Student Profile:
Costin Thampikutty ‘16

Why did you choose Siena College?

I knew I wanted to learn in a small environment because I like having the chance to get to know the people I’m learning from and with. Also, Siena was a good distance from home and the most affordable.

Why English?

I tend to overthink things a lot so having a major where I can turn that habit into a career and build skills on it is pretty awesome. Also, I love how powerful language can be. The most fascinating part of English to me is studying rhetoric, because effective rhetoric has the power to change the world.

What has been your most meaningful experience at Siena?

This Spring, I served as the chair of the Damietta Center’s hip-hop week planning committee. It was awesome because I got act on my love for hip-hop and help other students learn more about the culture.

What's the best book you've recently read?

“This is How You Lose Her” by Junot Diaz in Dr.Farnan’s Honors Literature of Regret and Redemption course.

What are your plans for the future?

Short term, I’m beginning to work on my honors thesis, that will probably be centered around the relationship between hip-hop and law enforcement. Long term, I want to start working after Siena. I’m not sure exactly where I want to go or what I want to do but I’m confident that the skills I have will put me on the right path.

Costin Thampikutty ‘16

Costin Thampikutty

Class of 2016

English Major

Bronx, N.Y.