Eleane Lema, Class of 2021

A female undergraduate chemistry major poses in front of a wall.Eleane is an Undergraduate Chemistry Major.

To me, a degree from MIT encapsulates four significant years of my development as a student, a chemist, a friend, and a dreamer. The best part about the MIT undergraduate experience is being surrounded by individuals who are passionate about so many different interests. Everyone that I meet inspires me to truly listen to them, to give value and understand things that I never had before. This along with the overwhelming opportunities, collaboration, and everyone’s willingness to listen, learn, and put things into perspective is truly a trans-formative experience that continuously redefines my values and how I choose to influence the world.