Julia Wang

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I'm a senior in the computer science (COS) department, pursuing a creative writing certificate in poetry. My pie catering company, Julia's Pies, was recently shut down for violating the Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities, so I am now sheepishly putting away the pie pans to focus on COS, design, and of course, poems. My poetry tends toward subjects of discomfort and sickness. I hail from the San Francisco Bay Area, California, where I can be found during the winter and summer months enjoying the weather.

Growing up, I was fortunate to have a family that accepted my interest in the humanities. Still, there were few resources open to me to improve my writing, and I was easily discouraged. Halfway through high school I decided for myself that I would pursue science as a more practical career path. As a result, I stopped writing for the next two years. It was only by chance, when I wandered into Labyrinth one day and came across the incredible Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds, that I was inspired to start writing again. Today, I'm quite happy with my concentration in computer science, but I'm also glad that I didn't lose my connection with the arts. From my experiences, I can help and empathize with students who never received formal teaching in creative writing and feel "behind." I can also provide guidance to students who feel that they shouldn't pursue the arts seriously because their major is in the sciences.

Class of '17

Program in Creative Writing

Residential College


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