Safeeyah Iverson

Safeeyah Iverson

Safeeyah Iverson

3rd Year, English

University Park, Maryland

fiverson1@ufl.edu

What is your favorite quote? “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” 

What advice would you give to new scholars? (Or advice you wish you had been told when you were a freshman):  Grades are important. But college should be more than memorizing information and copying it out on a test. College is an opportunity to learn something new every single day. If you truly embrace that idea, and strive to care about the things you are learning, to absorb and understand information instead of merely retaining it, the good grades will come but you will gain something even more important than a 4.0; an education.

What organizations or clubs are you involved in? FYF Peer Leader and Delta Nu Zeta Service Sorority

What is your favorite thing about UF and being a Gator? Being a Gator is so amazing because the University goes to such lengths to make you feel like you are truly apart of something. UF says that "Every gator counts" and the more I get involved with the school, the more I see that those words are true. I don't know that every college student in the world can say that their university is a support system, but I am very proud that I can.