BY MICHAEL DORSEY II
Nikolas Bindi, a second-year mathematics major, is an active member of the Florida Cicerones. Accepted to the Cicerones in spring 2018, Bindi instantly fell in love with the organization. He spends 10 to 20 hours a week participating in the Tour and Presidential Hosting Committees and is the Committee Chair for Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow. On October 11, Bindi will have led his 100th tour in eight months (breaking the previous record of 13 months). He also works to increase voter participation in student government elections as a volunteer for the Inspire party.
Nikolas Bindi’s Tuesday:
7:00 a.m. Wake up
8:00-10:00 a.m. Tabling for student government
10:00-10:30 a.m. Race around campus to prevent a Cicerone event emergency
10:30-11:30 a.m. Cicerone event in Plaza of the Americas
11:45-12:35 p.m. Linear Algebra
1:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch at Chick-fil-A
2:00-4:00 p.m. Lead campus tour
5:00-6:00 p.m. Presentation for Cicerone general body meeting
6:00-8:00 p.m. Cicerone social event
8:00 p.m.-Late Studying at Marston Science Library, third floor
Bindi unwinds at the end of the day by enjoying the simple task of cooking himself dinner and exercising. He walks about six miles a day by nature of his schedule and runs three times a week to train for the upcoming Disney Half-Marathon. He manages to stay on top of things by being meticulously organized: Bindi uses the Calendar app to keep track of homework and to organize his schedule ahead of time and has begun a journal to track his various activities each day. He spends the last hour before bed watching “BuzzFeed Unsolved” or “Dexter.” Bindi spends his (very limited) free time reading his latest rental from Marston, a math textbook on abstract algebra—he acknowledges and embraces the “nerdiness” of it, citing the extra edge it gives him over classmates during lecture.
Despite his massive workload, Bindi remains driven in his goal to break the all-time highest tour record by leading over 300 tours before graduation.