Hometown:  Boston, MA 

Major: International Politics and Economics ; Chinese

Main Extracurricular Activities: A Cappella, RISE (Research and Investment in Sustainable Equity), Club Tennis

Why did you choose to attend Middlebury? I chose Middlebury for its academics. I knew I wanted to study international affairs in college, and felt that Middlebury's combination of rigorous small classes and fantastic resources beyond the classroom were unparalleled in my college search process. I also completely fell in love with the campus when I visited and love Middlebury's culture of enjoying the outdoors here in Vermont.

What did you do with your Feb-mester? During my Feb-mester I worked at a cancer research institute in Boston for 2 months, lived and worked in Bangkok, Thailand for 3 months and then came home to cap it off with 2 months as a barista at a coffee-shop back home.

Is there a J-Term experience that stands out as especially memorable, or perhaps a course offering or research opportunity that jumps out? My favorite J-Term class so far has been "Tolstoy's Anna Karenina." However, my favorite J-Term memory (and tradition) is hiking the Middlebury Snowbowl at 5 am, watching the sunrise, skiing down and then heading to class by 8am.

Favorite Vermont spot? Just about any river that you can swim in the area in is irresistible to me on a hot afternoon in the early fall. My favorites include jumping into the Bristol waterfall and the Middlebury Gorge.

One fun fact about you or unknown talent you have: I had a short but thrilling career as a baby model between the ages of 3 and 4.