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 Campus Celebrity: Jing Zhou, ’21


Jing Zhou (“Jing” means “silence” in Chinese.)




Shanghai, China

Prospective Major(s):    


Activities on Campus:

Syndicate, Zodiacs, CSSA, and Griffin School Partnership

Describe Yourself in Three Words:

Scared, Flattered, Inspired (as I always am when facing the world)

Go-To Starbucks Order:

Iced Latte

Favorite Color:

Black and White

Favorite Book:

The Kite Runner

Favorite Movie:

Chungking Express


Dance, sleep, eat as much and as good as I can, shopping when upset or bored

Career Goals:

I want to do work related to data science FOR NOW. I know there’s a large possibility that I may change my mind again, so my goal is more like learning something every day (ok maybe every week). I don’t want to be the same person (as ignorant and unrealistic as I am in my twenties) when I’m sixty years old but only uglier. I want to be able to tell my kids: listen to your mom, she IS right.

What is one thing on your bucket list?

To learn how to cook the favorite dish of my lover (who clearly hasn’t appeared in my life yet and where are you?)

Plan for This Summer:

Home sweet home.

Traveling Experience:

Canada, UK, Belgium, Holland, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia … and US of course (wow it’s so hard to keep track of myself, I’m surprised).

What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?

I dance and my dance is not really that terrible!

Describe your perfect day in Williamsburg:

Sunny, warm, not so humid. Only have one class I really like in the afternoon so I can sleep longer than I should. Sadler serves really bad food so I can have the excuse to buy something good for dinner.  Watch movie or read something easy if I would like to. No computer science project due in the following week:)

Favorite Restaurant in the ‘Burg:

Peter Chang? I’m actually not that picky.

Your favorite memory from your time here:

My nineteenth birthday. Thanks for everyone who made my day. That day, they showed me that I was loved by this world.

Your tips for newcomers to William and Mary:

Don’t expect too much. Don’t give up too easily.

What is your favorite thing about William and Mary?

It’s really a small school. But, at the same time, it’s still big enough for everyone to find a place to hide if you really need to be alone.

If you were President of the College for a day, what would you do?

Let students, who have less than six hours of sleep, go back to their room and sleep; all classes and homework would be cancelled.

Anything Else You Want to Say:

Eat well, sleep well, live well, chicos!


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