Daniela Gomez Barrientos

Daniela Gomez Barrientos is a member of Marist's Class of 2018. She is an international student from Mexico City, Mexico and is a Digital Media major.

Why did you choose Marist College?
Because of the excellent academic program, as well as the athletic program. I picked Marist because it is so close to New York City but still has the suburban feeling.

What was your favorite class? Why?
My favorite class is Western Art History with Professor Mainzer. It was my first time taking an art class so I was nervous about how the tests were going to be, but she made us all comfortable and underlined the most important things to remember. She is an amazing professor and makes the class super interesting. She also truly cares about her students.

Where is your favorite place on campus?
I would say the chairs outside the library because I get to enjoy the beautiful view of the Hudson.

How do you connect with friends and family at home while at Marist?
I do it in so many different ways. I have friends in many different parts of the country and in Mexico so I mostly text them and use Whatsapp, but I also love Facetiming or Skyping with my family.

What kind(s) of extracurricular activities are you involved in?
I am on the swim team. I would love to be involved more if I had time.

Tell us about a “cultural” moment you had at Marist (culture shock, funny story, etc.).
I’ve lived in the US for 3 years now, so I haven’t experienced anything I can remember at Marist, but I remember that when I first moved to the States I kissed people on the cheek as a greeting just like back home. People thought that was strange, and I eventually realized that people here don’t do that. Now when I go back home I forget about kissing on the cheek and just hug people. They ask me what I’m doing. It’s hard catching up with all the cultural differences. Often I start speaking Spanish to my friends without realizing they have no idea what I am saying, and they just stare at me completely confused, it’s so funny!

What do you do for fun outside of Marist?
I love going to the city with friends and to the movies, and walk on the Walkway across the Hudson!

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Profile Type: Class of 2018
Major: Digital Media
Academic School: Communication and the Arts
Campus: New York