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Real People Profiles: Nazi Paikidze

We're asking some of the people you might encounter on the UMBC campus, including students, faculty, staff and alumni, to answer a few questions about themselves and their experiences. These are their responses.

Name: Nazi Paikidze

Hometown: Moscow

Major: Information Systems

Q: How long have you been at UMBC?

A: 2.5 years

Q: What is your current title (job or student organization position)?

A: UMBC Chess Team Scholar

Q: In 12 words or less, what role(s) do you play on campus? 

A: I play for the UMBC chess team.

Q: What aspect of your UMBC role(s) do you enjoy most?

A: The chess team. We love working together and representing UMBC together at the chess tournaments.

Q: What is the most important or memorable thing you learned in college/have learned at UMBC?

College is a wonderful experience; helps you figure out who you are and what you want to do in life.

Q: What is one way you have worked with others to make a positive difference at UMBC or in another community?

A: I have been working with the UMBC chess team for 2.5 years and we have made it to top 4 chess teams in the country for three years in a row!

Q: Complete this sentence: "I am a big fan of __________"


Q: Do you have any UMBC stories, little-known facts about UMBC, favorite spots on campus, or anything else you’d like to share?

A: I would like to tell every student at UMBC that no matter what their major is, they should all take Entrepreneurship courses to see the world differently. Also, I hope one day Entrepreneurship will be a major at UMBC.

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Posted: March 23, 2015, 2:39 PM