B.S., Chemical Engineering
Just a brazillian first-gen Stanford foshofro
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Hometown Fortaleza, Brazil
Class of2022
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Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Chemical Engineering

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School Specific Essays

Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
“Please don’t tell me you’ve bitten one of your classmates again", her eyes pleaded. When the school principal called my mother, asking to have a private conversation with her, she instantly deemed me guilty of a toothy crime. Although I must admit there was background for this accusation, I wasn't guilty this time — not of this crime, at least. My actual wrongdoing had been to bite the forbidden fruit, getting a taste of the knowledge reserved to the...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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While arguing a Dartmouth-related case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1818, Daniel Webster, Class of 1801, uttered this memorable line: ''It is, Sir…a small college. And yet, there are those who love it!'' As you seek admission to the Class of 2022, what aspects of the College’s program, community, or campus environment attract your interest?
Dartmouth's D plan flexibility attracts me because I believe that college is not about sitting on a chair and learning but taking advantage of all the opportunities the academic environment gives. Also, due to its small size, Dartmouth is able to provide high-quality education along with a true liberal arts college experience, and it makes students more capable of bonding with one another and it forms a tight-knit community. As a very sociable person, this is important for me.
Supplemental Essay: Extracurricular activity
148 Words
Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.
In the first day I started volunteering as a tutor in a public school, I was impressed by my heart's ability to function as a percussion instrument. Although it wasn't the first time I taught chemistry to a loaded classroom, it was the first time I did it to total strangers. As I numbly watched each sentence roll out of my tongue, I noticed that my students were just as nervous as me. Initially puzzled, I realized I was responsible...
Supplemental Essay: Other
50 Words
What is the most significant challenge that society faces today?
At the same time that people can be moved by Asgardians losing their land in Thor: Ragnarok, they remain apathetic to the refugiate crisis going on on the world. The challenges we face today are not the inability to solve global problems, but the lack of will to do so.
Supplemental Essay: Other
52 Words
How did you spend your last two summers?
I visited Google's office, did a course on stem cells and genomic editing, drowned the heat by almost becoming one with the pool, studied the developmental stages of a bean (a.k.a. inserted on cotton and watered it) and spent more time than I would be willing to admit on quora.
Supplemental Essay: Other
47 Words
What historical moment or event do you wish you could have witnessed?
24 of the most brilliant minds of their time unite to discuss open problems in physics and chemistry. The Solvay Conference illustrates what science really is: not one mind trying to assemble a puzzle alone, but a group of people in which each can contribute with one piece.
Supplemental Essay: Other
47 Words
Name one thing you are looking forward to experiencing at Stanford.
Stanford's Bio-X interdisciplinary biosciences institute brings together my interests in the natural sciences and in problem-solving. After spending a considerable amount in children's hospitals, my interest in research regarding leukemia grew, and I to wish work alongside Dr. Harvey Cohen to find a treatment for this disease.
Supplemental Essay: Other
44 Words
Imagine you had an extra hour in the day — how would you spend that time?
Although I do like to see my bookshelf full of books I have yet to read, I would dedicate this hour to reduce my anti-library. Florentino Ariza has already waited too long, and I do not want to postpone reading his story any longer.
Supplemental Essay: Other
176 Words
The Stanford community is deeply curious and driven to learn in and out of the classroom. Reflect on an idea or experience that makes you genuinely excited about learning.
When I first visited the United States, I didn't know how to speak English. When I saw myself immersed in a language in which I was not able to express myself, I felt like my connection with the world had been broken. As soon as I got back to Brazil, I dedicated my time to the study of the English language. I watched movies with and read books constantly checking the dictionary. Time passed, and the dictionary did not have...
Supplemental Essay: Other
254 Words
Virtually all of Stanford's undergraduates live on campus. Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate -- and us -- know you better.
Hello, future roommate! I am so excited to get to know you better! While we don't meet in person, here are some things you should know about me. First, I am an INTP. While I may seem absent-minded, it is just because a new topic has caught my attention and I am attempting to digest it. I am always listening to music, but don't worry: I'd prefer to hear you over any of Tchaikovsky's pieces (and that is a lot...
Supplemental Essay: Other
212 Words
Tell us about something that is meaningful to you and why.
My mom was the youngest one of twelve siblings. This guaranteed that, throughout my childhood, I was always surrounded by uncles, aunt, and cousins. We didn't all live in the same place, though; the Moreiras are scattered all over Brazil, and it is hard to find a city where there isn't of us. But every year, we all go back to my grandma's house and celebrate the holidays together. Living in this environment taught me to respect diversity from a...

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