Meet Reena's Circle
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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.
When not working on Carolina United projects, Darrin Benjumea is mostly likely volunteering with Relay for Life’s UNC Chapter.
Dr. Altha Cravey’s First-Year Seminar on “Globalization in Local Places” sparked Reena’s interest in international development.
How do you know your college experience is pretty much top notch? How about when your accomplishment list includes working for a top-of-the-field researcher, co-founding an organization that empowers young women to live healthy lives, study abroad in Uruguay, service projects in the Mississippi Delta and rural Honduras, and finding the perfect major for your interests?
Reena came to Carolina ready to make the most of her time here, and man, how she has. The best part – she realized her true passions: women’s health and international development.
Plus, she got what she wanted from her time in college: a vibrant, diverse community that provides access to so many different opportunities. You can find Reena all over campus, running from a class… to dance practice… to the library… to lunch with friends… and so on. And always with a smile on her face and time to say hello before dashing off to her next activity.
Name: Reena Gupta
Hometown: Belmont, NC
Major: Public Policy and Women and Gender Studies
Bhangra Elite, Misconception Dance Company, Student Government, Nourish International, APPLES Alternative Spring Break, Carolina United, Healthy Girls Save the World, Dance Marathon, Frank Baumgartner Death Penalty Research
Advice to prospective students: "There's so much to do here. Be proactive and dive in!"
There are so many resources it can feel overwhelming – but don’t be intimated by the wealth. Dive in!