Nassau, Bahamas
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


Track and Field Music/Singing Volunteering

About Me
October 4, 2014
Conch Fritters Anyone?

Last weekend, West Indian Lynk hosted its first event of the semester and it was definitely a success. We spent Friday night cooking, baking and bonding, and Saturday afternoon we hosted a social and finally got to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

September 15, 2014
One Down, Three To Go

After scores of exams and assignments, dozens of student organization meetings, 5 months of intense and time consuming training as a student athlete, 2 months of being a former student athlete, and about 7 months of missing home, I was more than ready for summer break, and enjoy it I did!

April 21, 2014
Caribbean Picnic

Just what I needed...some down home food! The countdown is and has been on for a while. Richmond is a beautiful place, but its about that time that I return home for some R & R (rest and recuperation). It's events like last weekend's Caribbean Picnic that help me to greater appreciate the broad range of nationalities and cultures represented on UR's campus -especially those of Caribbean background.

April 6, 2014
UR Is A Beautiful Place

I am either the world's best photographer, or I live on the world's most beautiful campus. It's most likely the latter but I'll take some applause for capturing God's beautiful creation on camera. :) 

April 4, 2014
DMV CSA...Here We Come!

I’m super amped about the DMV CSA Conference this weekend! I should probably begin by sharing the meaning of those acronyms I just listed. DMV is the acronym for DC, Maryland and Virginia, and CSA stands for Caribbean Student Association. With funding from UR’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, I and a few other West Indian Lynk (UR’s Caribbean student association) members are in DC for the 3rd annual CSA Conference…so exciting!

February 23, 2014
West Indian Lynk!

This Friday made the 6th Annual Island Showcase. It’s an event hosted by West Indian Lynk (UR’s Caribbean student organization) where contestants represent different Caribbean countries and share a little about that country. Even though just one is crowned a winner, it’s a lot of fun and a great opportunity for UR’s community to learn a little about Caribbean culture.

February 16, 2014
February 2, 2014
My Second Meet of the Season :)

As a high school student, being a student-athlete was definitely challenging enough but as a college student, although it seems like I would have more time, the intensity dial seems to have been turned up a few notches.

January 24, 2014
It's that time again!

Hey folks… it’s that time again! :)

This is now my second week back and I must say, it’s been an eventful few days. I’ll get to sharing the deets (details) in just a minute, but it wouldn’t be right for me to not first share a little about how AMAZING my Christmas break was. Quite honestly in fact, I can’t say that I was excited to return to campus, but that’s normal for a first year, right? Anyway… :)

December 17, 2013
HALL DECOR #Aamazinggg

So I’m really starting to appreciate the decorations around our hall. It gives the place character. Some of the dorm room doors deserve to be entered into serious competitions, and some of the posters our RA’s put up deserve to be made into books! Take a look.

Helloooo prospective students, I’m Natishkah. :) 

Here are a few fun facts about me:

  1. I believe in the one true God and I aim to please Him in all that I do. For His glory alone. 
  2. I was born in the best month of the year. Yes of course, that must mean I was born in August -the 21st to be exact. Major events such as the birth of Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s six-time (and counting) Olympic sprinting champion help to support my belief that August 21st is quite an awesome day to be born. 
  3. I was born in the Caribbean country of the Bahamas –a special shout out to the Caribbean prospective students! The Bahamas is made up of over 700 islands and cays -about 30 of which are inhabited. I live on the tiny island of New Providence, the Capital. 
  4. I love track and field. I’ve been a track athlete for about 10 years, and a hurdler for about 3 years. I’m a member of the track and field team here at UR. 
  5. Music is also a love of mine. Artist like Lecrae, Trip Lee, Tasha Cobbs, KB, Britt Nicole and India Arie, are all my favorites.
  6. I’m not much good at singing but strangely enough and much to the annoyance of my siblings -and pretty soon, my roommate- I LOVE to sing.
  7. I love volunteering, I love eating, and I like reading.
  8. I consider myself to be adventurous. I’m always willing to try something new, so long as it’s fairly safe.
  9. I’m a big fan of travelling and that includes outdoor camping trips. Within the last two years, I’ve gone camping four times. I’ve probably had enough of it for the next twenty years though.
  10. I’m empathetic. 
  11. I often prefer expressing myself on paper. Not because I don’t enjoy face-to-face interaction (I love being able to read between the lines through people’s facial expressions, behavior and tone of voice), but because I’m an analyzer and writing gives me more time to gather, reflect and edit my thoughts.
  12. Oh, and did I mention I’m often referred to as a perfectionist. I don’t agree. I just prefer getting things right the first time. ;)