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Campus Cutie Shreeya Desai ’21

Name: Shreeya Desai

Year: 2021

Anticipated Major: Biology

Anticipated Combined Major: ​Anthropology/Sociology

Hometown: Cape Coral, FL

Activities: RockSat-C, French and Francophone Club, Colleges Against Cancer Club, Pre-Health Professions Club

Describe Yourself in 3 Words: Independent, Entertaining, Determined



Place on Campus: ​The individual practice rooms in the Gearan Center

Place in Geneva: ​Bagels & Cakes

Movie/TV show: Bob’s Burgers 

Food: Thai Red Curry 

Class: ​Vertebrate Biology



MQ: What quote do you live by and why?

SD: ​”Do what you love and everything else will fall into place.” I used to try to do things that seemed smart or logical for my career path and I wasn’t excited to start each day. Now, my interests fuel my daily decisions and I have been fortunate in getting involved with activities and people that I enjoy and love.


MQ: Where do you see yourself in 10-20 years?

SD: ​Hopefully, I will have graduated from HWS and dental school. Also, I see myself working side-by-side with my dad at his practice, then eventually inheriting it and specializing in orthodontia.


MQ: If you could spend the day with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

SD: This is a hard question and I can’t choose! Either Leonardo da Vinci or Nostradamus. I love learning new things from knowledgeable individuals and, plus, knowing my future would be pretty cool.


MQ: If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?

SD: I would definitely live somewhere in Europe because there’s so much history everywhere you go. Most likely Switzerland because it’s nice and cold. 


MQ: What is something most people on campus don’t know about you?

SD: A lot of people think that I’m Spanish, but I am actually part Indian and part Jamaican. 


MQ: Do you have a story that you’d care to share with us all?

SD: ​When I was younger, my sister and I were playing badminton in the house. I remember my mom told us not to play indoors because one or both of us could get hurt, but, of course, we didn’t listen. Long story short, I ended up hitting my head on a sharp corner of the wall and I now have a scar above my left eye. 


MQ: How do you feel about being nominated as a Campus Cutie?

SD: I feel really honored! Thank you for the nomination :)  


MQ: What would you like to be remembered for?

SD: ​I would like to be remembered as someone who truly cares about others. Because of social media and how our society functions, I find that a lot of day-to-day interactions are superficial and don’t even touch on the complexity of that person. We are all very unique and I think it’s interesting to learn where we all come from and how we got to where we are now. It’s important to know these things about a person when trying to understand their perspective and help them with their problems.


Remember to say hi to Shreeya when you see her around campus!

Meg Quint is a first year at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. She plans on majoring in biochemistry with a minor in LGBT studies. Meg plans on earning a to medical degree (M.D.) after graduating from HWS. On campus, Meg participates in the health professions club, the Pride Alliance, and she works in admissions exposing potential students to all HWS has to offer. Meg has always enjoyed writing, meeting new people, and celebrating her peer's achievements. She believes HerCampus will allow her to combine all of these passions resulting in exciting articles for your reading pleasure!
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