Student Name and Location: Jonathan, Hawaii

Academics: 3.9 GPA, 33 ACT, AP scores in Chemistry (5), Human Geography (5), French Language (5), and AP AB Calculus (4)

Triangle of Talent Focus: An Interest in Chemistry and Cooking

Process:Our student wanted to study chemistry, one of the most popular majors due to its preparation for medical school.ThinkSTEP knew that this would be a challenging task, so ThinkSTEP brainstormed how to set Jonathan apart from the crowd. When ThinkSTEP discovered Jonathan’s passion for cooking,ThinkSTEP sought to find a connection between chemistry and food. As a result, ThinkSTEP recommended that he take a summer course between sophomore and junior year called “Food Science and Technology” at University of Connecticut to connect his two passions. Not only did Jonathan ace the course, but the professor invited him to conduct research the next summer on yeast’s role in food production. Compared to many other students who desire to study chemistry for eventual enrollment in medical school, his desire to understand chemistry’s relationship to cooking helped him stand out when admitted to Washington University in St. Louis!




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