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Ainslie Wilson (she/her)

Chatham, IL
SOC MAJOR: Radio/Television/Film // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Intro to Sex Study with Prof. Lane Fenrich // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Deering // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Get to know as many people as you can and don't put too much pressure on yourself!
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Alexa Goldstein (she/her)

Bethesda, Maryland
SOC MAJOR: Theatre and Psychology // FAVORITE NU CLASS: The Art of Storytelling // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Lakefill // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Don’t be afraid to try something new, but make sure you give yourself time to rest and recharge!
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Amanda Elena De la Fuente

Chicago, Illinois
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Tie between Acting, Theatre for Young Audiences, and Circus! // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Lawn between Annie May Swift and Wirtz // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Don’t worry if you feel like you haven’t found a group yet. That will come with time.
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Bella Kirkwood (she/her)

Lawrence, KS
SOC MAJOR: Industrial Engineering and Communication Studies // FAVORITE NU CLASS: The Public Image (COMM_ST 294) & Foundations of Optimization (IEMS 313) // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The beach // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: There's about to be a whole lot of personal growth coming your way so buckle up because its not always comfy.
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Cannon Cook

Paradise Valley, Arizona
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Intro to Russian Lit // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Bienen Lawn! // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Don't be afraid to try lots of different clubs.
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Caroline Samuelsen (she/her)

Troy, MI
SOC MAJOR: Communication Studies // FAVORITE NU CLASS: CommST 225: Communication & Culture // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Main periodicals! // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: I would tell her to relax more, everything is going to work out, no need to freak out over everything.
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Carolyn King (she/her)

Hopewell, NJ
SOC MAJOR: Radio/Television/Film // FAVORITE NU CLASS: RTVF 398: Contemporary Television // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The Norris Starbucks ("Norbucks") // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: I transferred into NU and SoC as a sophomore, so I'd tell my sophomore self to make sure to seek community in multiple areas of my college life: find friends in your major, other transfer friends, friends in extracurriculars that have nothing to do with your studies, friends in your dorm, etc. There are so many ways to meet people here, and one of the greatest joys of college is the opportunity to get to know people you wouldn’t have otherwise!
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Enzo Banal (he/him)

Los Angeles, CA
SOC MAJOR: Political Science and Communication // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Urban Politics with Dr. Reuel Rogers // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Lakefill // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Make connections! Northwestern has a great network of extracurriculars, preprofessional programs, and social events. Attending these and interacting with new faces is a great way to make friends and bolster future career prospects.
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Gabriela Norwood (she/her)

Ellenwood, GA
SOC MAJOR: Mechanical Engineering and Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Theatre Adaptations (Theatre 140-2) // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The Field House // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Don't overbook yourself! You have time to do everything you want!
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Haley Groth (she/her)

Palm Harbor, Florida
SOC MAJOR: Theatre and Creative Writing // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Reading & Writing Creative Nonfiction // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The secret little gardens outside of Main Library! // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Making meaningful connections takes time—resist the FOMO!!
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James Cavanaugh-Gialloreto

Trenton, NJ
SOC MAJOR: Communication Studies and Psychology // FAVORITE NU CLASS: // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF:
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Jessica Vallan (she/her)

Oakland, CA
SOC MAJOR: Radio/Television/Film // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Film Cinematography // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Deering South Garden // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Don't feel like you have to have it all figured out right away! You can try new things and reinvent yourself as often as you please.
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Justice Gardner

Benicia, CA
SOC MAJOR: Music Performance and Radio/Television/Film // FAVORITE NU CLASS: // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF:
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Kaleigh Medlow (she/her)

Houston, TX
SOC MAJOR: Communication Science Disorders // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The Garage // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Have fun and make new friends!
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Kate Horton (she/her)

Bridgeport, CT
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Theatre for Young Audiences // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The rocks on the lakefill // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Don't overstress about making friends.
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Maria Katsogridakis

Chicago, IL
SOC MAJOR: Radio/Television/Film and Psychology // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Relationship Science (psychology) // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The fieldhouse // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Everyone has their own timeline in college, but it works out. Some people know exactly what they're majoring in, some think they do but switch later, and some have no clue but figure it out as they go. Some people make great friends fast, some take a few weeks, and most end up being even closer to people they meet later. Everyone is going to tell you different things, and that is great if it is working for them, but you need to find what works for you. And that is hard. But SO worth it.
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Maya Slaughter (she/her)

Morristown, NJ
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Creative Drama or Production Management! // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The Lakefill // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
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Mia Van De Mark (she/her)

Houston, TX
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Writing Collaboration: Actors - Special Topics in Acting (THEATRE 370-0) // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Alice Millar Chapel // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Take a deep breath! Try to do things one at a time. When you get to campus, you will realize there are 100 million things you can do and try and sign up for. Don't do it all at once -- it's not possible. Really apply yourself to certain things you are interested in, but don't go crazy.
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Morgan Frost (she/her)

Boston, MA
SOC MAJOR: Theatre // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Sociology 376: Gender, Health & Medicine! // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The lake lookout point behind Bienen // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: You're here to learn!
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Yumi Tallud (Any pronouns)

Chicago, IL
SOC MAJOR: Theatre and Sociology // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: the lakefill bridge!
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Nic Lam (he/him)

Houston!
SOC MAJOR: Theatre and Global Health or Science in Human Culture // FAVORITE NU CLASS: ENGLISH 381: Literature & Medicine — Race and Gender // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Cahn at 10pm in the audience after everyone’s gone crazy // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Advocate for yourself! Everyone on campus, whether it be professors/org leaders/fellow students, are incredibly understanding but aren’t mind-readers. Let people know what’s going on, and they can help!
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Peggy Helman

Harrison, NY
SOC MAJOR: Theatre and Environmental Studies // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Earth, Media, and Making a Difference // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Bienen Lawn
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Rachel Rubin

Vienna, VA
SOC MAJOR: Theatre and Psychology // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Creative Drama // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: Brew at Main Library // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: You are enough, even if you aren't doing everything at once! Learning to take breaks and say no to opportunities is a necessary step towards wellness.
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Sophia Gambill (she/her)

Mantua, NJ
SOC MAJOR: Human Communication Sciences // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Language and Gender // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The Lakefill // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Be open to trying new things, Northwestern has so much to offer that you don't even know about yet!
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Zai Dawodu

Frederick, MD
SOC MAJOR: Radio/Television/Film // FAVORITE NU CLASS: Theories of Genre Thought by Jason Kelly Roberts(THE BEST PERSON EVER) // FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The rowing and sailing center // ADVICE FOR MY FIRST YEAR SELF: Ask for help MORE!!!