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Chelsae

Name:

Chelsae Khadoo

Hometown:

Woodbrook, Trinidad

Birthday:

May 17th

Major(s)/Minor(s):

Biology

Class Year:

2018

Place of peace on campus:

My room

I'm most authentically myself when I'm....

I am always my most authentic self.

Quick Bio:

My name is Chelsae and I am one of the very few international students from Trinidad. I'm a rising senior and my major is Biology with a concentration in Pre-Medicine. I love being around my friends and family, reading watching movies, listening to music, cooking, travelling and so much more. I'm always willing to  meet new people and help out in anyway that I can. Stop be the office anytime!

I'll leave you with one of my favourite quotes from one of music's linest legends; "One love, one heart...Let's get together and feel alright!" -Bob Marley

Campus Involvement:

Archipelago Association, Black Student Association, Biology Club, Special Olympics Volunteer, CSB RUGBY

What does the phrase "intercultural competency" mean to you?

The ability to understand, accept and respect a cultural norm or value that is different than your own.

About which aspect(s) of diversity are you most passionate?

I'm passionate about many aspects of diversity, from race to gender. However, I find myself most interested in conversations that deal with cultural and religious diversity.

What advice would you like to give to first-year students?

My advice to the first year students is to know that it is completely okay to be scared. However, it is important to remember that almost everyone else is as well. Never be afraid to ask for help and build relationships with staff and faculty on campus, they sometimes are the best support systems you can find. Always seize the opportunities that come your way, they give you experiences that leave lasting impressions and finally always remember to have fun. If you fall down 7 times, just remember to get up 8.

What advice would you like to give to continuing students?

You might find yourself questioning if the stress and tears are worth it. You might want to give up. But remember you've made it this far; so why give up now? Wipe your eyes, stand striaght and pat yourself on the back. The best paintings look ugly before they get pretty. So set your eyes on the prize and use the pain you feel as the driving force of your success. Also, remember to stop, have fun and enjoy the simple things along the way.