Grace Dhanraj

"I only began to discover Harvard and all that the campus has to offer during my sophomore year of college. After a tough freshman year, I was finally in a comfortable place with new friends and new experiences. And I became curious about all of these mysterious buildings and spaces around campus that always seemed to be empty. So I began exploring everywhere I could, trying to find new study spots or cool areas. I found my favorite study spots that were always empty--for example, fourth floor of Sever or the top floor of Lamont are little oases that have huge windows that overlook the yard. I climbed to the top of a private parking garage and found one of the best views of the Square that I have ever seen. I had the chance to attend a gala at the Museum of Natural History. I discovered new hole-in-the-wall restaurants and exciting eateries every weekend. And the best part is that I am still discovering new and exciting things about Harvard every week, even during my Senior year. All of these little experiences keep joining my list of favorite parts about my four years at Harvard. Harvard is no longer just that Ivy League bubble in New England with pretty steeples and intense classes. It’s a place full of hidden gems that I will never cease to explore."