by Caroline Fan '03 and Kevin Hsueh '03
Caroline: If you wind up at Williams, right, you’ve generally been a really excellent student and had success in many things...
Kevin: You’re going to fail no matter what.
Caroline: It’s just about learning from your failures and eventually picking yourself up and sometimes it takes longer than you think but you cannot expect that everything you do is going to be a smashing success, right, and so you just have to go and do the things anyways.
Kevin: And if everything you do is a smashing success, you probably aren’t challenging yourself enough.
Caroline Fan '03 and Kevin Hsueh '03 live just outside of St. Louis, MO. Caroline is a startup consultant, community organizer, and founding President of the Missouri Asian American Youth Foundation. Kevin is an infectious disease doctor and faculty member at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They share some of their community work, joys of gardening, introduced us to their dog Pixie, and talked about how journeys have failures and that is ok.
Interview is part of the on-the-road 'We the Purple' Williams College alumni conversations held during Ephs on the Mooove in July 2021. Explore more conversations. 'We the Purple' concept and flags designed and donated by Penny Brewer '76, inspired initially as part of the class of 1976's 35th reunion celebration in 2010.