Eboard Position: Co-Musical Director
Class of: 2023
Major: Linguistics and Psychology
Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ
Member Since: September 2019
Bio: Music has always been a huge part of Grace’s life. But being a pianist can be lonely sometimes :( Her only companion was the metronome, and it constantly betrayed her by going just a little too slow (either Grace broke it or it broke her).
So when Grace stumbled upon some Yamatai videos over the summer, she exclaimed: “That’s it! That’s what I want to do!” Over the next few weeks, Grace kept showing her friends and family her newly discovered treasures. “Hey, isn’t this so cool! They’re so amazing!” she said, her eyes shining like high beam flashlights. “Yeah, ok.” her friends replied as they watched Gaifuu for the 9999th time.
During tryouts, a lot of other clubs were also holding their auditions. She went to a lot of them, but none of them gave her as much satisfaction as Yamatai's did. She had never tried taiko before, but she just loved how it made her feel so alive! So she hoped with all her heart that she would get in— it would be a fangirl’s dream come true. And she did! She is still so happy to be a part of Yamatai, and she hopes that the magic of drumming will never wear off.
Favorite Activities: meme dancing, music making, canoeing, taking pictures, learning languages, writing poetry, dreaming, pulling pranks, taiko drumming, talking about topics I’m interested in, learning new things, hyping up my friends, seeing the people I love happy
Reasons to (not) interact with me: I can do the whip without arms, I can put both legs behind my head simultaneously, I make jokes so bad they're good, I make weird and unique poses, I make weird predictions about the future that come true
Things I say a lot: it do be like that, oh BAby, big oof, square up, i will FITE you (usually at myself), go off I guess, sad/big boi/brain hours
Favorite kiai: yeeHAW