Meet Taku Harada '18

Taku Harada ‘18

Year: 2018

Major(s): BS/MS in Biochemistry

Minor(s): Legal Studies

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Her Campus: What’s the most memorable moment from this past summer?

Taku: My little sister came up to visit me. We went to go see a Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals game which was fun because I was born in St. Louis and she was born in Boston.

HC: You’re a member of the Brandeis Swim team, right? When did you start swimming and what has driven you to continue through college?

TH: Yes, I am a member of the Brandeis Swim team. I started swimming at the age of 8 and I continue swimming because I love the feeling when I look back at my progression and know that all the work to improve was put in (and so I can eat whatever I want and not worry).

HC: If you could swim in any body of water anywhere in the world, where would you want to?

TH: San Alfonso del Mar Resort pool. It is 20 acres and the world’s largest pool.

HC: If you had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Phelps, what’s the first thing you would say to him?

TH: I would ask him what was his favorite experience in the Olympic Village.

HC: What’s one thing on your senior year bucket list?

TH: Win the senior week kickball tournament.         


Fast Facts:

Favorite food – Vanilla Ice Cream

Favorite movie – The Sandlot

Favorite vacation spot – Cape Hatteras, NC

Usdan or Sherman – Sherman

Favorite class at Brandeis so far – Quantitative Approaches to Biochemical Systems or any class with Eli Levy