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Meet The Staff: Niki Laskharis ’16

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Brandeis chapter.

Year: 2016

Hometown: Swampscott, MA

Majors: English, Creative Writing, Film

Her Campus: Why did you decide to go to Brandeis?

Niki Laskaris: I wanted a university with competitive academics and competitive athletics.

HC: How did you first get involved with Her Campus?

NL: At the beginning of this [fall] semester I saw a post on Facebook advertising writing positions for Her Campus.  I submitted a few samples and joined the team the following week!

HC: What else are you involved in on campus?

NL: I’m on the basketball team, I’m a chatter at admissions, and I’m also a member of several clubs like BTV and Poetry; however, during the winter, basketball consumes most of my time!  (I’ve been missing a lot of club meetings)

HC: Why do you write for Her Campus?

NL: I love keeping a personal blog, and so this year I was attracted to Her Campus’ interesting site by one of the blog articles. Her Campus has the perfect blend of professional and amusing material. I wanted to be a part of the fun!

HC: What is your favorite part about Brandeis?

NL: I really enjoy having such erudite professors—every day, in each class, I hear/learn something profound.

HC: What is something you wish you could’ve done at campus that you ended up not doing?

NL: Find. Graffiti. Room. and/or the subterranean passageway linking East and Usen Castle.

HC: If you could say something to your freshman self what would it be?

NL: Wow… haaaaaa. I would tell myself: “Continue being crazy because, people will get used to it.”  (What I did) (People are not really that used to it)

HC: What do you want to do after Brandeis?

NL: I want to travel Europe (habite à Paris) and write novels.  Hopefully they do well so that I can turn them into screenplays and direct them as films.

Fun Facts: 

Sherman or Usdan: Sherman Soldier

Favorite late night snack: Cheerios

Favorite place on campus: The overpass

I am a Junior at Brandeis University who is passionate about writing and who loves surfing the web for useful articles and having fun doing what I like.