Karina graduated from Brown University where she studied Computer Science. In high school, she earned a 36 on the ACT, was a National Merit Scholar Finalist, National and State AP Scholar, and has an AP International Diploma. Karina took 23 AP exams and can teach all of them. Additionally, she speaks and teaches Mandarin. She also teaches academic subjects in Mandarin. She was accepted into Brown’s Program in Liberal Medical Education and Princeton University. She chose Brown because of the freedom to choose classes inside and outside of her academic concentration. Outside of school, she loves reading about politics internationally, acting, screenwriting, equestrianism, and skiing. Karina plans to pursue a career as a tech entrepreneur.


Education: Brown University
Undergrad Major: Computer Science

High School:

Class Rank: 1
Awards & Honors: 1st place at 2016 United States Brain Bee Championship sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience
5th place at the 2016 International Brain Bee Championship sponsored by the Federation for European Neuroscience Societies

National Youth Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholarship studying Arabic in Morocco (funded by US State Dep.)
5th Place at National Ethics Bowl 2016 at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

National Merit Semifinalist
National AP Scholar (2016), AP Scholar with Distinction Award (2015 and 2016)

Chair of the Palestinian Affairs Ministers (2016) and Chair of the Joint Defense Council (2017) at the Model Arab League
Outstanding Delegate Award- 2015 Model Arab League (Council of Arab Economic Affairs Ministers representing Jordan)
Best Delegate Award-Honorable Mention- Mid-South Model United Nations XXXIV at Rhodes College (World Health Organization representing Malaysia)
Best Delegate Award-Honorable Mention- Mid-South Model United Nations XXXV at Rhodes College (World Health Organization representing Finland)

Academic Scholarship to study in Turkey in 2013
2015 National Spanish Exam: Premio de Plata (National Silver Medal)
Interests & Activities:
Internship at the Kravitz Neurobiology lab at Harvard Medical School--I researched the effects of aggression in Drosophila on courtship behavior
Ethics Bowl- Our team competed on the regional and national levels.
Mu Alpha Theta/National Honors Society/Beta Club/Junior Civitan Member

Model United Nations President
Ethics Bowl Team Captain
Mayor’s Youth Council

Volunteer Work:
Local Hospital Volunteer on the Oncology, Neo-natal, Pre-Op, Cardiology floors
Peer tutor in all levels of math and science
ACT Scores: 36
AP Exams: 5 Calculus BC, 5 Statistics , 4 Spanish Literature and Culture , 5 Physics C: Mechanics , 5 European History , 4 Environmental Science , 4 Comparative Government and Politics , 5 Art History , 4 English Language and Composition, 4 Macroeconomics, 5 Microeconomics, 5 Psychology, 4 Spanish Language and Culture, 5 United States Government and Politics, 4 United States History, 5 Biology, 5 Calculus AB, 5 Human Geography, 5 World History, 5 Chinese Language and Culture
SAT Subject Tests: 800 Math Level 2, 790 Chemistry, 760 US History


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