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Daria Okhrimtchouk

Year: 
2013
Hometown: 
Cherry Hill, NJ; Kyiv, Ukraine
Major/minor: 
Biology (Pre-med)
Courses TRAC'ed: 
MAT 101, BIOS 042, ENGR 211 (IPD), and CHEM 343

Interesting internships, activities, hobbies, or experiences:

President of FONI Intercultural Journal and Club, member of the Russian Club and the LU Student Medical Association, writes poetry, horseback rides, and plays classical guitar. Dreams of publishing her poems written in Ukrainian and English.

What does TRAC mean to you?

Being part of TRAC entails many things: working hard (individually and in a group setting), meeting with professors, staying up late to complete assignments, making mistakes, learning from them, and so on. But at the center of this whirlwind of activity are the rich connections forged between the TRAC fellows and the student tutees. I remember showing up for my own conference with a TRAC fellow – at first I was apprehensive, but the fellow’s enthusiasm and willingness to listen helped me improve my draft as well as add a few writing strategies to my arsenal. TRAC student conferences are a valuable resource to students, no matter their level of writing skill. But we also want the student to enjoy interacting with fellows in a cooperative and thoughtful manner, because this is truly an exciting opportunity to get a little better at a skill you’ll have to draw on at Lehigh and beyond.