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Faith Folorunso

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Bio

My name is Faith Folorunso. I am the first person in my family to be born and raised in America and I am the first one to attend university. I have first-hand experience with needing help but having no one in your corner, so that is why I have grown up volunteering and being that helping hand for others. That is where the name for my tutoring service called "Helping Hands" comes from and is where I tutor children who have just come from Nigeria and other parts of Africa in learning English and other subjects they may struggle with. I am passionate about helping others (especially children) and Public Health so I want to become a pediatrician and treat all sorts of children back to health.

Education

The University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor's degree program
2020 - 2024
  • Majors:
    • Public Health
  • Minors:
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Garland H S

High School
2016 - 2020

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

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

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Public Health
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Medicine

    • Dream career goals:

      Pediatrician

    • Introduce high school girls of color to the importance of a college education and serve as a coach and resource to participants

      She Needs To Know
      2021 – Present3 years
    • 7 Cups Trained Active Listener: As a trained active listener, my primary responsibility is to provide emotional support for individuals struggling with a variety of mental health issues like Bipolar, Schizophrenia, ADHD, etc.

      7 Cups
      2021 – Present3 years
    • Community Engagement Chair

      First Generation in Healthcare
      2021 – Present3 years
    • As a Development Team intern, I conduct important research as well as call potential donors to politely ask if they are willing to donate to our projects and also send personalized thank you letters to those that do to show they are appreciated

      American Red Cross
      2021 – Present3 years
    • Freshman Mentor

      2019 – 20201 year
    • Biology Tutor

      2018 – 20202 years
    • Biology Teacher Assistant

      2018 – 20202 years
    • I gave presentations about the CUTCO product and sold the product to those that were interested.

      Vector/CUTCO
      2020 – Present4 years

    Sports

    Softball

    Varsity
    2017 – 20192 years

    Research

    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

      UT Austin FRI program — Student Researcher
      2021 – Present

    Arts

    • Advanced Orchestra

      Music
      2013 – 2019

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Good Samaritans of Garland — Volunteer
      2019 – 2019
    • Volunteering

      Habitat for Humanity of Collin County Restore — Volunteer/Unpaid worker
      2019 – 2020
    • Volunteering

      Children's Scott and White Hospital and Marbridge — Arts and Crafts Voluntter
      2018 – 2021
    • Volunteering

      American Red Cross — Mapping Assistant/Volunteer
      2021 – Present
    • Volunteering

      American Red Cross — American Red Cross Blood Drive Organizer and Volunteer
      2019 – 2020
    • Advocacy

      American Red Cross — IHL Youth Action Advocate
      2021 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Winters Park Nursing and Rehabilitation — Student Volunteer
      2018 – 2018
    • Volunteering

      Helping Hands — President and Founder
      2018 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Wellness Clinic — President, Founder, and Assistant
      2018 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Habitat for Humanity — Student Volunteer
      2019 – 2020

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy