Thia Bian '25

Position
Comparative Literature
Bio/Description

Hello! My name is Thia; I'm a pre-med junior studying Comparative Literature with certificates in Global Health and Health Policy and Creative Writing. On campus, I'm a member of the Student Volunteers Council at the Pace Center and an editor for the Nassau Literary Review. I also volunteer at Penn Medical Center and for Think!Chinatown. Outside of class, you can find me taking long walks (and sometimes getting lost), or sitting and chatting with anyone about anything. Don't hesitate to reach out; I'd love to get to know you all!

CONCENTRATION
Comparative Literature

CERTIFICATES
Creative Writing, Global Health and Health Policy

What's a favorite memory from your first year at Princeton?
During the winter, my friends and I went out on Poe Field and built the world's smallest snowman (named Bjorn.) I miss him every day.

What's a Princeton class that has shaped the way you think and why?
Professor Sorenson's CHM304, which is the second course in the organic chemistry sequence. It helped me understand organic chemistry as a pattern-based process; working through the curriculum was challenging but also proved to be really rewarding. A lot of the analytical processes I developed throughout the course are still applicable to the work I do today, even in a completely different context.