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Helen Tariku ’21

Majors: {{, Government}} & {{, Sociology}}

A native of Arlington, Virginia, Helen became familiar with William & Mary at an early age. In high school, she dreamed of attending the university because of its excellent academic reputation, small size, extracurricular opportunities and social aspects. As a student, Helen says she knew she made the right choice because of the people she interacted with on campus. “This community supports one another,” she says. “Even though we go to an academically rigorous school, we cheer each other on rather than competing with one another.”

A double major in government and sociology, Helen was pre-law, a campus tour guide for the admission office, Griffin Ambassador and group fitness instructor. She was also a member of Tri Delta sorority, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, the scuba club, Student Assembly and more. She says one of her most defining moments as a student was her study abroad trip to Prague, where she was able to immerse herself in a completely new culture and explore Europe.

What Helen says she loves most about William & Mary is that you get out of the experience what you put in. “Everyone here has a common bond of being a member of this community but also being unique at the same time,” she says. “I’ve had a fantastic experience getting to interact with many different types of people with countless different interests.”

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