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Jess Chen

Jessis a first-year student who has changed her plans at least 10 times, but is currently intending on getting a B.S. in Neuroscience and a PPE certificate. She thinks looking at the brain and the way we think is the ultimate form of people watching and hopes that one day she can help humans more effectively communicate with one another.

L's Taken


"Thank you for applying but..."

  • Huang Fellows 

  • Bass Connections (three times!) 

  • ASA Exec 

  • BOW Exec 

  • Multiple colleges (including my ED) :')


Things I thought I'd finish but never did

  • Friendship, so many 

  • Senior Prom 

  • Learning how to speak French/Italian/German


Everyday L's of life

  • Missing equivalency at Trinity Café 

  • Needing glasses 

  • Missing a gym spot because of your friend's bot

On the Bright Side


Memories I made when I wasn't working/studying

  • Hikes, cliff climbing, and parasailing 

  • Laughing with a stranger (now friend) until 2AM 

  • Reeling over Clare Crawley's decisions on The Bachelorette 

  • Finding SPIN scooters that people forgot to shut off


Things I've learned that will still matter in 10 years


TV shows, movies, and books I've enjoyed


Things I'm proud of that you won't see on my resume

  • My knowledge of 90s hip-hop 

  • How excited and eager I am to make people happy 

  • My skin that doesn't need a skin care routine 

  • I've learned to love working out


Unconventional skills


Quirks that make me who I am


Small joys in my life

  • Taking a walk as the sun rises 

  • Finding a piece of clothing that fits just right 

  • Acing a presentation 

  • Writing a letter of gratitude to others 

  • Making a stranger laugh 

  • Understanding a concept after being very confused 

  • Finding a new food I love


Obstacles I have overcome


Things I've done that pushed me out of my comfort zone


Failures that seemed like the end of the world back then but don't matter in hindsight


Leaps of Faith


Life events that have made me stronger


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