Ishan Krishna Maitra


Birthday: February 4th

Are you a first generation college student? No

Fun Fact #1: I know 4 languages!

Fun Fact #2: I started a medical startup company.

What were some highlights of your first year? Were there offices or specific individuals that helped you during your transition?

The highlight of my first semester were the extremely kind and helpful staff of Kent State University. As an international student the international student and scholar service provided extremely useful in always being available to all my needs and questions. I remember the kindness of all the people I approached in helping me and even remember remarking to my international friends how touched we were with just the simple acts of kindness from everyone we met. I had come here very early on the 31st of December because I just couldn't wait to get here! And boy the campus and the people just did not disappoint! I remember when I wanted to move from my residence hall room to another how kindly I was helped always with a smile and a kind tone. It was these small touches of kindness and caring that moved me in the first couple of weeks when it seemed very difficult and lonely, and over time I was certain that I wanted to be a part of this culture and community because it would drive me towards excellence.