Tucked away in the East Bay Area hills is the quiet and quaint town of Moraga, California. Here, you will find the serene campus of Saint Mary’s College of California, home of the Gaels. You may heard of St. Mary’s while watching March Madness, since they are well known for their all-star basketball team (as well as many other D1 athletic programs). However, athletics is not the foundation of St. Mary’s.

My experience at St. Mary’s can be summed up by their mission statement, ” To probe deeply the mystery of existence by cultivating the ways of knowing and the arts of thinking.” At St. Mary’s, I was challenged to go beyond completing assignments and getting good grades (which I did superbly). I was taught how to think, how to analyze, how to present arguments and defend them, how to lead, and how to make a significant change in this world. In the setting of small classrooms, I was able to struggle with the equations of physics, ask questions about what they mean, and had the freedom to get hands on experience tinkering upstairs in the Galileo Hall laser lab (closet).

My experience at St. Mary’s shaped me into the thinker I am today. St. Mary’s taught me success is more than obtaining what YOU desire, but success is using what you’ve earned to be of service to others. By hiring me you will get more than a scientist or analyst, you will get a true intuitive and a complex thinker.

Honors: Dean’s list every semester from Fall 2010 to Fall 2012

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