Meet Figo

Where are you from?

I am from Shanghai, China. 

How did you first hear about Taft?

My friends and family introduced me to Taft, and I learned more through the Secondary School Counseling Office at my middle school. 

What made you choose Taft?

The close-knit community. I was amazed by the warmth of Taft on my tour. 

What is it like to live and learn with other students from across the globe?

Taft’s diverse community provides countless learning opportunities. It’s amazing to connect with so many people from different cultures and backgrounds.  

What activities do you participate in on campus?

I am a dorm monitor on HDT4; chair of the diversity committee and co-chair of the special events committee in the Red Rhino Fund; founder and editor-in-chief of Taft Business Review; and I am doing an Independent Study Project (ISP) with Mr. Rane on the pricing of carbon credit. 

What has been your favorite class so far, and why?

My favorite class has been Mr. Reiff’s AP Calculus BC class. Mr. Reiff explains the concepts exceptionally well and often cracks the class up with his jokes. 

What is your favorite spot on campus?

The Adirondack chairs by the pond. 

What has been your most memorable Taft moment so far?

Red Rally and Hotchkiss Day 2021. 

What do you love most about Taft?

The people and the opportunities here. 

What does it mean to be a Rhino?

Being a Rhino has two meanings for me: 

  1. Striving to be one’s best self every day; 
  2. Non ut sibi ministretur sed ut minister: Not to be served but to serve.