"Coming from a rural area, I have yet to experience..."

University of Pennsylvania

At Penn, learning and growth happen outside of the classrooms, too. How will you explore the community at Penn? Consider how this community will help shape your perspective and identity, and how your identity and perspective will help shape this community.

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(University of Pennsylvania)

Coming from a rural area, I have yet to experience what the world has to offer. I’ve never been to a concert, a Broadway style play, or any type of activism event. These experiences and more embody living in Philadelphia and highlight the community at Penn.

As an inspiring activist, I will explore the LGBT Center and Women’s Center at Penn to meet others like me and work together to help minorities find their voice and strive towards empowerment for all. I plan to have my voice heard by contributing to literary publications like the Daily Pennsylvanian and The F Word magazine. Athletically, I find peace on the tennis court and plan to play intramurally.

Through my experiences, I have been resilient in surpassing my comfort zone and blossoming into my true self. Every day, I strive to build positive character and leadership qualities. With hard work, I am a well-rounded student, volunteer, challenge seeker, and compassionate friend. By building those characteristics, I am able to be a proud first generation student and an openly gay woman in my community. But with knowing the community of Penn, I know the formation of my identity and my story is just beginning.

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