Hey there! My name is Dera, and I’m a freshman from sunny Southern California. Contrary to popular belief, I do know the meaning of winter, since I lived in Utah when I was younger. My plan is to double major in computer science and linguistics and minor in writing. I’m a member of K.A.R.L. Improv, which recently won the 2012 INNY Award for Best in College Improv. In my spare time, I like to play the piano, participate in theater activities on campus, and write fiction. I have a penchant for the sweet potato fries at WashU, and I’m so excited to tell you all about my experiences here!