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Miranda

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

 

Extracurriculars: reading, writing poetry

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Why are you studying biology?
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"I'm a bio major with a core minor, which is a combination of history, classics, writing. Initially I wanted to be pre med –unsure about it now– but I could do a lot with it. And it gives me flexibility to do sciency things that would allow me to be successful. I'm also doing the core minor because I'm a big admirer for the humanities. So there's both sides, which I get to feel balanced."

What objects in your dorm represent your identity or home life?
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"Everything has a little meaning behind it. This summer I went on this big Europe trip with my friend, my mom, and my sister as a graduation gift. The right picture on the wall is from Paris, and my sister drew the one on the left for me. I’m really obsessed with Paris, it’s my favorite place in the world. Whenever I feel alone, I look at these things, and having them makes me feel like, you know what? I have home."

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What are you struggling with?
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"The biggest struggle has been time. Chemistry takes up so much time, and it’s been a real challenge knowing that I have to do something that I don't want to do, to get to something that I do. Even if I procrastinate, I feel like I just need to be doing something. And if I even do one problem, and even if I fail the problem, I at least know that I tried. I did the thing that I didn't want to do. And it makes me feel proud, because it takes off the load in the future. So with chemistry, I try to do maybe 5 to 10 problems every day. And some days I don’t, and that’s okay."

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