Meet our Bloggers

Josiah Bonifas
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Hi I’m Josiah bonifas. Born and raised in NYC, I came upstate to play basketball at Houghton College where I double majored in business and accounting, and minored in music. I am currently a grad student working on my MBA with a focus in finance at the Saunders College of Business. I’ve always liked to do a little bit of everything, from sports and hiking to writing music and reading. The way I see it, we’ve all been blessed with incredible lives and countless opportunities, so why not make the most of it!

Mudit Pasagadagula
Electrical Engineering MS

I was always told “if you do something, make sure you do it perfectly”. What I found out while experiencing life was something else. You don’t have to do things perfectly, they just fall in place by themselves. My beliefs incline with the beauty of imperfections. I believe that it is the art of consciously accepting our imperfections, a practice indeed, which effortlessly takes us to a path which is meant for us for. Such are my ways of living.

I’ve always loved studying science and that is what I do now at RIT. I am an international student and I come from India. Having an Electronics & Communication Engineering undergraduate background I am currently engaged in the Electrical Engineering MS program in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering studying electromagnetics. Apart of my interest in science and engineering, I’ve the same enthusiasm and love for pretty much everything other than from my academics. Within the constraints of time I try to learn the most I can. I don’t make music but I love listening to it. I play guitar quite nicely and I keep learning how to play other instruments too. I would have died if there were no good movies around me to watch. I love being with people, but I prefer to stay with Mother Nature more. I am much more spiritual than I am religious. Apart being in strong touch with the western philosophies which gave birth to the physical sciences I am equally rooted with spiritual practices that eastern philosophies have offered our small world with. I practice yoga and I love meditation. I love to spend time engaging myself in philosophical and scientific conversations. And… I am always happy to help!

I am Mudit, putting efforts for making this world a little better every day.

Ami Patel
Computer Science MS

Ami is a graduate student in Computer Science from Ahmedabad, India. In addition to working with Graduate Enrollment Services, she also serves as External Affairs Head for the Graduate Student Advisory Council here at RIT. Culinary arts is her secret weapon. For her, health is of utmost priority and thus, working out is a major part of her routine. She loves being social and enjoys the company of good people and good food. These qualities inspire her to volunteer for various social causes. Moreover, she is a polymath, and always has her hands full with activities like Zumba, Latin dancing, hiking, photographing little moments, exploring different cultures and languages.

Sanjay Varma Rudraraju
Computer Science MS

My name is Sanjay and I am a graduate student in the department of Computer Science and I come from India. I am also the Graduate Senator for the current academic year and prior to coming to the United States, I served in a leadership role at an NGO which helps ensure equitable outcomes for children in shelters across India. In my free time, I enjoy cooking and reading books and I also love to golf.

Krishna Tippur Gururaj
Computer Science MS

I am a current Computer Science grad student with a focus on Distributed Systems and Data Management, and I started at RIT in Fall 2016. I am from Bangalore, India. I like road trips and have been on a few back home. In my free time (which is not a lot), I like listening to music, watch soccer, or read. I have been working as a Graduate Student Liaison for the Graduate Enrollment Services office since the start of 2017 and I have loved every minute of my work here.

Coco (Kexin) Wang
Visual Communications Design MFA

Hi my name is Coco, and I am originally from China! I am a first year MFA student here studying the VCD (visual communication design) program. I just graduated from Colorado College with a degree of Film and Media Studies in May. Now I dedicate most of my time in creating motion graphics, 3D modeling projects and other media and graphic designs in the computer lab. But I do enjoy drawing, traveling, and maybe also shopping outside of school. I am really glad to become part of the Graduate Liaison Team and I am looking forward to sharing my RIT experiences!