alton
ALTON
WANG
'16

HOMETOWN:
Arcadia, CA       
HIGH SCHOOL:
Arcadia High School 
MAJOR:

Government and Sociology double major

WHY I CHOSE WES: 

I chose Wesleyan because it was the first campus out of about ten that I visited that I felt instantaneously comfortable as soon as I arrived on campus, and appreciated that this was the only campus I visited where I actually saw students hanging out and relaxing (on Foss, of course) and not rushing to get someplace. I also was very much drawn to the academic independence Wesleyan offers.

ACADEMIC
INTERESTS:

I knew I really wanted to study Government when I got to college, but had no idea I wanted to study Sociology until I took a Social Theory class that completely blew my mind and forced me to think in completely new ways. At the end of the day, I’m really interested in studying the way people interact through these disciplines.

FAVORITE CLASS:

Social Theory with Jonathan Cutler because he managed to make dry dead thinkers exciting and applicable to real life. 

CAMPUS
ACTIVITIES:

Asian American Student Collective
Taiwanese Cultural Society
Wesleyan Student Assembly
Wesleying

WHY I CHOSE TO BE A TOUR GUIDE:

I want to be a tour guide for two main reasons: I want to remind myself constantly of all the reasons why I chose Wesleyan and fell in love with this school, and because I want to help prospective students really understand what a college like Wesleyan is truly like.

FAVORITE
MOVIE:

Armageddon

FAVORITE SONG:

Boston by Augustana
Something Beautiful by NEEDTOBREATHE 

FUN FACT:

English is my second language. Chinese is my first, even though I was raised in the US.

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