June 5, 2019 | Abby Liu
In the fall Lem will attend the Academy of American Studies, a New York City magnet school with a focus on American History. An aspiring history buff with an interest in urban planning, Lem says he’s excited for high school. And his commute will improve dramatically. (He currently travels to Hoboken from Queens every day.)
At Mustard Seed, Lem’s honed his love of algebra and statistics. He enjoys working with complex numbers. There was a time, he says, when he struggled with formulas. Now he understands how they flow and work together. And every formula has a place. He’s grateful to Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Choi for all that they’ve taught him. He encourages them to keep up the good work!
In his free time, Lem likes to play video games. Or take long walks around the city and think about how all of the city systems work together to create the infrastructure.
If he could travel anywhere, it would be to San Francisco because of its proximity to the bay and ocean. He admires the history of the city and is amazed that anyone would build a city on the sheer rock face.
As to the future, Lem has an interest in marine biology and viruses. He may go into research one day, and he hopes to find a cure for influenza.
Lem has this advice for younger students: it’s okay to change your mind. You can leave some decisions open. Try lots of different things!