10 Q&A’s with Jerry Rong

  1. Favorite dessert? Donuts!
  2. What’s the one food you could never bring yourself to eat? Any vegetable that has a distinct (or herb-like) taste.
  3. Dogs or cats? Dogs, specifically Labrador, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, and Husky.
  4. Favorite season and why? Fall – mild temperature, beautiful sceneries, and it’s harvest season!
  5. How do you relax after a long day? I enjoy playing the piano after I was stressed for a whole day.
  6. What superpower would you choose? To be very specific, I wish to pause the time of the entire world when I sleep and then resume when I wake up.
  7. If you wrote a memoir about your life, what would it be called? Hey, I am too young to answer this question!
  8. If you could meet one historical figure, who would you choose and why? I would really want to meet either Frederic Chopin or Claude Debussy. They are my favorite composers/pianists/musicians.
  9. What is the most influential advice you’ve ever received? Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
  10. Word of advice to a potential undergraduate interested in pursuing a PhD. It is never an easy decision and it takes courage to invest another 5 years into a higher level of education. Think thoroughly, and if you are ready, go for it!