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MY STORY

 
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Once upon a time...

During my time at Penn, I studied vigorously to pursue my childhood dream to save lives and make a difference. My answer was through medicine; however, I came to realize that there's more than one remedy to save lives within beyond my biology or chemistry books.

If you're not lost, you're not much of an explorer

I decided to do some exploring and after a while, stumbled across social entrepreneurship through exposure to the Hult Prize Foundation after deciding to apply to become a Campus Director for Penn. From there, I realized just how much someone can do to make a difference in the world.

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FURTHERING MY EDUCATION

From there, I applied for an M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership at Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice with the hope of creating something of my own to make a difference in the world by empowering youth to create impact. In March 2017, I was accepted.

Sat next to the CEO at dinner

I was then invited to travel to London for Hult Prize and found myself sitting next to the CEO at dinner. There, I pitched to the Hult Prize Foundation about my idea of creating an all-Ivy League platform for Hult Prize, which landed me my first job, working for them at their international accelerator. What had then become Hult Prize Ivy ultimately challenged 1000+ Ivy League university students to innovate to solve the world's most pressing social problems.

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FULFILLING MY DREAMS

I believe we need to give more than we get. 


During my senior year at Penn, I noticed that my colleagues were applying to what seemed to be jobs in almost every other city except for Philadelphia. After calling the city home for 4 years, something just didn’t feel quite right. I was unsettled by the notion of students coming to Philly for four years to get their education, getting the most transformative years of their lives, calling the city home, and leaving without giving anything back.


I knew I wanted to do something about it and decided to put my degree to good use when I was still in school. I founded a 501(c)3 nonprofit that year called Fulphil, which teaches high school students social entrepreneurship to inspire them to grow economic development of the resilient cities they call home. 

FUN FACTS

Some interesting ice breakers :)

 
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IVY LEAGUE GOLF TEAM CAPTAIN

I was recruited to play golf for the University of Pennsylvania, allowing her to receive admission to play golf in the Ivy League. Serving as one of Penn's top five scorers, a few highlights of my college golf career include competing in the Ivy League Championship in 2016 and 2017 as one of Penn's top players and being Team Captain my senior year.

I began playing golf at the age of 8. I was JGS and Polo Ranked TOP 30 internationally in my recruit year (2014). With a full academic schedule taking Honors and AP courses exclusively, I made time to practice golf at least 3 hours daily. I was a junior golfer aspiring to become a collegiate student-athlete at an institution that would value me as a team member and scholar while providing an environment that fosters my development as an athlete, intellectual, and individual—definitely very glad I found Penn to be a place to call home for five years of my life. 


Some of my highlights include being the first female in the city of Los Angeles have a three-peat win (2012, 2013, 2014) for the Los Angeles City Section Final. Each year, I've broken the record, breaking my own record my second two wins.

Now you see her, now you don't

At an early age, I was very shy so my grandfather taught me magic at age 4 to get me out of my shell. I've continued to pursue this art alongside him since then. I am a member of the fraternal world-class Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, home to renowned magicians like Houdini and even others like Neil Patrick Harris. I've been a member since I was 13 years old. I've had the fortunate opportunity to perform there as well as regional events, also being invited to perform at America's Got Talent at age 12.

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