FRESHMAN COHORT

Conviction

Deepti Aravapalli

Plan II/Linguistics

I am a recent graduate of Plano West Senior High, where I was most heavily involved in Quizbowl, winning the national championship during my junior year. Much of my activity was outside of school:  I practiced martial arts, tried to teach myself Japanese, and occasionally made up languages. At UT, I will be in constant, slack-jawed disbelief as I take classes at one of the world’s most distinguished centers of Mesoamerican studies, learn the basics of Tuvan, and major in Linguistics and Plan II.