Hello! My name is Allison and I’m a BSE Computer Science major at Princeton University, planning on getting a certificate (aka. minoring) in Engineering Biology, Computational and Quantitative Biology and Statistics and Machine Learning! I’m really interested in the cross-section between the life sciences (biology/chemistry) and computer science, and seeing what new things can be done there!
I have tutored both during in high school, as well as in college, as an official peer academic tutor for Princeton undergraduates. I love teaching and one of my favorite quotes is “non scholae, sed vitae discimus,” a twist on a phrase from the Epistulae Morales written by Seneca the Younger. Roughly translated, it means “We learn not for school, but for life.” I hope to instill my love for learning not just for grades, but for the enjoyment of learning in my students!
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: Computer Science
Other Degrees/Minors: Certificates in Engineering Biology, Quantitative and Computational Biology, Statistics and Machine Learning
Awards & Honors: National Merit Finalist, National Merit, Scholarship Award, National AP Scholar, US Presidential Scholars Program Candidate, Varsity Badminton Team Captain
Interests & Activities: Varsity Badminton (Captain), Junior Varsity Volleyball, Journalism, California Junior Classical League State Board (Editor-In-Chief), Community Service Commissioner, National Honor Society, Dance
SAT Scores: 800 Math, 800 Critical Reading, 780 Writing
AP Exams: 5 Biology, 5 Calculus BC, 5 Statistics, 5 Chemistry, 5 US History, 5 Environmental Science, 5 Physics B, 5 English Language and Composition, 4 Latin, 5 Computer Science A
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 780 Biology
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I'm involved in Manna Christian Fellowship, Triple8 Dance Company, Club Badminton, Writer for the Princeton Journal of Bioethics and Princeton Public Health Review, Head Layout for the Princeton Journal of East Asian Studies, Princeton Women in Computer Science (Board Member)