'Keep exploring, challenge yourself and spend time on things you like'

Kiara Wang

Biology and Mathematics
Jiaxing, China

What are the most valuable skills you gained from your Arts & Sciences education?

Think about things critically and communicate my thoughts.

What is your main extracurricular activity and why is it important to you?

woman with branch of berries outside

My main extracurricular activity is working in a research lab studying transcription regulation. It's important to me because I really enjoyed learning, thinking about and doing science. I also spent a lot of time wandering around campus and attempting to take pictures of our various furry neighbors, though I was terrible at that and a great many pictures were so low resolution the animals looked like they were made of Legos. 

If you were to offer advice to an incoming first year student, what would you say?

It's totally normal to feel nervous or uncertain at the beginning but you will have enough time to figure it out, so just keep exploring, challenge yourself and spend time on things you like. Most importantly, have fun and get enough sleep whenever you can.


Every year, our faculty nominate graduating Arts & Sciences students to be featured as part of our Extraordinary Journeys series. Read more about the Class of 2022.

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