Campus Celebrity: Shatrunjay Mall '17

Meet this week's Campus Celebrity, Shatrunjay! An outgoing, bubbly international student who spreads his curiosity about life and passion for learning wherever he goes, Shatrunjay gives us the details on why he loves the library, what his academic interests are, and why he thinks Nelson Mandela would make for a great dinner guest. Read on to find out more!
Class Year: 2017
Hometown: Pune, India
Majors: Economics and History
Minor: Possibly East Asian Studies; PICA scholar
Extracurricular Activities: Staff Writer at College Voice, Executive Board Member of Atlas, Member of Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR)
What is the most interesting food you've ever eaten?
Hahaha, how about something as ordinary as grilled cheese? But on a serious note I would probably say Pad Kee Mow which my friend Squadra introduced me to. I am eternally indebted to her for introducing it to me! It is delicious.
If you could choose a world leader to have dinner with, who would you choose and where would you wine and dine?
I do not much approve of any contemporary world leader, but if I had a chance and I could go back in time, I would probably say Nelson Mandela. I would like him to introduce me to the local delicacies of South Africa, since as far as I can recall I have never eaten South African food!
Personal Motto: My personal motto is something I read once: "For what purpose must you cultivate wisdom? May you always ask yourself this question!"
Favorite Place on Campus: Shain Library since I love being surrounded by so many books, and I really like the air conditioner and the general aesthetic of these two buildings.
Do you have a favorite class or professor taken at Conn?
I really enjoyed a class that I took last spring with Professor Eileen Kane called "Soviet Union and its Legacies". I loved the readings, the class discussions and what I learned.
How do you feel about being Campus Celebrity?
Surprised, honored and flattered simultaneously.

Brooke loves being a bookworm and listening to bands you've probably never heard of. *smirks* She is an English major with a concentration in creative writing who aspires to either work at a fashion magazine or become a college professor for creative writing/English. Cake decorating and baking in general are her favorite things in life besides her pug dog who is her main man. One day she'll marry Holden Caulfield, and they will live happily ever after!!!!! Oh, fun fact: She has her real estate license so if you need to buy a house or apartment, she's your woman. xx

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