Hometown: City, Country - San Jose, California (Birth/Nationality); Kuwait (Tenure); Nigeria (Origin)
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Economics, Math
Why did you choose Marist College?
Marist College's small size (campus and population), Catholic background, location, and partnership with IBM are features that influenced my decision the most.
What was your favorite class? Why?
The class I enjoyed the most during my first semester was Philosophy, because it was a refreshing deviation from the way I applied myself to Physics in high school.
What is the best part of living on campus?
The ease of access to everything.
Where is your favorite place on campus?
The Student Center (where I eat and play in the band, mostly).
How do you connect with friends and family at home while at Marist?
Generally through Facebook, Skype, and a number of other Internet services.
What kind(s) of extracurricular activities are you involved in?
Intramurals (basketball), leadership positions (Ambassador Program, ELP/NSLS), the Marist College Band (and other different music ensembles), Student Programming Council, Marist Game Society.
Tell us about a “cultural” moment you had at Marist (culture shock, funny story, etc.).
I encountered a pizza delivery guy who had a strong "New York" accent--I could barely make out what he was saying, haha.
What do you do for fun outside of Marist?
I visit the City (where my older brother happens to live) on occasion.