Marisa

Stanford University

Communication (M.A.), Symbolic Systems (B.S.), French (B.A.)

Economics (Minor)

PERSONAL UNIVERSITY APPLICATION EXPERIENCE

Schools Accepted Into:

Amherst College, Dartmouth College, Pomona College, Stanford, Tufts University, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Washington University (St. Louis, MI), Yale University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE IN COLLEGE

I am passionate about helping people communicate, collaborate, and learn more effectively. I first grasped the power and promise of technology as a tool to that end when I went to Silicon Valley for college. At Stanford, through my interdisciplinary studies at the intersection of neuroscience and computer science (along with my concurrent master's degree in Communication), I developed as a strategic thinker, savvy user and designer, and strong communicator. Now working in big tech, I am carving a career path that draws upon my proficiency in both psychology and technology to improve businesses' effectiveness and individuals' empowerment on a global scale.

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WHAT COLLEGES SEEK

“A well-rounded class of well-lopsided individuals” is my favorite description of the admissions team’s aim. That means you don’t have to do everything; find your niche and excel within it!

COLLEGE ACTIVITIES

  • Stanford University Senate

  • Cap & Gown Women’s Honor Society

  • Hume Center Writing Tutor

  • Mock Trial Team

  • Pre-Business Association

  • Stanford Admissions Office Blogger

  • Pre-Law Society

  • Stanford Magazine editorial intern

  • The Stanford Daily newspaper editor

UNIQUE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCES

  • Worked as a model for Advanced Art classes at my high school

  • Taught lower-level French classes my senior year because I’d taken all the French classes the school offered and the school needed French teachers

  • Competed as a nationally ranked horseback rider throughout school years

HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Varsity Track & Field and Cross Country Captain; Mock Trial Team; French Culture and Conversation Club; Community Service Leadership Team; Augur Bit (student newspaper) editor

COLLEGE ACCESS CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

I’ve worked as a writing tutor with students ages 5 to adult, including with dozens of applicants to college and graduate school.

I bring positive energy, a range of writing and tutoring experiences, and a keen desire to help every student be the best they can be!