Humans of Northwood: Marina Alvarez ’21

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Marina Alvarez ’21 (Photo provided)

“What I like most is how welcoming most of the school was and the extended hockey season and advanced academics and its location because it is in a really pretty place with lots to do. The main reason I left my hometown was for better hockey. Where I’m from, the hockey is not that good, and I wanted to have more of a challenge. Northwood had exactly the challenge level I was looking for, with the awesome extended season. It was an adjustment but it wasn’t that hard to get used to living in a dorm, being away from home… I actually enjoy it. I decided that Northwood was the right fit when I visited and saw the campus and location. I just really liked the size of the campus and the community around it. The hockey was a huge part of knowing it was a good fit. Im hoping to get a better education than I was, to meet new people, make lifelong friends and be a part of a well-bonded team that is really good at hockey.  Personally, the hardest part was having to leave my family and my best friend. The rest was easy. I was really excited to get away and go.”

As told to Sam DiBitetto ’18

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