Brown ‘21
B.A., Computer Science
CS Major. Loves learning new things. An avid fan of The Bachelor franchise.
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Hometown West Orange, New Jersey
EthnicityBlack / African American
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Akan

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA)
  • Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)
  • Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.A. in Computer Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
It was game point just as soon as the game had started. I could see the glimmer of hope in my coach’s eyes. I was down two games in just a matter of minutes, but I could tell he was holding on to the faint possibility that I would make a miraculous comeback. Then it was match point. The beginning of my squash career would be tainted with a 0-1 start. “It’s your first time playing. Up until...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
148 Words
Why Brown?
When starting to write a new computer program, it is imperative to initialize setup. Without setup, nothing truly unique and complex can be achieved in a new program. If you are drawing something it will be limited to the small dimensions of the canvas presets, leaving no room for imagination and growth. I see Brown as the setup I need to initialize. I will be able to expand my academic growth with no dimensions to limit what I can achieve....
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
506 Words
Why have you chosen to apply to Dickinson?
When it comes time for my high school graduation and all my friends and family will say congratulations, I’ll know that today is my day. I’ll be off to great places and off on my way. I’ll have brains in my head, that will definitely hurt after years of standardized testing, and feet in my shoes, that will definitely hurt after hours of standing through the ceremony. Finally, much to my parents’ dismay, I can steer myself...
Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
264 Words
Please explain your interest in your first-choice major/undecided status and your second-choice major, should you opt to list one
With the name of Hannah and the unfortunate timing of the Disney Channel show Hannah Montana creation, my life has been filled with many jokes about my name and the show. However, one positive outcome was the song “Best of Both Worlds” which served as the show’s theme song. While I may not be looking to live a double life of a teenage girl and an international pop phenome, I know if Miley Stewart can live two lives, I...
Supplemental Essay: Diversity statement
660 Words
“One of the great challenges of our time is that the disparities we face today have more complex causes and point less straightforwardly to solutions.”
“I'm a real rebel with a cause.” – Nina Simone It was once a firm belief of mine that the most frustrating thing to be in this world was a rebel without a cause. Time has led me to the realization that the hardest thing to be in this world is a rebel with a cause and no solution. This fact dawned on me as I sat listless in my freshman history class and struggled to combat the racial microaggressions from...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
868 Words
Why Tulane?
The expression time flies when you’re having fun has never held to be more true until now. Four years have passed and now tomorrow you will finally be Waving Goodbye. Friday will be a party and in true New Orleans fashion you will dance and eat and celebrate the end of your college career. It will be upbeat, vibrant, and loud just like the community you have blossomed in for the last four years. The sadness will start to...

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
52 Words
I found it best to space out my supplements and personal statements. Make deadlines for yourself...
What set me apart from other applicants
35 Words
I wasn't scared to take risks in my writing supplements. Take...
My advice about getting recommenders
26 Words
I chose teachers who had taught me more...

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SportsSquash, Track & Field , Volleyball


ActivitiesBlack Student Union, Student Council / Government, Multicultural / International Club, Other Club/Activity, Music: Instrumental, School Spirit
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