Meet Varun Turk Jain, an incoming Pegram Dorm resident from Chantilly, Virginia. This interview is part of a summer blog series profiling one Class of 2018 member from each of the 13 East Campus dorms. Look out for the rest of the blogs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays leading up to Orientation Week.
Major: Undecided, but probably biology
Pre-orientation program: None
Summer plans: Working at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, working on a machine that divides fruit flies by gender.
Favorite type of weather: "Probably warm and sunny, but not humid."
Favorite book or literary work: "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri.
Spirit animal: A brown bear, because they are loving and cuddly
Guilty pleasure: Binge watching “Gossip Girl.” “Junior year was pretty bad, so to get over it late at night I would watch ‘Gossip Girl.’”
Favorite “Gossip Girl” character: “Probably Chuck Bass… he spoke to me.”
Impression from first trip to Duke: “Probably how happy everyone was... Read more