What languages can you speak?
English is my first language and I’ve been learning Chinese for a while. My Chinese is pretty bad, but I’ll for sure do my best in a conversation!
What extracurricular activities are you involved with on campus?
On campus, I mainly write for the News section of The Phillipian, sing in the PA Chorus, I’m a member of the Philomathean Society (Philo) or debate club, and I dance. I was also on PKN Cluster Council, the community engagement project Jumpstart, and last spring I played JV2 Lacrosse!
What are your favorite thing(s) on campus?
My favourite thing about Andover is for sure the people. Everyone at Andover is so motivated and energetic and contributes to this vibrant, diverse community of people who love what they do.
How does Andover compare to your home?
Although life at Andover is a ton of work and moves fairly quickly, the vibe of living on a campus in a small town is vastly different from the towering skyscrapers of glass and steel that I grew up with. City life is aggressively different from suburban, small town campus life and at some points it can feel kind of cabin-fevery. However, Andover always manages to keep me working but happy at the same time.
Briefly talk about an interesting experience you had while visiting another part of the world (if applicable).
When I was little, my family and I went to New Zealand on a summer trip. I remember looking up at the huge sky and bright stars and imagining what it would be like to be able to see the stars all the time. Living in a heavily polluted, crowded city, the stars and the sky were rarities, seen only on the clearest of days. It was crazy-cool and I want to go back there as much as possible!