As the semester progresses at the speed of light, the senior class is beginning to make peace with that fateful day in May: Commencement. Until the class of 2014 leaves us, BlogDH wants to highlight all the interesting things they’ve been up to. To this end, we’re (re)starting the series Last Call, which features seniors reflecting on their experiences at Brown. Each featured senior will tag another senior for the next installment. Find this year’s other “Last Call” chains here.
Then + Now
People might know me as… Natalio, or “that boy who doesn’t even go here.”
In my time at Brown, I am most proud of… finding out what I really want. Cliché, I know, but Brown is a really distracting place, and everyone wants all of your time. So if you don’t know what you want, you’ll end up doing a lot of things not worth the missed naps.
The best class/professor at Brown is… Health, Hunger, and the Household with Prof. Foster. When you find out what economists really do, it can make you (almost) want to get out of bed at 9 a.m.
Three things you wish you knew freshman year… 1. Saferide On Call will take you literally anywhere, if you know how to work it. 2. Tequilla is NOT your friend. 3. Tempted to repeat #2, but… Complaining is a lot more fun when you do it with people you like, and if you do it loudly in the SciLi Mezz.
What’s one thing you did in your time at Brown that you never saw yourself doing freshman year? When I came to Brown, I swore I would never take a math class ever again. 7 semesters later, I somehow ended up with an Applied Math degree. I also never thought I would take an Africana Studies class, but there’s something about Brown that drives you to take classes relevant to real life, and the department got me hooked after I accidentally showed up to one class.
On a Friday night, you might find yourself… at home, in sweats, watching Netflix with my roomie before I suck it up and trek downtown to forget the week.