Cordelia Zhao
Squib • Muggle Studdies • Univ. of Cambridge


Personal Information

Full NameCordelia Zhao
Age26 y/o
Zodiac Sign
Sex / GenderFemle / Female
Sexual Orientation
Romantic Orientation
Relationship StatusSingle
BirthplaceNew York, U.S.A
Living SituationHogwarts
Languages SpokenEnglish

Magical Information

Blood StatusPureblood
Wand Woodshe's a squib
Wand Coreshe's a squib
Wand Lengthshe's a squib
Patronusshe's a squib
Boggartshe's a squib
Exotic?no but she's a minor


Cordelia Zhao is nothing short of the perfect multitasker. With an active mind, she's always looking for new mental challenges. Whether it's doing math puzzles, reading new history books, it doesn't matter. She just needs something to keep her preoccupied that isn't physical, because in spite of ingesting approximately four cups of coffee a day, Cordelia is incapable of lifting a finger to do anything that involves sweating. She isn't an athletic person. Never has been, likely never will be, but it doesn't mean she hates her walks in beautiful places, like the beach. (Yeah, so much for that, here in the UK.) Always an academic, Cordelia is also a very curious person, and whenever she isn't busy doing something for her job (which is hardly ever, truth be told), her time is consumed by exploring new places and visiting important landmarks in different European countries.

Cordelia is marked by her constant need to make sure other people live happily. She knows what it feels like, to be miserable and think there isn't anything else out there, but she came out on the other side and she wants to make sure others know the same will happen for them. Likewise, you might think Cordelia the perfect person to go to for advice, and you're right. She honors people's privacy and doesn't ask too many questions, nor does she make you feel dumb for going to her. She always prioritizes people's mental health, and relies on her background in psychology to help anyone who needs it as as best as she can. Cordelia likewise always tries to maintain an optimistic outlook in life, and tends to be that person always offering smiles to anyone that walks by her. There was once a time where one smile saved her life - and if she can pay that on, you can rest assured she most certainly will.


Cordelia Zhao was not a planned child, but was brought to the world and raised as if she had been. Born to wealthy parents, she was undoubtedly better off than many other unplanned children. It was her parents' wealth that allowed her to grow up comfortably in New York City, attending the best schools for anyone her age. She was the embodiment of their hopes and dreams, and from a young age was molded to be a fierce, strong, independent woman. They wanted her to achieve everything she wanted and more, and she was more than happy to live up to their expectations. They had a lot riding on her education, though not necessarily as much as with her older brother, Leighton, and her younger sister, Theodora. It didn't have much to do with being the middle child, but rather with the fact she, unlike Leighton and Theodora, hadn't inherited their ability to perform magic, setting her at a disadvantage in their eyes. Nevertheless, Cordelia persevered, always achieving perfect marks in spite of attending some of the most challenging schools the state of New York had to offer.

Beyond that, Cordelia further developed who she was by doing every extracurricular she could. It often meant she had to go nights without sleeping, but it never visibly affected her. She ran the school newspaper, did swimming, was head of the prom committee, participated in the debates club, and was known to found a plethora of organizations during her time in high school. She was the ideal student, and everyone aspired to do what she could. She was ranked the most likely to be successful in her senior year, and on college decision day, proved everyone right when she accepted her admission to the University of Cambridge, where she would begin her preparations to become a professor. It hadn't ever really kicked in what she wanted to do beyond finish school with perfect marks, but by the time college decision day rolled around, she had realized, looking at all the people that had inspired her and pushed her to get to that point, she wanted to do the same for others.

During her time attending the University of Cambridge, a number of things happened to Cordelia. Her older brother joined the aurors and her younger sister decided the wizard life wasn't for her, so she made the decision to reintegrate to muggle society and become a veterinarian. Her parents had been in the middle of their trip around the globe when they had found out her mother had been diagnosed with cancer, but it wasn't long before she had succumbed to her illness. Her brother came out as gay, much to the utter disappointment (but eventual acceptance) of their father. Those next few years, while she finished her studies, were clearly a wild ride, but despite this, Cordelia made the most of it. She kept going even if she wanted to give up, but anyone with two eyes could see she was struggling to cope. It was then she turned to alcohol. One drink every few days turned into one a day, two a day, three a day, until she had to be sent to rehab several weeks after graduation. It was a wild ride, but she came out on the other side.

Learning how to cope with significant changes in her life was difficult at first, but as she looked into what was ahead of her, she knew she had to do this. There just wasn't anything else to do. Before she knew it, she had completed her practice, and was teaching. She knew this wasn't going to cut it for her, though. History excited her, obviously, as well as psychology - those were the subjects she was most prepared to teach. But it didn't really click until a conversation over the phone with her brother. He was excitedly talking about what had happened in his last mission when she realized: she wanted to be involved with the wizarding world. For so long, she'd longed for something interesting that revolutionized her world. She just hadn't realized what she needed. But as soon as she did? She put an application in for Hogwarts. It had been done mostly through her siblings, and Hogwarts initially turned her away, but it seemed a vacancy in their faculty had opened right before classes began. They flew her out, and only when she arrived did everything truly seem to get in place for her.


Face ClaimConstance uwu
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourDark brown
Weight57 kg (approx)
Voice Typeidk
Blood Typeidk
Distinguishing MarksN/A
Body StyleSlim

Family Information

Full SiblingsTheodora and Leighton
Half SiblingsN/A
Other RelativesN/A


Significant Other(s)N/A
Best Friend(s)

Name Etymology

Given [ Cordelia ]Heart of a lion
Middle [ ]
Surname [ Zhao ]Ancient City state


Favourite ColourLight Blue
Favourite MovieCrazy Rich Asians
Favourite Song
Favourite Food
Favourite Drinkwhite mocha
LikesMusic / acting / dancing / exploring / friends
DislikesWatermelon / herbology / Being stuck inside
LovesIliana, Val, Megan, Tate
First KissNone
First CrushNone
First LoveNone
First TimeN/A
OccupationStudent and child actress
Sports PlayedNothing but ping pong
Instruments PlayedPiano
GoalsContinue to build her career
AchievementsGraduating and becoming sober
Biggest HopeTBA
Biggest RegretTBA
Best MemoriesTBA
Worst MemoriesTBA
Mental IllnessesNone
Criminal RecordNone
Medical RecordNone

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Cordelia Zhao

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