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Tour Guides

There is no typical Cate student, so we want you to meet as many people in our community as possible. When you visit, you’ll be greeted by several tour guides who volunteer their time to share their diverse experiences and welcome you to our Mesa.

Abhi ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Arcadia, CA, USA

Use three words to describe yourself.
Hardworking, Kind, Helpful

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I have read the book called Sanctum by Madeleine Roux. It is a horror book about three teens getting terrorized by a mystery person.

What’s your favorite sports team?
LA Lakers

What’s your favorite food?
Dahi Puri

Do you have any pets?
I don’t have any pets.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist
A variety of music from alternative to pop

List one random fun fact about you!
My favorite hobby is playing board games such as Settlers of Catan or Monopoly.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
My favorite Cate moment was playing Catan in the Long House common room with friends and prefects.

Alexander ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Los Angeles, CA and now I live in Pasadena, CA.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Helpful, Curious, Persistent

 Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Yes, Coach Wooden and Me by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 

What’s your favorite sports team?
UCLA Bruins/all St. Louis Sports teams (the Blues and the Cardinals) 

What’s your favorite food?
Sushi

Do you have any pets?
I had a rescued golden retriever until last month 🙁

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
A little bit of everything: from the 70s to today

List one random fun fact about you!
I can trace my ancestry to the early 1800s.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
The Cate vs Thacher dodgeball game at Spring Fling because it was great to compete against our rivals in a friendly match

 Alekha ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?

I was born in Singapore and have been living here my entire life.

Use three words to describe yourself.

Hardworking, Adventurous, Responsible

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?

I recently finished reading the Crazy Rich Asians series by Kevin Kwan. I loved this book because it had a great mix of drama and comedy in one book.

What’s your favorite sports team?

I prefer individual sports, like Swimming and Tennis more than team sports. So my favorite sports player would probably be Roger Federer or Serena Williams!

What’s your favorite food?

Spicy Ramen

Do you have any pets?

Sadly, No. But I would love a puppy.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?

A mix of modern and older pop music.

List one random fun fact about you!

I love water sports so much, and I even have my advanced scuba diving license.

Share your favorite Cate moment.

There have been so many extremely exciting and fun moments at Cate, that it is tough to choose one memory. One of my favorite memories is eating Korean barbeque at Riverpark with my friends.

Almira ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in San Francisco and have lived there my whole life.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Easygoing, Caring, and Considerate

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

What’s your favorite sports team?
Golden State Warriors

What’s your favorite food?
Sushi, and Cate’s chili and cornbread

Do you have any pets?
I have a little daisy dog named Koda!

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
I have at least 300 songs on my everyday playlist, but some of my top favorites are “Lost in Japan” by Shawn Mendes, “Chanel” by Frank Ocean, “Sunflower” by Rex Orange County, “Gravity” by John Mayer, “The Ways” by Khalid and Swae Lee, and “Best Part” by Daniel Caesar.

List one random fun fact about you!
I am fluent in Indonesian.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
One of my best Cate moments was near the beginning of my freshman year. I was with a group of eight or so kids and we were all spending our Saturday night goofing off in the theatre. We somehow found a way to blast our 80s music from the speakers and we spent that whole night screaming “Take on Me” and “Never Gonna Give You Up” at the top of our lungs and getting to know each other. It was so fun but we also took the time to just sit on the stage and talk. It was one of the first moments I felt so safe, comfortable, and at home at Cate and I was so grateful and excited to spend the next four years with these people.

Alyssa ’20

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Massachusetts and still live there.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Unique, Fun-loving, Honest

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
The End of Oz

What’s your favorite sports team?
Patriots

What’s your favorite food?
Cookies

Do you have any pets?
Nope, not at the moment

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
A LOT of musicals

List one random fun fact about you!
I’ve climbed a waterfall.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Spending my 16th birthday with the children from Transition House during Public Service Night!

 Aminah ’22

Anna ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?

I was born in Singapore, but I live in Las Vegas now.

Use three words to describe yourself.

Hardworking, understanding, and considerate.

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

What’s your favorite sports team?

Buffalo Bills.

What’s your favorite food?

Cucumber avocado rolls and vegetable udon.

Do you have any pets?

I had a fish in 4th grade.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify playlist?

70s-current

List one random fun fact about you.

I have done 4 triathlons.

Share your favorite Cate moment.

Going into Carp and having dinner with friends.

Ashi ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but I consider Sacramento, California my home now.

Use three words to describe yourself.
I would describe myself as kind, quirky, dedicated

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
The Lunar Chronicles Series (Marissa Meyer), Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury), and Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)

What’s your favorite sports team?
I don’t really follow sports, but I do really like the Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors.

What’s your favorite food?
My favorite food has to be my grandma’s shahi paneer. So flavorful and savory! Eating it with rice perfects it (but I do go crazy for chocolate chip cookies).

Do you have any pets?
Unfortunately, no. I’ve never had any pets 🙁

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
SZA, Rex Orange County, Tyler the Creator, and Billie Eilish

List one random fun fact about you!
I’ve been a vegetarian my whole life.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
My favorite moment has to be when some friends and I grabbed our blankets at 10:30 pm on a Saturday night and star gazed on Senior Lawn. The sky was so clear and we could see so many stars! It was beautiful!

Athena ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Bloomington, Indiana but San Francisco has been my home for fourteen years.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Hardworking, Energetic, Positive

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

What’s your favorite sports team?
San Francisco Giants

What’s your favorite food?
Burritos

Do you have any pets?
I have a small dog named Sparky

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
A lot of rap and musical songs

List one random fun fact about you!
I love to waterski!

Share your favorite Cate moment.
I love hanging out with my friends at sunset bench because the view is so unbelievably gorgeous. I have a chance to talk to my friends and make new connections

Bella ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
San Francisco, CA

Use three words to describe yourself.
Hardworking, Enthusiastic, Compassionate

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Sharp: The Women Who Made An Art Of Having An Opinion by Michelle Dean

What’s your favorite sports team?
Golden State Warriors

What’s your favorite food?
Sushi and chocolate chip cookies!

Do you have any pets?
No, I am allergic to cats and dogs. 🙁

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Currently, I’m listening to a lot of Kacey Musgraves, Hozier, The Beatles, Electric Light Orchestra, and a band called Rainbow Kitten Surprise (the name is weird but they make great music!)

List one random fun fact about you!
I won my middle school spelling bee three years in a row.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
It’s hard to pick one, but some of my favorite Cate moments include getting to catch up with prefects during the start of study hours and having meaningful conversations in the back of the dining hall at dinner. 

Beloved ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Georgia but Shola, PA is where I call home. And New York but mainly Pennsylvania. 

Use three words to describe yourself.

Helpful, Observant, and Unique

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?

I don’t really read books *cue embarrassed laugh*, but I recently finished reading an amazing Webtoons comics called Nightmare Factory by Snailords. It’s a beautifully drawn comic but the plot can get pretty confusing at times.

What’s your favorite sports team?
I don’t watch any sports.

What’s your favorite food?
I consider myself a major “foodie” so I can’t have a favorite food; I love all good food equally.

Do you have any pets?
I have a pet human…my crazy, hyper, but very cute five-year-old niece.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlistt
Mostly pop: Kpop, hip hop, indie pop

List one random fun fact about you!
I didn’t know where I was born until I was 13.

Share your favorite Cate moment.

My favorite Cate moment was during a lacrosse game when I managed to get through three different girls and keep the ball in my stick. It wasn’t even the fact that I somehow did manage to dodge the girls that makes that moment so awesome but what did make that game so amazing was how genuinely proud my team was of me

Brandon ’20

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Hong Kong. While Hong Kong will always be home, Cate is my second home despite living there for two years. The people and experiences I’ve had are memorable and are abundant.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Persistent, Hardworking, Adventurous

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I recently read the Secret of Mental Maths by Arthur Benjamin, it’s a really fun book that teaches fast computations in our heads and some fun algebra.

What’s your favorite sports team?
Harvard Men’s Squash

What’s your favorite food?
Sushi

Do you have any pets?
No

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Mainly jazz covers of video game music

List one random fun fact about you!
I was one of the first three people to live in the High House Triple.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Starting my nonprofit, Food Crate, was one of the best decisions I’ve made at Cate. I felt that I’ve helped lots of people in the community and I look forward to leaving this as my legacy at Cate.

Brenda ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Reno, Nevada and grew up in Incline Village, Nevada. I call Incline Village, Petaluma (CA), and Cate home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Persistent, Hardworking, Adventurous

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do by John Bargh

What’s your favorite sports team?
Golden State Warriors

What’s your favorite food?
Sushi

Do you have any pets?
Nope

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
I have a lot of different types of music: some One Direction, Ed Sheeran, rap, and much mor.

List one random fun fact about you!
I absolutely love cereal!

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Spring Fling which had a ton of fun activities and good food!

Bryce ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Arizona, USA. I call South Korea my home now.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Respectful, Patient, Calm

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Zinsser, On Writing Well, and Informal Guide to Writing Non-fiction.

What’s your favorite sports team?
Los Angeles Lakers

What’s your favorite food?
Sushi

Do you have any pets?
One Pomeranian

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Pop & rap

List one random fun fact about you!
I started attending a boarding school at the age of eleven in Switzerland.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Bonding with my classmates during the hikes at Pyles.

Charlie ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?

I’m from Lafayette, California (East Bay Area), but I call Cate home now.

Use three words to describe yourself:

Honest, Understanding, Idiosyncratic

Have you read anything recently? What was it?

I recently read the third book in the Dark Tower series: The Wastelands

What is your favorite sports team?

Oakland Athletics

What is your favorite food?

Deep Dish Pizza

Do you have any pets?

I have one, seventeen pound white dog.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?

Rock, Indie, Rap

List one random fun fact about you!

I coach a swim team over the summer!

Share your favorite Cate moment:

Our prefects woke us up at 6:00 AM for Dino Nuggets and Waffles with a speaker blasting the opening to “Hooked on a Feeling”

Charlotte ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Santa Barbara, CA and I still call it home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Bubbly, Encouraging, Compassionate

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I just finished “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens which was a really emotional and beautiful coming of age story. I loved it!

What’s your favorite sports team?
US Women’s National Soccer Team and Ohio State Football

What’s your favorite food?
Anything my mom cooks. Also, tomatoes!

Do you have any pets?
I have a yellow lab named Nala and a chocolate labradoodle named Cleo!

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
I like a lot of different music… a lot of oldies and country!

List one random fun fact about you!
I went cage diving with Great White Sharks!

Share your favorite Cate moment.
I loved everything about volleyball season and getting to play with such great girls!

Charlotte ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Shanghai, China and have been living there all my life before I came to Cate. I love my hometown but I consider Cate as my second home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Considerate, open-minded, persistent.

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Veronica Decide More by Paulo Coelho

What’s your favorite sports team?

Not really any sports “team” but only an individual figure skater from Japan named Yuzuru Hanyu. He is unbelievable!

What’s your favorite food?

Anything sweet or spicy.

Do you have any pets?
A black street dog we adopted named Inky.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
J-Pop, ACG, and Classical Music.

List one random fun fact about you!
I used to do speed roller skating competitively and have a 70km roller-skating marathon.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
The first time my friend and I did Coffee House, we were super nervous. However, everybody cheered so loud for us and encouraged us before the show that we gained enough confidence to perform well. This just made me feel, once again, how connected and supporting people are on this Mesa. You will absolutely love this place.

Chidera ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born and raised in Santa Clarita, CA

Use three words to describe yourself.
Outgoing, Friendly, and Passionate.

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I recently finished a book called Americanah by Chimanda Adiche. It is a very thought-provoking book that explores the challenges of being an immigrant in America and the changing views about skin color.

What’s your favorite sports team?

Los Angeles Lakers and the Stanford Cardinal.

What’s your favorite food?
Pasta and pizza.

Do you have any pets?
No 🙁

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Anything from chill/sad songs to rap.

List one random fun fact about you!
I am afraid of dogs (but gradually getting over it!!)

Share your favorite Cate moment.
It’s hard to pick just one moment but any of the times I have funny or meaningful conversations with my friends and faculty.

Cloris ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Hong Kong, and now I live in Xiamen.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Sensitive, Caring, Determined

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
The Chess Garden!!! The book is written by my English teacher, Brooks Hansen. It had such a well-developed plot that amazed me whenever I can’t stop myself from turning pages after pages.

What’s your favorite sports team?
My squash team at Cate. Starting as a new player, I was welcomed by the team and had the opportunity to form new friendships.

What’s your favorite food?
Boba.

Do you have any pets?
Unfortunately, no.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Classical music!

List one random fun fact about you!
I eat ketchup with rice.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
I was in the Ceramics Barn. Having been there and concentrating on my work for an hour, I was glad to be able to take a break. When I stepped outside, everything was glazed with this impeccable orange from the setting sun. Glad to be blessed with this incredible scenery in my everyday life at Cate.

Coco ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and despite some moving around, I have lived in the Boston area for the past few years and consider it to be my home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Adventurous, Joyful, and Caring.

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
The Six of Crows series, by Leigh Bardugo

What’s your favorite sports team?
Patriots and Red Sox all the way!

What’s your favorite food?
It tends to change depending on my mood, but mango is always a go-to!

Do you have any pets?
I have a lab named Tug.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
I listen to lots of older music from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. I also listen to a lot of recent pop. Two of my favorite newer artists are Lauv and Maggie Rogers.

List one random fun fact about you!
I lived in London when I was little and had a British accent while I was there.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
It’s hard to pick out of all the amazing memories I’ve had so far, but many of the standout moments involve spending time with my friends and just enjoying the moment and how pretty California is!

Dana ’20

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Chicago but I grew up in Shanghai.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Tall, but unintimidating.

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I recently finished The Good Earth Trilogy by Pearl S. Buck, who is just such an amazing storyteller.

What’s your favorite sports team?
I love playing basketball but I don’t watch enough sports to have a favorite team, sorry.

What’s your favorite food?
I am a huge foodie, so the list goes on and on but my ultimate comfort food would have to be Asian street food.

Do you have any pets?
Sadly no, I would love having a dog as a pet though.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?

Genres from Hip Hop to Electronic to Classical.

List one random fun fact about you!
I am fluent in Chinese internet slang.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
My favorite Cate moment would have to be arriving as a new sophomore and experiencing, for the first time, the enthusiasm and intimacy of the community.

Daniel ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?

Accra – Ghana Now leaving in Santa Barbara

Use three words to describe yourself.

Hardworking, kind-hearted, and Helpful

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?

I have read a book called News of the World by Paulette Jiles.

What’s your favorite sports team?

Barcelona and LA F/C

What’s your favorite food?

Jollof rice with chicken stew

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog called Cally

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist

Hillsongs 

List one random fun fact about you!

I am an inspirational storyteller, and I love going out to watch movies

Share your favorite Cate moment.

My favorite Cate moment is when I traveled to Pyles Camp for Outings Week and I didn’t know how to swim but my friends and the teachers encouraged me to do it. I finally did it and it was a great time for me afterward.

  Dawson ’22

Deborah ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Boston, Massachusetts.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Organized, Caring, Fun-loving

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
The Hate U Give

What’s your favorite sports team?
New England Patriots

What’s your favorite food?
Pasta

Do you have any pets?
No

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Songs that depict my moods. So I have a Sad playlist, Lit playlist, Feelings Playlist, etc.

List one random fun fact about you!
I have broken multiple bones while playing basketball.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
I love seeing a majority of the Cate community wearing white at the girls varsity CIFs seminfinal game.

Dylan ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?

I was born in Los Angeles and still call it home!

Use Three Words to Describe Yourself:

Kind, Outgoing, and Hard Working

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?

I recently read News of the World and it was interesting.

What’s your favorite sports team?

The Lakers

What’s your favorite food?

Sushi

Do you have any pets?

Yes!! Two Labradoodles!!

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify playlist?

Mostly throwback songs

List one random fact about you!

My mom lived in the same dorm room as me in 25 House when she went to Cate

Share your favorite Cate moment

I would definitely say all of the fun moments I had with my friends in 25 House. Going to the beach is also a lot of fun to get a quick break from school work.

 

 

Ella ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Walnut Creek, CA but I moved around all my life so there is not one place I would consider home. Currently, my parents live in Calgary, Canada.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Creative, Curious, Happy

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Although it has been a while, my favorite book is A Thousand Splendid Suns.

What’s your favorite sports team?
At Cate, last year I was on the 3rds volleyball team. It was a great time with all the girls on the team.

What’s your favorite food?
Sushi. I can’t get enough.

Do you have any pets?
I have one amazing chocolate lab named Posey. She was named after the baseball player Buster Posey. I also have one very moody (but kind) cat named Cocoa.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Mostly, I have upbeat pop songs with random bits of Paul Anka, Billy Joel, and Earth Wind & Fire. I also have some musicals as well.

List one random fun fact about you!
I have lived in Thailand, Kazakhstan, and now Canada.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
My favorite Cate moment was going camping with my Fresh Sem class. We got really close and it was a lot of fun.

Ella ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?

Santa Barbara, CA

Use three words to describe yourself.

Compassionate, Curious, Outgoing

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas or The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

What’s your favorite sports team?

The US Women’s National Soccer Team

What’s Your Favorite Food?

Sushi, Pizza, or Mexican Food

Do you have any pets?

Yes, I have a golden retriever named Ollie

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?

2000s throwback music and country

List one random fun fact about you!

I’ve never broken a bone.

Share your favorite Cate moment.

Dance parties in my room with my best friends.

Esteban ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Harlem

Use three words to describe yourself.
Responsible, Cool, and Quiet

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Not really. I am about to read Station Eleven.

What’s your favorite sports team?
New York Yankees, New York Giants, Real Madrid, and New York Knicks

What’s your favorite food?
Pizza

Do you have any pets?
Goldfish

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
A lot of rap and hip-hop

List one random fun fact about you!
I am an only child.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Meeting my future friends

 Francesca ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Atlanta, Georgia but I call Santa Barbara home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Outgoing, Curious, Kind.

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

What’s your favorite sports team?
The US Women’s National Soccer Team.

What’s your favorite food?
My favorite food would probably have to be pizza or sushi.

Do you have any pets?
A miniature Australian Shepherd named Percy.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
A little bit of everything!

List one random fun fact about you!
I have dual citizenship in the U.S. and Italy.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
One of my favorite Cate moments is having a dance party in the day room with some of my best friends.

Frankie ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Pacific Palisades, CA

Use three words to describe yourself.
Kind, Eccentric, Honest

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I recently read a book called The Power of One. Highly recommended.

What’s your favorite sports team?
I’m not really a sports person. But if I had to choose a team it would be the Chicago Blackhawks. If you want to get to know me better, my favorite Spring Awakening.

What’s your favorite food?
Sushi or watermelon

Do you have any pets?
No. I wish. I have always wanted a dog.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Right now I am very obsessed with the original cast recording of Waitress. I know… I’m a theater nerd.

List one random fun fact about you!
I used to have a koi pond with four turtles.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
The fall show. I had such a great time getting to know people who I share similar interests with. I also really enjoyed my time on thirds soccer. It really took me out of my comfort zone as I would not usually consider myself someone who likes sports. But I had such an amazing time on that team.

Fritze ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Santa Monica, California and still call that my home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Compassionate, Curious, Openminded

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Relentless by David Getting – a personal memoir about David who ran seven marathons in seven days across all seven continents.

What’s your favorite sports team?
I do not really follow any specific sports teams but I enjoy watching tennis and football.

What’s your favorite food?
My favorite food is probably sushi.

Do you have any pets?
A scruffy Jack Russell Terrier named Jigger

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
My Girl by The Temptations

List one random fun fact about you!
I have never had to go to a hospital for any injury.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
One of my favorite Cate moments is getting ready for the Lizards Wizards and Scissors dance in 25 House with all the girls – applying glitter and dancing in the halls.

Hector ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Santa Ana, California

Use three words to describe yourself.
Quiet, Meticulous, and Considerate

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Yes, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

What’s your favorite sports team?
Real Madrid C.F.

What’s your favorite food?
Street tacos

Do you have any pets?
No

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Mainly rap and pop music (Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, etc…).

List one random fun fact about you!
I love to play ultimate frisbee.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Hearing my older brother share his Cate experience with the entire school. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

 Imani ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?

Born in Palo Alto CA, I now live in Napa CA

Use three words to describe yourself.

Gleeful, compassionate and peaceful

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?

The Hate U Give by Angie Thoms is such a beautiful and empowering book, that I highly recommend.

What’s your favorite sports team?

Golden State Warriors!

What’s your favorite food?

Poke, pasta, and avocados

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog named Bentley, and a cat named Chui.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?

SZA, Drake, Wallows, Lana and lots of throwback songs

List one random fun fact about you!

I am extremely good at Just Dance!

Share your favorite Cate moment.

One afternoon, my friends and I sat and watched the sunset from a beach in Ventura.

James ’21

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Jamie ’20

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Los Angeles, CA and until Cate, I have lived in LA all my life. However, I think of a Cate as a second home!

Use three words to describe yourself.
Introvert, Sarcastic, and Chill

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

What’s your favorite sports team?
I don’t watch sports often, however a strong supporter of Mexico’s National Men’s Team during the World Cup!

What’s your favorite food?
Mainly Mexican, but I’ll eat anything!

Do you have any pets?
Nope, but I love dogs!

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Mostly K-pop, reggaeton, and R&B music

List one random fun fact about you!
One time when I was hiking, I almost stepped on a rattlesnake!

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Staying up at night with close friends and binge watching shows on Netflix

Jacob “Jay” ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Santa Ana, California

Use three words to describe yourself.
Jocund, Compassionate, Patient

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

What’s your favorite sports team?
Cloud9

What’s your favorite food?
Any kind of street tacos

Do you have any pets?
A German Shepard mix and a Calico cat

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
(Lot’s of) NateWantsToBattle, Lukas Graham, Fiona Apple’s “Werewolf”, and Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancakes”, to name a few

List one random fun fact about you!
Even with years of attempts, I still can’t snap my fingers.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Sharing (multiple) sit-down dinners with my advisory.

Jinny ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Seoul, South Korea and I still call Korea my home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Organized, Vibrant, Determined

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
An astronomy article from the Tokyo Institute of Technology that discusses short-lived radioactive isotopes.

What’s your favorite sports team?
I think dance counts as a sport…so BTS!

What’s your favorite food?
Cup Noodles (and ramen)!!! Especially spicy ones.

Do you have any pets?
I have a Norwegian forest cat called Nermal. I would like to bring him to Cate one day.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
A mixture of classical, KPop, and Anime/Japanese music.

List one random fun fact about you!
I once failed a piano recital because a mosquito distracted me.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Having Korean barbeque at Riverpark with my friends! The long wait is always worthwhile.

Jolea ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Ventura, CA

Use three words to describe yourself.
Passionate, Understanding, Imaginative

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Brain on Fire, by Susannah Cahalan

What’s your favorite sports team?
Soccer

What’s your favorite food?
Ramen

Do you have any pets?
A gecko named LP

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
R&B, jazz, classical symphonic, reggae, and my all-time favorite artist: Rihanna

List one random fun fact about you!
I memorized 252 digits of pi in fifth grade

Share your favorite Cate moment.
My friend from the Philippines had bought spicy ramen and we decided to eat it… all three bowls combined. This was a super spicy ramen and the moment we scooped the noodles into our mouth, it went downhill. We started crying and quietly screaming and licking anything cold. After a couple more sobs and frantic panting, we finished all of it. Oddly enough, it made me love ramen even more. We laughed that day more than I could remember and it will forever be in my mind as the best bonding activity.

John ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Incheon City, South Korea and I live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Use three words to describe yourself.
Kind, Outgoing, Kind of athletic

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
No…just sports articles

What’s your favorite sports team?
Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Oklahoma City Thunder, Duke Blue Devils

What’s your favorite food?
The local cheeseburgers in my hometown

Do you have any pets?
Nope

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
My favorite playlist is my rap playlist

List one random fun fact about you!
I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do

Share your favorite Cate moment.
All of football season

Jonathan ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in San Jose, in the bay area. When I was about 5, I moved to Upland, where I have made most of my memories of “home”.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Clever, Observant, Clumsy

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Legend by Marie Lu. I had read this book when I was younger and remembered enjoying it. It is a little on the easier side, but a good read if you are interested in sci-fi.

What’s your favorite sports team?
I don’t really follow sports that much, so I don’t really have a “favorite” If I had to pick one though, it would be the Golden State Warriors.

What’s your favorite food?
Any kind of Korean Food. Except for silkworms.

Do you have any pets?
Yes, one dog.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
I have some LoFi playlists for studying and anything from EDM to rap for recreational purposes.

List one random fun fact about you!
One of my favorite things to do is rock climb!

Share your favorite Cate moment.
My favorite Cate moments are in the outdoors. I remember one particular moment when some of my fellow Outdoors members and I were out in the ocean stand-up paddleboarding. This was when we were first starting out, and many of us didn’t know how to stand-up paddleboard. Regardless, we all still had an awesome time. I remember us all laughing whenever someone fell in the water, and that person getting back on their board with a big smile on their face. These moments are my favorite because they are the moments we, as friends, share together and can remember together

Josephine ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Napa, California and still call it home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Happy, Creative, Funny

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
My favorite book ever is Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore.

What’s your favorite sports team?
The Golden State Warriors

What’s your favorite food?
Mac and Cheese

Do you have any pets?
Yes! I have a cat named Chester!

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
I listen to lots of different music.

List one random fun fact about you!
When I was little I used to competitively ski race.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
My friends and I went for an early morning paddle board before our physics final and the sunrise view was amazing!

Josh ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Tokyo and lived there for a couple years, but my family has been in Hong Kong ever since.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Funny, Open-minded, Actor

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Relentless by David Gething. It’s a memoir about a guy who runs seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

What’s your favorite sports team?
The LA Clippers

What’s your favorite food?
Trader Joe’s mac and cheese

Do you have any pets?
One labradoodle

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
I really just listen to Today’s Top Hits.

List one random fun fact about you!
Every summer I go to the beach as much as I can.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
A couple of hours before my physics final, my friends and I went paddleboarding at Carp beach. We watched the sunrise over the mountains, then went to get coffee. It was the perfect last day of freshman year.

Julianna ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?

I was born in Santa Barbara, California and still call it home today.

Use three words to describe yourself.

Persistent, Loyal, and Hardworking

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?

I recently read My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult. It was a super good read: I highly recommend it!

What’s your favorite sports team?

My favorite sports team is Notre Dame Football. Go Irish!

What’s your favorite food?

Anything to do with dark chocolate!

Do you have any pets?

I have two dogs- one is a golden retriever/ lab and the other is a puggle.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify playlist?

I kind of have a blend of music…some old, but mainly new pop or trending songs.

List one random fun fact about you!

I’m allergic to hand sanitizer–weird I know.

Juliette ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Santa Barbara and have lived here my whole life. I love living by the ocean!

Use three words to describe yourself.
Diligent, Witty, Loyal

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I recently read Into This Air, which is a book about an ill-fated journey to Mount Everest. It was really interesting to hear the first-person recounting of the story from the author Jon Krakauer.

What’s your favorite sports team?
I don’t have a favorite sports team, but I love Serena Williams!

What’s your favorite food?
Strawberries and whipped cream

Do you have any pets?
I have a dog named Teddy.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
A mixture of pop music and musical theater.

List one random fun fact about you!
I can imitate people really well! I also sneeze once when I eat dark chocolate.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Being in the spring musical with some of my favorite people on campus! The bonding experience of working so hard on something for five months was amazing.

Katie ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia and I call Santa Barbara my home now.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Fun, dedicated, energetic.

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

What’s your favorite sports team?
The Los Angeles Lakers

What’s your favorite food?
I love Mexican food.

Do you have any pets?
Yep! I have a miniature poodle named Winston.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Mostly rap/hip-hop and some R&B

List one random fun fact about you!
I’ve never broken a bone or been stung by a bee.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
I can’t think of one, but being in the dorms with my friends just hanging out and having a good time is always fun!

Leilani ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born and raised in Boston, MA.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Ambitious, Empathetic, Confident

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I recently read Everyday by David Levithan.

What’s your favorite sports team?
My favorite sports team is the New England Patriots.

What’s your favorite food?
My favorite food is lasagna.

Do you have any pets?
I have a pet dog named Candice.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
PnB Rock, Chris Brown, Rihanna, and many other hip-hop artists.

List one random fun fact about you!
I am Puerto Rican and Cuban.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
My favorite Cate moment was the lip sync battle. My dorm, ’25 house, won!

Lucy ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I’ve lived in Laguna Beach, CA for my whole life.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Kind, Happy, Bubbly

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I’ve been reading a book on coding in the computer language Python.

What’s your favorite sports team?
I don’t really watch team sports, but I watch tennis and Serena Williams is my favorite player.

What’s your favorite food?
ice cream (preferably coffee or chocolate chip flavor)

Do you have any pets?
I don’t have any pets.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Pop music, throwbacks, and Broadway musicals— pretty much any music to which I can sing along, albeit badly

List one random fun fact about you!
I know every single lyric to every Taylor Swift song ever written 🙂

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Literally everything about my freshman year, especially meeting so many amazing people and living in an incredibly warm and welcoming community— by the end of the first day of school, I already felt at home.

Maddy ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
San Francisco

Use three words to describe yourself.
Energetic, Caring, Logical

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I read the book Paper Weight and I found it really enjoyable.

What’s your favorite sports team?
The Montreal Canadian Hockey team and the Golden State Warriors

What’s your favorite food?
Hershey’s chocolate kisses

Do you have any pets?
I have a dog named Maggie and a cat named Cleo

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
A lot of songs your dad would listen to

List one random fun fact about you!
I have a fear of gelatin.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
I have gone paddle boarding before school a couple times with my friends and we love to play games and try to do yoga on the boards. This can lead to some pretty funny falls.

Madeline ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Hong Kong

Use three words to describe yourself.
Outgoing, Friendly, Driven

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Murder on the Orient Express

What’s your favorite sports team?
Tennis

What’s your favorite food?
Sushi

Do you have any pets?
Two dogs

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Throwback songs

List one random fun fact about you!
I was bitten by a monkey.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Going to Carpinteria to get açai bowls at Lucky Llama

Marissa ’20

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Fairbanks, Alaska

Use three words to describe yourself.
Caring, Outgoing, and Honest

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Zinsser, On Writing Well, and Informal Guide to Writing Non-fiction

What’s your favorite sports team?
N/A

What’s your favorite food?
Sushi/poké bowls

Do you have any pets?
Two springadors and a leopard gecko

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Trending music

List one random fun fact about you!
Despite growing up in a cold environment, I have a fondness towards water sports and I am an advanced diver.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
The square dance freshman year, as I was able to begin meeting my peers that would remain with me the next four years.

Maya ’20

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
San Francisco

Use three words to describe yourself.
Dependable, Loyal, Curious

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

What’s your favorite sports team?
Golden State Warriors

What’s your favorite food?
Anything with noodles

Do you have any pets?
One dog, Chloe (Boston Terrier)

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Beyoncé, some classic rock, and a little bit of Hamilton

List one random fun fact about you!
I make a mean Annie’s Mac and Cheese.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Making it to the CIF semifinals with my basketball team. We had such a fun season and it was the icing on the cake.

Maya ’20

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Boston and that is where I call home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Adventurous, Determined and Compassionate

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I recently read Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

What’s your favorite sports team?
I am from New England, so I have to stick with my New England Patriots.

What’s your favorite food?
I love all things Italian.

Do you have any pets?
Sadly, no.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
I have a little of DaVido, Alkaline, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, and of course Beyonce on my playlists.

List one random fun fact about you!
My favorite animals are dragons and I have a little dragon statue named Adrian.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
One of my favorite Cate moments, that I will never forget, happened during my sophomore year. One Saturday, I went to a track meet in order to support my friends and after I watched them race, one of my closest friends and I walked to get some smoothies and cupcakes.

Michael ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Los Angeles and lived there for twelve years. I now live in Oxnard, Calfornia.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Reserved, Hardworking, Curious

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I recently read a historical fiction book called Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson.

What’s your favorite sports team?
I have been an LA Dodgers fan for as long as long as I can remember.

What’s your favorite food?
For whatever reason, my favorite food has always been strawberries.

Do you have any pets?
I have three cats. One is a gray tuxedo cat, one is an orange cat, and the last is a gray cat.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
A wide collection of things which range from Eminem to Bruno Mars to Linkin Park to Twenty One Pilots.

List one random fun fact about you!
I have played piano and drums since the first grade.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
I don’t really have one specific moment, but I have made countless memories on Cate Sports teams, whether it be cross country, basketball, or tennis.

Meena ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born and currently live in Mountain View, CA.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Determined, resilient, energetic.

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway.

What’s your favorite sports team?
Stanford Women’s Basketball

What’s your favorite food?
Ramen and smoothies

Do you have any pets?
No, sadly 🙁

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Indie folk, acoustic, and country.

List one random fun fact about you!
I can’t do a cartwheel.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Having dance parties outside of Tori and Chidera’s room before Sunday dorm meetings.

Neema ’20

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Cedar Park, Texas

Use three words to describe yourself.
I’m a Taurus.

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Call Me By Your Name

What’s your favorite sports team?
Italian Men’s National Soccer Team

What’s your favorite food?
Any sort of fried potato

Do you have any pets?
no 🙁

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Mostly Beyonce

List one random fun fact about you!
My name is Swahili for Grace.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Assisting a goal in our 4-2 win against Fillmore

Olivia ’22

Where were you born? Where do you live now?

Santa Barbara, CA

Use three words to describe yourself.

Kind-hearted, spontaneous, motivated

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?

I recently read the book The Inheritance of Loss written by Kiran Deasi…I loved it!!

What’s your favorite sports team?

I always have fun watching the US women’s soccer team

What’s your favorite food?

My favorite food is tacos of any kind.

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog named Bubba

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?

I mostly listen to pop and some music from the 70s

List one random fun fact about you!

I have hiked on a glacier in Iceland before. It was incredible!

Share your favorite Cate moment.

Girls soccer last year was so welcoming to everyone who tried out and the season was so much fun!

Ophelia ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in San Francisco, but I live in Shanghai, China

Use three words to describe yourself.
Ambitious, driven, considerate

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
21 Lessons for the 21st Century (Yuval Noah Hari) and Thing Explainer (Randall Munroe)

What’s your favorite sports team?
Harvard Varsity Squash Team

What’s your favorite food?
Any kind of Asian cuisine

Do you have any pets?
A fat cat named Pepples.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
AJR, Panic! At The Disco, Bruno Mars, Portugal. The Man, Cardi B

List one random fun fact about you!

I was supposed to be born on 5/5, a day before my actual birthday.

Share your favorite Cate moment.

Dorm nights with Ms. Doyle on duty!

Oscar ’20

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Chicago, Illinois. I consider both Chicago and Cate as my home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Confident, Ambitious, Entertaining

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
The Autobiography of Malcolm X

What’s your favorite sports team?
Mexican National Football Team

What’s your favorite food?
Fried Chicken

Do you have any pets?
No

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Various hip-hop/rap artists, Selena, and Beyoncé

List one random fun fact about you!
I used to be a professional actor back in Chicago. I did plays and multiple commercials.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Dancing in the library at night with some of my best friends to a few albums on the record player

Owen ’20

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Santa Monica, Santa Barbara.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Musical, Kind, Academic

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
12 Rules for Life

What’s your favorite sports team?
N/A

What’s your favorite food?
Poke

Do you have any pets?
Dog named Ollie and a cat named Crosley

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Jazz/classic rock

List one random fun fact about you!
I’m left-handed.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
SOHO jazz concert.

Paige ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Boca Raton, Florida, but I grew up in both Boca Raton and Lake Tahoe, California. I would consider both places home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Hardworking, Outgoing, and Understanding

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I recently read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I loved reading it because it transported me to a different time period.

What’s your favorite sports team?
My favorite teams are the New York Rangers and San Francisco Giants.

What’s your favorite food?
I would say my favorite food is any and all Italian food; however, I personally love chicken alfredo

Do you have any pets?
I have a Norwich Terrier named Leo.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
I have a ton of different Spotify playlists for different moods: old music, new music…it just depends!

List one random fun fact about you!
I once got hit in the head with a baseball at a soccer game!

Share your favorite Cate moment.
I loved the Elimination Game in freshman year! All of my friends were taking it so seriously and it was super funny when we all got eliminated. We’re hoping that next year one of us will win!

Rachel ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
San Francisco, California

Use three words to describe yourself.
Adventurous, ambitious, responsible

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Less by Andrew Sean Greer

What’s your favorite sports team?
The US Women’s National Soccer Team

What’s your favorite food?
Watermelon

Do you have any pets?
A dog

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
A bit of everything

List one random fun fact about you!
I taught myself how to do calligraphy in 5th grade.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Every moment when I’m with my friends. That’s when Cate feels like home.

Rachel ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Santa Monica, California and have lived there ever since.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Adventurous, Ambitious, Compassionate

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

What’s your favorite sports team?
I don’t really watch sports that much.

What’s your favorite food?
Pasta

Do you have any pets?
No

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Brockhampton

List one random fun fact about you!
At the top of my bucket list is going on a road trip across the country with my best friends.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
It’s hard to pick a favorite moment, but it’d probably be the first night here at Cate. My roommate, Ella Klaerner, and I were getting ready for bed. We had been having small talk until I spotted her putting away the book Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. We bonded over our equal obsession and that was the beginning of one of my best friendships.

Rae ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Chicago but I now consider London to be my home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Hardworking, Loyal, Considerate

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I recently read the One Hundred Year Old Man who Climbed Out of A Window and Disappeared.

What’s your favorite sports team?
Arsenal Football (soccer) Club

What’s your favorite food?
Sushi

Do you have any pets?
A miniature Yorkshire Terrier

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
County music, pop music, rock music

List one random fun fact about you!
I was born on my due date.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
At Spring Fling when my friends and I sat at the top of the hill by Kirby Quad. We watched all the commotion from the top of the hill while eating hot dogs and strawberries.

Riley ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Santa Barbara and it is still my home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Outgoing, Energetic, and Compassionate.

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
The Legend series

What’s your favorite sports team?
Chicago Blackhawks

What’s your favorite food?
Mango Chicken from Flavor of India

Do you have any pets?
I have a cat named Spots.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Chill Vibes on Spotify

List one random fun fact about you!
I love coconut!

Share your favorite Cate moment.
My favorite moment was after one of the dances all of my friends and I sat outside of the freshman girls dorm and watched a movie.

Ryan ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Ann Arbor, Michigan and now Santa Barbara, California

Use three words to describe yourself.
Determined, Enthusiastic, and Flexible

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
A Random Walk Down Wall Street

What’s your favorite sports team?
Celtics

What’s your favorite food?
Hamburger

Do you have any pets?
A dog

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Rap/hip-hop

List one random fun fact about you!
I have scuba dived in Hawaii.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
My favorite moment was when I first arrived at Cate because everyone was extremely welcoming and friendly.

Scott ’20

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Carpinteria

Use three words to describe yourself.
Funny, Relaxed, Intellectual

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Unshakeable, by Tony Robbins

What’s your favorite sports team?
Red Sox/all East Coast teams

What’s your favorite food?
Pizza

Do you have any pets?
Yes, a dog named Pudge.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Mostly rap/R&B

List one random fun fact about you!
I am really into ceramics.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Getting to know Cate as a school instead of as just a home. My perspective on Cate changed tremendously when it became my school instead of just a place I went to eat and sleep.

Sidney ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan but now I call Santa Barbara and Cate my home!

Use three words to describe yourself.
Friendly, Motivated, and Kind

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Warcorss by Marie Lu

What’s your favorite sports team?
I’m a Cate Rams gal, but my family is originally from New England so I also support the Patriots.

What’s your favorite food?
Anything that my advisor Cece bakes 🙂

Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have a dog named Bear

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Basically any mainstream pop songs and 2000s throwbacks that I can belt along to with my friends. I also love listening to Christian Lindbergh, the Triton Trombone Quartet, and Johannes Brahms.

List one random fun fact about you!
I play the euphonium. Ask me how I originally got interested in playing it and I’ll share a fun story 😉

Share your favorite Cate moment.
There have been so many memorable moments throughout my time at Cate, but if I had to choose one I would say it was when I spotted a peacock near the Sprague Gym with my friends. We were both so surprised to see a live peacock, and we ended up having a hilarious discussion about it with one of the dorm faculty.

Spencer ’20

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in California, but I grew up in rural Russia-that’s where my family is now!

Use three words to describe yourself.
Nerdy, Adventurous, Outgoing

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
If On a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino

What’s your favorite sports team?
The LA Valiant!

What’s your favorite food?
Boiled buckwheat, or Grechka. I grew up eating it, and I still love it!

Do you have any pets?
A miniature Schnauzer called Cali. She’s the love of my life!

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Right now, a healthy mix of alternative pop and rock!

List one random fun fact about you!
I love photography, but I still prefer using 35mm film and an old Pentax camera to digital.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Backpacking in Yosemite beginning of sophomore year. Being able to study at Cate and still experience the beauty of California is something I’m thankful for every day!

Sylvia ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Seattle, WA, but I now would consider Cate home as well.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Quirky, Independent, and Creative.

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Aruthur Conan Doyle

What’s your favorite sports team?
Seattle Storm or Seattle Seahawks

What’s your favorite food?
Carrots

Do you have any pets?
Three dogs, two cats, rats, and fish

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Kendrick Lamar and Brandi Carlile

List one random fun fact about you!
I used to have turkeys, goats, and ducks.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Hanging out with friends and swimming at the beach.

Tali ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in San Diego but now I live in the Bay Area and at Cate.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Fun, Easy-Going, and Adventurous.

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I read the book Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. It was really funny and action packed!

What’s your favorite sports team?
Golden State Warriors

What’s your favorite food?
Ice Cream!!

Do you have any pets?
I have a dog.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Top 50.

List one random fun fact about you!
Raw tomatoes make me gag.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Eliminating two seniors on the first day of The Elimination Game…even though I got eliminated on the first day.

Taylor ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah but I moved to Santa Barbara when I was six.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Caring, Orderly, Athletic

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I read the book Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. It was really funny and action packed!

What’s your favorite sports team?
My favorite sports team is the Philadelphia Flyers.

What’s your favorite food?
My favorite foods are steak and ice cream.

Do you have any pets?
I do not have any pets.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
I listen to a lot of music but my favorites include Jack Johnson and Vance Joy.

List one random fun fact about you!
One random fun fact is that my dominant language when I was little was Portuguese.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
I have so many amazing memories at Cate!!! One favorite is making varsity soccer as a freshman!

Tori ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky

Use three words to describe yourself.
Optimistic, Hardworking, Adventurous

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
I recently read Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. It is a poetry book about the trauma she had as a teenager and it is really thought-provoking and moving.

What’s your favorite sports team?
The University of Kentucky Wildcats! Go Big Blue!

What’s your favorite food?
My favorite food is sushi or pasta.

Do you have any pets?
Yes, I have two dogs, two barn cats, and one chicken. 

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
I really love alternative, indie rock, and pop-punk music. 

List one random fun fact about you!
I have my WFR (Wilderness First Responder) certification. 

Share your favorite Cate moment.
My favorite Cate moment was winning the Division 2 Championship with the girl’s lacrosse team my freshman year. Go Rams!!

Theo ’20

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
My family and I live at Cate.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Outgoing, Energetic, Positive

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
The last thing I read was The Kite Runner in English class and it was my favorite book ever.

What’s your favorite sports team?
Asseco Resovia (Polish volleyball team)

What’s your favorite food?
Backyard Bowls

Do you have any pets?
Yes, a dog named Zee.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Country music

List one random fun fact about you!
I grew up at Cate.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
The all-school dodgeball tournament

Thor ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Thailand and it’s still my home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Weird, Slow, and Open-Minded

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?

Crime and Punishment, a fiction novel discussing the repercussions of Raskolnikov’s crime and evaluating the philosophy behind it, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

What’s your favorite sports team?
I don’t follow sports but I will occasionally watch tennis highlights.

What’s your favorite food?
Macarons (but not too many)

Do you have any pets?
Two cats, Snowy and Garfield

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
I’m recently listening to most of the music made by the artists Frank Ocean and FINNEAS. Some other songs are Bruises by Lewis Capaldi, Nobody by Mitski, and Left Side by Eloise.

List one random fun fact about you!
I was scared of leaves when I was a child.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
This year my friend and I had a League of Legends tournament with upperclassmen and it was so much fun!

Timothy ’22

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?

I was born in San Francisco, but I consider Beijing, China to be my home.

Use three words to describe yourself.

Fun, Loyal, Honest

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones)

What’s your favorite sports team?
I don’t really watch sports, but because Wikipedia says a “sports team is a group of individuals who play sports”, I consider the Cate Rams to be my favorite.

What’s your favorite food?
Ramen or Koren BBQ. And Coffee. 

Do you have any pets?
A British Shorthair cat (basically Tom from Tom and Jerry), a turtle of an unknown breed (found lying by the road), and 3 goldfish (not including 2 killed by my cat).

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist
I use neither iTunes or Spotify, but I listen to anything without lyrics

List one random fun fact about you!
My competitive video game setup usually involves an overheating Mac book, it’s built-in force-touch trackpad, and the free earbuds I got on my flight. 

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Playing Avalon with my prefects at Pyles because it reinforced the idea that the seniors are scary…good at board games.

Vania ’20

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Vancouver, Canada. I live in Beijing, China.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Independent, kind, considerate.

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Messy by Tim Harford.

What’s your favorite sports team?
I don’t follow sports.

What’s your favorite food?
I can’t choose because I love food in general.

Do you have any pets?
I have three dogs.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Ranging from pop songs to rap to movie soundtracks -it’s a whole mess.

List one random fun fact about you!
I like to watch movies a lot. Especially in theatres. I would go every weekend if I could.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
I really liked Pyles Outings Week from Freshmen year. Especially Tea Cups (I think that’s the one where we jumped down a cliff?). I have some really great memories from that trip.

Will ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
Santa Barbara, CA

Use three words to describe yourself.
Kind, Chill, and Friendly.

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside World of the Acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager. By Joseph A. Reaves and Ned Colletti.

What’s your favorite sports team?
Los Angeles Dodgers

What’s your favorite food?
Steak

Do you have any pets?
I have one dog.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
A lot of hip hop

List one random fun fact about you!
My brother is a senior at Cate.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
Pyles

Yuki ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
I was born in Cebu, Philippines. Cebu is still my home.

Use three words to describe yourself.
Short, Friendly, Curious

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan is one of the funniest books I’ve ever read.

What’s your favorite sports team?
I don’t watch a lot of sports, but I like the football teams Juventus and FC Barcelona

What’s your favorite food?
I love all food, but my favorite cuisine is Japanese or Spanish.

Do you have any pets?
No, but I would love to have a dog.

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
Daniel Caesar, Bad Bunny, Childish Gambino, HONNE, George Ezra

List one random fun fact about you!
I can fit 43 (small) grapes in my mouth.

Share your favorite Cate moment.
My freezer froze everything in it into one giant block of ice so my friend and I spent an hour hacking at it with a pair of scissors just to get a popsicle out. We took a photo with the giant ice block and my friend gave me the framed photo for my birthday.

Yulianna ’21

Where were you born? Where do you call home now?
San Diego, CA

Use three words to describe yourself.
Kind, Responsible, and Observant

Have you read anything good recently? What was it?
No, I have not.

What’s your favorite sports team?
Volleyball

What’s your favorite food?
Tacos

Do you have any pets?
No

What’s on your iTunes/Spotify Playlist?
A mix of everything

List one random fun fact about you!
I love the beach!

Share your favorite Cate moment.
My favorite Cate moment was when the School played dodgeball against Thacher. It was interesting seeing everyone cheering together.