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Fitness Guru Sarai Ramos ’16

Major: Early Childhood Education

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Miami
Why did you choose Winthrop?
Mainly, the atmosphere. I was on the fence, but when I came to visit Winthrop, I felt much more at home. People were friendly and nice, and it’s a good size. I also met some professors and they were so helpful. I just knew this was where I wanted to spend my four years.
Are you involved on campus?

Yes, I’m a RA in Phelps Hall, I’m a member of Alpha Omega, a Close Scholar and I teach Zumba at the West Center.
What’s the hardest part about being a Zumba instructor?
Well, as a college student it’s hard. I usually teach after a long day of classes. So keeping energy high can be difficult, and I like to add a lot of new songs so people don’t get bored. Learning new songs can also be hard with my schedule.
What has been your best moment as a RA?
Probably talking to my residents and not just regular conversations but having really good talks. It’s good to know you’re being a good influence and actually helping someone.
What’s your favorite spot on campus?
Probably the gym and DiG’s. Mainly the gym because I like rock climbing and working out is my stress reliever.
What are your three favorite hobbies?
Rock climbing, fellowship and hiking with my friends.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I want to be traveling and teaching English overseas.
What is something people don’t know about you?
I have a deathly fear of cockroaches, like I will break down crying.
What is your favorite movie?
“Bridesmaids.” It’s just so funny.
If you had one piece of advice for a freshman, what would it be?
Probably the very cliche “be yourself.”  If you have to change yourself in any way, it’s probably not the friend-group for you.


Emily Grace Gill is a senior mass communication major with minors in business and theater. When she's not thinking about writing or traveling, she is befriending every dog she sees on campus.
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