Indian-origin student gets admission into all 8 Ivy League Schools
Pooja Chandrasekhar, Virginia-born Indian-origin girl has scored an admission to all 14 top US Universities including all eight Ivy League schools. Pooja is the only daughter of her parents who have emigrated from Bangalore to the US. Just at the age of 17, she has developed an app that analyses speech patterns to predict if a person has Parkinson’s disease and also has setup a nationwide organization to encourage young American girls to pursue careers in technology. Her SAT score was 2390 out of 2400 and stands out with her 4.57 grade point average. Besides of her high score what made her more to stand out was her enterprise, initiative and creativity skills. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a top ranked school in Virginia. She had applied to all the eight ivy league schools, hoping to get in any one of them, which to her surprise resulted to get into Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown and the Universities of Pennsylvania including Stanford and the MIT. Out of this list now Pooja has narrowed her list to Harvard, Stanford and Brown, in which she has got into program that helps her to get an admission to the university’s medical school. Pooja also started Project CSGIRLS which was a program that encourages more girls to become future leaders in technology. Apart from this, she is like all other girls who love watching TV shows like Shark Tank, listening to Bollywood songs and exploring restaurants.
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