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Meet Zeineb Ettangi ’20, a first-year from East Elmhurst, N.Y. Learn about how she discovered Dickinson, why she chose to attend, and more.

Zeineb “Zina” Ettangi ’20

After coming from a small high school, Zeineb Ettangi ’20 knew she wanted to attend a small liberal-arts college. When her college counselor mentioned Dickinson, she knew it would be worthwhile to visit and apply. Learn about why she chose Dickinson, her “Dickinson moment” and more.

Major:

Undeclared.

Hometown:

East Elmhurst, N.Y.

On the application process:

[I found out about Dickinson when] my college counselor mentioned it to me. I applied Regular Decision because I knew I wanted to go to a liberal-arts school.

On choosing Dickinson:

I chose Dickinson because I visited and I came for Red & White Day/accepted student day, and I liked the size of the school because I went to a really small high school. I didn’t want to get lost in a sea of students. The financial aid package also made it feasible to come here compared to other aid packages I received.

On reservations:

I was unsure of what to expect from Dickinson—it’s the first private school I have ever attended.

On my Dickinson moment:

My Dickinson moment was with my philosophy professor, James Sias, [assistant professor of philosophy]. I was in a tough position with another professor, and it felt like I had someone to support me and guide me in my next steps. He’s supportive and a great advisor.

As a kid, I wanted to be …

… an elementary school teacher. I saw myself being the person who was in charge of everything. I was pretty bossy.

On my biggest influence:

My biggest influence in my life has been my father—he pushes me to aim higher. My father is the reason for many of my accomplishments.

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Published March 24, 2017