Hometown: Nanjing, China
Majors: English and Mathematics
Concentration: Media Studies
Study Abroad: Aberdeen, Scotland
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Matcha (or Chocolate if that’s not available)
Best Adjective to Describe You: Dedicated/Passionate
In 10 words or less, why should someone want to be a part of this department?
The faculty and your inner calling.
When did you know you wanted to study this area? What pathway led you to this department?
From hindsight, I would say that since I started to read, and then since I started to read and write in English. But I started out my freshman year as a Biology major, and two quarters into college I realized that literature was what I felt closest to in life.
What is the best way to get (and stay) connected to this department?
Talk to the faculty!
What would you miss the most if you were no longer a part of this department?
All the wonderful professors, the classes they offer, and the lovely environment they help to build in the department.
What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I want to intern or work for at least a year before going into further education in literature or film.
What has been the biggest surprise you have encountered at K?
There are so many talents around here and they never stop emerging.
How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
The English department has definitely opened the door to film and creative writing, which I never saw myself doing three years ago.
What has been your favorite class at K? Why?
I would say Intro to Documentary Video Production, because it was the class that helped pushed me out of my own shell and into the “world”.
What is your SIP?
I am doing a documentary SIP about feminism in China, the history of feminist scholarship and movements, and current day efforts.