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Roland Salatino ’16

He’s a beat-boxing, Mandarin-speaking break dancer with a devastating smolder.

Meet this week’s Campus Cutie, Roland “Salacious” Salatino ’16!

Who: Roland Salatino

House: Quincy

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Concentration: East Asian Studies

Relationship Status: On reserve at Lamont & Widener (can be requested for 3 hours at a time only)

Describe yourself in 3 words:

Studying for midterms.

Favorite HUDS meal:

Clam chowder.

What is your favorite Harvard memory thus far?

Plunging into the Charles river after jumping off the bridge.

What are you involved in on campus?

Harvard Association for US-China Relations, Harvard Breakers (Harvard’s breakdancing and popping club), Harvard Rap Collective, and Chinese Students Association.

What do you look for in a significant other?

A pulse. 

What is your best physical trait?

Seductive eyebrows.

Who’s your celebrity crush?

Stephen Turban?

Describe your ideal date.

Free sushi + Super Smash Brothers Melee.

Most exciting moment of your life:

Realizing Harvard has a springtime. In late April.

Most embarrassing moment of your life:

Being told I looked like an angry bird on Chinese television.

Favorite artist:


Favorite movie:

IP Man

Favorite Quote: 

“When all you have is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail.”

Surprising fact about you:

I play the ocarina. I only wear one contact lens. 

What are you most proud of?

My little sister, Marisa Salatino ‘18.

What’s on your Harvard bucket list?

Doing all the readings for at least one of my classes.

Your quirkiest trait is:

My propensity to start practicing beat-boxing or dancing when bored.

At any given moment, you are most likely to be found where on campus?

Practicing my moves in a dance studio. 

Yehong Zhu '18 is a joint philosophy and government concentrator in Mather House. Her writing has been featured on Forbes, Slate, Thought Catalog, Business Insider, The Crimson, The Harvard Independent, and The Harvard Political Review. When she's not busy writing, she can be found downing chai tea lattes, exploring the quaint college town of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and philosophizing about life, love, and the universe. Say hi at [email protected]
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