Hey There! Welcome to My Blog!

Carolyn Wang
3 min readMar 25, 2021
Photo by Faye Cornish on Unsplash

Last Updated: March 5, 2024.

Hi there! I’m not quite sure how you found me, but welcome to my blog! Here I publish little tidbits of introspection, life, hobbies, bursts of creativity, spurts of ideas, stories, and other things I find meaningful.

For a little bit about me (which may be updated every now and then), I am a first year at UC Berkeley studying Computer Science and Public Policy (Class of ’27, Go Bears!) with a love for writing, music, running (I compete on Berkeley’s triathlon team!), CS (duh), computational linguistic puzzles, meeting new people, and learning new things. You can often find me sticking my head in the freezer for Mochi ice cream, singing Disney & musical theatre songs, jogging in the middle of nowhere (believe me, I’ve found myself in the weirdest of places), and scribbling notes on post-its splattered across my desk.

If you’re here to learn about my credentials and why you should read my writing, perhaps I can offer a little bit of credibility: I was a writer for the Berkeley Political Review, the Editor-In-Chief of my high school newspaper, and an alumna of the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop and Juniper Institute for Young Writers. My work has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the Journalism Education Association of NorCal, & National History Day CA, and I’ve gotten a few runner-ups and honorable mentions from the New York Times contests. But I’d say the most convincing credential? I’m a total writing-fanatic.

I believe in the power of words. These tiny little building blocks of 字,palabras –– it’s a beautiful and fascinating art. Just a few hundred of them have the power to change people’s minds. It’s mind blowing!

By reading my writing, I hope you get a little bit more insight into your day. Thank you for visiting and accompanying me on my writing journey.

Cheers! And Happy Reading!

Carolyn

To browse all my stories, start here! If you’d like to read some of my favorites, I’ve listed them below. Otherwise, feel free to look through my lists (categorized stories) or my homepage for stories ordered chronologically by date published. (Fun Fact: This blog was started back when I was a high school sophomore, so there’s quite a few stories!)

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Carolyn Wang

CS + Public Policy @ UC Berkeley. Writer, musician, triathlete, & explorer. Learn more here: carolynwangjy.medium.com/ae3eb5de2324