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Natasha Calixte

Student of the Month: November 2016

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY


What is your motivation to succeed?

I don’t have a choice, I know that I came out of a bad neighborhood and had a really rough start so my motivation to succeed comes from the fact that I look at how far I came in comparison to where I once was. My dad is also my biggest motivator, literally everything I do is for him.

What are your long term goals?

My long term goals are to dance professionally and to teach Arts Education.

What does EOP/MAP mean to you?

EOP/MAP to me means opportunity! A chance excel in every pos- sible way despite our backgrounds and past experiences.

What’s your most invaluable experience at Purchase?

One of my most invaluable experiences I have had at Purchase thus far has been being able to be a part of the dance team Sabo- tage and the expansion of its vision.