Name: Harsh Desai
Hometown: Statesville, NC
Major: Chemical Engineering
I’m Harsh and this is my fifth and last year here at NC State. I originally came in Undeclared as a freshman in the Poole College of Management, but later found my home in the Chemical Engineering department. I’m not one to be nostalgic, but once you’re in my position, it can’t be helped. As soon as I stepped onto campus this year, I felt a sudden rush of memories going back to when I first moved in as a freshman and the excitement that came along with it. If I had to describe all of my experiences at NC State, it would definitely take a few pages. Looking back at the past four years, I can say I have made the most of my time here at NC State and I can’t wait to see what my last year has in store for me.
Okay no more sappy stuff I promise, but here’s a little background on me. I was born in India and moved to the US in 2001. Since then I’ve been moving around the east coast, until my family moved to Statesville, NC. We have lived there for almost 10 years so I’ve spent a good chunk of my life growing up there. Coming from a small town and being put in a populated environment like NC State is the scariest decision I had ever made in my life but I have loved every moment here and still can’t believe I’m about to graduate in a short amount of time!
I have a lot of plans for this year and I’m excited to see what I can accomplish before I officially become an alumni of NC State!