My name is Johanna and the first thing you should know about me is I like turtles and don’t like sweets. I wouldn’t mind a sweet turtle though. I grew up in Flushing, Queens with an older sister who is currently in Paris doing a study abroad. I hope to also be able to study abroad and go different places in the world so I can meet new people and have new experiences. This past summer I traveled to Taipei, Taiwan to study Chinese. It was a new experience living on my own. I learned how to take care of myself and really be independent. Before I went to Taiwan I used to be very closed person, but overseas I made a few good friends and learned how to let others in. I also did some self-discovery and soul searching. I came to realize some things about myself and I guess you could say I got to know myself better. I hope to adjust to college life faster because I think my brain is still thinking about the past summer and traveling around the world. As a college student I expect to be challenged but also to manage my time. I expect that I will push myself to be a better person academically and physically (going to the gym every week). I am worried about my grades because as an Honor’s student I have to maintain a certain GPA. I hope to meet new people and establish connections because I hear college is the best time for doing that. Above all, I wish to have a good college experience because everyone tells me how fun college is.