Name: Shazman Ali

Age: 20

Hometown: Dalton

High school: Dalton High

Major: Biology, chemistry minor

Expected graduation date: December 2016

Why did you choose Dalton State? I chose Dalton State because of the small class sizes and the interaction you have with the professors. I was a transient student from UGA last summer and took Chemistry 1 and 2 and Biology 1108. I was surprised at how nice the labs were here and how the actual professors from class were there in lab which really aided in learning. The great experience I had last summer convinced me to transfer.

What do you plan to do after graduation? Try out various internships

Who is/was your favorite professor and why? Dr. Richard Collison. He made a subject which I hated (chemistry) into a class I really enjoyed and was excited about learning every day.

What activities are you involved in on campus? Student Conduct Board

Where is your favorite study spot? Studying?  What’s that? The rocking chairs with the view of the forest at the library.

Where is your favorite hangout? Lakeshore Park

Favorite comfort food? Biryani

If you had a theme song, what would it be? “Senor de los Cielos” theme song

Favorite line from a movie? “Just keep swimming.”

What is your favorite book? Harry Potter

Who would play you in the movie version of your life? Russell Peters

What is your favorite childhood memory? Having naptime in pre-K

If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet? Theodore Roosevelt

What is your favorite app? Snapchat

Where is your favorite place to eat? Filling Station

What did you want to be when you were a kid? Astronaut

What does it mean to you to be part of the Roadrunner Nation? Taking pride in Dalton State and taking advantage of every opportunity Dalton State provides.