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Hi Everyone,

My name is Clara. I was born in Vietnam and adopted. I grew up in NYC. I’m currently on a gap year and will be starting college in the fall. I hope to continue studying Mandarin in college. I started learning Mandarin in high school, though I can’t say I’m very good at it. Haha. For the last couple months I’ve been working at an architecture firm. I always thought architecture was the intersection of some of my main interests: drawing (art in general), math, and physics/engineering. I also really love theater, both being in the audience and on stage (though, I may prefer the latter). I am a huge Shakespeare nerd as well, and will sometimes recite quotes from my favorite works. My music tastes are all over the place. I love music from the Beatles, Roy Orbison, Neil Young…. But I also really enjoy listening to the pop music that you hear on the radio. A not so secret love is Kpop, particularly the groups Big Bang and BTS.

Other things about me:

  • I am a cat lover–> my cat is named Peanut
  • I used to dance ballet pre-professionally. I still love dancing.
  • Favorite movie is Lord of the Rings
  • I listen to horror stories on Youtube