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Ting Chu-Richardson

Ting Chu-Richardson

Associate Director of Admissions and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment
B.A., Vassar College
Originally from: Farmington, Connecticut

Piece of advice for prospects in the college search process:
Have fun with it! While the college search process can be stressful and exhausting, it’s also a time in which you can explore options that can really change your life and how you think. Play around by imagining yourself in a number of different schools, and go for whichever one feels as if it will make you grow. Don’t just pay attention to the campus, but in some way get to know the students and professors with whom you might be spending four very formative years of your life.

Reason I love working at Hampshire:
I love that the people I’m working with are smart and interesting. I love that I have the opportunity to meet students from around the country and around the world and to bring them to a place that will engage their minds and enrich their lives.

Favorite way to travel:
In comfortable shoes!

Favorite place to spend time in Amherst:
Mom’s House, which is not the home of my mother, but a nice Chinese grocery store where you can buy your own noodles, sauces, and veggies! You can also get takeout there. Unfortunately, it’s only cash or check, no credit.

Favorite television shows:
30 Rock, Psych, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends, Doctor Who…I don’t have cable, which saves me from myself.

Favorite way to procrastinate:
I like to procrastinate by doing other things that feel productive, but aren’t technically what I actually need to be doing at that moment, like baking or craft projects.

What three things would you want with you if you were stranded on a desert island:
Food, a charged cell phone, and miraculous cell reception. I’m a pretty practical person.

Favorite literary genre:
So hard to choose! I like the variety. I will say that I have a fascination with old stuff, as in Old and Middle English works. Beowulf, Chaucer, things like that.

A random fact about me…
For Halloween in fifth grade, I dressed up as a chandelier. Using battery-operated Christmas lights, I was able to actually light up as I walked down the street. The next year I dressed as a Nimbus-2000 broomstick (the Firebolt had not yet come out in Harry Potter, as this was the old days, and I assure you I was very cutting edge with my Harry Potter knowledge) to accompany my little sister, who dressed as a witch.


Contact Us

Ting Chu-Richardson
Admissions Office
Mail Code AD
Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
877.937.4267 (toll free)
Fax 413.559.5631

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