More About Me
I love working with children and watching the lightbulb go off in their head when they come to understand something via their own reasoning, not just because it was told to them. I love learning and inspiring/feeding similar curiosity in others. Outside of teaching, I am an avid musician. I play drums, bass, guitar and I sing. I write my own music and am involved in an a cappella group at my college. I enjoy CrossFit, chess, and I like playing table tennis and ultimate frisbee.
Undergraduate University: University of Chicago
Year of Graduation: 2023
Majors/Minors/Specialization: BA, Physics and Philosophy
Year of Graduation:
National Merit Finalist (1480 PSAT). 1560 SAT (800 math, 760 reading/writing, 23 essay). 3.9 GPA at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School (high school). Current 3.9 GPA at UChicago. Lab research experience in biology and neuroscience labs at the City College of New York. Independent musician with an album on all streaming services and more music to be released. Founder and editor of a music journal at Fieldston (high school). Treasurer in award winning a cappella group Run for Cover at UChicago.
The Cornerstone Academy for Social Action (CASA): Conceived and launched a Model UN team at an East Bronx public middle school. Created a yearlong curriculum and lead weekly 90 minute tutorials on various debate skills and life lessons, preparing students to succeed academically as well as to compete with peers at citywide conferences. Received a grant from Fieldston to expand the program beyond Model UN to include both sending academic tutors from Fieldston to CASA weekly and bringing CASA students to Fieldston to participate in a weekly percussion program (initiated the original program in my second year of high school and ran it until I graduated). Initiated two new Model UN programs, based on the CASA platform, at a South Bronx public middle school and an East Harlem after school program. Recruited, trained and will supervise students from Fieldston’s Model UN club to be instructors at these two locations. Student Support Center: Provided tutoring in all academic subjects and organizational/study skills for middle school students (all four years of high school). Manhattanville Community Center: Tutored elementary school students at an after school program in Harlem (my first year of high school). Invited to join a leadership program with my chess team and teach chess to elementary school aged children (while I was in middle school). My brother has ADHD and I have spent a lot of time helping him with academics.
Philanthropy / Volunteering Experience
All of the my tutoring experience was voluntary. That has accounted for most of my philanthropy, but I also volunteered at quarterly swap for underprivileged community members to obtain donated clothing, toys and books when I was in elementary/middle school. Again, all of my high school service was the tutoring I already listed.