Hi! My name is Serena Liu, I’m a first-year from Cupertino, California, and I use she/her/hers pronouns. Currently, I want to major in biochemistry and minor in art while on the pre-dental or possibly any other pre-health track. I’m involved in AASP, an Asian American Sponsorship Program at Scripps, and am also a mentor for Music Mania, a student-run volunteer organization at the Claremont Colleges. In my free time, I love playing the piano and I am even taking private piano classes at Scripps.
Although I’ve never stepped foot on campus as a Scripps student, I already feel right at home in the Scripps community. I’ve met so many amazing first-year students, upperclassmen, and professors despite the distanced online barrier. I believe Scripps’ small student body and the all-female environment is part of what makes the Scripps community so inclusive. It’s fun getting to know my fellow peers, resources are extremely accessible, professors know me by my name, and 1:1 meetings with faculty can be easily obtained!
For the longest time, I knew I wanted to attend a small school because of their inclusive communities and easy access to faculty and resources. However, a major downside of small school also includes the overall lack of resources compared to that of a bigger school. Fortunately, because Scripps is part of a consortium of schools, I don’t have to worry about lacking resources. Many Scripps students often take classes, participate in clubs/organizations, and interact with people from the other schools to make up for that! I’m super excited to embark on my journey at Scripps in the next four years, and I’d love to share any experiences regarding my transition from high school to college life at Scripps! Please feel free to reach out to me through my email: email@example.com