Meet Stefanie Chiguluri ’24 Chiguluri chose W&L because the university challenges her and allows her to explore her interests.
Q: Why did you choose to come to W&L?
I chose to come here because it was a beautiful campus with welcoming people. I was excited to go to a school that would challenge me and allow me to explore all my interests.
Q: What are you most looking forward to during your time at W&L?
I’m most looking forward to seeing growth from a diversity, equity and inclusion standpoint. I know it’s something the school is striving towards improving and I’ve enjoyed being part of some of that background work as a member of the DEI committee for athletics.
Q: What has been your greatest accomplishment since arriving at W&L?
Perhaps being part of the DEI committee for athletics. I think the work we are doing is really important while moving forward with DEI initiatives. I’m really grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to bring a student-athlete perspective to the table, and I hope that we can continue to make positive change on our campus. Especially within the athletics realm, I believe it’s hugely important to act as role models and strive towards inclusivity.
Q: What inspires you?
Rock climbing. Kind of a weird answer maybe, but rock climbing has always been an activity that reminds me that there’s not one right answer, failure is part of the process to success, and there’s always room for growth. In my opinion, these are the keys to rock climbing — and more importantly, they’re the keys to how I want to live my life. I feel like it’s easy to get caught up in perfection, but rock climbing inspires me to try new things and always be willing to learn.
Q: If you could have a conversation with anyone, who would it be and why?
Derrick Henry — he’s my idol. I’m a really big Titans fan, but he is just an absolute force to be reckoned with when he plays, and it doesn’t come from nowhere. Anyone who knows who he is know that this man works crazy hard off the field to be where he is, so I’d really like to just hear him talk about what it means to push yourself to be the best.