Intercultural Relations

Ajit Sharma

Area(s) of Study

Double major: Economics and theater

Hometown

Butwal, Nepal

Co-curricular

Student Senator 2019/2020: Class of 2023 An active thespian and a playwright. United Asia SASA

Why did you choose Lake Forest College?

I chose LFC because it is close to one of the biggest and most vibrant cities in the world. I do not describe myself as a completely city person but I do want to be connected with city life a lot and LFC is amazingly situated in the sub-urbs, making a great mix between city and calm sub-urban life. Secondly, it gave me a good amount of financial aid.

What do you advocate for?

I am against plutocracy but I am always on the front row to support the movement to create a flawless democracy. I am also against extreme left wing globalization or influence of one culture over the other but I am the biggest supporter of the concept of "universalism". I am an environmentalist, a vegetarian and I strongly believe in the concept of reflection, non-violence and truth.

Why did you decide to be a First Connection Mentor?

Especially, for the international, first generation and other minority students, it may prove hard to connect and indulge into college life as easily as other traditional students may not have. I am an international minority student on campus and I had a lot of questions on whether I would be accepted or not, how will people and school receive me, these questions were important to me in my head and when I experienced first connection last year, it helped me a lot to transition. So, my choice to become a mentor is because I want to connect and help others to transition easily.

Advice for incoming students

Reflection, truth, humility, acceptance and non-violence are the biggest virtues of homo-sapiens.