Caltech's accelerated pace has allowed me to take graduate student classes starting my freshman year, such as classes in the behavioral mechanics of materials. Additionally, the proof-based approach to classes has taught me to think critically and forced me to both understand and retain knowledge long after the course is over. In my four years here, I am making the most of my opportunities, pursuing a major, minor, cross registering with a nearby university, and studying abroad in Australia. Outside of the classroom, I am the drivetrain lead of my university's FSAE team, where we design and build an electric car each year.
Throughout high school, I maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA while taking many advanced courses, including Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra at a nearby community college. I spent a summer at Harvard where I took two college classes and spent the next summer doing biochemistry research at UCSD to create an inhibitor for a fungal protein. In addition to my academics, I was the first female captain of my high school's FIRST robotics team (team 114), where I managed a team of 60 students and lead the team to the semifinals of the World Championships. I graduated from Los Altos High School in 2020.