(if you happen to actually know me… no, you don’t.)
Lives in MA
Large public high school (2k+ kids)
closeted queer (applying under "female, she/her), Asian (Pakistani), has multiple disablities (think 5+ disabilities)
First-gen immigrant/resident in US, lived in US for 15 years
Applied as a Biology major under the pre-med track (although I plan to do Bio on pre-med track w/a dual minor in French and Theater (or dance))
My career goal is to be a pediatric geneticist and find cures for kids with rare diseases (like myself!) - which I wrote about in my essays.
- Unweighted HS GPA: 3.8
- Weighted HS GPA (incl. weighting system): 4.4 Weighted, I think? It’s out of 5.0 for the weighting system.
- Class Rank: we don’t do class rank until Q3, but I’ve been told I’m in the top 10%
- ACT/SAT Scores: going test-optional for all schools!
Competitive equestrian, planning to ride on a collegiate team (be it D1 or club-sport level), also riding on the National level (A/AA circuit in Hunters/Eq over fences +flat)
APs: APUSH, AP World History: Modern, AP English Lang, AP French.
I did 2 dual enrollment courses at a local university- the first year I got a C (it was in their pilot program, with a 10% acceptance rate), and this year i’m in level 2, applied nutrition and will declare the grade (it’s an A+)
All other classes are Honors or Accelerated classes.
Major related courses: Honors Human Anatomy and Physiology (got an A), Honors Biology (I think I got a B+ or an A-), Honors Chemistry (got an A), Honors Physics (I think i scraped by with a B).
I also took Dance 1 in freshman year (got an A).
I don’t have many awards that I received in high school, but i did get First Honor roll in 9-10th grades. I don’t know if they continued it this year.
I also got the Award of Excellence from the Congress of Future Medical Leaders.
Paid Research Affiliate (12th- present)
The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Collaborating with other team members in clinical genomics, variance pathology, and rare genomic sequencing to diagnose and treat patients. Doing Graduation Capstone with the Broad, will be signed on through to med school to work for them. I am the youngest person in the Broad’s history to be employed. Working in ClinGen + with the Rare Genome Project.
Member (11th and 12th)
National Honors Society
Participated in service opportunities presented by the Chapter, inducted in junior year.
Senior Class Representative (12th), Student Government Executive Board (12th)
Senior Class Representative, led the planning of senior class events and collaborated with other representatives to create new ideas for the student body.
Member (9th-11th), deaf co-President (12th)
American Sign Language Club
Was a member for three years before leading ASL Club in senior year. In charge of planning club-sponsored events and meetings.
Member (11th), Alumni (Present)
Award of Excellence, Congress of Future Medical Leaders
Learned from Nobel Prize Laureates in Medicine, observed live surgeries, and received an Award of Excellence.
Exploring Films and Literature: Trauma in Media course
Created a new English Language Arts interdisciplinary course at high school, leading efforts to get the course into the school catalog for future years.
My essays were pretty good, people have told me I’m gifted at writing, so I should be fine? I did any and all optional essays, too.
My Common App essay was all about me being deaf, and how I’ve had to overcome obstacles, etc.
Uhhh, we’re applying for financial aid.
-UMass Amherst (EA)
-UVM (University of Vermont) (EA)
-GWU (The George Washington University) (RD)
-UWash at Seattle (RD)
-BC (Boston College) (ED2, may roll to RD if deferred from ED1 school)
- The College of William and Mary (RD)
-CWRU (Case Western Reserve University) (EA)
- Middlebury College (RD)
-NYU (New York University) (RD)
-UNC CH (UNC Chapel Hill) (EA)
-Northeastern University (EA)
-BU (Boston University) (RD, applied for Trustee Scholarship)
-Wesleyan University (RD)
- High Reaches:
-Amherst College (RD)
-Williams College (RD)
-Tufts University (RD)
-USC (University of Southern California) (EA)
-Brown University (ED1)
-Cornell University (RD)
-Harvard University (RD)