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Ella Woolman

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Bio

Being the daughter of immigrant parents and the granddaughter of refugees, topics that cross cultures and international borders are of great interest to me, especially when combined with my passion for medicine. I am acutely aware of how disparities between geographies, races, religions, politics, and genders impact health equity. Growing up as a first generation American and the oldest of four sisters, I've always felt a strong responsibility to set an example for my siblings. Given our family size, college costs will undoubtedly be a heavy burden. As I plan to continue my dream of becoming a doctor, medical school costs will be very high and run in parallel to my siblings for many years. With your support, I can focus on my studies and dedicate my energy towards making a difference in the medical field. Furthermore, your scholarship will allow me to continue volunteering with special needs students while studying. For the last two years I have volunteered as a teacher's assistant, mentoring 15 students with learning/cognitive disabilities, including autism, selective mutism, and down syndrome. I have found this work to be both challenging and rewarding, improving my communication skills, becoming more patient, and promoting my capacity for empathy and respect for difference. As I embark on my college journey, I plan to continue my work with special needs students, providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed in higher education. I hope to be a doctor that can cross cultures and borders, promoting health equity around the world.

Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelor's degree program
2023 - 2027
  • Majors:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Minors:
    • Nutrition Sciences
    • Public Health
    • Genetics

Myers Park High School

High School
2019 - 2023

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Human Biology
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
    • Biotechnology
    • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
    • Medicine
    • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology
    • Nutrition Sciences
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Medical Practice

    • Dream career goals:

      Preventative doctor integrating nutrition and exercise.

    • Ecommerce Order Fulfillment

      Flint Group
      2020 – Present4 years

    Sports

    Rhythmic Gymnastics

    Club
    2016 – Present8 years

    Weightlifting

    2019 – Present5 years

    Awards

    • Certified Olympic Weightlifting Coach

    Research

    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

      Genetika+ — Summer Intern
      2022 – 2022

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Myers Park High School Peer Tutor — Peer Tutor
      2019 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Girls On The Run — Running Coach
      2022 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Philips Academy — Special Needs Teaching Assistant
      2021 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy