Zumrad Kabilova '16
Physics and Mathematics
What made you decide to attend Goucher?
Goucher’s focus on relationships and on student interests and individuality were what made the college stand out to Zumrad Kabilova.
“In my country, if I were to go [to university], I would just study physics and math and wouldn’t be able to take other classes,” she says. Goucher was different. “Even if you are taking science, you can still take dance or art classes. That was very appealing to me.”
What do you like about your classes and the faculty?
“Most of my professors were really supportive my freshman year. I could just go talk to them just about homework or stuff like that, but then end up talking about my country, my food, or how I miss it,” she says. “I like that the relationship can be more than just student and professor with my professors. It’s more like just being friends.” Between the welcomes of teachers and fellow students, Zumrad quickly became a part of a close-knit community.
What are you involved with on campus?
Zumrad has also had the chance to be involved outside the classroom. She is a member of the Asian Students Union and worked in the Admissions Office.
She thinks the variety of opportunities and strong sense of community are two of the best things Goucher offers. “I am able to engage with different students and work on various parts of the campus. That lets you grow both academically and socially.”