Tags: UC Berkeley, first generation
Institution: University of California Berkeley
Study: Majoring in economics and minoring, minoring in psychology
High School Experience
High school was a good way for me to really figure myself out, especially during junior year. The stress sometimes got to me, but eventually I learned how much I could handle.
I took interest in philosophy as a junior, and that opened my eyes to the value of a liberal arts education.
My school capped APs at 3 for upperclassmen, so I took Lit, Calc, APUSH as a junior. As a senior, I took Psych, Lang, Stats. I scored 4’s for calc and APUSH, a 3 for lit.
SAT Math 2: 780
SAT U.S. History: 800
SAT Biology E: 800
I swam varsity throughout high school, continued playing piano, and helped my friend start a STEM club.
I didn’t realize the importance of building relationships before junior year. The teachers I asked knew me as a student but also knew my personality.
Don’t compare yourself to other people, you just do your best and you will get to the right place.