More About Me
To me, the best part about learning a new concept or skill is when I start to see improvement in my performance and understanding. However, what is even more gratifying to me is when I could help my fellow classmates or younger students through difficulties with understanding new concepts or learning new skills. Not only would I have applied my knowledge and passion for learning to a great cause, but I would also have developed leadership skills that help me to step out of my comfort zone. With the transition to online education, I feel that it is even more important for me to give back to the community by helping as many students as I can.
In my spare time, you might find me enjoying a great board/video game, Netflix show, or anything related to puzzles/trivia. I also love discovering new music to add to my playlists!
Undergraduate University: University of California, Irvine
Year of Graduation: Expected: 2021
Year of Graduation:
High School Overall GPA: 4.32 SAT Score with Essay (2016): 1380 AP Scholar with Honor (2016) AP Scholar with Distinction (2017) Current College UCI Overall GPA: 3.303 Campuswide Honors Collegium (2017-21) Orange County Science Olympiad Event Writer (2017-18) Dean's Honor List (3 quarters) Rosa Parks Scholarship (2018) Certified Learning Assistant (earned 2019)
During Fall 2019, I became a UC Irvine Certified Learning Assistant. To get certified, I took a mandated two-unit course on how to facilitate active learning, and I applied these skills in a general chemistry laboratory class for Chemistry majors. I thoroughly enjoyed circulating the lab to check for students’ understanding of the chemistry concepts implemented in the experiments as well as safety precautions and laboratory techniques. In terms of informal experiences, I have occasionally helped my friends and acquaintances with learning general chemistry concepts and gave them advice on how to improve their essays.
Philanthropy / Volunteering Experience
From 10th to 12th grade, I was a member of my high school’s National Honor Society, in which a minimum of 25 community service hours per semester was a main requirement for maintaining membership status. I fondly remember facilitating activities for children at the Huntington Library’s three main gardens, encouraging the athletes at San Marino High School Special Olympics, and helping to set up the 2015 Los Angeles AIDS Walk. One other way I love to give back to the community is through my role as a Peer Mentor for incoming freshman honors students at my university. My role involves answering general questions students have about my experiences with college courses and student life as well as referring them to other resources on campus that might be helpful throughout their first year. I have served as a resource for students during my second year of college, and I’m proud to be a Peer Mentor again this upcoming academic year.