Zheqi (Jessie) Shen '17

Theater
JV Softball
Mathletes
Thayer Art Club
Model UN
Tour Guide

Hometown: Shanghai, China
Attending: Emory University

What was your favorite class at Thayer?

Multi-variable calculus with Mr. Forrest. It was a small group of only 2 students, and a very relaxed class.

What are your plans next year?

I’m going to Emory University to study economics and art history.

Did Thayer help shape these plans at all?

I wasn’t sure about Economics before, but when I took AP microeconomics with Mr. Dunn, I realized it was actually fun.

If you could give advice to incoming freshmen next year, what would you tell them?

Do the fall musical. I had never sung in front of people before, but I prepared a song for the Les Mis audition, and although it was very nerve wracking, I realized I'm actually not that bad at singing. I made so many friends at the musical.

What’s an interesting fact about you that people may be surprised to hear?

I've eaten at least five types of bugs. My mother told me the protein makes your skin look better.

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