Fatima’s Blog

My name is Fatima Ali. My family is from India, and I was born in New York. I live in Jackson Heights, Queens. Both my parents migrated from India and came to America in search of a better life and future. When they came to the country they did not know anyone here. They had to make new friends and meet new people. I grew up not having any extended family in America. I visited India 3-4 times in my life and met the rest of my family there.

My college experience so far has been really good. Most of my professors are nice and they aren’t boring. I was hearing from other college students about their experiences in college and it was making me scared but after I started, I realized it was not as bad as everyone was describing to me. In the summer I had summer academy classes for the SEEK program, and when I would go to college everyday in the summer I was very annoyed about it, but now I’m glad I had those classes in the summer because I got used to the college life. I hope the next four years will be great too.