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Undergraduate University: University of California, Los Angeles
Year of Graduation: 2023
Majors/Minors/Specialization: Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics
Year of Graduation:
Top 2.5% PSAT Scores 2017-2018 National Merit Scholar, National Hispanic Scholar 2018-2019 NHRP, SAT 1420, ACT 31, AP SCORES: European History – 3, US History – 3, Spanish Language & Comp – 5, Spanish Literature & Comp – 4, English Language & Comp – 4, English Literature & Comp – 4, Calculus AB Subscore – 5, Calculus BC – 4, Biology 5, 4.3 Weighted GPA, 4.0 Unweighted GPA, Perris High School Hall of Fame – Science, Perris High School Straight A’s Resilience Award, Perris High School Valedictorian 2018-2019 Academic Year, Perris Valley and Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month Award February 2019 AND Student of the Year Scholarship Award 2018-2019 Academic Year, Member of UCLA PEERS Counseling Program for Underrepresented STEM Students, Logistics Subcommittee Member of UCLA Latinx Admit Weekend, General Body Member of UCLA MEChA, Dean's Honor List all quarters in attendance to UCLA.
Although I have not officially tutored students for an organization, I have experience tutoring as a teacher’s assistant for AP Spanish Literature & Composition my senior year of high school. I would assist my Spanish teacher with grading and providing feedback on homework and inclass work assignments, as well as create master plans on teaching each week as a response to the struggles and comments made by the students on pacing and extra lecturing on certain subjects. While students are working on in class work, I would ask certain students to sit aside with me as we work through previously submitted homework that received bad grading, asking them to go over the answers with me so that they can have another chance at submitting their assignment without being marked down. I would also help create extra credit projects alongside my teacher for students to get an opportunity to raise their grades while also effectively providing extra practice for them. Essentially, I worked my best to make sure that these students were well prepared for their AP exam and finals while also making sure they are receiving constructive criticism instead of being penalized for not knowing the material.
Philanthropy / Volunteering Experience
Both my Junior Year and my Senior Year I have volunteered at the Feeding America - Riverside and San Bernardino Donation Sorting Center. I would sort the many donations made, including food, canned goods, clothing, hygienic products, toys, and many others, into designated boxes and areas for pick up crew to distribute to the many locations. For my senior year in high school, as part of being a member of the National Honors Society, I would volunteer to clean my high school campus once a week as part of the Campus Beautification initiative created that year by myself (the Secretary) and the President. Freshman year of college I joined the UCLA Latinx Admit Weekend Committee to volunteer in reaching out to Latinx high school seniors accepted into UCLA and sponsor them to spend a weekend on campus to become familiar and aware of life as a Latinx Student at a prestigious school like UCLA. It's a great opportunity for those who come from underrepresented and marginalized communities to see they deserve a great well-rounded education just like any other student, and that there are resources on campus that can aid them in integrating their past academic career to a new and prosperous one.