Last Updated: October 10, 2023.
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 freshman at UC Berkeley studying Computer Science and Public Policy (Class of ’27, Go Bears!) with a love for writing, running, CS (duh), music, computational linguistic puzzles, meeting new people, and learning new things. You can often find me sticking my head in the fridge for Greek yogurt, binge-listening to audiobooks, jogging in the middle of nowhere (believe me, I’ve found myself in the weirdest of places), or 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’m currently a writer for the Berkeley Political Review, formerly 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, & NHD-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!
If you’d like to read some of my favorite stories, I’ve listed them below. Otherwise, feel free to browse 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!)
My Personal Favorite Stories & Reflections for Starters:
- An Unexpected Close: A Captain’s Reflection on Four Years of Cross Country
- How to Explore Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing as a High School Student
- If You Want to Tackle a Life Challenge, Try Breaking a Language Barrier
- Orchestral Music May Be the Cure for Your Pandemic Blues
- Adobe Illustrator beginner hand on paper graphic tutorial
- Life & Insights (Random Personal Reflections!)
- Tutorials & Projects (Machine Learning, Illustrator, College Apps etc.)
- Shorts (Mini Stories, Creative Writing)