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David Iglesias

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Bio

My name is David and I have a dream of obtaining a degree in STEM. I am dedicated to my studies and have a passion for learning. I am determined to achieve my goal through my hard work and success in academics, music, and sports. Here are a few of my achievements: - I maintain a 4.0 unweighted GPA. - I will most likely graduate high school with an associate degree due to dual enrollment since 9th grade. - I passed the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth SCAT test with high honors. - I play the piano. I’m trained classically in both theory and music. I volunteer at local nursing homes through Music Students Service League. - I play competitive tennis and I am ranked #22 in the Northern California USTA section. I represented NorCal in two regional events. - I won 1st place in California State Chess Championship in 2012 (my trophy was bigger than me at the time). - I was admitted to ASDRP on a scholarship in 2020, and I was awarded an “Outstanding Freshman Award” at the summer symposium for my work with semi-synthetic berberine analogs under the supervision of a Stanford Ph.D. candidate. - I work as a line cook at a local bakery. - During my free time I enjoy making handmade pasta or sourdough pizza, writing rap lyrics, or riding my skateboard and hanging out with my friends.

Education

Connecting Waters Charter

High School
2020 - 2023

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Majors of interest:

    • Computer Science
    • Engineering Science
    • Law
    • Visual and Performing Arts, General
    • Biochemical Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
    • Science, Technology and Society
    • English Language and Literature, General
    • Biotechnology
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
    • Medicine
    • Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy
    • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
    • Security Science and Technology
    • Agricultural Engineering
    • Agricultural and Food Products Processing
    • Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
    • Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Biotechnology

    • Dream career goals:

      Become a patent lawyer

    • Tutor

      Bell Preparatory Academy
      2019 – Present5 years
    • Line cook

      Wingen Bakery
      2022 – Present2 years
    • Volunteer

      California Music Service League
      2020 – Present4 years
    • Tennis coach

      Self-employed
      2017 – Present7 years

    Sports

    Tennis

    Club
    2010 – Present14 years

    Awards

    • I am ranked 22 in CA as of 1/24/23

    Research

    • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

      Aspiring Scholars Directed Research — Research team member
      2019 – 2021

    Arts

    • California Certificate of Merit

      Piano
      Bach, Chopin, Liszt, etc.
      2010 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Bell Preparatory Academy — Tutor
      2019 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Kaiser Permanente — Piano player
      2019 – 2021

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship