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ABOUT Ana

WVU, Junior

Why did you choose your school and what makes it better than the rest?

I transferred to WVU as a sophomore from Syracuse University. I grew up in southern West Virginia, but I longed to explore the world beyond the small town I grew up in. Between Syracuse snow storms and the overall atmosphere of Central New York, Cuse just was not the right place for me.

I chose WVU originally so that I could be closer to home but still be far enough away to have that true college experience. However, once I stepped foot on campus for the very first time, I knew I belonged. No college in America has a more beautiful campus, nor a more welcoming atmosphere than WVU. I believe what makes WVU so special is its diverse student body. Each day at WVU is a new adventure with strangers just waiting to become my newest friend- from riding on the PRT to tailgating in the blue lot, at the end of the day we are all Mountaineers and we are all family.

What kind of activities are you involved in? (sorority, theatre, clubs, etc)

I am a sister of Alpha Omicron Pi. I am a member of the Mountaineer Maniacs, WVU’s student section. I am also a member of WVU PEP (Pediatric Entertainment Program), a student organization which educates local elementary school children about overall well-being and visits children in the pediatric unit at Ruby Memorial for long term care. In addition, I am in the National Society of Leadership and Success and a member of the Psychology Club.

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If you had to choose one social media to use for the year, what would it be and why?

Twitter– how else could I procrastinate writing three papers and studying for two exams if I didn’t have memes to look at all day? Plus, I have a lot that go through my head everyday and I like to think the internet actually thinks I’m funny sometimes.

What’s your major/what are you thinking of majoring in?

I am a psychology major on the pre-medical track. I plan on attending WVU Med. I want to become a psychiatrist and help treat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This is something that hits close to home to me. My father served two tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq and currently suffers from PTSD.

Do you have a favorite sports team?

WVU football. enough said.

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