“–My general essay for the common app was actually about my experience in GPSA 2011, particularly with respect to the still‐birth and how it influenced my ambitions and world‐view. I absolutely think the experience as a whole and my reflection of it in my essay helped […] Following my application to Smith (in which I used the essay), I received a hand‐written note from the Dean of Admissions that said something like “Your essay about your experience in Guatemala brought tears to my eyes. You will be a great and compassionate leader someday”. It was nice to know that I could share my experiences in a college essay and that anyone reading it could see how much I had gained from GPSA.”
— Arianna Nasser, on the use of her experience in her college applications. She attended GPSA for Health Guatemala 2010 and acted as a Leader in Training for GPSA for Health in Guatemala 2011. Arianna is a current student at North Carolina State University.
Standout student: Sarah Corning, The Lovett School
Teaching in the classrooms and volunteering in the local clinics.
Robert Malkin is inspiring
students to tackle urgent problems
in the developing world
Congratulations to Shantan, Khyber, Mackenzie, Aaron and Trevor who won certificates of recognition from Barack Obama for their work on reducing indoor cooking smoke with improves stoves on the GPSA trip last year.
Adam Blake, right, with one of the construction workers who received one of the stoves Adam and others built for residents of Calhuitz, Guatamala, to help cut down on indoor smoke pollution.
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