Duke AB
Duke AB,
Duke ‘19
B.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
I'm quirky and intensely passionate -- just doing my best to make a difference!
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Hometown Great Neck, New York
AdmissionRegular Decision
English First Language Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken Spanish

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
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  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
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  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
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  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
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Duke University (Durham, NC)

Applied for a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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Trying: Deconstructing "Success" Inhale. My diaphragm contracts to introduce negative pressure in my lungs, pulling air through my trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles to fill my alveoli. Oxygen gas diffuses through delicate capillary endothelium to enter my bloodstream, binding cooperatively to four iron ions within haem cofactors on each hemoglobin molecule. Responding to partial pressure differentials, oxygen is released, powering my cells by exchanging electrons to store energy as adenosine triphosphate through oxidative phosphorylation. Exhale. Carbon dioxide bound to hemoglobin is...
Supplemental Essay Issue of personal significance
509 Words
At 5:30 on an August morning, Penn Station isn't a very busy place. A businessman here, a few traveling tourists there. Most are returning from late plane flights or raucous nights of partying. Some -- the brave ones -- are heading out, resisting the seduction of a warm bed to face the day at sunrise. And in front of the train schedule display board, decked out in jeans, a polo shirt, and a Stony Brook University I.D., armed with a...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
254 Words
Rice University is a part of my history. My mother, an Argentinian immigrant, knew Rice very differently from the way I know it now. Vulnerable, alone in a foreign place, my mother turned to Rice as a foothold in the midst of overwhelming uncertainty. Rice granted my mother the opportunity to strengthen her English and gain the confidence to follow her passions. The language skills she learned at Rice enabled her to become a successful American physician; I've always known...
Supplemental Essay Scholarship application
2071 Words
1. Course Name: Domestic Abuse: Human Perspectives Course Synopsis: Open discussion of abusive situations is difficult, frightening, unknown. But it shouldn’t be. To combat the societal stigmas surrounding domestic abuse, dialogue must be established among various key players in communities worldwide. By breaking down walls of guarded uncertainty, victims of domestic abuse can be identified and removed from unsafe homes. Domestic Abuse: Human Perspectives introduces students to the multifaceted physical, emotional, and psychological impacts of domestic abuse. This intensive course...
Supplemental Essay Other
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General Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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I am fascinated with life. In sixth grade, my science research teacher handed out research topics to the class, expecting a short research summary the next week. My topic -- the origins of life on Earth -- awoke within me a previously undiscovered passion. As I researched, I realized that no short summary...

High School Performance

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Top 1%
High School TypePublic
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Converted SAT Score1590
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details11 classes and scores


SportsLacrosse, Swimming/Diving


ActivitiesLocal Orchestra / Symphony / Band, School Jazz / Orchestra, School Band, Community Cleanup / Service, Science Club/Team, School Theater/Plays, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, and Achievement (MESA), Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl
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