Name: Sasha Pimentel
Hometown: Miami, Florida
What program are you in? Musical Theatre; a sophomore.
Why did you choose NSU? NSU was the only university that offered a true musical theatre program in South Florida, so it was automatically on the top of my list. Once I went to orientation, I knew it was a perfect fit for me.
What is the best part about being a Shark? Shark Pride! I have never seen a school this young with so much spirit and so eager to start traditions.
What’s your favorite NSU tradition? Fins Up – you can call this out anywhere around campus and most, if not all, of the people around you will join in.
What organizations and activities are you involved in? The NSU Vocal Ensemble; Vice President of the Commuter Student Organization; and the Orientation Team.
What made you decide to become an Orientation Leader for new students? My own orientation leader did. I had such an awesome experience at my orientation and I knew that I wanted to make incoming students feel as welcomed into the Shark Family as I was when I attended.
What is your favorite class? My acting classes are the best! No matter what we're working on, the lessons are always interactive between the students and professor.
What is your favorite place on campus? The West End Deli, by far. Whenever I'm working on an assignment or just looking for a nice place to relax between classes, I always find myself at the Deli.
What are your career aspirations? I would love to make it to Broadway one day. But until I get there, I would love to work on creating a camp for underprivileged children to expose them to the arts.
What is a fun fact we should know about you? The first song that I ever sang in public was Fallin' by Alicia Keys, and I won a televised talent competition with it.