Erica Kao
Erica Kao
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Sycamore High School
Position: Freestyle, Breaststroke

High School: Erica was a four-year letter winner in swimming at Sycamore High School. She was captain of her team her senior year. During her time on the team, they were State Championship Finalists and GMC Champions. Individually, she was GMC First Team All Conference, an All-American, Most Improved Swimmer, Sycamore Newcomer Award winner and Cincinnati Enquirer Honorable Mention. Academically, Erica was Valedictorian, an AP Scholar with Distinction and the varsity athlete with the highest GPA. She was a National Merit Finalist and winner of a P&G Scholarship. Personal: Erica is in Branford College. She is interested in majoring in biology on a neurobiology track. She eventually wants to follow a career in medicine. In her free time, she enjoys playing the flute, painting, drawing and her cat. During the summers, she has lifeguarded, interned at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, and interned as part of Howard Hughes ExSEL program. Her father Junan attended Tunghai University, while her mother Jennifer attended the National Tsing Hua University. Her twin brother Jason attends Ohio State University. Why I Choose Yale: "I picked Yale because I liked it the best when I visited -- it felt like home to me. I also wanted to balance my possible science-centered major with the arts and humanities, and I felt Yale was the best for that."