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Mikayla Fors

Mikayla Fors

Sport/Position: Swimming and Diving

Graduation Year: 2024

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Why did you pick RIT/NTID? RIT allows students to go on co-ops which sets them apart from other applicants and helps them receive a well-rounded education which I really liked. I was in a mainstreamed high school and was the only student who was hard of hearing, so all of the academic support and large Deaf community was another reason I chose to come here.

Clubs/ Activities: Society of Women Engineers, WE @ RIT

Hobbies/ interest outside of activities: Shopping, listening to music, trying new foods.

What is the best part about being here as RIT/NTID student athlete? I get to know a lot of different people from a lot of different backgrounds. I went to a mainstreamed high school, where I was the only hard-of-hearing individual and the only diver on the swim team. Once I got to RIT, I felt really accepted and like I really belonged because of the Deaf community and athletic community here.

Favorite on-campus food spot: Beanz or Midnight Oil, I’m a coffee fanatic.

Where do you do your homework? Midnight Oil.

What’s your life motto? “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems” -Gever Tulley

Woman with long blond hair smiling wearing RIT jacket with drawstrings