B.A., African American Studies
I am a recent high school graduate headed to Harvard College in the fall. I participate in multiple community service projects, co-founded a holiday bakery service, and I am interested in medicine, both practical and research based.
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Hometown Boston, Massachusetts
EthnicityAsian, Black / African American
AdmissionRegular Decision
Class of2019
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
  • Columbia University (New York, NY)
  • University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Barnard College (New York, NY)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Howard University (Washington, DC)
  • George Washington University (Washington, DC)
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
  • Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of Massachusetts - Amherst (Amherst, MA)
  • University of California - Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Rice University (Houston, TX)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
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Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Applied for a B.A. in African American Studies

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: Parent

School Specific Essays

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Standing for the fourth hour on my sore heels, in the midst of a brightly lit operating room, I sweat like I have just run a marathon. Rows of people watch me stare down at the scratched table, and I feel the burning of their eyes on the back of my neck. Here, in blue and white, with my hair tightly tied back, I feel my most complete. The summer before my senior year, I took a month long trip...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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As a bisexual and biracial young woman with varied academic interests, Columbia's diverse and accepting community and promotion of interdisciplinary research appeals to me greatly. I felt an immediate comfort when I stepped onto Columbia's campus. I know this feeling is genuine because of Columbia's student body, who have taken similar stances on feminist issues to my own. When visiting campus, my tour guide continuously described the collaborative spirit at Columbia. She showed us newer buildings in which two of...
Supplemental Essay Amusing anecdote
255 Words
I had little money, few plans, and no fear. I had never been to England before. After 24 hours of waiting in airports and flying, I walked out of Heathrow airport to meet an elderly family friend, alone. I would spend a month staying with Avril. I smiled, paid sixty pounds for a taxi , and majored in the unafraid. Daily, I headed to destinations I decided upon the same morning. I went to free or low cost museums, exhibitions, festivals, and...
Supplemental Essay Diversity statement
496 Words
Being a Jamaican-American Jew from Boston and also a student in an affluent suburban school community has been a unique experience. I am only able to attend *place schools because my father is a firefighter for the town. This makes me an anomaly in this community. My fellow students largely could not tell the difference between cornrows and dreadlocks, and didn’t know that they shouldn’t make racist jokes near me. We are not affluent like many of my...
Additional Essay Details
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This is an essay in response to Barnard's question of which woman I would talk to for an hour if I could talk to anyone. Daenerys Targaryen: the first of her name, Queen of Meeren, mother of dragons, and a host of other titles, but most importantly, the one woman I would speak to if given the chance to talk to any woman in history or fiction. Daenerys rises to leader status after her husband dies. At the time she...

General Admissions Advice

Why I ultimately chose my school
187 Words
After a visit to my school, which I already knew was academically brilliant and well connected, it was how well I got along with my peers and how racially supported I felt that made my decision easy. I also felt that I would not be discriminated against or made to feel awkward about my sexuality, and...
My advice about getting recommenders
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I got three recommendations in total, two women and one man. I chose my AP Chemistry teacher because I felt that was the hardest class I took in high school, at least up to the end of junior year, when it was time to ask for a recommendation. I had struggled just to maintain a B in that class, spending crazy amounts of hours studying and lots of time asking questions to both her and peers.I had also felt out of my depth in that class, filled largely with wealthy white boys and high achieving Asian girls. During the...

High School Performance

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High School TypePublic
Academic Performance in High School Steady
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Converted SAT Score1470
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ActivitiesDiversity Committee / Minority Initiative, Community Cleanup / Service, Athletics Organization, Culinary, Quiz Bowl/Academic Bowl, Students Against Drunk Driving (Destructive Decisions) (SADD)
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