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Duke AB
Duke AB
Duke University, ‘19
BS, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 4 supplemental essays
  • 1 advice topics

Student Background

I'm quirky and intensely passionate -- just doing my best to make a difference!
From: Great Neck , New York
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Hispanic
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 15+ schools
Accepted At: Stanford, UPenn, Columbia, U of Minnesota, Rice, Rochester, Brown, Macaulay Honors, Hunter, CUNY City, Brooklyn College, Yale, WashU, Hofstra
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Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Spanish

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1590
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High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
Top 1%
High School Type: Public
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Academic Performance in High School: Steady
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Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Lacrosse, Swimming/Diving
Extracurricular Activities: Local 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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College Application Essays

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
9 Words
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College Admissions Advice

My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
180 Words
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...