"I sing in the Concert Chorale and in Two Past Midnight – one of Bucknell's co-ed a cappella groups. The demographic is great. We've got Asians, African-Americans, whites, engineers, psychology majors, philosophy majors. It's crazy to see all these different, different personalities come together."

Why Bucknell?

“I was looking at different engineering programs and Bucknell was one of the schools I had heard about and visited. Like a lot of people who visit, you show up and it looks great. It’s beautiful. It’s very charismatic. It really draws you in. As soon as I saw it, I knew.

“For me, it was the top school of all the choices I had. I applied early decision and, because of the nature of early decision, Bucknell turned out to be the only school that I applied to. I found out close to Dec. 1 – my birthday – so it was kind of a nice birthday present.”

My Major

“I came here knowing that I wanted to be an electrical engineer. I did not know that I would also become an East Asian Studies student.

“I had a little Chinese experience in high school. It was a course I took senior year with my best friend. It turned out great and while I was interested in Chinese, I didn’t know I’d be in the East Asian Studies curriculum. But I met the staff and the professors – who are just fantastic. After just one semester with them, it was an easy decision to add East Asian Studies.

“When I graduate, I’ll graduate with two actual separate degrees. Sure, there are tons of possibilities. It would be great to do something in China. It would be fantastic to do something there. Engineering in the United States would be pretty cool, too. The doors are open. There is a lot of cool stuff out there to try.”

My Activities

“What do I do for fun? For fun-fun, I’m in the juggling club. I never knew how to juggle before and it’s awesome.  

“I sing in the Concert Chorale and in Two Past Midnight – one of Bucknell’s co-ed a cappella groups. The demographic is great. We’ve got Asians, African-Americans, whites, engineers, psychology majors, philosophy majors. It’s crazy to see all these different, different personalities come together. It’s a lot of fun taking music you hear on the radio and making it your own and being able to reproduce that. We did “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz. My mom liked that. We do lot of interesting stuff.

“I played Duke Orsino in “Twelfth Night” and that was a great stage experience. The audience was great. People liked it. Even on nights when it started slow and the audience was a little sluggish, by the end, some of the actors just killed.”

Posted Jan. 20, 2009

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