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Kelly Shen

Kelly Shen

I have loved math ever since I was a little girl. I like the simplicity of math, and I find pleasure in solving math problems. To me, math is not only a discipline or a tool, but also a dear friend that has given me so much joy over the years.

I had interest in many different subjects in high school, and I wasn’t really sure what I was going to study when I first came to MIT. All I knew was that I wanted to continue solving challenging problems and have time to take math classes. I eventually declared computer science; I’ve been pretty happy about my choice because it offers the intellectual rigorousness I was looking for, and I get to take classes with my friends.

I first heard of USWIM when I participated in Math Prize for Girls that was held at MIT. I was so inspired by those independent and confident MIT female students, and I dreamed to be one of them. I am very excited about getting involved in USWIM, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with a group of brilliant young women. I hope to grow with USWIM to better serve the MIT community and beyond, and I wish one day I can be a role model for girls who are passionate about math.

At MIT, I am excited to continue studying math and computer science, and try out different humanity classes because I believe they are just as valuable and beautiful. I look forward to working with all of the talented, enthusiastic members of USWIM, and I hope that I can contribute a new perspective to the group!

Class: 2017
Course: 6-3
Extracurricular Activities: USWIM, UROP, Brain Trust