Monday, March 14, 2011
The summer before my 10th grade year my family moved. I entered a new school, California High School which had 2400 students. It was overwhelming to my semi-shy personality at that time. Eventually I did OK socially, but was fairly insecure about my friendships. Then I went to Occidental College near Pasadena that had 1400 students. The smaller population suited me very well. Best of all I lived in a dorm (all girls of course) and there I made lifelong friends. Also, being away from my family forced me to take more responsibility for myself. Oxy provided me with an excellent liberal arts education that has served me well all my life. My February BJP honors my Occidental experience.