Stazi

Stanford University

International Relations

PERSONAL UNIVERSITY APPLICATION EXPERIENCE

Schools Accepted Into:

Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Berkeley, University of Chicago, Northwestern, Emory, UCSD, Middlebury, Georgetown, Rice, Duke, NYU, UCLA, Tufts

AREAS OF EXPERTISE IN COLLEGE

          I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, majoring in International Relations with a primary concentration in Economic Development/World Economy and a secondary concentration in East/South Asia. I also spent two terms at the University of Oxford investigating the politics and economics of European Union enlargement.

           During my time at Stanford, I advised American and Russian students on writing, publishing, and presenting their joint research projects for the annual Stanford U.S.-Russia Forum conference. I also helped with editing and polishing a wide variety of written work, including articles, essays, blogs, resumes, cover letters, research projects, financial statements, biographies, and more through the Stanford Economics Association. My current areas of expertise are in asset management and social science research. 

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WHAT COLLEGES SEEK

Students who are academically brilliant and well-rounded, but also reflective and “well-lopsided”– passionate and involved in 1-2 areas around which they can tell a unique story about themselves.

COLLEGE ACTIVITIES

  • Research Assistant, Stanford Institute for Social Sciences Research

  • Head of Mentorship Committee, Stanford Economics Association

  • Student Advisor, Stanford U.S.Russia Forum

  • Volunteer Coach, Kids with Dreams – Challenger Soccer

  • External Relations, Biz Assoc of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students

  • Member, Stanford Pre-Law Society

UNIQUE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCES

          As an avid fan of English Premier League soccer in high school, I organized a soccer-related service trip to England and co-founded a community soccer league to mentor local. The trip involved connecting with service organizations that matched our mission, which included using the power of soccer to be a source of positive change by serving as a medium for helping disadvantaged children realize their potential.

           I also represented Nigeria, Switzerland, and Croatia at Model United Nations Conferences, and participated in a three-month Literary Journalism Project during which I investigated cultural retention vs. assimilation in the local Eastern European immigrant community.

HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

  • Volunteer, Hearthstone at Murrayhill Assisted Living Center

  • Delegate, Model United Nations

  • Trip Organizer, England: Soccer, Service, History, & Culture

  • Medical Apprenticeship, Neurological Clinic

  • OR Council for the Humanities - Summer Honors Symposium

COLLEGE ACCESS CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

Throughout my last four years working in admissions consulting, I have mentored several hundred students from around the world on their college applications. I especially enjoy tutoring and editing essays for international students applying to top American universities. Together, I work with students to brainstorm, revise, and finalize their essays, resumes, and any other written materials required in a manner that is both polished and consistent with each student’s unique writing voice.