The enthusiasm in the Class of 2021 Facebook page is off the charts, so we decided to bring back our “Tell Us About Yourself(ie)” series, which will highlight profiles of incoming students in the Class of 2021 from now until August Orientation.

If you are a member of Champlain’s Class of 2021 and are interested in sharing your selfie, check out how at the bottom of this post.

Ellie Nikitchyuk, ‘21 // Psychology // Sandy Hook, CT

Twitter: @EllieNikit

Instagram: EllieNikit

Snapchat: EllieLikesButts

Our motto is “Let Us Dare.” What was the last thing you dared to do?

I’m currently on a gap year between high school and college. I’ve been working my butt off, full-time, in order to save for my trip to Ukraine! I’m currently working at a preschool teaching kids how to speak English and learning about my own heritage and culture. It’s such an amazing experience, and I’m so glad I dared to do this!

What’s a poster you’ll definitely be hanging in your res hall room?

Abbey Road! I have a deep, deep love and appreciation for The Beatles. They’re my absolute favourite band.

What’s your Netflix binge series?

My last binge was Shameless. I’m looking forward to the next seasons of Orange Is the New Black, The Get Down, The OA and Sense8.

What’s your favorite breakfast food?

I love myself a good egg, sunny–side up with bread or scrambled with ketchup.

How do you eat granola?

The bottom of a bowl of yogurt…it mixes better.

Which celebrity would you most like to meet?

Lady Gaga! But also Freddie Mercury if he were still alive.

How closely do you align with your zodiac sign?

I’m a Taurus… I’m stubborn, and I love to eat.

If you were a soda, what kind would you be?

Mello Yello.

What’s your favorite store to shop in?

Lock me inside of a Guitar Center.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

“Finna” instead of “gonna” …………………..WHY??????

If you’d like to be featured in an upcoming “Tell Us About Yourself(ie),” fill out this survey:, and we’ll post the best answers!