The Pace Has Picked Up!

Hi everybody!

I can hardly believe that the midterms have passed, and I can tell you that it has been one heck of a week! While I was juggling studying for four exams, attending dive practices, tutoring students, giving tours, and attending to a wedding in Chicago, the week has gone by with flying colors.

This semester has been far my favorite semester so far with all of the things I am involved with and the classes I am truly enjoying. Last Saturday was my first swim and dive meet of the season in Albany, N.Y. (what a long 4 hour-drive each way). It also was my first meet I have competed since the USA Diving Nationals Championship in North Carolina during the summer of 2012 where I tore my shoulder. After intensive physical therapy and recovering of my shoulder, I can say that I am back! I have never missed diving this much in my life, and it is a great feeling.

For my first few experiences of giving tours to prospective students and parents, I am enjoying sharing all the awesome facts about RIT and what it has to offer. I am learning new things about the campus everyday, and I’m excited to share them with you!

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.

One thought on “The Pace Has Picked Up!

  1. Nice write-up Natalie. When can I have a campus tour with all the new knowledge you have about RIT? See you soon on Friday afternoon.