Jia Cai

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Undergrad: University of Connecticut
Major: Music Performance - Instrumental
Hometown: North Haven, CT
Assistantship: The Graduate School
Bio: Hello, my name is Jia Cai. I lived in Zhuzhou, Hunan Province of China for the first 14 years of my life before migrating to North Haven, CT for high school. I earned my Bachelor of Music Degree in Classical Percussion Performance at UConn.

While being heavily involved in Greek life and the Asian American Cultural Center, as well as having worked as a Residential Manager with Pre-College Summer, I soon realized my growing passion towards higher education and student affairs. I am really excited to come back to UConn for the HESA Program and continue learning from and giving back to the community that has shaped me into who I am today.

While I have found my passion in higher education & student affairs, I will still perform as a percussionist in the Willimantic Orchestra and the UConn Percussion Ensemble. In my free time, I also enjoy swimming, running, cooking, spotting animals and playing video games.