Human Development & Psychological Services, Class of 2022
What I wish I'd known as a first-year student: It may seem like most people have everything under control, but the truth of the matter is that we are all struggling in our own ways. It's important to remember that this journey is not a race nor a competition. Be patient, don't compare yourself to others, work at your own pace, and don't be afraid to ask for help. NU has so many amazing resources and resourceful individuals that want to aid in your success. You will get through this!
Favorite place to study: Fifth floor of Main Library.
Favorite thing about Northwestern: The people. I've met so many unique, talented, and amazing individuals who have made my time at this university so worthwhile. The campus/view is also so pretty and very relaxing when you need a mental break.
Best advice you've received: My mom always says, "Do your best and leave the rest to God." In addition to that, I've learned that your best will look different each day, and that is okay as long as you keep striving to do YOUR best.