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Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 2 supplemental essays

Student Background

All things chemistry
From: Saratoga , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 14 schools
Accepted At: UC Davis, UCSB, NYU, BU, Pacific, Northeastern
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Mandarin

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1530
Highest SAT: 2230
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Some good some bad

Extracurriculars & Awards

Extracurricular Activities: Hospital Volunteer, Science Club/Team, Tutoring/Mentoring
Elaborate on Extracurriculars or Work:
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College Application Essays

The philosophical question of “what is life?” really has a simple answer. Life is the precise control of genes through biological and chemical processes that must occur at an exact time and location. I turned to the chemistry behind genetics, where I hoped to find the link between slight changes in the chemical structure of DNA and the resulting phenotypic consequences at an organismal level. In doing so, I focused on molecular genetics and experiencing the research process so that...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
214 Words
Brown University built my foundations as a geneticist through a three week course teaching the protocols for genetic manipulation in a laboratory environment. The research program at the University of California in Santa Barbara granted me the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience on the research process, from developing an idea to writing the paper and presenting the results. I bring to Emory my interdisciplinary grasp of molecular genetics, evolutionary genetics, and ecology as well as my aptitude in all...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
224 Words
One of the classes I had always hoped to take was one that taught how to teach. The techniques in clearly explaining an idea seem so obscure. How is a teacher so flexible that she can immediately analyze a student’s learning personality and adapt by changing her way of teaching? As I tutored, I always felt that I stumble far too often. It was not that I forgot some crucial detail in how polymerase chain reaction works. Rather, I...

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