Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?One memorable experience I had was my very first attempt at a violin solo in the 6th grade. I was frightened by all of the judges and parents watching me, and I had to play the piece from memory. I began to have stage fright as soon as I started but I eventually became comfortable playing the solo, finished strong, and got a high rating from the judges.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?I identify most with my mother, because she has been the main caregiver in my life.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?I admire joy, honesty, intelligence, and a sense of hard work.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?One time I stood up on a moving boat and lost my hat in the ocean.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?I would travel to the UK, for the theatre and museums.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?I would pass on to them my college lecture notes, to show them the fun in understanding the biology and chemistry of life.