Spotlight on Rawlison

Rawlison Zhang '20


Queens, New York

Residential College

Butler College

Career Goals

I hope to purse an MPH/PhD to understand better how populations utilize their health resources and the implications of their use.

How I Got to Princeton

My friend and I were in the Philadelphia area one day at the start of our senior year, visiting a couple schools that we ultimately decided we did not like. On a whim, we decided to drive out to Princeton, assuming that neither of us would ever get in. But fate had other plans. The moment I stepped on campus, I knew that I needed to come here. Maybe it was the golden hour, but I remember that the sunlight just seemed brighter, the architecture captivated me and every person we met greeted us with a smile.

Place I'd Most Like to Travel

There are so many places that it's tough to choose, but if I had to pick just one: the fjords of Norway.

What I Do Besides Study

I love traveling and exploring uncharted waters, eating new cuisines, learning foreign languages and meeting interesting people with perspectives different from mine. Also, I really enjoy drawing, playing volleyball, hiking and listening to music.


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Just keep swimming!

Favorite Quote

"Be true to yourself, don't miss your chance, and you won't end up like the fool who ripped his pants." —Spongebob Squarepants

Favorite Book

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

What I Like Most about Life in CBE

As one of the more diverse majors at Princeton, CBE brings together people interested in chemistry, biology, physics, economics, and everything in between, allowing for a multidisciplinary approach to solving problems as a team that incorporates individuals' strengthens, talents, and interest.

Rawlison Zhang