I first developed a passion for history, government, and literature as a high school student. From learning the particulars of the American Revolutionary War to reading classic novels, I found that the best classes encouraged my national curiosity and connected the events of the past with our viewpoint in the present. My worldview expanded as a Politics major in college, as well as my current graduate studies in international relations at Princeton. I’m passionate about public service, and I spent the last two years working in the State Department as a fellow.
In terms of my experience, I’ve mentored and tutored extensively throughout high school, college, and graduate school, both in the US and overseas.
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: Politics
Other Degrees/Minors: Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, Master in Public Affairs (MPA)
Class Rank: 1
Awards & Honors: Scholars in the Nation's Service (SINSI) Fellow, National Achievement Scholar, Valedictorian of Senior Class, Solicitor General of Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA), People to People: Outstanding Community Service, AP Scholar with Excellence, Most Valuable Player-Academic Team
Interests & Activities: National Honor Society President, Church Band Member, Youth Club President, Academic Team Captain, Varsity Tennis Co-Captain, Junior Varsity Soccer (2 years), Big Sister in Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, Book Reviewer at local public library
ACT Scores: 32 Composite, 29 Math, 31 Science, 36 English, 36 Reading
AP Exams: 5 English Literature, 5 English Language, 5 Psychology, 5 US Government, 5 US History, 5 Biology, 4 Statistics, 3 Chemistry
SAT Subject Tests: 800 US History, 750 Biology (Ecology), 740 English
Other Interests & Activities: Pace Center for Civic Engagement, Princeton Ethiopian & Eritrean Students Association (PEESA), Students for Educational Equity & Diversity (SEED), marathon running, travel, cooking