Hi! I'm a senior and originally from Los Altos, California, AKA a really small town that no one’s heard of, but it’s right near Stanford University (Palo Alto area).
I came to Princeton as a freshman with absolutely no idea what I wanted to major in—name a major, and at some point I probably seriously considered it. I was (and still am!) interested in everything, and my favorite classes to take were ones in which I had absolutely no experience. As a result, my first two years I took everything from Computer Science to Anthropology to Psychology to Molecular Biology to Linear Algebra to Creative Writing (again, name a department, and I’ve probably taken a class in it). However, when Princeton started sending me scary emails to make me pick a major, I declared politics, mostly due to the fantastic professors I have had in that department (take anything Amaney Jamal or Gary Bass is teaching—they’re fantastic). Also, never having taken a computer science class before, I took COS 126 by accident, and fell in love with it. As such, I’m now pursuing the Certificate Program in Applications of Computing, and I’ve completed two internships at Microsoft. Additionally, partly to justify the fact that I labored through Linear Algebra and Multivariable Calculus, I’m also pursuing the Engineering and Management Programs Certificate. Let me know if you have any questions about, well, any class here at Princeton!
I’ve also been on the club soccer team since my freshman year, and I was vice-president my sophomore and junior years, and am now co-captain. I’ve been to a couple club-swim practices, if that counts for anything. I’ve also worked with Foundation Tutoring, was a Peer Tutor my sophomore year, attended a couple Slow Food events, and thoroughly recommend attending student productions like Triangle, Quipfire, Fuzzy Dice, and TapCats. This most recent spring semester, I studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland, and had a fantastic experience about which I would love to answer any questions.
Get in touch if you have anything you want to ask! Have an awesome time at Princeton.