Yale ‘22
B.S., Cognitive Science
An 18 year old cognitive science major aspiring to enter the field of law.
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Hometown Jamaica, New York
First Gen College StudentNo

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  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Applied for a B.S. in Cognitive Science

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
‘Never lose your self-identity, even in the darkest of times.’ As I wrote the final sentence, the last of my grief transferred through the ink and sank onto the pages. I had kept my journal with me for three weeks as I identified the sources of my sorrow. I was unlocking my suppressed thoughts whilst simultaneously looking at them through analytical eyes; I was healing myself. At first, I kept my journal because I had a desire to leave behind...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
123 Words
Why Yale?
When I told my father that we were going to New Haven, he asked “which restaurant is this?” When we arrived, it wasn’t too far from my ideal restaurant. As we roamed through the streets of the campus, the luxurious aromas immediately grasped my attention. It had a perfect balance between the tranquil of the Manuscript Library and the noise of shouting students engaging in a game of ultimate frisbee. This tight-knit college holds the ingredients of an extensive...
Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
99 Words
Why do these areas (chemistry and applied mathematics) interest you?
I see chemistry as a lens through which I can satiate my curiosities and provide explanations to the “why?” of everything around me. Similarly, mathematics provides a unique realm of knowledge where every question has a definite answer either solved or unsolved. My interest in both Applied Math and Chemistry stems from my aspiration to further hone my analytical skills and develop my own understanding of society. Through both acquired and instinctive knowledge, I wish to eliminate the roadblocks in...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
226 Words
If you had the opportunity to create your own college course, what enduring question or contemporary problem would you address and why?
The human mind is a complex structure that varies among humans, but the one function it holds true for most is curiosity. It is safe to say that the delight of discovery and solving the mysteries of life not only provide us with tranquility, but it also opens us up to a vortex of a thousand more unsolved problems. The answer to these infinite series of mysteries is simple: Unsolved Mysteries 101. When Fibonacci wrote Liber Abaci, he proposed a sequence...

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General Admissions Advice

How to deal with the stress of applying to college
247 Words
The college process can be quite a stressful time for the average high school senior. Having to manage the many deadlines during this time in addition to daily school work isn't the simplest of tasks. Around mid-September of my senior year, I found myself rambling for answers on how empty word documents would turn into competitive essays. That's when I discovered the Bottom Line program for low income first generation students. Through the program...
How I narrowed down my essay topics
108 Words
The best way to narrow your essay topics is by brainstorming ideas that best pertain to you. Identify key areas of your life that appeal to you and most importantly shows who...
Misconceptions I had about college before attending
95 Words
A misconception I had was in regards to tuition and paying for college. College is seen as a financial burden to most people on the outside looking in. The...

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ActivitiesJunior R.O.T.C., Research, Community Cleanup / Service, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl

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