Hikaru Hotta

"Stay hungry. Stay foolish." - Steve Jobs

Author Bio

I am Hikaru Hotta, a Japanese student studying at Stanford University. Although I was born in Japan, I spent most of my life in South East Asia (Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) so I have always been an International Student and probably always will be. I am a really avid SCUBA diver and my dream would be to spend a whole month diving at the Galapagos Islands. I love all the movies by Studio Ghibli and I like to listen to their movie sound tracks when I am working on my problem sets.

About

Hometown Yokohama, Japan
Lives Stanford, CA, USA
High School Education International Baccalaureate, British International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Studying BS in Bioengineering
Graduating 2020
Extracurriculars Stanford Space Initiative, Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band, Stanford Japanese Student Union, Stanford International Undergraduate Community
Interests SCUBA Diving, Basketball
Future Plans I would like to be heavily involved in medical research and perhaps practice medicine. I would also like to be involved in social impact entrepreneurship to tackle climate change.

Posts by Hikaru Hotta

Stanford Athletics

Published: December 6, 2016

Coming to Stanford at the beginning of this fall, I knew that Stanford had an exemplary academic reputation for fostering┬átranscendent talent across a plethora of fields. This is most evident in its hand-to-hand relationship with Silicon Valley and the┬áspirit of innovation┬áthat drives its student body. One of my roommates is currently planning the ground works for a clothing company and this just comes to show the pervasiveness of this entrepreneurial spirit. It also helps that I have the privilege of taking my chemistry exams at the William R. Hewlett Teaching Center, a building donated by one of the founders of…

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Hopkins Marine Station

Published: November 13, 2016

One of my earliest memories is of me gazing into the Shark and Ray tank at Sentosa Aquarium in Singapore. I remember pressing my forehead against the glass, to get as close to the marine life as I could, and laughing when I left a fogged-up mark on the glass. For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the underwater world. At the age of ten, I started SCUBA diving which allowed me to have some of the most sublime experiences. From swimming alongside Whale Sharks and Giant Mantas, to quietly observing Dugongs from the surface,…

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Traversing Stanford

Published: November 6, 2016

Now that I’ve finally finished my second wave of midterms at Stanford, I’ve decided to write my first blog post on Study Advantage. I’m really excited about sharing my life at Stanford University with all of you and I hope I can provide as much help as I can towards prospective undergrads and transfers. A couple of things about my life at Stanford so far: I started learning how to play the mellophone after 6 years of not playing an instrument! After two months in the US, I have adopted (not really) bits of American slang like: hella lit, dab,…

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