Hey new Rockyites, welcome to Princeton! And welcome back to those of you who are returning! I’m Jared, a junior from Missouri. I would tell you the name of my hometown, but I’ve never lived in one—I was raised on a farm! My family has raised everything from bison to boar, reindeer, and even ostriches! After lots of twists and turns at Princeton I decided to join the Politics department (instead of Chemistry), and intend to pursue a certificate in Japanese Language and Culture. Since I love all things academic, I’m also the president of Princeton’s Quiz Bowl team and enjoy talking about anything from classic literature to synthetic biology. If that’s not your cup of tea though, don’t worry—I also like to just meet people, so if you see me around don’t hesitate to introduce yourself and tell me about your favorite hobbies. I look forward to meeting you!