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Vipin Arora

Vipin Arora

Economist | U.S. Energy Administration | Class of 1999

Vipin Arora's spot is the Alma Mater, which he recalls walking past day after day on the way to classes on the Quad and feeling one part intimidated, one part inspired.

"And I still do," he says.

"I’ll never forget how majestic that statue looked in the fall of my freshman year (1995): brown leaves littering the sidewalk, sounds from Altgeld Hall’s bell echoing in the air, and the students rushing to make class with the chilly wind in our faces — all in front of that timeless monument.”