Sneha

Stanford University

B.S. Environmental Systems Engineering

M.S. Candidate: Civil and Environmental Engineering

PERSONAL UNIVERSITY APPLICATION EXPERIENCE

Schools Accepted Into:

University of Pennsylvania Vagelos Scholars Program, Rice University, University of Austin Honors Program, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Innovation Scholarship, Emory University, Austin College

AREAS OF EXPERTISE IN COLLEGE

I am dedicated to promoting harmony between humans and their built and natural environments through culturally sensitive technology, policy analysis, and education. As an Environmental Systems Engineering major, I studied engineering fundamentals and environmentally sustainable design principles with a focus on energy systems and urban infrastructure. I also completed coursework and research in the social sciences including in education and international relations. I worked as a Schneider Sustainable Energy Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Climate and Clean Energy team in New York City. I also held fellowships at the Tomkat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford and at Green Empowerment in Nicaragua where I worked with underserved communities to expand access to renewable energy solutions. I am currently a master’s student at Stanford University where I am studying Civil and Environmental Engineering. In my free time, I love walking, traveling, animals of all kinds, music, writing, and trying new fruits and vegetables.

UNIQUE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCES

Service is an integral part of my life. Through my volunteer work, I got to travel to India and Tanzania and raise funds to sponsor school fees and provide books to hundreds of schoolchildren. My essay about animal welfare was selected in an international writing contest. In my own community, I got to work on projects that improved environmental sustainability, health, and social connection.

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WHAT COLLEGES SEEK

Colleges seek articulate, driven, and resilient students. Applications are opportunities to reflect, learn, and share with humility and gratitude.

COLLEGE ACTIVITIES

  • Forum for Undergraduate Environmental Leadership

  • Night Outreach to the Homeless

  • Engineers for a Sustainable World

  • Research Assistant

  • Resident Assistant

  • Teaching Assistant for U.S. and Chinese students

  • Haas Center for Public Service Board Member

  • Science and Math Tutor

  • Study abroad in South Africa

  • Stanford Gleaners Club

HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Percussion, Marching Band, Piano, Red Jackets Student Leadership, National Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, Science Fair, Volunteer at hospital, animal shelter, and other orgs.

COLLEGE ACCESS CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

Breakthrough Fort Worth Teaching Fellow, Experienced Tutor, Helped design a non-profit’s college access workshops.

Guided by empathy, experience, and enthusiasm, I am dedicated to helping students achieve their dreams and goals.