Meet this week’s Campus Celeb: Georbina DaRosa! While she has a packed sched, she’s guaranteed to say “Hey” and always has time for her residents in Glambdin. She is super involved on campus, and always has words of inspiration when needed. She always wants to hear about others, now let’s learn more about her!
Class Year: 2017
Hometown: Shelton, Connecticut
Minor: Human Development
Extracurricular activities: Lambdin Housefellow and Chair of Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR)
How do you feel about being Campus Celebrity? Extremely happy and humbled
Favorite color: All BLACK everythang
Spirit animal: Turtles
Guilty pleasure: Having no control when I walk in Victoria Secret. I swear that’s where all my money goes into.
Party anthem: Beyoncé – “7/11”
Personal motto: “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Oscar Wilde
Favorite place on campus: My Housefellow suite simply because of my private bathroom :)
Favorite food: Any Cape Verdean dish or soul food (expect fried chicken, I don’t really like chicken, yuk).
Do you have a favorite class or professor taken at Conn?
Yes, Prof. Etoke. She has blessed my life. Every time I see her she drops some dope knowledge that sometimes takes me about 3 business days to process and fully understand. #Knowledgeispower
Do you have an embarrassing Camel moment?
The first day of classes last year, I was in a 300 level dance class when I was supposed to be at a 100 level improv class. The whole time I was dancing, or should I say struggling, I was thinking about dropping that course. Eventually, I figured out I was in the wrong class.
What do you plan on doing after Conn?
Honestly, I came in first year with a 10-year plan and as of right now I do not have one. Let me tell you how it is okay to not have a set plan. I’m at a point in life where I am realizing that my future is all set, God has an amazing plan for me. God has made this plan since the day I was born. So why should I try to create one when God has done it himself? We are always so focused on things we ultimately have no control over. If I try to control my destiny, then I might create something that is not for me. I’m just going with the flow as of right now, which is something I thought I could never do. However, I’ve been learning a lot about who I truly am. So far, I know that my ultimate goal in life is to create my own mentoring program for urban youth. The rest is up to God.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Yes, I want to take this opportunity to share something I’ve never said before. I’ve been struggling with depression for 6 years now. I use to allow the negative symptoms of depression overtake me to the point that I felt vulnerable. I hated it so much because it had so much control over me. This semester I realized that my depression is part of me and will probably always be. I’ve come to accept it and to love it. I also decided to give it to God, I started to pray about my depression, going to church, and reading the Bible more often. Now every time I get depressed, God takes control and uplifts me from it. It’s been awhile since I’ve been depressed. I’ve been the happiest. I’m really at peace. I would not be able to enjoy this new sense of peace if I had not reached my all-time low. My take away message is that it’s okay to feel vulnerable and to fall apart. It’s when you are the weakest that you are then able to build yourself into a much stronger and happier version of you.