B.S., Psychology
USC Student double majoring in psychology and Arabic.
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Hometown Edwards, Colorado
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
Class of2026
First Gen College StudentNo

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Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Brown University (Providence, RI)
  • Georgetown University (Washington, DC)
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • University of Maryland - Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)
  • University of Colorado - Boulder (Boulder, CO)
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University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Applied for a B.S. in Psychology

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
The only in-person college tour I’ve ever been able to attend was a small school in Macomb County, Illinois. It was a school that wasn’t really on my radar, but the faculty was why I went. I heard that the people working there had my same passion, but with a key distinction - they had made theirs a reality. A conversation between them and myself had to happen. Graciously, they sat down with me and we began chatting...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
256 Words
USC believes that one learns best when interacting with people of different backgrounds,
experiences and perspectives. Tell us about a time you were exposed to a new idea or
when your beliefs were challenged by another point of view. Please discuss the
significance of the experience and its effect on you.
Narrow-mindedness dominated my life as I entered my Sophomore year. I thought of myself as complete, but soon I would learn just how incomplete I truly was. Shortly after the school year began, I was nominated to represent my high school as a member of the Youth Equity Stewardship (YES) team. The YES team had monthly meetings where representatives from my school and others would collaborate in order to shed light on social issues at our collective schools. I walked...
Supplemental Essay: Intellectual interest
253 Words
Brown’s Open Curriculum allows students to explore broadly while also diving deeply into their academic pursuits. Tell us about any academic interests that excite you, and how you might use the Open Curriculum to pursue them while also embracing topics with which you are unfamiliar.
In the eyes of many, people are who they are, end of story. That story ended for me too until I learned about behavioral analysis. Exploring the chapters in the lives of others, the why behind the final draft of their personality is captivating. Most universities do not have both breadth and depth. Brown stands out in that aspect; utilizing the abundance of research opportunities in order to understand behavior within the greater context of humanity and going beyond a...
Supplemental Essay: Strong beliefs/principles
609 Words
Georgetown College: What does it mean to you to be educated? How might Georgetown College help you achieve this aim? (Applicants to the Sciences and Mathematics or the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics should address their chosen course of study.)
In first grade, I built a book fort in the library. My construction efforts were taking place during silent reading time and I realized the mistake I made. As my architectural masterpiece started collapsing, so did my perfect undisciplined track record. I was mercilessly scolded by the librarian and thus sent to the principal’s office. The principal at my school was an incredibly wise man and he always knew how to make his words stick - for better or...
Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
309 Words
While other parts of your application give us a sense of who you are, we are also excited to hear more about how you see yourself engaging with the larger Northwestern community.
In 300 words or less, help us understand how you might engage specific resources, opportunities, and/or communities here. We are curious about what these specifics are, as well as how they may enrich your time at Northwestern and beyond.
“Mom, what does Northwestern even mean?” I was confused, after all, Northwestern isn’t even a real direction. I asked my all-knowing mother and she said it was located in Evanston. Immediately I recognized that as the place she had been married. “Sounds more Midwestern to me.” She then told me to shut up and apply to the school. I’m remarkably thankful she did. Every time I look deeper into this school, I see core qualities that I value...

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