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Chance me please!

aligreyaligrey 5 replies3 threads New Member
Hi, I'm currently going into my senior year in high school this fall and was wondering if someone could please chance me for schools on the list below that they know more about and tell me what schools are reaches, target, and safeties. Thank you!

Barnard College (ED)
London School of Economics
American University
Wellesley College
Boston University
George Washington University
King's College London
New York University
Tufts University
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Wesleyan College
Smith College
Mount Holyoke College
Connecticut College
Fordham University
Vassar College
Bryn Mawr College
University of Toronto

Barnard is my first choice and where I am planning on applying ED to.

Background info:
-Biracial female (east-indian/white)
-daughter of an immigrant
- queer
-from Los Angeles
-go to a public independent charter in an affluent area
-affluent background
-both parents are alive and together and are my legal guardians
- 2 siblings

Educational interests:
I've been involved in the youth activist community for a really long time which has lead me to pursue a major in Political Science and potentially human rights (maybe double major) with a potential minor in film and media studies.

Unweighted GPA: 3.875
Weighted GPA: 4.075
UC GPA: 4.2174

APs taken and scores:

Freshman Year: none (we aren't allowed to), however I did take an Intro to Psych course at a local community college

Sophomore Year: European History - 5

Junior Year: English Language -
Environmental Science -
US History -

Senior Year: Human Geography
US Government and Politics
English Literature
Macroeconomics (self studying)


Girls Learn International - Secretary

Pali Liberals - Debate Director

Gender Equity Alliance

Democratic Socialists of America

Political and Activism Work:

March for Our Lives - West Los Angeles Chapter Lead

I work on writing up policy analysis on local firearm laws as well as revamping my schools active shooter drills, lobbying new bills to politicians, meeting with local politicians to discuss gun reform, as well as running meetings with my chapter. I have biweekly calls between all of the state chapters along with members of our state board. This is one of two political/activist positions that I consider the most significant work I do.

Grassroots Democrats Headquarters - Fellow

As a fellow I work on campaigns anywhere from senate seats in Arizona to representative elections in North Carolina, to national elections for POTUS. This means training and recruiting volunteers, phone banking and text banking, behind the scenes admin work, canvassing, and communicating between our organization and the campaigns whom we work with. This is the other political/activist position which I find most important and extremely rewarding because as someone who can't yet vote it is the closest way I can have an impact on voters as well as holding campaigns accountable with their voters.

US Youth Climate Strike Los Angeles - March Organizer
I work on organizing permits and other such means as a way for climate strikes to be held in a safe manner. Additionally I have weekly calls to discuss where the organization is going in the future and new environmental bills to be lobbied to politicians.

Sunrise Movement

Member of Sunrise Movement where I've attended local hub meetings, beach cleanups, and sit-ins. We also do a lot of art installations related to environmental issues which is something I find really interesting.


Mock Trial - Captain

Simulated criminal trial where school teams compete against each other. My first year I was a witness and now I am a lawyer. My team has been in the top 16 in LA County and I have received the MVP award.

Youth and Government

Mock California State Government. Three conferences per year where delegations across the state meet and simulate the state government. Weekly meetings include debate and political discourse as well as delegation bonding.

Community Service:

Tutoring at local elementary school

*Most of my community service hours are from political work rather than what is typically thought of as community service

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  • aligreyaligrey 5 replies3 threads New Member
    edited July 13
    Please ignore this! It posted when it wasn't finished with it but go look at the completed one I posted called: Chance Me! Barnard and More!
    edited July 13
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