Aarti Kheskani
Jul 9 · 5 min read

The Summer Growth Team’s resident Sweetgreen addict!

“I collect dreamcatchers from different places I’ve visited so I have a ton in my room, a lot from South America. I love those.”

What do you do with all those dreams?

“Keep ‘em.”

Nell is a twenty one year old rising senior at Duke University studying Economics and Visual Media Studies. She is from just outside Philadelphia and despite knowing her way around New York, this is the first time she’s lived here! We sat down with her to see how her summer is going…

Where are you from? Tell us a little bit about yourself.

“So I was actually born in Utah but I grew up right outside of Philadelphia. I’m 21, I go to Duke University, and I’m an Econ major.”

So how have you been enjoying living in New York? What do you think about the city?

“I’ve been to New York a lot before actually living here and I think that every time I came I was so busy and I was trying to do everything. So it’s much nicer living here and doing day to day things. I have a lot of friends here so it’s been really fun.”

Outside of working at Campuswire and going to school, what else do you like to do?

“I really like music and I like going to concerts. I love eating, so I love trying new restaurants. And I really like running so I found a cool place to run here which I really like.”

So Nell, what was your favorite subject in middle school?

“Either math, because I was really good at it, or computer stuff because it was really easy to do whatever we wanted.”

Middle school Nell in computer class

If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be?

“I’d want to be Ben and Jerry’s chocolate chip cookie dough because that’s my favorite.”

How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?

“At school I probably drink 2–3 cups depending on what I’m doing. Here, I’ve just been drinking one a day but sometimes I just drink it because I like the taste, not for the energy.”

What is your favorite place in the whole world?

“I think my favorite place that I’m dying to go back to is Mykonos in Greece. I went a few months ago and it was the best time ever.”

If you were an animal what would you be?

“I really don’t know, I feel like maybe I’d be a deer or something but I don’t know why. Maybe just the coloring.”

What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?

“In high school, there was this one time when everyone in my grade was in one place and I fell in front of everyone and that was really embarrassing. But I’m sure other really embarrassing things have happened.”

What’s your pet peeve?

“One of my pet peeves is when I’m hanging out with someone or trying to have a meal with someone and they are on their phone. That really annoys me.”

If you could only watch one movie forever what would it be?

“It would be Mamma Mia because I can watch that movie all the time and I like the music.”

That’s a good one — And what was your first job?

“I was a camp counselor at a day camp near my house.”

Tell us about some of your day to day responsibilities here at Campuswire.

“We’ve been pitching content, writing content, creating some growth plans and doing a lot of different things.”

So of all that good stuff, what is your favorite part of your job?

“I think my favorite part is the fact that we can come up with suggestions out of nowhere and everyone here really values the ideas that you have and you can help grow the company with your own ideas. They are all taken into account, which I really like.”

So what has been your biggest challenge in working here so far?

“A big challenge will be making sure our ideas don’t slow down. Right now, we’ve been getting a lot of help from Brian and Sanna so I think it will be challenging when we have to start doing it on our own. I’m sure we’ll learn what we need to for that but I think having that independence might be challenging.”

So what is something about your job here that you didn’t necessarily expect you would be getting into when you got started?

“I’m surprised at how little busy work we are doing. Everything we do comes from our own ideas.”

Going forward, what are you most excited about for the rest of this summer with Campuswire?

“I’m really excited to see how what we are doing will help the company grow. I think there is a lot of potential with what we’ve been pitching and suggesting and so just seeing that all play out from sitting in a meeting room talking about it to seeing it actually working and helping Campuswire be successful will be exciting.”

Looking back, what’s one memory from college so far where you wished you had access to a tool like Campuswire?

“I wish I had Campuswire in a lot of my more difficult STEM classes. I wouldn’t really use the applications they had through the year but right before the test I would get overwhelmed by so many unorganized questions and I think that’s really stressful when you have a lot to do before a test.”

Thanks, Nell! Stay tuned for more from our Summer Growth Team…


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