Nia Billups

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Birthday: September 22nd

Are you a first generation college student? Yes

Favorite Hobby: Writing

Fun Fact #1: I don't go anywhere without lip gloss.

Fun Fact #2: Kim Possible was my favorite show growing up.

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

In my first year I learned how to find the good in the bad. I struggled through classes like I never had before, I suffered from severe depression and anxiety, and I took eighteen credits second semester which was extremely stressful. Even though all of this was happening I grew as a person. I became closer to my best friend and my family who were there for me through everything. With the help of Mike Daniels in the Student Multicultural Center, the Women’s Center, Deweese Clinic and Psychological Services, I managed to get through it and come out better for it. I've weighed my life and decided that the good times outweigh the bad. The love and support that I've gained here at Kent is invaluable and the amount of joy that the people here have brought me throughout the dark times is immeasurable.