11 Sarah Wright
11 - Sarah Wright
Height: 5'8
Year: JR
Hometown: Strongsville, OH
High School: Lake Ridge Academy
Position: F

Parent’s Names: Isabel and Daniel Wright

Prefect job after graduation: Maybe making some awesome new artificial organ or developing some breakthrough medical device.

If you could spend just one year doing a job outside of your field, what job would you want for the year?  I guess it isn’t really feasible seeing as I’ve had no training since I was seven, but, a ballerina.  What a challenge.

If you had TIVO in your room, what is the TV show you set it for? Bones and Glee!

If Hollywood was making a movie about you, who would play you?  Maybe Audrey Tautou. She’s great.

If you were a superhero, what would your hero name be and what would your power be?  The Amazing ToadyLou and my power would be the ability to build ridiculously great forts.

What is the last book you read just for fun?  The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima

If you found a magic lantern, complete with magic genie, what would your three wishes be?   No one goes hungry, people stop fighting, and 1000 more wishes.

What is the one invention that you wish you had been the person to invent?  The dishwasher.

Favorite athlete? Marta – she’s a fast, skilled, and dominant soccer player.  She’s the best in the world. Hands down.

Favorite scientist and why? Karl von Frisch – he discovered the honey bee “waggle”!!!  The waggle is a dance that a bee uses to communicate the location of a food source by relaying the angle of flight with respect to the sun and the amount of fly time needed to get there.

Who is the person in your life that is the most responsible for helping you to be who you are today and what was their most significant contribution? Probably my parents, who tried to teach me right from wrong.

Favorite Quote and who said it? “I’ll either be a writer or a bum” – Carl Sandburg

Why is math or science so you? It’s very objective and cumulative.  Everything happens for a reason.

Favorite family tradition:  Epic amounts of Christmas cookies, and those awesome candied sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving.  Also, the annual Christmastime family newsletter.

What makes you laugh so hard you can’t stop or you end up doubled over? My team.  And my foolish English cocker spaniels.

What was your favorite thing to do on the playground in elementary school? Play touch football and soccer.

What is your most favorite Caltech moment to date? When we swept Pomona last year! Also, beating Oxy and Pomona in soccer was epic.

Which SCIAC team do you love to play? Occidental.