This Week's Campus Cutie: Joanna Zhang

This week’s campus cutie sees the world through the lens of a camera. Meet Joanna Zhang!

Year: Freshman

Hometown: San Diego

Major: Business Economics

What’s your favorite part about being a Torero?

USD’s community is unlike anything else. It is just small enough that everyone knows everyone and we are all really close. There is a lot of support, encouragement, and simply incredible people that I have gotten to know.

What is the best part about living on campus, even though you are from SD?

Learning to live with other people has provided me an opportunity to grow. I’ve learned a lot about myself and how I interact with others while living in the dorms. However, through everything, we have become a small family away from home and I am so grateful for that.

How are you involved on campus?

Right now, it’s all about figuring out what I want to do. I’ve decided to make sure that whatever I participate in on campus, I am doing so with my whole heart. However, this has not stopped me from supporting the Toreros at athletic events, tutoring my classmates if they need help, or preparing to rush.

Where is your favorite place in San Diego?

Downtown San Diego is my favorite. You never know what you're going to find down there. The social life is incredibly diverse and always different. I find it beautiful that no matter how many times I’ve been downtown, I can still explore and find new places that are new to me.

What’s your favorite part about photography?

My favorite part of photography is being able to both construct my photograph and capture what’s in front of my eyes. Photography can capture a wide range of emotions, from pure bliss to grievance. It’s an outlet of expression that can be very therapeutic while also being a way of documenting my life. I’ve always been a very visual person who was forgetful when it came to the small details, but photography helps complement that part of me.