Name: Indira Sankaran
Mix: Indian, White-American
Major & Year: PitE and EEB; Junior
Q: How has being mixed affected your campus experience?
A: It has definitely been an experience! I have always had difficulty understanding where I fit into society and coming into a new environment, without any strong cultural foundation, is hard. Especially with so many ethnic and cultural organizations, I always have a difficult time joining them because I did not have a similar upbringing or experience from others. However, being a junior and meeting so many new people from many backgrounds, I have cultivated a community where I feel safe to express myself.
Q: What do you wish more people knew about the mixed experience?
A: That my mixed experience is soo different from others who identify as mixed or multiracial. We should not be defined into a category and everyone expresses or represents in so many different ways!!
Q: What is your proudest moment?
A: My proudest moment was recently when I realized that my school or academic success doesn’t define me or my future.
Q: What are you most anxious about right now?
A: Presently I’m nervous about internships! But overall, I’m anxious about leaving college and my safe community in a year.
Q: What kind of person do you aspire to be?
A: That is a hard question but i aspire to be a kind and grounding person. I want to be the person that is independent and kind to herself and others 😌
Q: Who is the most influential person in your life?
A: Would it be narcissistic to say myself haha. I’m proud of myself and how much i have grown these past two years! I aspire myself to work on myself and I think that is the most influential thing a person can do.
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