Major: Biological Sciences
Year: Second Year
On a typical day, I……
Typically, I spend my morning in class. In the afternoon I either do the same or work in a laboratory, depending on the day. During the evening I get all my remaining work done. The space in between is filled with some combination of eating, sleeping, and hanging out with friends.
Describe your dream vacation spot.
Somewhere with a tropical rainforest and an ocean with plenty of tide pools. I would love to spend the whole time looking at (and futilely chasing after) the local wildlife.
If you could be granted 3 wishes from a genie, what would they be? Why?
I would like to wake up fully rested every morning, no matter how little sleep I got the night before. Trying to stay awake throughout the day, with nothing but caffeine and force of will supporting me, is not pleasant.
Can a genie score me a date?
Memorable moment of college thus far?
Hanging out with my friends one night during finals week of Fall Quarter ’10, trying to study but failing miserably. We were all ‘broken’ from the workload that night, which resulted in far too much laughter and acts of blatant silliness than was warranted. This moment represents one of the best things, to me, about UChicago: the people you meet. Even when it’s cold and dark and there’s far too much OChem to be done, friends always make it easier.
What do you consider your greatest strength? Why?
I’ve been told I’m a good listener and a source of comfort. My life is significantly influenced by the people close to me, so I think that this is my greatest strength.
Favorite hang-out spot in Chicago? Why?
Honestly, I love spending time in my House lounge, talking or watching trashy television. If forced out of Hyde Park, I’d have to go with the Neo-Futurists. Their shows are always fantastic.
Motto you live by? If any.
Never be afraid of looking like an idiot.
Describe your ideal meal.
A quarter white chicken dinner from Harold’s with salt, pepper, and barbecue sauce, and ginger ale.