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Sophie Agbekpenou

1325

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Nominee

2x

Finalist

1x

Winner

Bio

Not only am I a leader in the classroom and community, but I also actively hold leadership positions in many clubs and organizations. For Black Student Union, I am a key member in the leadership team that helps develop community service projects and fundraisers. My abilities as a natural leader have helped the club grow exponentially over the last year and helped the club raise over $1,000 for the Black Lives Matter movement. Curiosity is why I am a leader in the classroom, my extracurriculars, and will continue to be a leader for the rest of my life. I use my curiosity to ask hard hitting questions in order to learn and take that knowledge to achieve my goals. I am committed to sustaining a culture that respects the unique contributions of a diverse community and I hope this scholarship gives me the freedom to keep pursuing this project.

Education

Columbia University in the City of New York

Bachelor's degree program
2022 - 2026
  • Majors:
    • Chemical Engineering
  • Minors:
    • Computer Science

Lafayette High School

High School
2018 - 2022

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Chemical Engineering
    • Computer Science
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Chemicals

    • Dream career goals:

      Senior Engineer

    • Tutor

      2020 – Present4 years

    Sports

    Soccer

    Club
    2017 – 20192 years

    Awards

    • Top Speed Award, Most Valuable Player Award, Certificate of Academic Achievement

    Research

    • Biochemical Engineering

      University of Kentucky — Student Lab Assistant
      2021 – Present

    Arts

    • International Tutoring Club

      2020 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Voices of Hope — Provide increased and enhanced training to peers on first aid practices, prepare and distribute timely drug warnings, and response to overdoses
      2020 – Present
    • Volunteering

      The Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky — cleaning up local beaches and parks to planting community gardens to educating the next generation of community stewards.
      2019 – Present
    • Volunteering

      University of Kentucky Healthcare — Transport patients from operating rooms to post op holding rooms and eventually patient rooms Notated patient information, attended the reception desk, answered phone calls, and organized medical supplies
      2018 – 2019
    • Advocacy

      Lafayette High School — Lead Equity Forum meetings to enact structural change in schools across Kentucky
      2020 – Present
    • Advocacy

      Kentucky Refugee Ministry — Educate immigrants and their children their basic rights by their employers, members of the society, and the police.
      2019 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy