Economics Major, Business and Environmental Studies Double Minor
How would you describe campus life at Knox?
Knox is a small campus, which means that you will know everyone and everyone will know you. That said, you will always have something to do or someone to meet because there is simply so much to do. The campus life at Knox is definitely a great combination of fun and work. You need to find a balance that fits your equation.
What activities do you participate in?
At Knox I'm involved in a variety of clubs and organizations. I am a member of AAINA (South Asian culture) as the secretary. I am a Knox alumni ambassador. I am the vice president of event plannning for Pi Beta Phi and a member of Union Board. I also work on campus at the Office of Advancement and as a tour guide at the Office of Admission. (Photo right: Anushree, third from left, at AAINA's Diwali dinner)
What are your hobbies?
I love to listen to music and sleep. I also enjoying going on runs and working out from time to time.
Since you came to Knox, how have you changed?
I used to be the kind of girl who was worried about everything and would over-think everything that would happen to me. Knox has definitely taught me how to relax and to put things into perspective. It has also taught me how to prioritize, which has led to better time management.
What about Knox stood out during your college search?
Coming from a high school of 240 students, Knox's student population was ideal for me. I was used to having a close relationship with my teachers, and I still do at Knox. I learned about Knox during a college fair that took place in China. The thing that stood out to me the most about Knox was its diversity and how accepting the campus is to international students. Being an international, that is something that is definitely important to me, and Knox has not let me down at all in that sense.
How would you describe academic life at Knox?
The academics at Knox will challenge you in every way. From the material itself to finishing a paper. It is definitely rigorous, and the two things that will help you get through the tough life of academics are communication with your professors and being great at time management. The best part about it all is that, you do not even realize, but Knox teaches you that as you go through it.
What's been your hardest class?
Knox being a liberal arts college, I had to take a class in the Art Department. One memorable class that genuinely challenged me was contemporary dance taught by former Professor Raquel Cavalcanti. I had no background in dance, and that definitely was a concern for me. However, the way Professor Raquel eased us into the dance routines and steps was impeccable. Other than dance, a lot of other classes have also challenged me, but all in a good way. It has shown me a new way of thinking, allowing me to connect the dots.
What's the most important thing you've learned outside the classroom?
I've learned how to build life-long friendships on strong foundations not only with classmates but also with suitemates, my sorority sisters, my boss, and my professors. (Photo right: Anushree, second from left, with her sorority sisters at the Pi Beta Phi homecoming tea)
Any advice for high school students on their college search?
Don't stress about it too much. It does all work out in the end, and all for the best.