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Campus Cutie: Nikko Salgado



Name: Nikko Salgado

Year: Senior

Hometown: Wilmette

Major: Biology

Birthday: April 6, 1991

Heritage: Filipino


UIC Life

Local or Commuter?


What are you involved with on campus?

Academics and UIC Club Tennis

What is your favorite thing about UIC?

Networking and meeting new people in general.

What is your least favorite thing about UIC?

The quad that looks similar to an elementary school blacktop.

Where is your favorite place to study at UIC?

The library; especially when it’s open 24/7.

Fun Facts

What would you do if you won the lottery?

I would first give money to those that have helped me throughout my life.  Then live my dream of building and collecting cars.

Favorite place to eat?

I love eating.. a lot, and trying new places. If I had to pick, Sushi Para.

If you were immortal for a day what would you do?

Swim to the bottom of the ocean, jump off the tallest mountain,  and get hit  by a car

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Doing something I love for a living.

Favorite quote?

Money will only magnify the person you already are.  If you have character and strength, money will not change you.

Do you believe in karma?


What is one interested fact about you?

I’ve been playing tennis since I was 5.

I’ve been working on cars since I was in 2nd grade.


Love Life

Interested in:


Single or taken?


Who is your celebrity crush?

Emma Watson

What is your deal-maker?

Great fashion sense

What is your deal-breaker?

Someone that can’t hold a conversation

What would your dream date be like?

Anything out of the ordinary. I’m a spontaneous guy and love doing random things. Makes life more interesting.

If you have a song to describe your love life, what would it be?

Ginuwine – Pony

Young is currently a junior at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is studying psychology and economics and is still trying to figure out what exactly she wants to do in the future. She is a member of Phi Sigma Sigma, and is also a tutor for Chinese at the school. Outside of school she is a waitress at the most delicious sushi restaurant in the world, Sushi O Sushi. She has a passion for food, traveling, netflix, working out, sleeping, James Franco, wine, going out with friends, and writing for HerCampus.
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