UPenn ‘19
B.S., Neuroscience and Neurobiology, , Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
I'm going to the University of Pennsylvania, NOT Penn State!!!
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Hometown Dickinson, Texas
English First Language Yes

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University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

Applied for a B.S. in Neuroscience and Neurobiology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

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Personal Statement
587 Words
Death of a loved one
Two days before my sophomore year began, my aunt in Nigeria called to let my family and I know that my grandmother has been admitted into the hospital due to her collapse from her diabetes, but that she seemed to be recovering quickly. My whole family spoke to her letting her know that we loved, cared for her and expected to hear from her soon. Less than twelve hours later we received a call that she had died. Speculating from...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
652 Words
The medical field is something I've been interested in for a while it's something that my parents have been a part of and it's something I wish to be a part of as well. It may seem that I only want to do so out of parental influence but it reaches much deeper than that. I have seen the effects that a poor health care system has on people and it's disastrous. Poor healthcare kills people and that's something I...
Supplemental Essay Unique question posed by school
489 Words
The broad spectrum of opportunities at Johns Hopkins allows its students to embrace diversity. The "spirit of exploration and discovery" is something that intrigues me and it draws me to this school because it lets me know that if I attended Johns Hopkins University, it would encourage my pursuit in my current interests and the search for new ones allowing me to become a more well-rounded individual. Seeing death and disease hurting the people I care about is painful. I'm...
Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
507 Words
As a child of immigrant parents, I know what it's like when culture's clash. It's great when you have so many others who experience the same feelings and come from that same culture. However, that is not the case for me. There aren't many kids who have Nigerian parents at my school, so it brought about a cultural isolation as I failed in finding that connection at my school, but in the end it has been a good experience. It...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
156 Words
I know Brown is one of the leading stem cell research universities and is expanding its research in this area in so many ways. Stem cell research is going to play a huge part in the future of medicine and I feel that it's absolutely necessary to develop an in depth comprehensive understanding of this important medical breakthrough. I know that Brown is the perfect place to be as this change occurs. I believe it's necessary to understand what is...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
621 Words
The medical field is something I've been interested in for a while it's something that my parents have been a part of and it's something I wish to be a part of as well. It may seem that I only want to do so out of parental influence but it reaches much deeper than that. I have seen the effects that poor health care has on people and it's disastrous. The worst of poor healthcare kills people and that's something...
Additional Essay Details
932 Words
Remember the goal of the essay is to portray your voice. This is the only chance other than the interview where you get to say what you want to say with creative latitude. Your essay doesn't need to have a complex experience or some exciting event, it can be simple. The goal is to let your reader to connect with you, show your reader how you have developed as an individual from this experience and how without it you wouldn't...

General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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The general rule is to be prepared for any type of question, but generally they'll...

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