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Ahtiya Liles `18

Theatre & Performance Major and Arts Management Minor from Yonkers, New York



What I want prospective students to know about Purchase: You’ll definitely find yourself while at Purchase.

The reason I became an Ambassador: I applied to be a Student Ambassador because I had a positive tour experience during both of my visits to Purchase College during my senior year of high school.  I wanted to provide perspective students with the same positive, well-rounded, and excited experience that I encountered during my tour visits.

My favorite spot on campus: The Multicultural Center.

Why I chose Purchase: I chose Purchase because I wanted an environment that claimed to accept people from all walks of life and fight for justice.

My hobbies and interests: Playwriting, directing, acting, reading, blogging, YouTube, social activism.

Future plans after Purchase: Working in the off-Broadway and off- off-Broadway theatre community.

What “Think Wide Open” means to me: “Think Wide Open” means being able to have dialogue with those who come from different backgrounds than you.