Nina Beardsley

“I lived in Germany my freshman year. It was good and bad. I went to a really privileged school where I was really isolated. It was in a very wealthy part of Berlin, and I remember in German class one day we learned about all the underprivileged impoverished parts of the city, and that really opened my eyes to how lucky I am. Being on the subway and seeing so many different kinds of people was so different from what I’m used to, and it opened my mind a lot. I have tried to bring the mindset home. Before I went to Germany I didn’t realize the privilege I had, but now that I have those experiences it has really put everything in perspective.”