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Eli Ginsburg-Marcy

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Benjamin Franklin A Founding Father of the United States

"An investment in education pays the best interest."

Wise Words

Benjamin Franklin A Founding Father of the United States

"An investment in education pays the best interest."

Bachelor of Arts

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Dates Attended: 09/2008-05/2012
  • Major: Classical Civilizations
  • Minor: Russian Language
  • GPA: 3.85
  • GPA in Major: 3.96
Academic Awards

AP Scholar with Distinction

  • I took AP exams, scoring a 4 or above on all six with an average score of 4.3
  • I was designated an "AP Scholar with Distinction" in honor of my achievement

Greek Student of the Year 2010 - 2011

  • Awarded through the Classical and Near Eastern Studies Department at the University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Dean's List 7 Consecutive Semesters, Graduation with Distinction

  • I made the Dean's List every semester except my first
  • I graduated "with distinction" in honor of the fact that my cumulative GPA was higher than 3.75
Extracurricular Activities

"Union of Students Speaking Russian" Officer and Co-Founder

  • Helped organize and coordinate biweekly Russian conversation group
  • Assisted in planning for events such as Russian movie screenings
  • Helped coordinate a collaboration with the Small World Coffee Hour group, which involved:
    • Preparing traditional Russian food
    • Giving a presentation about Russian culture
Languages

The length of the following list bears witness to my passion for language. My philosophy of language study is to do a small amount of practice, but do it regularly. Five to ten minutes of study of any given language, when pursued daily, will yield slow but manifest progress. In the short term, I must content myself with little gains in any given language, but the future promises a great return on my investment.

English

  • Native

Russian

  • High-intermediate

Spanish

  • Intermediate

Attic Greek

  • Intermediate

Latin

  • Basic

Turkish

  • Basic

German

  • Basic

Japanese

  • Basic
Mathematics

I studied a fair of amount of mathematics in the course of my formal education. I have a firm knowledge of and experience tutoring all the following:

  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Single variable calculus
Computer Skills
  • Knolwedge of Windows and GNU/Linux operating systems
  • Comfort with the Linux command line
  • Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word
  • Knowledge of the essential, abstract tools used in all computer programming languages
  • Basic familiarity with Python and Ruby programming languages
  • Knowledge of basic web-design, including HTML, CSS, Javascript/Jquery, Bootstrap, and some Angular
Bachelor of Arts

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Dates Attended: 09/2008-05/2012
  • Major: Classical Civilizations
  • Minor: Russian Language
  • GPA: 3.85
  • GPA in Major: 3.96
Academic Awards

Greek Student of the Year 2010 - 2011

  • Awarded through the Classical and Near Eastern Studies Department at the University of Minnesota

AP Scholar with Distinction

In high school I took six AP classes, scoring a four or higher on every exam I took. Below you see my AP Transcript. My scores qualified me for the "AP Scholar with Distinction" designation, which is awarded to anyone who scores a 3 or higher on five exams and averages a 3.5 or higher on all exams taken.

University of Minnesota Dean's List 7 Consecutive Semesters, Graduation with Distinction

During my undergraduate education, I made the Dean's List every semester except my first. When I graduated, I did so "with distinction" in acknowledgment of the fact that I had a cumulative GPA higher than 3.75. As a token of this accomplishment, I was allowed to wear a gold neck tassel for my graduation ceremony.

Extracurricular Activities

"Union of Students Speaking Russian" Officer and Co-Founder

  • Helped organize and coordinate biweekly Russian conversation group
  • Assisted in planning for events such as Russian movie screenings
  • Helped coordinate a collaboration with the Small World Coffee Hour group, which involved:
    • Preparing traditional Russian food
    • Giving a presentation about Russian culture
Languages

The length of the following list bears witness to my passion for language. My philosophy of language study is to do a small amount of practice, but do it regularly. Five to ten minutes of study of any given language, when pursued daily, will yield slow but manifest progress. In the short term, I must content myself with little gains in any given language, but the future promises a great return on my investment.

English

Native

Spanish

Intermediate

Turkish

Basic

Latin

Basic

Russian

High-intermediate

Attic Greek

Intermediate

German

Basic

Japanese

Basic
Mathematics

I studied a fair of amount of mathematics in the course of my formal education. I have a firm knowledge of and experience tutoring all the following:

Arithmetic

Algebra

Geometry

Single Variable Calculus

Computer Skills

I have a deep seated interest in computers that dates back to my childhood, when I watched my father using Visual Basic for his scientific research and was inspired to make little "programs" of my own. In the many years since then, I have learned a fair amount about computers and programming. Through my own explorations, I have gained some knowledge of the following:

  • Knowledge of the MS Office Suite, especially Word and Excel
  • Comfort at the command line
  • HTML/CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • Javascript/Jquery
  • Basic familiarity with AngularJS
  • Kowledge of the essential abstract tools used in all programming languages
  • Basic familiarity with Python
  • Basic familiarity with Ruby
Bachelor of Arts

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Dates Attended: 09/2008-05/2012
  • Major: Classical Civilizations
  • Minor: Russian Language
  • GPA: 3.85
  • GPA in Major: 3.96
View annotated transcript
Academic Awards

AP Scholar with Distinction

In high school I took six AP classes, scoring a four or higher on every exam I took. Below you see my AP Transcript. My scores qualified me for the "AP Scholar with Distinction" designation, which is awarded to anyone who scores a 3 or higher on five exams and averages a 3.5 or higher on all exams taken.

Class TakenAP Test Score
English Literature and Composition4
European History4
Calculus BC5 (AB)
5 (BC)
US History4
English Language and Composition4
Psychology5

Greek Student of the Year 2010 - 2011

In recognition of my devotion to the study of Attic Greek, the Classical and Near Eastern Studies Department at the University of Minnesota awarded me the designation "Greek Student of the Year" for the fall and spring semesters of my junior year of college. There was a small ceremony held in the department's fireplace room, and I was presented with this certificate as well as a recently published scholarly book about the archeology of Athens.

University of Minnesota Dean's List 7 Consecutive Semesters, Graduation with Distinction

During my undergraduate education, I made the Dean's List every semester except my first. When I graduated, I did so "with distinction" in acknowledgment of the fact that I had a cumulative GPA higher than 3.75. As a token of this accomplishment, I was allowed to wear a gold neck tassel for my graduation ceremony. Here is a picture of my parents and I on the day of my graduation.

Extracurricular Activities

"Union of Students Speaking Russian" Officer and Co-Founder

  • Helped organize and coordinate biweekly Russian conversation group
  • Assisted in planning for events such as Russian movie screenings
  • Helped coordinate a collaboration with the Small World Coffee Hour group, which involved:
    • Preparing traditional Russian food
    • Giving a presentation about Russian culture
Languages

The length of the following list bears witness to my passion for language. My philosophy of language study is to do a small amount of practice, but do it regularly. Five to ten minutes of study of any given language, when pursued daily, will yield slow but manifest progress. In the short term, I must content myself with little gains in any given language, but the future promises a great return on my investment.

English

Native

Attic Greek

Intermediate

Latin

Basic

Russian

High-Intermediate

Turkish

Basic

Japanese

Basic

Spanish

Intermediate

German

Basic

Mathematics

I have a fairly strong background in mathematics. I took AP Calculus BC in high school (equivalent to the first two semesters of single variable calculus), and I took Linear Algebra and Differential Equations in college. I have a firm knowledge of and experience tutoring the following:

Arithmetic

Geometry

Algebra

Single Variable Calculus

Computer Skills

I have a deep seated interest in computers that dates back to my childhood, when I watched my father using Visual Basic for his scientific research and was inspired to make little "programs" of my own. In the many years since then, I have learned a fair amount about computers and programming. Through my own explorations, I have gained some knowledge of the following:

  • Knowledge of the MS office suite, especially word and excel
  • Comfort at the command line
  • HTML/CSS
  • Bootstrap
  • Javascript/Jquery
  • Basic familiarity with AngularJS
  • Knowledge of the essential abstract tools used in all programming languages
  • Basic familiarity with Python
  • Basic familiarity with Ruby
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
Feb. 2015 - Present
Chicago, Illinois

Assistant Paralegal

I was promoted from Administrative Assistant to Assistant Paralegal in January of 2016.
Paralegal Duties:
  • Drafting petitions for various nonimmigrant visas and authorizations on behalf of client employees
  • Working with undocumented immigrants to prepare a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Extension Applications
  • Drafting templates for emails and letters to be used in preparing various visa applications and petitions
  • Writing letters of support for visa petitions for international scientists
  • Researching the corporate structure of multinational corporate clients for the filing of L-1 blanket petitions
Administrative Duties:
  • Photocopying and scanning visa petitions to prepare them for filing with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Communicating regularly with foreign nationals to request documentation and inform them of issues that may effect their immigration status
  • Processing questionnaires from foreign nationals who wish to apply for or extend nonimmigrant status
  • Performing data entry in our case management system to insure that our firm has easy access to the most up to date information about foreign nationals and their cases
Project:VISION
Sep. 2013 - Feb. 2015
Chicago, Illinois

Staff Tutor

Tutoring Duties:
  • Each day I tutored three to five students in grades six through twelve in all subjects
  • I prepared academic enrichment activities for students who finished their homework early
  • I attended tutor trainings and workshops
Programming Duties:
  • I taught the English and Mathematics sections of an ACT preparation class
  • I ran a "Freshman Camp" for students about to begin their freshman year of high school
  • I facilitated the "Teen Advisory Panel," which sought to engage teenages on community issues in Chicago's Chinatown
  • I entered and analyzed student attendance data
  • I wrote and edited letters of inquiry to grantmakers
Stretch-n-Grow North, Inc.
Oct. 2013 - Jun. 2014
Chicago, Illinois

Recess Supervisor

I was promoted from Recess Coach to Recess Supervisor in March of 2014.
Coaching Duties:
  • I led one to two classrooms of children from grades K through 8 for twenty minutes at a time in fitness exercises and games
  • I taught the children about the importance of nutrition, sleep, and exercise
  • I taught the children about some of the major muscles of the human body
  • I filled out incident and behavior reports at the need arose
  • I created weekly lesson plans
Supervisor Duties:
  • I facilitated communication between my employer, the school administration, and the coaches under my supervision
  • I trained new coaches
  • I coordinated coverage for classrooms in the event of unexpected absences or events
  • I managed the rotating schedule of weekly lesson plan duties
Somali American Parent Association
Oct. 2012 - Apr. 2013
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tutor

Tutoring Duties:
  • I tutored an autistic third grader in mathematics and literacy in his home twice a week
  • I tutored three sixth graders in mathematics in literacy in a local elementary school twice a week
  • I attended various training sessions hosted by Minneapolis Public Schools
  • I prepared materials and lessons for tutoring
  • I submitted regular progress reports to inform teachers and parents about how the students were doing
Publika Cafe
Oct. 2012 - Mar. 2013
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Barista

Barista Duties:
  • I prepared and served numerous bubble tea and coffee beverages and smoothies
  • I performed various time-critical preparation tasks such as batch tea brewing and cooking of tapioca pearls and pudding
  • I opened and closed the cafe
Supervisory Duties:
  • I trained and supervised new employees
  • I took inventory and helped stock supplies
  • I made daily bank deposits on behalf of my employers
O. Meredith Wilson Library, University of Minnesota
Jun. 2010 - Aug. 2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lead Worker

I was promoted from Student Library Assistant to Lead Worker in June of 2011 and given a full-time summer appointment in May of 2012
Student Library Assistant Duties:
  • I performed various stacks-maintenance tasks such as reshelving, shelfreading (making sure books were in order), processing returns, and delivering books to appropriate sublibraries or the shipping room
  • I helped patrons find books in the stacks
  • I occasionally wore a radio to be on call for patrons who requested assistance at a service desk
  • I worked at the Annex and Circulation desks
Additional Duties After Promotion:
  • I opened and closed the library
  • I trained new student workers
  • I adjusted student worker schedules on the weekends
Summer Appointment Duties:
  • I compiled and updated the documentation for numerous library procedures
  • I designed several basic training websites for students and staff based on those procedures
  • I assisted in the design and implementation of web infrastructure for a campus-library-wide inventory project
  • I continued to train new student workers
  • I completed software testing for a circulation software update
  • I worked at the borrowing privileges and fines desk, in which capacity I had the following additional duties:
    • I assisted patrons who wished to pay or dispute their fines, replace or pay for lost or damaged books, or acquire or renew borrowing privileges
    • I fielded questions about library policies by phone and email
    • I accessed and edited electronic patron records
University of Chicago Hospitals
Jun. 2009 - Aug. 2009
Chicago, Illinois

Pathology Research Assistant

Duties:
  • I performed standard pathology research procedures such as miniprep for bacterial cloning, Western Blotting, solution preparation, and autoclaving
  • I carried out my own research project, which involved in-vitro calcium imaging of epithelial cells on a microscrope rig that I helped design and assemble
  • I gave short progress reports at each weekly all-lab meeting
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
February 2015 - Present
Chicago, Illinois

Assistant Paralegal

I was promoted from Administrative Assistant to Assistant Paralegal in January of 2016.

Paralegal Duties:

  • Drafting petitions for various nonimmigrant and immigrant visas on behalf of client employees
  • Communicating with client contacts via email and phone to inform them of pressing issues
  • Drafting templates for emails and letters to be used in preparing various visa applications and petitions

Administrative Duties:

  • Communicating regularly with foreign nationals to request documentation and inform them of issues that may effect their immigration status
  • Performing data entry in our case management system to insure that our firm has easy access to the most up to date information about foreign nationals and their cases

Projects and Prior Duties:

  • I researched the corporate structure of a multinational corporation client for the filing of an L-1 blanket amendment petition
  • I Worked with an undocumented immigrant to prepare a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Extension Application on her behalf
  • I have written letters of support for visa petitions for international scientists
  • Before promotion I was responsible for:
    • Photocopying and scanning visa petitions to prepare them for filing with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
    • Processing questionnaires from foreign nationals who wish to apply for or extend nonimmigrant status
    • Filling out expense reports for lawyers
Project:VISION
September 2013 - February 2015
Chicago, Illinois

Staff Tutor

At Project:VISION I performed a mix of tutoring and programming duties.

Tutoring Duties:

  • Each day I tutored three to five students in grades six through twelve in all subjects
  • I prepared academic enrichment activities for students who finished their homework early
  • I attended tutor trainings and workshops

Programming Duties:

  • I taught the English and Mathematics sections of an ACT preparation class
  • I ran a "Freshman Camp" for students about to begin their freshman year of high school
  • I facilitated the "Teen Advisory Panel," which sought to engage teenages on community issues in Chicago's Chinatown
  • I entered and analyzed student attendance data
  • I wrote and edited letters of inquiry to grantmakers
Stretch-n-Grow North, Inc.
October 2013 - June 2014
Chicago, Illinois

Recess Supervisor

I was promoted from Recess Coach to Recess Supervisor in March of 2014.

Supervisory Duties:

  • I facilitated communication between my employer, the school administration, and the coaches under my supervision
  • I trained new coaches
  • I coordinated coverage for classrooms in the event of unexpected absences or events
  • I managed the rotating schedule of weekly lesson plan duties

Coaching Duties:

  • I led one to two classrooms of children from grades K through 8 for twenty minutes at a time in fitness exercises and games
  • I taught the children about the importance of nutrition, sleep, and exercise
  • I taught the children about some of the major muscles of the human body
  • I filled out incident and behavior reports at the need arose
  • I created weekly lesson plans
Somali American Parent Association
October 2012 - April 2013
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tutor

Tutoring Duties:

  • I tutored an autistic third grader in mathematics and literacy in his home twice a week
  • I tutored three sixth graders in mathematics in literacy in a local elementary school twice a week
  • I attended various training sessions hosted by Minneapolis Public Schools
  • I prepared materials and lessons for tutoring
  • I submitted regular progress reports to inform teachers and parents about how the students were doing
Publika Cafe
October 2012 - March 2013
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Barista

My role at Publika cafe encompassed both barista and supervisory duties.

Supervisory Duties:

  • I trained and supervised new employees
  • I took inventory and helped stock supplies
  • I made daily bank deposits on behalf of my employers

Barista Duties:

  • I prepared and served numerous bubble tea and coffee beverages and smoothies
  • I performed various time-critical preparation tasks such as batch tea brewing and cooking of tapioca pearls and pudding
  • I opened and closed the cafe
O. Meredith Wilson Library, University of Minnesota
June 2010 - August 2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lead Worker

I was promoted from Student Library Assistant to Lead Worker in June of 2011 and given a full-time summer appointment in May of 2012

Duties during Full-Time Summer Appointment:

  • I compiled and updated the documentation for numerous library procedures
  • I designed several basic training websites for students and staff based on those procedures
  • I assisted in the design and implementation of web infrastructure for a campus-library-wide inventory project
  • I completed software testing for a circulation software update
  • I worked at the borrowing privileges and fines desk, in which capacity I had the following additional duties:
    • I assisted patrons who wished to pay or dispute their fines, replace or pay for lost or damaged books, or acquire or renew borrowing privileges
    • I fielded questions about library policies by phone and email
    • I accessed and edited electronic patron records

After promotion:

  • I opened and closed the library
  • I trained new student workers
  • I adjusted student worker schedules on the weekends

Student Library Assistant Duties:

  • I performed various stacks-maintenance tasks such as reshelving, shelfreading (making sure books were in order), processing returns, and delivering books to appropriate sublibraries or the shipping room
  • I helped patrons find books in the stacks
  • I occasionally wore a radio to be on call for patrons who requested assistance at a service desk
  • I worked at the Annex and Circulation desks
University of Chicago Hospitals
June 2009 - August 2009
Chicago, Illinois

Pathology Research Assistant

Duties:

  • I performed standard pathology research procedures including:
    • Miniprep for bacterial cloning
    • Western blotting
    • Solution preparation
    • Autoclaving
  • I carried out my own research project, which involved:
    • In-vitro calcium imaging of epithelial cells
    • Designing and assembling a microscope rig sufficient for fluorescent imaging
  • I gave short progress reports at each weekly all-lab meeting
Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
February 2015 - Present
Chicago, Illinois

Assistant Paralegal

(Promoted from Administrative Assistant January 2016)


Paralegal Duties:

  • Drafting petitions for various nonimmigrant and immigrant visas on behalf of client employees
  • Communicating with client contacts via email and phone to inform them of pressing issues
  • Drafting templates for emails and letters to be used in preparing various visa applications and petitions

Administrative Duties:

  • Communicating regularly with foreign nationals to request documentation and inform them of issues that may effect their immigration status
  • Performing data entry in our case management system to insure that our firm has easy access to the most up to date information about foreign nationals and their cases

Projects and Prior Duties:

  • I researched the corporate structure of a multinational corporation client for the filing of an L-1 blanket amendment petition
  • I Worked with an undocumented immigrant to prepare a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Extension Application on her behalf
  • I have written letters of support for visa petitions for international scientists
  • Before promotion I was responsible for:
    • Photocopying and scanning visa petitions to prepare them for filing with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
    • Processing questionnaires from foreign nationals who wish to apply for or extend nonimmigrant status
    • Filling out expense reports for lawyers
Project:VISION
September 2013 - February 2015
Chicago, Illinois

Staff Tutor


At Project:VISION I performed a mix of tutoring and programming duties.

Tutoring Duties:

  • Each day I tutored three to five students in grades six through twelve in all subjects
  • I prepared academic enrichment activities for students who finished their homework early
  • I attended tutor trainings and workshops

Programming Duties:

  • I taught the English and Mathematics sections of an ACT preparation class
  • I ran a "Freshman Camp" for students about to begin their freshman year of high school
  • I facilitated the "Teen Advisory Panel," which sought to engage teenages on community issues in Chicago's Chinatown
  • I entered and analyzed student attendance data
  • I wrote and edited letters of inquiry to grantmakers
Stretch-n-Grow North, Inc.
October 2013 - June 2014
Chicago, Illinois

Recess Supervisor

(Promoted from Recess Coach March 2014)


Supervisory Duties:

  • I facilitated communication between my employer, the school administration, and the coaches under my supervision
  • I trained new coaches
  • I coordinated coverage for classrooms in the event of unexpected absences or events
  • I managed the rotating schedule of weekly lesson plan duties

Coaching Duties:

  • I led one to two classrooms of children from grades K through 8 for twenty minutes at a time in fitness exercises and games
  • I taught the children about the importance of nutrition, sleep, and exercise
  • I taught the children about some of the major muscles of the human body
  • I filled out incident and behavior reports at the need arose
  • I created weekly lesson plans
Somali American Parent Association
October 2012 - April 2013
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tutor

Tutoring Duties:

  • I tutored an autistic third grader in mathematics and literacy in his home twice a week
  • I tutored three sixth graders in mathematics in literacy in a local elementary school twice a week
  • I attended various training sessions hosted by Minneapolis Public Schools
  • I prepared materials and lessons for tutoring
  • I submitted regular progress reports to inform teachers and parents about how the students were doing
Publika Cafe
October 2012 - March 2013
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Barista


Supervisory Duties:

  • I trained and supervised new employees
  • I took inventory and helped stock supplies
  • I made daily bank deposits on behalf of my employers

Barista Duties:

  • I prepared and served numerous bubble tea and coffee beverages and smoothies
  • I performed various time-critical preparation tasks such as batch tea brewing and cooking of tapioca pearls and pudding
  • I opened and closed the cafe
O. Meredith Wilson Library, University of Minnesota
June 2010 - August 2012
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lead Worker

(Promoted from Student Library Assistant June 2011 and given Full-Time Summer Appointment after graduation)


Duties during Full-Time Summer Appointment:

  • I compiled and updated the documentation for numerous library procedures
  • I designed several basic training websites for students and staff based on those procedures
  • I assisted in the design and implementation of web infrastructure for a campus-library-wide inventory project
  • I completed software testing for a circulation software update
  • I worked at the borrowing privileges and fines desk, in which capacity I had the following additional duties:
    • I assisted patrons who wished to pay or dispute their fines, replace or pay for lost or damaged books, or acquire or renew borrowing privileges
    • I fielded questions about library policies by phone and email
    • I accessed and edited electronic patron records

After promotion:

  • I opened and closed the library
  • I trained new student workers
  • I adjusted student worker schedules on the weekends

Student Library Assistant Duties:

  • I performed various stacks-maintenance tasks such as reshelving, shelfreading (making sure books were in order), processing returns, and delivering books to appropriate sublibraries or the shipping room
  • I helped patrons find books in the stacks
  • I occasionally wore a radio to be on call for patrons who requested assistance at a service desk
  • I worked at the Annex and Circulation desks
University of Chicago Hospitals
June 2009 - August 2009
Chicago, Illinois

Pathology Research Assistant

Duties:

  • I performed standard pathology research procedures including:
    • Miniprep for bacterial cloning
    • Western blotting
    • Solution preparation
    • Autoclaving
  • I carried out my own research project, which involved:
    • In-vitro calcium imaging of epithelial cells
    • Designing and assembling a microscope rig sufficient for fluorescent imaging
  • I gave short progress reports at each weekly all-lab meeting
More Information:
Backstory

I was born in Evanston, Illinois in March of 1990. I lived the first eight years of my life in Rogers Park, a neighborhood on the very north side of the city of Chicago, where, after a two year stint in a Montessori school, I spent several years in the Chicago Public School system. When I was eight, my family moved to Oak Park, a suburb which borders the west side of the city. There I finished my elementary education and attended Oak Park and River Forest High School, from which I graduated in 2008.

After I graduated from high school my parents moved to California, where my father had been offered a job in the Pharmacology Department at the University of California at Davis. I enrolled in the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, which I attended for four years, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Civilizations in May of 2012.

When I was growing up my parents continually impressed upon me the overwhelming importance of education and honesty, virtues of which they themselves are paragons. My parents remain a key motivating factor in my life. They have remained unconditionally supportive. It is my earnest desire to repay their unstinting emotional and financial investment in me by ever striving to become a better person and to make something of myself.

Interests
  • The Written Word
  • Language
  • Art
  • Science and Technology
  • Thought
Ideals
  • The Importance of Education
  • The Value of the Liberal Arts
  • Honesty and Accountability
  • Open-Mindedness
  • Cooperation and Proactive Engagement
Acknowledgements

I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to my parents for their continual and unconditional support. They planted and watered the seeds of my intellect, and their generosity has allowed me to become the person I am today. I would also like to thank my late mentor Simon, whose fascination with the universe, lively wit, musical talent, and humaneness were and are a great influence on my person.

Backstory

I was born in Evanston, Illinois in March of 1990. I lived the first eight years of my life in Rogers Park, a neighborhood on the very north side of the city of Chicago, where, after a two year stint in a Montessori school, I spent several years in the Chicago Public School system. When I was eight, my family moved to Oak Park, a suburb which borders the west side of the city. There I finished my elementary education and attended Oak Park and River Forest High School, from which I graduated in 2008.

After I graduated from high school my parents moved to California, where my father had been offered a job in the Pharmacology Department at the University of California at Davis. I enrolled in the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, which I attended for four years, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Civilizations in May of 2012.

When I was growing up my parents continually impressed upon me the overwhelming importance of education and honesty, virtues of which they themselves are paragons. My parents remain a key motivating factor in my life. They have remained unconditionally supportive. It is my earnest desire to repay their unstinting emotional and financial investment in me by ever striving to become a better person and to make something of myself.

Interests

Writing as a means of communication is unique in that it can equally express both the rational/cerebral and the intuitive/emotional aspects of human experience. It provides ground for an intersection of art and science and it is means of transcending the temporal bounds of mortality. Through the written word I have spoken with great thinkers who have been dead for centuries, I have given vent to my own feelings and struggles, I have sharpened my introspective powers and taken greater agency in my own development.

Ideals

This idea has its roots in the very bedrock of my personal identity. My parents made it the constant refrain of my upbringing. I cherish their ideal as my own and with an equal fervor. I view my college degree more as having equipped me with the tools to pursue self-education than as having prepared me for any specific job, and I have made the broadening of my education my daily task since I've graduated.

Acknowledgements

I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to my parents for their continual and unconditional support. They planted and watered the seeds of my intellect, and their generosity has allowed me to become the person I am today. I would also like to thank my late mentor Simon, whose fascination with the universe, lively wit, musical talent, and humaneness were and are a great influence on my person.

Backstory

I was born in Evanston, Illinois in March of 1990. I lived the first eight years of my life in Rogers Park, a neighborhood on the very north side of the city of Chicago, where, after a two year stint in a Montessori school, I spent several years in the Chicago Public School system. When I was eight, my family moved to Oak Park, a suburb which borders the west side of the city. There I finished my elementary education and attended Oak Park and River Forest High School, from which I graduated in 2008.

After I graduated from high school my parents moved to California, where my father had been offered a job in the Pharmacology Department at the University of California at Davis. I enrolled in the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, which I attended for four years, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Civilizations in May of 2012.

When I was growing up my parents continually impressed upon me the overwhelming importance of education and honesty, virtues of which they themselves are paragons. My parents remain a key motivating factor in my life. They have remained unconditionally supportive. It is my earnest desire to repay their unstinting emotional and financial investment in me by ever striving to become a better person and to make something of myself.

Interests

Writing as a means of communication is unique in that it can equally express both the rational/cerebral and the intuitive/emotional aspects of human experience. It provides ground for an intersection of art and science and it is means of transcending the temporal bounds of mortality. Through the written word I have spoken with great thinkers who have been dead for centuries, I have given vent to my own feelings and struggles, I have sharpened my introspective powers and taken greater agency in my own development.

Ideals

This idea has its roots in the very bedrock of my personal identity. My parents made it the constant refrain of my upbringing. I cherish their ideal as my own and with an equal fervor. I view my college degree more as having equipped me with the tools to pursue self-education than as having prepared me for any specific job, and I have made the broadening of my education my daily task since I've graduated.

Acknowledgements

I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to my parents for their continual and unconditional support. They planted and watered the seeds of my intellect, and their generosity has allowed me to become the person I am today. I would also like to thank my late mentor Simon, whose fascination with the universe, lively wit, musical talent, and humaneness were and are a great influence on my person.


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