Hi! I’m Carlota, and I graduated in physics from Princeton University. I am currently working in the Technology Transfer Office at The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Spain, my home country. I have been tutoring and mentoring students for college applications for over five years now. I have also worked as a substitute physics, math, and biology teacher in a private high school and created a full curriculum for a STEM summer program! In my classes I make sure to keep students motivated and focused, and to boost the confidence that is necessary to make them excel. I believe that, to properly apply math and physics to contextual problems, it is critical to understand how concepts relate with each other. Outside work, I enjoy taking my road bike for very long rides and playing with my dog. I am also an avid runner and swimmer, and I hope to complete an ironman one day!
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: A.B. Physics
Other Degrees/Minors: Certificate in Environmental Studies
Class Rank: 1%
Awards & Honors: Hotchkiss (CT): Assist Scholar (https://www.assistscholars.org/en/index), Charles Berry Award (Female Athlete of the Year), NEPSTA Division I Cross-Country Champion (New England),
Aula (Spain): CiMs+Cellex Scholar (https://cims-cellex.cat/),
Cross-Country National Champion, Spanish National 3K Championships - 3rd position,
Silver Medal at National Chemistry Olympiad, Gold Medal at National Physics Olympiad, Participant in International Physics Olympiad (Kazakhstan, 2014), Mathematical Kangaroo Mathematical Contest National Runner-up
Interests & Activities: Science Olympiad, Mathematics Team, Physics Olympiad, Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field, Swimming Junior Varsity, Outdoor Club, Shelter Food Collection Volunteering, EMR certification & volunteer
SAT Scores: 800 Math, 650 Reading, 600 Writing
AP Exams: 7 Mathematics HL, 7 Physics HL, 7 Catalan Literature HL, 7 English SL, 4 Philosophy SL, 7 Chemistry SL, 3 ToK & Extended Essay (Physics)
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 800 Physics, 780 Chemistry
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I was involved in: Varsity XC / Track & Field (2015-17), Princeton Running Club (2018-20), 2D Co-op, First College Council, Eco-Reps (Office of Sustainability), Carbon Neutral Campus Club, Club Swim. Since 2016, I have been involved in the mentoring of outstanding Spanish students who have been selected to go through an exhaustive process in preparation to apply at American universities.