New Student Spotlight: Nader Syed

Meet our 2016-2017 Sophomore Class


Name: Nader Syed

What has been the coolest thing about college speech? 

I love that everyone cares about their craft. Everyone’s so invested in what they do, and I think it’s amazing.

Tell us about your dream job!

Honestly, I don’t have a straight answer for that one. Probably somewhere between an engineer and a mathematician. I can’t go into too much detail here, but there are 7 math problems- 6 now- that have never been solved, and I’ve recently been focusing on them. Plus, solving one nets you $1 million, so…

Which event do you love the most (has it changed since you started competing with us)? 

Extemp, which hasn’t changed since I started.

If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Why? 

Somewhere quiet, like in the countryside of Norway or Austria; maybe by the coast in Argentina or South Africa. I love the places where you can just look out and think, unburdened by deadlines or schedules.

If you had an entire weekend to binge-watch Netflix, what would you watch?

In no particular order: West Wing and Blacklist. I’m taking a break from Black Mirror because one of the episodes made my rethink my life.

Share this: