San Fernando Valley, CA
Prospective major: This is definitely gonna change! Maybe biology, maybe math...
Expectations: I hear the stress here is really heavy. I'm really excited, though. I want to have fun. For instance, my impression at Caltech was that they worked hard and that's it. My impression of MIT is that people work hard and also play hard.
Fears: I don't know how I'm gonna deal with getting bad grades. I know it's gonna happen; not everybody gets straight As and I don't know how to deal with Bs and Cs.
Looking forward to: Meeting smart and interesting people. During Campus Preview I was in Kresge and I looked around and said "Oh my God, these are the Einsteins of my generation."
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 4, 2003.