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ESP Biography


Major: Genetics

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Past Classes

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L5182: Let's get personal: how to supercharge your personal statement in Splash Fall 2016 (Dec. 03 - 04, 2016)
Almost every application requires some form of personal statement. Wondering how to get into the right college? Looking for a competitive job or scholarship? You will need a strong personal narrative that makes the case for YOU to be a serious contender. THAT is the essence of a personal statement. In this class, we review when and why you will need a personal statement. The most important part of the class? You! Come prepared to delve into your own personal narrative as we discuss the ins and outs of crafting a compelling personal statement.

L4569: Crushing College Admissions: The "IT" Factor in Splash Fall 2015 (Nov. 07 - 08, 2015)
How do you get into the college of your choice.. besides a laundry list of good grades, advanced classes, extra curricular activities? In this discussion course we will discuss how to make yourself stand-out from a pool of well rounded applicants. This course is mostly focused on building a unique individual, and will benefit students early in their high school career. *** Disclaimer: The content of the class does not represent or reflect the official views, opinions, or guidelines of Stanford University.

L4296: College and you: how to be a spectacular success in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
Getting into a good college is widely hailed as critical for success later in life... but why? Is it really true? And what exactly are you supposed to be doing once you get into college anyway? It turns out that there are numerous career paths and student resources available to you regardless of which university you attend. Your success will depend primarily on your ability to navigate these resources and discover what career path suits your passions. Come fill in the details you WON'T hear in high school!

M3886: A Beginner's Guide to the World of Programming in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
Ever wanted to learn to program but didn't know where to start? In this class we'll break down how to find the resources you need to become proficient at programming (as long as you have your willingness to learn!). We'll briefly introduce key languages such as R, Python, Java, and C, and also discuss the role of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in delivering high quality instruction in a number of topics to boost the skills of programmers at any level.