Conrad Paganini

Conrad PaganiniMajor: Public health and prevention sciences

Minor: Spanish

Favorite Quote: “He who spends time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future.” - Francisco de Quevedo

Biggest mistake as a first-year student? What did you learn? During my first year, I made the mistake of being overinvolved. It is important that when you commit to an organization or a cause, that you are aware of how much of a commitment it actually is, and that you are able to manage it. Start with one organization at a time, and remember that your academics come first. Extracurriculars and athletics do not show up on your diploma.

How did you choose your major? I have always aspired to go into the medical field, and public health has one of the farthest reaches in that field. BW is one of the few universities offering this high-demand program, so there was no doubt in my mind that it was for me! Spanish is a passion that I have developed due to my heritage and my love of languages.

What has been your best experience at BW? Forming relationships with literally everyone on campus. It is great that we are small enough that you have the opportunity to form relationships with everyone from peers to the president!

Favorite spot on campus? Catch me in the Center for Innovation & Growth, prepping for lab.

Best piece of advice given to you? Treat everyone as if they were your own family and you will always be at home.

One thing you want the incoming students to know as they get ready for their summer orientation experience? We all went through this process, so we know how you are feeling and what you are experiencing. Orientation is continuously evolving so that we are able to help you adjust to living independently. I'm not going to lie. It's going to be weird and maybe uncomfortable at times, but we, the entire BW community, are here to help you break through that and support you every step of the way!