Outside of class, I am a distance runner training to qualify for the Boston Marathon. I also sail, ski, kayak, play tennis, play squash, and will be doing my first triathlon in the spring. I spend an equal amount of my free time learning new languages – in addition to English, I speak French fluently, have taken Italian and German at Princeton, and am in the process of teaching myself basic Dutch, Swedish, Portuguese, and Romanian. Pottery and analog photography are my creative breaks from preparations for medical and graduate school, which have included a research and development internship for a group of cardiac electrophysiologists and time spent running a hematology bench for a blood testing company. I plan to pursue a dual degree with my MD in cardiothoracic surgery and my PhD in biomedical engineering. I love to travel and am currently co-authoring two books, one cookbook and one English-language grammar manual.
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: A.B. Molecular Biology
Other Degrees/Minors: Certificates in Neuroscience and Global Health & Health Policy
Class Rank: 1
Awards & Honors: Valedictorian (GPA 5.1/4.0), National Merit Scholar, National Honor Society, French Honor Society (member and officer), Math Honor Society (member and officer), winner of twelve regional/national Scholastic Art and Writing Awards (in short story, poetry, analog photography, and digital photography), Norman Mailer High School and College Writing Awards national semifinalist, top 10% of National French Contest (twice), University of Virginia Echols Scholar invitation and University of Virginia Jefferson Book Award, College of William & Mary James Monroe Scholar invitation, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference school representative, AP Scholar with Distinction, Key Club (member and president), Debate Club (founder and president), Richmond Forum Scholar
Interests & Activities: National Honor Society, National French Society, Math Honor Society, Classical Pianist Certified Nationally by the American College of Musicians and the National Guild of Piano Teachers (four times), International Speaker Series Richmond Forum Scholar, Varsity Cross Country, Tennis, Squash, Skiing, Kayaking, Poetry, Distance Running
SAT Scores: 710 Math, 800 Critical Reading, 800 Writing
AP Exams: 5 U.S. History, 5 Chemistry, 5 French, 5 AB Calculus, 4 BC Calculus, 3 Physics 1
SAT Subject Tests: 760 U.S. History, 710 Math II, 800 French
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton, I am a staff writer and managing editor for the Nassau Literary Review. I also volunteer for Princeton University Language Project, under the auspices of which I translate documents to and from French, Italian, and German for non-profits and charities and also act as the Head French Editor. I am also a member of various pre-medical societies, write for the Princeton Journal of Bioethics, volunteer at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, and will soon begin work in a molecular biology laboratory.
Location: Princeton University