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Aishwarya Krishnaswamy ’23

My name is Aishwarya (eye-shh-var-ya). I am a junior here at Oberlin College, majoring in psychology on the pre-med track. I am from Mumbai, India (a bustling cosmopolitan with the best Paani-Puri's). At Oberlin, I love to:

  • Read books in my favorite spot in Tappan
  • Silent disco with my friends in Mudd library 
  • Swoon at the moon and squirrels on-campus
  • Eat & clean with my friends in the co-op 
  • Bike around 
  • Randomly bump into and talk with friends and strangers (yup, it could be you!)

Coming from Mumbai, I chose Oberlin because of its rich background in the arts and its strong research focus in the sciences. The idea of holistic learning (not only in classes but pushing myself out of my comfort zone in every way) in a liberal environment with people who care was everything I was looking for! 

I learned about Oberlin as a junior in high school. I was selected to be a student researcher through the Pioneer Academics program (Oberlin gave me credits for the quality of my college-level research in high school). Since coming to Oberlin, I have become even more grounded in serving and being a part of a community. I am grateful to Oberlin for providing me an environment where I feel comfortable in my own skin.

I enjoy writing about things I, myself, am figuring out in my life. I am strongly connected to the land and its people, and I hope you see both of these themes in my posts. Lastly, I am always open to new ideas and fondly encourage curiosity, so don't hesitate to reach out with your Qs, and I will try to give my wittiest A's. Oberlin means a lot to me and I love talking about Oberlin and my experiences here, so please reach out to talk about any of those things; my email is akrishna@oberlin.edu. 

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