From Texas, to New York, to Hong Kong, and to California in the future, Korki Miller loves to travel. She’s a senior Chemistry major, with a Math minor, who has a lot to share with students.
Originally from Texas, Korki was drawn to Pace by a bright flyer in the mail that caught her attention. “I like to go somewhere I’ve never been,” she said and spoke of her love to travel. She also wanted to experience snow, which she says she has definitely had enough of for her lifetime. At Pace, she helped to form the Dyson Science Coalition, now known as the Science League. She is currently in the final stretch of her Pace education and is doing her best to enjoy her time and do well with her classes.
Korki recently returned from studying abroad in Hong Kong in a one-to-one exchange program where all of her scholarship and grant money from Pace paid for her schooling in Hong Kong. “It only cost $500 to dorm there,” she said. She was planning to graduate early before looking into studying abroad. When she decided to stay longer, she looked into traveling. “It was a right time kind of thing,” she said. She took a few serious science classes while abroad as well as cultural classes such as Chinese Painting, Tai Chi, and a Cantonese class. When asked how communicating was, she said that Hong Kong is an international city where most adults understand when you speak English. “It was hard to order food,” she said. She often had to ask a friend to translate for her to get what she wanted. In Bejing, however, almost no one spoke English.
After graduation, Korki is planning to go to California where she has a few research jobs lined up. She’s not sure exactly what she wants to do, but is leaning towards oceanography or perhaps marine chemistry. She loves to scuba dive and hopes to incorporate that into her work.