Neha (C'17)


1. Around the world (India VT DC)

I was born and raised in southeast India in a city called Visakhapatnam, which runs along the coast of the Bay of Bengal. At the age of 11, I moved to South Burlington, Vermont, which is where I have lived ever since.

2. I am a senior at Georgetown studying Biochemistry and Computer Science

3. I am trilingual

I speak English, Telugu, and Spanish fluently.

4. I LOVE taking pictures

… and one of my favorite buildings to photograph on campus is Healy Hall

5. I also LOVE dancing and have been part of Rangila, a south Asian dance showcase at Georgetown, for the past four years

6. Sunsets are my weakness

…and also my only incentive to ever go running

7. … and Fall is my favorite season at Georgetown

There is honestly nothing better than starting off a fall day with a Vanilla Love from Saxbys

8. Reflection is a very important part of my life, and the one thing that keeps me grounded amidst the stress that comes with being a college student

9. …and my favorite place to reflect on campus is Dahlgren Quad

10. I am involved in the Hindu Students Association (HSA), a religious organization that is home to several Hindu students on campus.

From attending the weekly prayer services every Sunday to planning special events such as Diwali (the festival of lights) and Holi (the festival of colors), the HSA has truly been my home on campus for the past four years. It has given me the space to reflect on my experiences and make meaningful friendships with students in the community. I am excited to see what the next year has in store with Brahmachari Sharan (Georgetown’s new Hindu Chaplain) on board!

11. As much as I love Georgetown, sometimes it’s nice to ESCAPE

I am an ESCAPE leader for the 2016-2017 school year. I am so pumped to lead overnight retreats at the Calcagnini Contemplative Center and engage in meaningful reflections with the new students on campus.

12. Living in DC definitely has its perks, one of which is being a 15-minute Uber ride away from the Smithsonian

My favorite museum definitely has to be the Renwick Gallery!

13. Espresso Patronum

In addition to exploring the Smithsonian, I LOVE going to different coffee shops around the city. It’s a great way to get off campus and be productive!

14. Music is everything  

One of my absolute favorite parts about living in DC is being able to see my favorite bands in concert at the 9:30 Club, which is objectively the best concert venue in the area!

15. Favorite study spot on campus: SELLINGER

Whenever I’m not in class or off campus, there is a 300% chance that you will find me studying in Sellinger in the wee hours of the night #nosleep4ever