Personal Statement: 


Growing up, my family emphasizes the importance of giving back and pursuing higher education. As the only person in the household who can speak both Chinese and English, I had to provide translation, many of which took place in a healthcare setting. It made me realize the hardships immigrant families like mine faced in receiving quality healthcare. As a result, I aspired to be a prospective leader who can promote health equity leading to my career choice as a nurse. In addition, I hope to further my education by attending graduate school to become a nurse practitioner.


During my time in highschool, I was actively involved in my school's community and took on roles related to promoting community service among my peers. As the community service liaison of NHS, I organized blood drives and other volunteering opportunities. Outside of school, I volunteered weekly at a local after-school program where I spent well over 120 hours volunteering with children, many of whom have immigrant parents. Not only would I like to make an impact, but my goal was to be a positive influence among young children in my community and encourage them to do the same in the future. I hope to continue spreading my passion for service in college and beyond.

Michelle W.

  • School: University of Pennsylvania

    Major: Nursing

    Anticipated Graduation: 

    • Undergrad (2024)