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Meet our dependable and kind freshman, Niamh!

Major: Political Science and International Affairs

Hometown: Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

PC: '20

What stood out to you about Chi O during recruitment? Coming to UGA and going through recruitment was super scary for me, but every time I talked with Chi O, I felt so comfortable and so appreciated! Every zoom call was like FaceTiming a friend. I looked forward to talking to Chi O everyday because they were so genuine and wanted to get to know me, and it really showed me how welcomed I would be at Chi O!

What are three words to describe Chi O?

Genuine, loyal, outgoing!

What has your freshman experience been like?

My freshman experience has been great despite starting college in such a crazy year. It has been challenging sometimes, but the friends I’ve made in Chi O have motivated me to be my best self and keep me going when times get hard. They are always there to hype me up when I’m down or stay up with me all night to study, they really are the best and they have made my freshman year unforgettable.

What is the best piece of advice you got going into college?

My mum always says to me "it’s just a bad day, not a bad life". It’s easy to get down on yourself or get caught up in a bad day or grade or something, but there’s always better days and situations to come! This piece of advice keeps me going and always reminds me of the bright side of things!

What is a piece of advice you wish you’d gotten before college?

Really focus on what interests you! Going into college I felt like I had to take certain classes or be a certain major to succeed, but I’ve realized that I’m more successful when I’m enjoying the classes or things that I’m doing! This advice can apply to anything, a hobby or job, but the more interested you are in what you’re doing the more fun you’re going to have.

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