I love the prospect of meeting new people and was very excited to come to the University of Houston. I love hiking, biking, and just being in the outdoors. Visiting national parks with my family is one of my favorite things to do, Yellowstone being my favorite. I love to play the piano and have been playing for the past 14 years. Now that I am older I truly understand the beauty of it. Participating in teams, tutoring younger kids, and helping other people have also always been things I really enjoyed doing. In school I like all subjects, but I am especially interested in math and science. I have always been interested in having a better understanding of the physical world around me. Family is the most important thing to me and I couldn't ask for better parents, who support me in everything I do and never stop helping me along the way. My brother is my best friend and has been my rock through everything. Without their influence, I wouldn't be the person I am today.
Campus and Community Involvement
I volunteered a lot in middle school and high school (my high school had the most active key club members in the entire world) and I plan to continue my community involvement in college. In elementary school I played soccer, in middle school and high school I ran track and cross country; throughout my school career I swam in summer league, all of which I really enjoyed. I hope to participate in some type of intramural sport, such as soccer, in college.
Awards and Honors
I was valedictorian of my high school and received many subject awards. I was especially proud of my letterman jacket that I received during my freshman year of High School for Cross Country. I attended the UH GRADE camp in the summer after my 9 th grade and received the GRADE camp scholarship.
Just recently I went to India, and the trip was truly amazing. Getting to experience the Indian culture firsthand, such as trying all of the different types of food, has made me want to experience cultures in other countries as well. Since I have not been to Europe I would love to study abroad there, particularly in England, France, or Italy. Also, after taking four years of Spanish in high school I would like to go to Spain to be immersed in the language. Having the opportunity to experience another culture is what I am most excited about when going abroad.
I am very interested in the human body and how it works. Being able to invent something that assists the body in its functions, such as prosthetics or tissue engineering, would be a dream come true. However, these are just some of the routes I am interested in.
I plan to pursue a PhD in Biomedical Engineering so that I can study a specified topic related to biomedical engineering in depth prior to entering the private industry.