Yale ‘22
B.S., Chemical Engineering
Dreamer and drummer who's adopted the new nickname crazy.
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Hometown Nairobi, Kenya
EthnicityBlack / African American
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 Chemical Engineering

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

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Nine hundred and ninety nine billion, nine hundred and ninety nine million, nine hundred and ninety nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety nine plus nine hundred and ninety nine billion, nine hundred and ninety nine million, nine hundred and ninety nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety nine equals…..I look up disturbed by the noise of a vehicle engine only to see my school van approaching, distinct because of the cloud of dark fumes from its exhaust trailing it. I...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
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Does the name ‘Yale’ sound like a fish? Well, that’s what I first knew about Yale from a show. So, out of amusement and curiosity, I looked into this ‘fish-sounding’ university. There’s this strikingly rare enthusiasm in the student atmosphere dominated by passionate ambitions which made me feel an instant connection. But what really stood out to me was a student who said that Yale is one of the few places where she could be both a cell...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Write about something you would like us to know about you that you have not conveyed elsewhere in your application. “Welcome to Chopped Kitchen!” Ted Allen says. I smile to myself. He describes the rules and I open my ‘basket’ after setting my timer. Let the games begin! I run to get the vegetables and chop them so fast I would’ve sliced my fingers. Anyone who sees me would think I’m insane, frantically running around the kitchen. “Fifteen...
Supplemental Essay: Other
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Required Explanation for Gap year. I spent a major part of my December holiday after completing high school, tutoring my younger brother who is still a high school student. Later, I was invited to intern with Equity Bank Limited. The bank only selected 569 out of 577,253 students nationally based on KCSE results. We were posted to various branches countrywide and have been working under the tutelage of permanent employees. I’ve been working for six months at the branch and i...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Yale’s residential colleges regularly host intimate conversations with guests representing a wide range of experiences and accomplishments. What person, past or present, would you invite to speak? What question would you ask? Rowan Atkinson.You once described the character,Mr. Bean,as a child in a grown man’s body.Would you agree that,in reality,the unusual character represents an element in your life or personal endeavors?
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Reflect on your engagement with a community to which you belong. How do you feel you have contributed to this community? The school didn’t have a drum set till my third year and I got to join the school band. I thought I had achieved what I always wanted musically, participating in many events, but something was missing. There was no other student who could play the drums. So, I initiated a program to teach students how to play...
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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You are teaching a Yale course. What is it called? Bag making.Synthetic hair is a huge waste and I would teach students innovative ways of using it to make beautiful and durable bags.It'd be an artistic class that actively engages students’ creativity.
Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
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Most first year Yale students live in suites of four to six students. What would you contribute to the dynamic of your suite? Chapati.They have to try my favorite dish first.Chapatis in hand,we interact as I share cultural aspects of my tribe:following tradition.Only this time,the new generation is far from my ancestral tree.

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