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Meet the Bloggers

Abby

Class of 2023
I'm a Civil and Environmental Engineering major in the Grainger College of Engineering, and I hope to one day work to lessen society's impact on the environment. I am a major nerd, have a passion for all things outdoors, and love exploring all the different opportunities that the University of Illinois has to offer!

Anaya

Class of 2022
Born in Chicago, Illinois, I am a senior pursuing a degree in Communication-based on my interests in writing and media. Aside from writing, I love to listen to music and roller skate! I hope to inspire people to discover the great resources and opportunities that UIUC offers and ways to enjoy the college experience!

Andy

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Anuraag

Class of 2023
Hi! I'm a junior majoring in Computer Science and an aspiring tech entrepreneur. I'm from Hyderabad, India, and hope to bring an international perspective to the blog. I look forward to sharing my experiences at the University of Illinois and helping you find your place here!

Brian

Senior Associate Director of Recruitment & Outreach, Undergraduate Admissions
I'm here to help high school students and their families navigate the college search process. An Illinois alumnus (LAS ’02), I had the honor to play football for the Orange and Blue.

Brooke

Class of 2024
I’m a social work major with a passion for people and the betterment of society. Listening to my friends share their experiences sparked my love for the University of Illinois, so I can’t wait to share my own with prospective and incoming students!

Lauren

Class of 2022
Hi everybody! I'm a Communication major and Public Relations minor here at UIUC, and I'm from Palos Park, IL. As a senior, I'm so excited to blog about the great memories I've had as an Illini so far. I hope that my experiences can give a glimpse into UIUC's unmatched campus life and academics. When not studying, you can usually catch me drinking my Dunkin' on the quad or playing volleyball at the ARC!

Noah

Class of 2023
I am a sophomore studying Advertising on a Pre-Law track. I’m from Park Ridge, Illinois, about 30 minutes outside of Chicago. I've loved getting involved on campus through my job at Campus Recreation and participating in Greek Life. UIUC is my second home, and I think it should be yours, too!

Toby

Class of 2024
Hi Everyone! I am from the NW Suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I am a freshman studying political science and i am on the pre-law track. I love being involved on campus through a variety of RSO’s and other pre-law-oriented groups. UIUC offers so many opportunities that you can venture and grow in and you will truly find your second home here!

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Veronica

Class of 2024
Hi everyone! I am currently studying in the Division of General Studies. I am from Niles, Illinois, a northwest suburb of Chicago, and I am an only child. This means that I will be the first and only one in my family to attend UIUC, so I plan to bring you with me along the way! I hope to share my experiences and provide helpful advice and info about student and campus life here at UIUC for prospective students and others.

Xosa

Class of 2025
Hello! I'm a Political Science major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and I grew up in Chicago Heights, IL. I love all things international, political, and vintage. I am also an Illinois Promise scholar. As a college applicant, it can be tough to navigate the resources of the college process. But I hope my blogs make it much easier to choose UIUC!