Anita Macagno ’25
(she/her) I’m a third-year student double majoring in Dance and Biomedical Sciences and minoring in Chemistry. After college, I’d like to travel and experience the world and potentially kick-start my performance career as a dancer in Europe. I plan to go to graduate school afterward. Although I’m not exactly sure what path I’d like to go down, I’m increasingly interested in medical research.
How do you like to spend your time?
Coming to MMC has allowed me to discover who I truly am out of the confines of my hometown. In my free time, I enjoy making my own earrings, going on walks, writing, reading, taking workout classes, listening to music, spending time with my friends, and re-watching Grey’s Anatomy for the hundredth time. I’m really into Greek mythology and obsessed with marine life. I love learning new information and getting suggestions for pretty much anything.
What drew you to peer mentoring?
As a new student, I was lucky to meet upperclassmen double majoring in the same two rigorous programs as me. They helped me in my journey and were so supportive and encouraging. Now I get to do the same for someone else. I also like problem-solving and being able to help others. As a student whose hometown is across the country, I came to NYC knowing no one, so I understand how scary it is to be in a completely new city, step out of your comfort zone, and have to make new connections.