Abigail Choe is Class of 2017, majoring in Courses 6 and 7, EECS and Biology. She grew up in Seoul, Korea, and went through stereotypical Asian education in high school: harsh, competitive, and
inhumane. During her junior year she decided to apply to colleges in the U.S. to experience a different style of education. Now she is here, trying out things she has never done before, like programming, dancing, and baking. While she loves MIT very much, she understands that it is not a perfect place, and if you who are reading this memoir happen to feel a little bit stressed or a little bit anxious because of the learning environment at MIT, she hopes this memoir helps bring back your own memories of the time discovering new things fun for you.