Chance me for Brown and Georgetown

Hello all! I am a rising senior at a mediocre school in Wisconsin looking to apply to graduate school for Public Humanities. I am currently a double major in English and Education with a minor in history.

I know grad school chance me’s aren’t really common, but I figured I’d give it a go!

College GPA: 3.8
GRE: Haven’t taken yet
Dean’s list for 4 out of 6 semesters

Honors Undergraduate Summer Research Fellow for summer 2021, created a historical documentary

Runner up in the English Dept. six word short story contest fall 2020, second place spring 2021.

Social and apparel chair for my Quidditch team fall 2019-spring 2020, currently fundraising chair.

Copy editor for the school paper since freshman year, Copy Chief since junior year.

Writing Center tutor since spring 2021

Intern for the governor of Wisconsin fall 2020

Intern for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities in Washington D.C. summer 2021

Volunteer for the Field Museum in Chicago since March 2020 (haven’t actually done much due to COVID, though)

Executive producer and co-director for a student-run short film company.

Multiple articles published for my school paper.

Co-host of a podcast and university radio show book club.

Orientation leaders junior and senior years


My first LOR is from a professor I have in sophomore year in a history class, he is also my faculty advisor for my summer documentary project and will be teaching another Public History course I am in next semester.

Second I hope to get from my employer at my internship in Washington D.C. at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

Third, depending on if it’s requested, from my student employer on the school paper, who was also my RA sophomore year.

Due to very fortunate circumstances I did not have to pay for my undergrad, so I don’t really have a budget limit here as my parents saved a lot and did not end up needing it.

The two schools I am going to apply to right out of undergrad are Brown and Georgetown. I know those are both reaches for basically anyone, but I also don’t know much about graduate school acceptance rates and would love if people would give some insight.