Thuan La

Anaheim, California; and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I chose Cornell AAP because it offers me one of the best programs to study what I love — architecture.

Why did you choose Cornell and AAP?

I chose Cornell AAP because it offers me one of the best programs to study what I love — architecture. I also love the fact that Cornell is in Ithaca, embraced by nature and surrounded by gorgeous gorges!

What are your extracurricular interests and how have you incorporated them into your college life?

I love experimenting with watercolor and gouache. I am also an addict of romance novels. My favorite genre to watch is sci-fi and anything that has subjects like superpower or magic.

What do you hope to accomplish during your time at AAP and after graduation?

I hope to design an aesthetic structure that can endure and survive natural catastrophes like earthquakes and wildfires.