Biography

Nastya, the second Scholar from Seymour High School, is excited to attend IU because of the countless activities, resources, and opportunities available for students to customize their college experience to reflect their interests. She will major in biochemistry and can’t wait to start making new friends! She also looks forward to studying abroad, and experiencing the vibrant cultural life of Brazil is on the top of her list. Nastya cites her involvement with the special education academy at her high school as a formative experience in her life, showing her a new perspective and teaching her that “there is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more” (Robert M. Hensel). She loves to relax in a sunny hammock, bake brownies, and watch reality competition TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars. Nastya would like to thank the Wells Scholars Program for giving her such an incredible opportunity, and her parents and brother for showering her with love and support throughout her life. Nastya will hold the Hutton-Heim and Edward L. Hutton Scholarship Fund scholarships.