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Audrey C. '24

Biography

Hi I’m Audrey and a fun fact about me is that I’m blocked by a cult on Facebook. I believe that if cats had opposable thumbs, they would’ve taken over the world. And I’d be perfectly fine with that. My cat Mango is probably too lazy to stage a world takeover regardless, but who knows what that little gremlin has been up to back home in sunny California. I do know what I’ve been up to here at my new home MIT though, and I’m stoked to share it here!

Who am I? That’s a huge, somewhat nebulous question, but for now I’ll say that I like making art, playing social deduction games, and zipping around campus on my skateboard. I find joy in computer science research, where I get to ask less nebulous questions and chase after ideas that excite me.

I swear I’m not addicted to Welch’s Island Fruits fruit snacks, I insist as I eat my seventh packet of the day. Sometimes I vary up my diet by frying too many eggs in the kitchen of Tetazoo, the wonderfully chaotic floor in East Campus where I currently live. Catch me skateboarding down the hall clutching my frying pan in one hand and a gallon bottle of canola oil in the other. Or projecting my love for Mango on the cats of EC, who have a better shot at taking over the world.

Alas I was not born a firebender, so I settled for joining MIT Spinning Arts to spin fire poi. Three of my friends and I run Big Dijkstra Energy, a webcomic of awful math and computer science pickup lines. I’ll love you forever if you deploy one of our nerdy lines unironically. I got into digital animation thanks to Borderline, an augmented reality murals club, and my (other) job with Admissions making art (including the 2021 Pi Day video). I rarely use Google Calendar as I prefer to handwrite my schedules and to-do lists in a bullet journal that I bring with me everywhere.

That’s a bit of who I currently am, as I write this blogger intro. Who will I become during the rest of my time at MIT? Will I ever grow out of liking cats and fruit snacks as my primary personality traits? We shall see :).