As graduating senior Carlos Perez-Heydrich was preparing for Winter Commencement, he tried to prevent the magnitude of the celebration from overwhelming him.
It worked until he saw one of his graduation photos.
“It kind of hit me in that moment,” said Perez-Heydrich, a biology major from Miami who is minoring in chemistry and neuroscience. “I was like, ‘Oh, gosh. I’m graduating.’ It hit me like a waterfall.”
Perez-Heydrich will graduate from Carolina at Winter Commencement, which takes place on Dec. 16 in the Dean E. Smith Center.
On this episode, Perez-Heydrich shares how he was able to find a home away from home in Chapel Hill with the Chancellor’s Science Scholars and what he’s learned about himself during his time at Carolina.
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