Dartmouth ‘22
B.S., Physics
From Brazil to an Ivy
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Hometown Barra Mansa, Brazil
EthnicityHispanic, White Non-Hispanic
First Gen College StudentNo

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  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
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Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)

Applied for a B.S. in Physics

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
/ //V /a |/t Feel Physics FRESHMAN YEAR, INTERATIVO HIGH SCHOOL, VOLTA REDONDA - BRAZIL Monday morning, 7 am - Physics class. "There's a trick", my friend says. "You draw a triangle, put velocity on the top, acceleration on the left side, and time on the right side. Now, put your finger on a variable and... voilà. You have its formula! That's how you resolve the 30 problem sets.” Physics was easy. And boring. How was it supposed to be interesting if it...
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 represents to me the total connection between my different selves. For Vinnie, the physicist and philosopher, there’s the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement, integrating Sciences and Humanities. For the entrepreneur, I'll have DEN’s guidance to bring Soul’s workshops to the US. Le français will certainly enroll in the FSP à Paris, and the Vermonter will love being close to nature. I also want to be part of the small-college community that showed its huge kindliness during my...
Supplemental Essay: Amusing anecdote
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Twenty years ago, the world met Harry Potter and his companions. One of the more memorable lines from the J.K. Rowling series was spoken by Albus Dumbledore:
''Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.'' What ideas or experiences bring you joy?
Wednesday afternoon, 3:15 p.m. It is 86 ºF outside and I am looking for a corner to play my guitar. It was my first attempt as a street musician, and my mind was quite agitated: "Wait! What are you doing? Are you crazy? What songs are you going to play? Do not get that guitar out, Vinicius. You're in the middle of the sidewalk!" Internal dialogues happen anywhere, at any time, and if not faced properly, they can turn my brightest...

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Why I recommend taking a gap year
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Allow yourself some time to do the things you like. Revive your passions and live your...
How to deal with the stress of applying to college
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Make sure you know what you want. I knew I wanted to study Physics at a top US college. I wasn't accepted...
Did you take a gap year? Tell us about your experience.
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I allowed myself to explore everything during my gap year. I attended meditation sections, I took an online course about Beethoven's...

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ActivitiesForeign Exchange, Music: Instrumental, Career Oriented, Academic, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Computer / Technology Volunteer, Religious
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