Chiraag Gohel

Hi! I’m Chiraag Gohel, a sophomore at Carleton College. I use he/him/his pronouns and live in Dublin, Ohio. I identify as South-Asian American, and have found both the intersections and contradictions within this identity as forming the crux of my beliefs and thoughts. I’m predominantly involved in MOSAIC (Mosaic of South Asian Interests at Carleton) and BSA (Black Student Alliance), and am generally interested in cultural/area studies.

What excites you about being at Carleton?

While relatively small, Carleton has the resources, the social climate, and the people all necessary for the progression of my interests. Whether it’s discussion with professors, friends, or engagement in different social groups, I have found myself, over the past year, thoroughly challenged with new and exciting ideas.  

What is something you wish you had been better prepared for, before arriving at Carleton?

The school can feel somewhat isolated and constraining at times. The size and location of the school has its perks, but it also can feel like a social burden that piles on top of your stress. It’s easy to feel as if Carleton is too far removed from anything real. However, it’s important to make time for the activities and people you love, as those are also both easy to find here.