Memories from College

2021 | digital
My first-year dorm didn’t allow pets except for fish. In a low moment, I rode my bike to a nearby pet store, acquired a gerbil and named it Fish (in hopes of getting off on a technicality if discovered). Fish was the wind beneath my wings, and I regret nothing.

Washington Magazine, the alumni magazine for my alma mater, commissioned several illustration graduates to draw their favorite memory from school. i took the opportunity to air a long-kept secret... check out everyone else's illustrations here!

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