Hi everyone! My name is Vignesha Sudalakshmee Chiniah and I go by Vignesha. I am from Mauritius, a tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean (off the right coast of Madagascar). I spent my first 17 years living in Mauritius, then I went to the African Leadership Academy in South Africa for 2 years before I came to Notre Dame as an aspiring mechanical engineer. On campus, I'm involved with Baja SAE, ND Energy, Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Lewis Hall activities. I love traveling to different places, learning about different cultures, dancing and trying different restaurants. Are you looking forward to starting this fabulous journey with Notre Dame? Because I am!! My advice to you would be: Don’t worry about fitting in. Give yourself some time to adjust to a new place. Embrace all that Notre Dame has to offer with an open mind.
I am super excited to meet you all soon! Feel free to send me an email or message me on Facebook if you have any questions. Good Luck, and welcome home!