! Am I really getting this old? Wow!

Anyways, this week is short, because there was only scheduled classes on Monday and Tuesday then I was off to drive seven hours to home in Maryland for the Thanksgiving break! I heard from some of my friends that they were leaving on Saturday to go home for a whole week because their classes were cancelled on Monday and Tuesday! Lucky them. Now let me tell you, Thanksgiving time means spending time with your family and of course, sleep in your bed that you missed the most! It’s also time to catch up and get started on final projects, papers and studying for any last exams before the final exams! This week is our chance to relax, rewind, yet get ahead before anything else piles up as we return to school!

I’m so excited the semester is almost over, but I know I will miss one of my favorite classes I’ve ever taken at RIT, and that is Kinesiology. I made a presentation for my Kinesiology class, analyzing the critical components of a forward one and one-half somersault with a full twist dive. I hope my professor will like it when my partners and I present it to the class sometime next week!

About Natalie

Major: Biomedical Science

Hometown: Rockville, Md.

Why I Chose RIT: Before discovering what RIT has to offer academically and socially, I had a great experience meeting some of my great friends from Explore Your Future (EYF) 2011. I met numerous people who are just like me and I loved the campus right from the beginning. The interpreting, C-print and notetaking services are beyond my wildest dreams at RIT, providing everything you need for success.

Clubs/Activities: I am a diver on the RIT Swimming and Diving team and an NLC math and physics tutor. I also am a part of the Rock Climbing club and Premedical Student Association. There are still many more activities that I want to explore!

Hobbies/Interests: Besides diving, I enjoy swimming, playing ball, biking, skiing, painting and traveling. In other words, being outside on a sunny day!

What I Like Best About RIT: This place has everything you could possibly dream of, both on and off campus. You can get the rural, suburban and urban feeling within a 15-minute radius of RIT. RIT provides amazing concerts, many club sports/varsity teams, hundreds of clubs, off-campus events and every kind of support you could think of. I fell in love with my major because the professors are so engaged, knowledgeable and have a great desire to help and get to know their students. My general chemistry professor taught more than 200 students in a lecture, and he still remembers me two years later! The campus has much more to offer than I originally thought as a newbie.

Favorite T.V. Show: I enjoy watching “How I Met Your Mother,” “Full House,” “Boy Meets World” and “MasterChef.”

Fun fact about me: I did a handstand somersault off of a 10-meter platform during my training for national diving competitions in high school.

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