Name: Reena Gupta
Hometown: Belmont, NC
Major: Public Policy and Women and Gender Studies
At Carolina, I found what I wanted from college: a vibrant, diverse community. – R.G.
Explore your interests. Talk to your professors. – R.G.
I have access to opportunities at Carolina that you can’t find anywhere else. – R.G.
Public Policy 101 TA Yuna Kim is a helpful and supportive mentor. Best Honors Thesis adviser ever? Check!
Dance Marathon-er, Carolina United enthusiast, and incredible friend Yasamin Sanii has been there for Reena every step of the way.
After co-leading an APPLES spring break project, Wendy Song convinced Reena to join Carolina United.
Sagar Shukla, roommate and best friend, makes absolutely delicious food. Ask him to make his sesame tofu.
The Pit always has something going on.
Grace Peter, role model and Carolina United director, can talk social justice for hours.
Public policy major and Gastonia native Dolly Adelekun is the best for fashion advice.
When not working on Carolina United projects, Darrin Benjumea is mostly likely volunteering with Relay for Life’s UNC Chapter.
Healthy Girls Save the World co-founder Camille McGirt and Reena met through an APPLES service-learning course.
Dr. Altha Cravey’s First-Year Seminar on “Globalization in Local Places” sparked Reena’s interest in international development.
Childhood friend Clay Hackney is always up for fun. And talking your ear off about microfinance.
After Lindsay Stewart studied abroad in Uruguay, she loved it so much she stayed there for a few months.
Best place for a nap? Definitely Polk Place, which students just call “The Quad.”
Woolen Gym basement has my favorite dance studios. Lots of space and lots of mirrors.
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