Certificates: Gender & Sexuality Studies, Dance
AREAS OF EXPERTISE IN COLLEGE
In Princeton, I studied in smaller departments where I got to pursue my passion with a lot of support from professors. Within cultural anthropology, I found a discipline where I could channel my curiosities and questions into research. I studied abroad in Tanzania, Ireland and India. In India, I took a Buddhist Studies program, and stayed on to complete anthropology fieldwork for my senior thesis, “Living and Learning in a Tibetan Buddhist Nunnery.”
I’ve had a coaching business for the past four years, helping LGBT people increase their confidence and sense of embodiment.
Founder/President, Yoga Club
Eating Concerns Advisor
LGBT Peer Educator
Outdoor Action Leader
Spring Breakout Trip Leaders
Buddhist Student Club
PERSONAL UNIVERSITY APPLICATION EXPERIENCE
Schools Accepted Into:
Princeton, Sarah Lawrence, Bryn Mawr, and Wesleyan
WHAT COLLEGES SEEK
Dedicated, passionate students who will think critically and contribute to the world in a wide variety of ways.
UNIQUE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCES
I’m American, but grew up in Japan and Brazil, where I attended international schools. In Brazil I worked towards the International Baccalaureate diploma, and when I moved back to Japan I did A.P. classes, so I’m familiar with both systems. A passionate, caring student, I had a robust extracurricular life. The school I attended in Rio de Janeiro didn’t have a service club, so I founded one, organizing a Habitat for Humanity trip and a Walk Against Cancer. When I moved back to Japan I felt super grateful for the Gay Straight Alliance, which supported me in accepting my sexual orientation.
HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Founder of a Service Club
Model United Nations
Gay Straight Student Alliance