Hi! My name is Isabelle, and I am a Computer Science Master’s student at MIT. Born in New York and raised in Accra, Ghana, I grew up in a family of seven. Growing up, my love for maths and science led me to participating in math Olympiads and engineering summer camps, eventually landing me at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).
I love the thrill of algorithms design and theoretical research but also enjoy getting into the weeds of building good applications and software. Outside of work, I’m a huge outdoors person– hiking, running, zip-lining, beach sports, etc. I also enjoy reading and cooking.


Education: MIT
Undergrad Major: Computer Science
Other Degrees/Minors: Minor in Economics; Masters in Computer Science (MIT)

High School:

Class Rank: 1
Awards & Honors: Valedictorian, 100-meter gold medallist, 4x100 relay race gold medalist, Overall best Science student, Overall best student, Student of the Year
Interests & Activities: Model United Nations, Track and Field, Pens for Education, Volunteer tutoring
SAT Scores: 1550 (Math: 800, Verbal: 750)
AP Exams: A-levels: Mathematics (choice of Mechanics): A*, Physics: A*, Chemistry: A*, Economics: A*
SAT Subject Tests: Math: 800, Physics: 800, Chemistry: 800


Other Awards: OMESAC Award: Recognition for outstanding academic and professional achievement, Albert G. Hill Award: Recognition for outstanding academic achievement and contributions to diversity, DE Shaw Latitude Fellow, Palantir Future Fellow
Other Interests & Activities: At MIT (during undergrad), I was involved in Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), National Society of Black Engineers and the African Students' Association
Location: Other

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