The “quiet girl” in the back

Alyssa Banas,

Before I attended college, I was known as the “quiet girl” that sat in the back of the class. I loved meeting new people, but I just had a hard time communicating with people without being shy. My teachers always told me to participate in class because the ideas I wrote down on paper was considered as “intelligent.” When I reached college, I realized that I need to step out of my comfort zone. During my freshman year in college, I rushed in a sorority and was involved in plenty of clubs. Those who bump into my in college are now always saying “Wow! You used to be the quiet girl in the back of the class. What happened?” Going to ODU has definitely helped me step out of my comfort zone and allow myself to open up without people judging me.


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