The Girl Behind the Words

My name is Cindy, I’m 22, and I’m an aspiring doctor (not that far on the way yet, though). I love to write, read, and play music (piano & viola). I used to have a Youtube channel (you can still find my old stuff there… if you want), and there’s a (now old) book that I published when I was seventeen.

My passions include statistics (& teaching it!), pure math even though I’m not good at it, beautiful note taking, stationary, and coffee.

In my spare time, I volunteer with Crisis Text Line, watch videogame livestreams, and of course, jot down my thoughts here.

The Blog

Books and Tea started in 2015 as a “step up” from my former book review blog to a blog that encompasses more than just books. From there, it’s really taken quite a few different directions, but for now I will be blogging about my undergraduate experience and my experience as a premed/statistics major. I also post reviews of things that I love (and don’t love), and occasionally you will find a few deeper, emotional pieces here.

I have a few “on-going” series going on in my blog right now (and a few more coming your way):

  • Navigating Pre-Med at Cornell: Where I talk about my experiences as a pre-med student at Cornell, and offer insights. It’s not necessarily advice, but you could potentially learn from my mistakes
  • Food Diaries Friday: Where I review food that I’ve eaten in my last semester of Cornell
  • [Coming soon] Honest Course Reviews: Where I review all the courses I’ve taken at Cornell, the Good, Bad, and Ugly

Support my work

Like what you see? Found my content helpful? Feel free to “buy me a coffee“–sponsoring me in a small way–I won’t be using the money to buy coffee, and it will help me to continue creating quality content (and maybe improve it too!)

Working with me

If you are a brand, another blogger, or just someone interested in collaborating with me in your next project, shoot me an email at
business.cindyc(at)gmail.com