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Tracy
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Computer Science
Mathematics

Interests

Soccer, Painting, Muay Thai, The Big Bang Theory show, Gym, Volunteering, Tutoring

Archive
About Me
April 16, 2017
A day in Washington DC

with my WIMS fam

April 9, 2017
Self-defense RAD Course

Thou shalt protect thyself.

April 2, 2017
Experience South Asia

Right in our backyard.

March 20, 2017
HackU

Code the night away!

January 21, 2017
A new semester

...and hopefully a new me?

December 14, 2016
The end of this semester

My reflection on finals, friendship and food

December 9, 2016
Ohana means family

My lovely host ohana

December 1, 2016
SAT Initiative

Let's get off-campus!

November 21, 2016
Proclamation

A look back at a special day

November 15, 2016
Richmond Scholars Program

My journey to college (with a sweet ending!)

About me

Hi guys, I'm Tracy, a newbie Spider at Richmond! My majors are probably Computer Science and Math, and I'm so in love with my current Math/CS classes. They're all amazing! A little more about my background: I'm from Vietnam, but I went to high school in Nebraska. It feels so weird to be a freshman again, when you practically know nobody at school, keep getting lost while finding your classes, always look up to your upperclassmen (no actually, with my height of 5ft2'',  I technically look up to everyone); and struggle with all the new changes.

Yet, it's also exciting! If you haven't already known, University of Richmond offers a wealth of choices in academics, research opportunities, extracurricular activites and - most importantly - desserts. So my goal is to get out of my comfort zone, jump at different opportunities (or desserts) that intrigue me, and make the most out of my college experience. I love soccer, so my friends and I just formed an intramural team named Kiss My Pass. I'm also interested in martial arts, learning ballroom dancing, painting, learning guitar, baking, making new friends,  tutoring and volunteering. Yup, that's quite a lot! But I have 4 years here to follow my passions and become who I aspire to be. As a Spider Diarist, I will also make sure to keep you updated on my journey at Richmond!


Why UR?

I actually applied to UR on a whim without researching carefully about it. At that time, all those tedious Why X and "What's your plans bla bla bla" prompts have exhausted my meager creative juices, and writing college essays quickly rose to the top of my most dreaded chores. "Tell us about Spiders" was a fresh air. It revived the truly poetic, hopelessly romantic, exasperatingly dramatic and possibly neurotic side of me. In short, I loved the prompt; and with the waived application fee as a plus, I decided to apply to UR. It was not until I got accepted that I started visiting the school and seriously considering what it has to offer. During my first visit, as cliched as that might sound, I fell in love with Richmond. What's not to love about such helpful and outstanding professors, the wonderful opportunities to engage in research or study abroad, the vibrant, inclusive and diverse community, and again - most importantly - the irresistable desserts? I went to the admission office to pay my deposit right during that visit. And voilà, here I am as an excited baby Spider!