UC Berkeley
B.A., Physics
Passionate about Education. Lover of all things science!
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Hometown Dighton, Massachusetts
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision
Class of2019
First Gen College StudentNo
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

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University of California - Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)

Applied for a B.A. in Physics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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Personal Statement
473 Words
Your disability, Story central to identity
"I have Brendan's test here, and he has a severe Auditory Processing Disorder" I was asked to leave the room at that point. The audiologist went on to explain to my parents that students who suffer from Central Auditory Processing Disorder did not become lawyers; they did not become doctors; they did, however, get poor grades due to their difficulty with absorbing auditory information. I was seven years old and, in that moment, every single door of opportunity had been...
Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
540 Words
"Let's say the train gets close to the speed of light, just shy of it. Now something extraordinary happens...Time starts flowing slowly on board, relative to the rest of the world." I could not process this. Stephen Hawking had just proven the possibility of time travel. This could not be. This was science fiction. Traveling into the future was H.G.Wells' domain, not Hawking's. Time dilation, as they called it, was one of the myriad mysterious topics found...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
405 Words
What truly attracted me to NYU was its lack of borders, literally and metaphorically. I was thrilled to learn that the Society of Physics Students holds weekly dinners with upper and lower level physics students to collaborate and learn about each other’s research. The fact that professors also frequent these meetings and students have ample time for face-to-face communication with professors like Andy Haas and Kyle Cranmer, is amazing. Furthermore, I plan to minor in science education and the...
Supplemental Essay Scholarship application
353 Words
I have spent the past eight years volunteering with Dighton Youth Basketball. I have seen children go from kindergarteners to high school. I teach elementary school children the fundamentals of basketball. This includes basic athletic skills and movement, dribbling the basketball, the rules of the game, and good sportsmanship. The most important aspect is that the kids learn how to be a good person and life skills through the sport. I know that as a mentor I convey the valuable...
Supplemental Essay Other
1577 Words
This is my full edition, unabridged supplement essay that I sent to Harvard: Harvard College Supplement Essay “Let’s say the train gets close to the speed of light, just shy of it. Now something extraordinary happens…Time starts flowing slowly on board, relative to the rest of the world.” I could not process this. It only took him a mere five minutes, but Stephen Hawking had just proven the possibility of time travel. This could not be. This was...

General Admissions Advice

What I’d change about my application process
81 Words
Start research early and as soon as possible. If you have a dream school that is in the top 20, make contact with your regional...
How I chose schools to apply to
62 Words
Apply to places that you feel are a fit. Be cautioned, however, due to the competitive nature of admissions...
What set me apart from other applicants
65 Words
I overcame an Auditory Processing Disorder which is very rare. An audiologist when I was younger told me I was...
Whether I took out loans or applied for scholarships, and my advice
220 Words
Start scholarship searches early. If you are middle class, some schools will not give you the aid you need, so start applying to everything you can as soon as possible. had to take out a variety of methods to pay for college. Saffold Loans(also known as Direct/Undirect Federal Loans), a Perkins Loan as well as a private loan all covered most of my costs....
5 adjectives that describe a typical student at my school (Feel free to elaborate!)
59 Words
Brilliant, creative, outgoing, Goals to change the world, cordial. At orientation, I was in Sproul Plaza with...
Additional material sent in after waitlisted or deferred
498 Words
I am writing you to inform you of a few additions to my application to the University of Chicago. Although my efforts for admission to the University of Chicago resulted in being waitlisted, I continue to be interested in attending UChicago and would do so undoubtedly if admitted. Therefore, I wanted to update you with news from my extracurriculars and accomplishments. I wrote about my mock trial team in my application and want to update you on this season. The Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School team competed in the Elite Eight playoff round at the Moakley Federal Courthouse. Unfortunately, we...

High School Performance

Weighted GPA
Top 1%
High School TypePublic
College Classes In High School
Academic Performance in High School Steady
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Converted SAT Score1450
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Details9 classes and scores



ActivitiesStudent Council / Government, Tutoring/Mentoring, National Honor Society, Debate Club/Team, Debate Club/Team, Student Council / Government, Student Activities Committee, Volunteer Coach, Tutoring/Mentoring
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