- Aug 20
“Throughout high school, art classes to me have always...
“Throughout high school, art classes to me have always been second to my aspirations in STEM. I consistently pushed them back to make room for chemistry, biology, or other science classes. Thus, visual art was always something of interest to me, but I never planned to continue it in college.
When I came to Brown, I was set on concentrating in Biochemistry and never considered exploring any other interests. However, after my first semester, I decided to consider concentrating in Visual Art while still pursuing my passion in STEM. Brown helped me realize that I didn’t have to choose which interests to explore.
This summer, I researched the potential repurposing of drugs to correct aberrant splicing in genetic disorders through Brown’s UTRA program. This winter, I hope to take a glass blowing class at RISD. I don’t have any set plans for my concentration, whether it will be to double concentrate or pick one, but I’m just going to pursue both of these passions.
I really appreciate Brown’s community. The atmosphere at Brown is so inviting and the Open Curriculum attitude extends past academics. I’m surrounded by such a diverse group of people with such different interests that you can’t help but want to explore every interest.”
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Juliana Kim ‘20
Concentration: Biology and Visual Art