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Meet Josiah Low


Josiah has an appreciation for the southern states (his dad went to college in North Carolina) and a love for travel. “My family and I just went on an almost 6,000-mile road trip that covered most of Canada and the northwestern United States.

What book has been influential in your life and why?
“Bonhoeffer,” which I’m reading right now, is one that I’ve found to be very influential in my life because it illustrates how a person can live a life fully committed to a cause and how such a person can apply this cause to his or her entire life.
Why are you and Wake Forest a good match?
The size of the student body perfect, and I’ve seen firsthand the quality of relationships between students and teacher. Additionally, there are so many resources and opportunities at Wake that I feel like it’s impossible to exhaust them all, which is a plus in my book.

If you could travel back in time, where would you go?
I would travel to the Roman Republic in its prime, before its decline into the Roman Empire. I think it would be interesting to see how its political structure and society parallel Western nations today.

What are you most looking forward to pursing at Wake Forest?
Research in general holds a strong fascination for me. There is something about being on the cutting edge of science that I find undeniably compelling. I definitely want to get involved in research as well as club swimming and some service programs, and possibly orchestra if I find the time.

What do you most enjoy doing in your spare time?
 I’ve been swimming competitively for seven years and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

What is it that most excites you about the journey you’re about to begin?
The endless possibilities. I can take my life in any direction I want, explore new paths and have a good time while doing it. If that doesn’t get you excited, I don’t know if anything will.