Fun Facts

I am a proud Bay Area native and will forever call Berkeley my home.

I am, depending on the day, either a Ravenclaw or Slytherin.

I wrote my honors thesis about Pride and Prejudice, but I joined the Austen fan club because of the 2005 film adaptation with Keira Knightley.

I have a second stomach for dessert. My dessert flavor preferences are marzipan and black sesame.

I had to bargain with my parents to let me take violin lessons in the 2nd grade. Then I went on to play violin for the next 14 years.

I (still) occasionally speak with British colloquialisms that I picked up from watching interviews of One Direction back in 2012-2013.

I began baking in elementary school with my mom and once misread 2/3 cup water as 3 2/3 cups when making pumpkin bread. Now I bake (and read recipes correctly) to destress.

I chose to dance bachata because it allowed me to to rebel against my fused spine.

I only began kickboxing in summer of 2019, and although it’s been almost 2 years since I’ve trained consistently, I hold this hobby as part of my identity now.

Photo by John Lee