After 13 college applications, 9 school visits, and 1 plane ride, I stepped outside the rental car agency for the first time in Tucson, Arizona. A hot burst of wind smacked me in the face. I was startled at first but after a few minutes, I adjusted to the temperature and felt somewhat at peace with the heat on my skin.
When I think about why I came to the University of Arizona, one reason in particular sticks out to me the most. I have lived all over the county, but I ultimately found my home here at the UA. I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and have moved nine times since then; I have lived on the east coast, the west coast, and in the south, all of which are extremely different from one another.