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Tanisha Nalavadi

Tanisha is a senior studying Computer Science and Statistics from Mumbai, India. After graduation she will be moving onto her next adventure in Seattle. Tanisha is obsessed with scuba diving and anything to do with the ocean. She loves to binge watch the Mindy Project, collect post cards, and go on long walks

L's Taken

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"Thank you for applying but..."

  • Duke Spoon (got that rejection before I arrived on campus freshman year) 

  • SLG rush 

  • 100+ new grad job applications (no joke)

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Things I thought I'd finish but never did

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Everyday L's of life

  • A complete and total lack of motivation to do my weekly CS 330 psets 

  • Stress napping 

  • Skipping my workout 

  • Forgetting to do my laundry

On the Bright Side

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Memories I made when I wasn't working/studying

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Things I've learned that will still matter in 10 years

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TV shows, movies, and books I've enjoyed

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Things I'm proud of that you won't see on my resume

  • Building a community at Duke, half way across the world from home 

  • Being a great older sibling and supporting my brother 

  • Appreciating feedback and criticism and always having an open mind

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Unconventional skills

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Quirks that make me who I am

  • I love the ocean so so much that I get instantly happy every time I think of it/ visit it 

  • I'm incredibly spontaneous but I also have a type A side to me 

  • 57% of the reason I was most excited to move to the US was year long supply of strawberries

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Small joys in my life

  • Snacking on chocolate chips 

  • Walking through campus during golden hour 

  • A sunny day 

  • Wednesday night jazz @ Mary Lou 

  • The feeling after a good workout

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Obstacles I have overcome

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Things I've done that pushed me out of my comfort zone

  • Moved half way across the world for college 

  • Rush 

  • Pursuing a career in tech + CS degree without ever having coded before college

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Failures that seemed like the end of the world back then but don't matter in hindsight

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Leaps of Faith

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Life events that have made me stronger

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Things I look forward to in the future

  • Building a new life in Seattle post grad 

  • Learning to sail 

  • Learning to actually cook 

  • Reading a book a week after graduation 

  • Starting a company with my best friends some day

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