B.A., Biology
Hi I'm Alex I'm from Montana and love marine biology.
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Hometown missoula, Montana
EthnicityAsian, White Non-Hispanic
Class of2023
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
  • Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Carleton College (Northfield, MN)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, CA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA)
  • Scripps College (Claremont, CA)
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
  • Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • Smith College (Northampton, MA)
  • Colby College (Waterville, ME)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • Duke University (Durham, NC)
  • Kenyon College (Gambier, OH)
  • Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA)
  • Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH)
  • Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA)
  • Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA)
  • Reed College (Portland, OR)
  • University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
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Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)

Applied for a B.A. in Biology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

Alexandra’s Guide to the Galaxy defines socks as tubular pieces of cloth, sold in sets of two, commonly made of cellulose and water. Their main purpose is to absorb sweat, but my sock drawer holds specimens that rise above the typical calling. On a calm day, they remind me of interesting, even questionable, life decisions, and one particular pair even acts as my antidote to existential crises. With “Don’t Panic” stitched in bright red letters on the soles ...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
239 Words
Optional: The Offer represents Bowdoin’s values. Please reflect on the line you selected and how it has meaning to you. (limit 250 words)

To be at home in all lands and all ages;
e at home in all lands and all ages; When I first stepped onboard Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway at the age of eight, the doors made a terrifying beep and I was surrounded by the smell of stinky tofu - not the most welcoming environment. However, I gradually started to see the train as a means of exploration rather than a mechanical monster. I created my own methods of enjoying each trip, from sneakily peeking over people’s...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
253 Words
College is a transformative experience; an exciting time for you to discover yourself. During your four years of college, you will have opportunities that will allow you to learn, adapt, and develop into a young adult ready to take on the real world. Today, you believe Claremont McKenna College is a good match for you based on your aspirations and based on your knowledge of our institution. How can Claremont McKenna College both challenge and complement the person you aspire to become during your undergraduate career?
I am a lover of social sciences, an avid consumer of Ken Burns’ documentaries, an environmental sciences nerd, and a self-proclaimed expert on the evolution of waffles. My passions are eclectic and, in my experience, the world itself is interdisciplinary; I have always struggled to narrow my intellectual path or academic identity to one field. Claremont McKenna, through its Environment, Economics, and Politics program, will allow me to explore and discover the connections between my passions. What will I become...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
407 Words
We would like to know more about your interest in NYU. We are particularly interested in knowing what motivated you to apply to NYU and more specifically, why you have applied or expressed interest in a particular campus, school, college, program, and/or area of study? If you have applied to more than one, please tell us why you are interested in each of the campuses, schools, colleges, or programs to which you have applied. You may be focused or undecided, or simply open to the options within NYU's global network; regardless, we want to understand - Why NYU?
This summer, I went on an unofficial tour of NYU with my friend Rutger. Though Rutger is an aerospace engineer with no filmmaking experience, he used cross-registration between the Tandon School of Engineering and the Tisch School of Arts to explore his passions and made a short film about extreme sports. A month later I decided to do the same, trudging through the mud, camera in hand filming a documentary on Missoula’s unique wastewater treatment center. Rather than a...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
638 Words
The Wellesley 100

#65 Women who will make you want to be a scientist & #62 The Senate Bus

I have always been a history aficionado, an avid consumer of Ken Burns’ documentaries, and a self-appointed expert on the evolution of waffles. I never thought I would become a “science geek”. However, a yellow snorkel sitting on my bedroom shelf proves otherwise. My snorkel has never seen the ocean. This memento was a gift from my mom after I finished my first non-fiction book, Eugenie Clark’s ​Lady and the Sharks​. I had just started third grade in Hong...

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How I made up for low grades in high school
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