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Elayne Blancas

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Hello, thank you for learning about me! My name is Elayne Blancas, I am a senior at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. I transferred to Tandon in 2019 upon completing my Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, to continue my education in Computer Engineering. As a child of immigrants, a member of a single low-income household, and a first-generation college student, I will be the first in my family to graduate as an engineer. I opted to become a hard-working scholar and an example for my younger cousins. Thanks to the generous donations of donors such as yourself I am one step closer to making this dream a reality.

Education

New York University

Bachelor's degree program
2019 - 2022
  • Majors:
    • Computer Engineering

CUNY Hostos Community College

Associate's degree program
2017 - 2019
  • Majors:
    • Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

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

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Inventor

    • Dream career goals:

      CEO

    • Tutor

      New York Math Academy and Coaching Services
      2020 – 2020

    Sports

    Basketball

    Varsity
    2008 – 2008

    Awards

    • President George W. Bush sent an invitation for me to play for the US Youth Olympics. I politely declined due to a motor vehicle collision affecting my ability to play basketball.

    Basketball

    Varsity
    2007 – 20092 years

    Awards

    • Most Improved Player

    Research

    • Miniature Satellite

      NASA CSLI — Propulsion Engineer
      2021 – Present
    • Machine Learning

      Google — Contract
      2021 – 2021
    • Noise Pollution

      CUNY Hostos Community College — Undergraduate Research Assistant
      2018 – 2019
    • Fluid Mechanics

      CUNY hostos community college — Undergraduate Research Assistant
      2018 – 2019
    • Neurobiology and Neurosciences

      Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Undergraduate Research Intern
      2019 – 2019

    Arts

    • Lorenz Dance Studio

      Dance
      2014 – 2019
    • Design
      Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      #ItStartsWithYou — Founder
      2016 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship