jenee_a
jenee_a,
Brown ‘24
B.S., Neuroscience
Hey! I'm a neuroscience major on the premed track, PLME student, and I love to dance in my free time!
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Advice
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Background

Hometown Ellicott City, Maryland
GenderFemale
EthnicityBlack / African American
First Gen College StudentNo

Results, Essays, and Advice

Accepted
Waitlisted or Withdrew
Denied
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Yale University (New Haven, CT)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst (Amherst, MA)
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Brown University (Providence, RI)

Applied for a B.S. in Neuroscience

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.
"Learn for the sake of learning!" my English teacher chirped. For the thousandth time this year, a student's complaint about the apparent irrelevance of the day's grammar lesson gave my teacher her cue to once again declare these words, which in turn only evoked more groans and grumbles from my classmates. Personally, by the 900th time that my teacher's voice had carved that phrase into my mind, I had come to agree with its message-or so I thought. That word, ...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
229 Words
Committing to a future career as a physician while in high school requires careful consideration and self-reflection. What values and experiences have led you to believe that becoming a doctor in medicine is the right fit for you? (For PLME Program)
In horror, I watched Vivian Bearing, a distinguished English professor in the documentary ​Wit, as she battled valiantly with her advanced ovarian cancer. She writhed uncomfortably on her hospital bed like a fish in a desert. Tears cascaded down her face as her body fought against the aggressive chemotherapy that was supposed to kill the tumor eating away at her insides. Her hard earned knowledge leapt out of her mind, and she was helpless to stop its escape. I tried...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
254 Words
Most people describe a career as a physician/doctor as a "profession", beyond a job. Describe for us what "professionalism" and "the profession of a physician/doctor" mean to you. (For PLME Program)
Professionalism is an equilateral triangle. Its three sides — technical competence, relational sophistication, and genuine performance — must be contributed evenly in order to reach equilibrium in the workplace. However, it is not just the addition of these elements that is essential to achieving professionalism, but also the equal proportions in which they must be implemented. Too little technical competence leaves one stuck in apprenticeship, blocking the path to mastery. Without sophistication in the relationships that are formed with both their colleagues...
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Supplemental Essay: Other
464 Words
How do you envision the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) helping you to meet your academic, personal, and professional goals as a person and as a physician of the future? (For PLME Program)
What if? What if the patient is a young man who suffered a concussion but only understands Spanish? What if the deep sigh that the woman on the examination bed just breathed is not one of fear, but one of frustration with the last three doctors who had all run the same tests, only to give her the same negative diagnosis? What if the little girl who has just been rushed to the hospital with mouth sores and sporadic rashes...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
256 Words
Brown's Open Curriculum
Neurosurgery has always fascinated me, the neurology and the surgery aspects alike. I find it amazing that one three-pound organ can play such a vital role in the function of the human body. From the neurons that jump like hurdlers across synapses transmitting electrical signals, to the spinal cord that connects the brain to the peripheral nervous system like a bony bridge, I am in awe that these structures that are so fragile are also so strong. I look forward...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
250 Words
How will you contribute to the Brown community?
I want to share stories of my experiences growing up as a Nigerian-American in America with my fellow students, and follow up the stories with a discussion of how ethnic cultures clash with — or complement — the American culture. I want to entertain my suitemates with spontaneous Afrodance performances, and teach them the choreography so we can dance together. I want to engage in lively, yet respectful, debates with my classmates so we can use conversation to make our own discoveries...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
254 Words
Tell us about a place or community you call home. How has it shaped your perspective?
From the moment I step through the seemingly plain, brown doors of the orchestra room, pure harmony envelops me in its cozy arms. The orchestra’s magnetic energy tugs at my heart, strengthening the bond that I have with my fellow instrumentalists in this home away from home. At the conductor's cue, fingers dance across violins while bows bounce on cello strings. We continue playing like this, until suddenly we are thrust into pitch black darkness. But instead of stopping,...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
655 Words
How have your experiences influenced your decision to apply to the College of Human Ecology. How will your choice of major impact your goals and plans for the future?
In horror, I watched Vivian Bearing, a distinguished English professor in the documentary Wit, as she battled valiantly with her advanced ovarian cancer. She writhed on her hospital bed like a fish in a desert. Tears cascaded down her face as her body fought against the aggressive chemotherapy that was supposed to kill the tumor inside of her. Her hard earned knowledge leapt out of her mind, and she was helpless to stop its escape. I tried to convince myself...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
314 Words
How did you discover your intellectual and academic interests, and how will you explore them at the University of Pennsylvania? Please respond considering the specific undergraduate school you have selected
Neurosurgery has always fascinated me, the neurology and the surgery aspects alike. I find it amazing that one three-pound organ can play such a vital role in the function of the human body. From the neurons that jump like hurdlers across synapses transmitting electrical signals, to the spinal cord that connects the brain to the peripheral nervous system like a bony bridge, I am in awe that these structures that are so fragile are also so strong. I look forward...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
181 Words
At Penn, learning and growth happen outside of the classrooms, too. How will you explore the community at Penn? Consider how this community will help shape your perspective and identity, and how your identity and perspective will help shape this community.
Whether it be sharing stories of my experiences growing up as a Nigerian-American as a basis for a debate about how ethnic cultures clash with -- or complement -- the American culture; or entertaining my suitemates with spontaneous Afrodance performances and teaching them the choreography so we can dance together; or smiling through watery eyes as I look around the common room at my friends doubled over laughing at the story I just shared at our 2am storytime, the unbreakable...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
254 Words
What about being a student at Boston University most excites you?
It is a community that is both intimate and large. It has a curriculum whose design is both broad and specialized. It sustains a culture that celebrates both building upon existing knowledge and pursuing newfound curiosities. Boston University is not an institution of compromise, but of total acceptance. At such an institution, I will have the opportunity to grow as a student and mature as a member of society. The BU Hub requirements address all of the elements that are...
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Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
606 Words
What about the Kilachand Honors College resonates with you, and how would Kilachand’s curriculum fulfill your academic, creative, intellectual, and/or professional goals?
The Kilachand Honors College fully embraces the concept that transforming murky complexity into clear familiarity requires bold exploration and innovative perspectives. Every aspect of its curriculum ensures that its students not only learn about all branches of academia, but that they are also able to use their new knowledge as a tool to impact society in the future. The way in which Kilachand’s curriculum seamlessly integrates seemingly unrelated topics into the topic of my desired major, Neuroscience, allows me...
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Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
101 Words
Please tell us why you want to attend UMass Amherst
Its community finds inclusion in diversity. Its curriculum creates specialization in flexible interdisciplinarity. Its culture celebrates innovation within tradition. UMass Amherst is an institution that creates a tightly knit home within a community. After moving from school to school for the majority of my educational career, I crave a school that I can call home, and UMass Amherst’s familial spirit offers the opportunity to do so. From defined residential communities like Harambee, to interdisciplinary programs like the Five College...
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Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
94 Words
Please tell us why you chose the majors you did
Transforming murky complexity into clear familiarity requires bold exploration and innovative perspectives. Out of all of the human body’s organs, the brain remains one of the least understood. In pursuing Public Health, I will be able to turn my passion for neuroscience into action, using my newfound knowledge to dramatically improve public health from a neurologically oriented perspective. The Nursing major will give me a well rounded view of the human body, equipping me with the tools necessary to...
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School Specific Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
49 Words
I chose Brown primarily because I was accepted into the PLME program (the only baccalaureate...
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More Essays

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General Admissions Advice

My advice about getting recommenders
68 Words
Diversify your recommenders: choose both teachers whose classes you excelled in, as well as the ones you showed the most...
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What set me apart from other applicants
99 Words
I genuinely believe that my essays set me apart from other applicants. On paper, I had strong extracurriculars, great grades and test scores, and several awards. However, in my essays...
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My insights about AP (Advanced Placement) courses and exams
65 Words
I always believe that it is a good idea to take higher level courses. Do not be discouraged when people...
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High School Performance

Weighted GPA
4.53
(equivalent to 4.00 unweighted)
Rank
Top 1%
 
Academic Performance in High School Steady

Test Scores

Highest SAT
1540
 
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AP / IB Classes and Scores

Details5 classes and scores

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Extracurriculars

ActivitiesSchool Jazz / Orchestra, Cultural, Science Club/Team, Dance, Academic Decathlon, Music: Instrumental, Science Club/Team
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