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Vanessa Addai

2215

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Bio

Hello! My name is Vanessa Addai. I am seventeen years old and a senior in high school. I am African American with an ethnic background of Ghanaian and I currently live in Bronx, New York. When I am not occupied with school, in my free time I like to play tennis, shop, bike, travel, volunteer and watch and rate TV shows/ movies. My career goal is to be a part of the medical field as a physician. With this career I believe I can aid in leveling the playing field when it comes to helping minorities receive equal and equitable health care. In turn I hope this will help to lower the percentage of underrepresented lives dying due to lack of health care or lack of attention given to their medical problems. In order to start this journey and gain the needed experience, I am going to attend a 4 year university in Fall of 2022. The unfortunate part is institutions like this require a large amount of funds to participate in. However no matter what I will pursue this form of higher education and other programs like it such as medical school and residency. Currently, my aim is to gain enough scholarship and grant awards in order to pursue these dreams without the financial burden of debt in the end, taking away from my focus on my medical goals. In closing, I would like to thank anyone in advance for any consideration I have the privilege of receiving from them in the future.

Education

Boston University

Bachelor's degree program
2022 - 2026
  • Majors:
    • Human Biology

Equality Charter School

High School
2018 - 2022
  • GPA:
    3.8

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Biology, General
    • Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
    • Medicine
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Medical Practice

    • Dream career goals:

      To become head of my medical department in a hospital as a general physician

    • Sales Associate

      Flynn O'Hara Uniforms
      2022 – Present2 years
    • Camp Counselor

      Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club
      2022 – Present2 years
    • Actress/ Tennis Player

      Nike NYC
      2019 – 2019
    • Clinical Intern/ Research Officer

      1199SEIU National Benefit Fund
      2021 – 2021

    Sports

    Tennis

    Club
    2013 – Present11 years

    Awards

    • NYJTL 2017 SUMMER JAMBOREE FINALIST
    • NYJTL 2018 SUMMER JAMBOREE THIRD PLACE
    • Medal for "NYJTL CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS SPRING 2019"
    • Co-op city NYJTL Most improved in 2013 and 14

    Research

    • Health Professions Education, Ethics, and Humanities

      1199SEIU National Benefit Fund — Clinical Intern/ Researcher Officer
      2021 – 2021

    Arts

    • Gay-Straight Alliance

      Painting
      Creating and painting posters for Pride Parade in NYC
      2019 – 2019

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL)- Co-op City, New York — Tennis Instructor
      2019 – 2019
    • Volunteering

      Covenant House Sleep out New Jersey — Participant
      2021 – 2021
    • Volunteering

      Volunteered at my church as a Sunday school church assistant — Teacher's aid/ Teacher's assistant
      2019 – 2021

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship