Natalie Nielsen

Natalie Nielsen

Acting with a Dance Minor

Sophomore
Gilbert, Arizona

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About Natalie

Hello there! My name is Natalie, and I am a sophomore Theater Arts: Acting major with a minor in dance.  I was born in Chandler, Arizona and I have lived in Gilbert for most of my life. However, after starting at UNC, I now feel that this campus is my home!  What drew me to UNC was not only the amazing programs it had to offer, but how the second I interacted with students and walked around the campus I felt right at home! UNC has given me an environment where I can advance in my studies, but also grow as an individual. I have found that the professors and people around me have pushed me to be the best I can be at UNC, and even beyond my college career. I am involved in theater groups on campus, a Christian ministry on campus called Challenge, and help out with auditions for our theater program.  Once I graduate, I hope to move to Chicago or Los Angeles to continue my work as a professional performer. 

3 Facts

1. I live at Blue Mug on the weekends!  It's a wonderful place to just chill out, listen to some good music, have a nice cup of coffee, and work on homework.
2. love me some snow, and the campus is gorgeous in the wintertime! It is definitely one of my favorite times to take some aesthetically cool photos.
3. I am OBSESSED with Chicken and Waffles- add some good buffalo hot sauce and I am in HEAVEN.

Favorite Place on Campus

My favorite place on Campus is Gunter Green. It's a wonderful place to have fun with friends, or just sit and do homework!

Advice to Prospective Students

Definitely get a planner and set goals for yourself every week. As cheesy as setting a goal might sound, it really does help to set your week up for success and drive you to reach above and beyond. Also, planners help keep your days in check because it's really easy to forget things when you're a busy student!

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