I would love any thoughts or suggestions.
To show the world that "We Exist" is my vision. Those two words aren't just an acknowledgment that we are alive. To me, these words represent the dream my friends and I share of showing the world what intellectual minorities are really capable of accomplishing. "We Exist," is the slogan for the company Color The Future that my friends and I decided to start up when we were preparing to leave the Summer Math and Science Honors Academy at Stanford University, a five week residential program for minority students who exhibit a special interest in math and science. One of the best features of SMASH was that it it pushed me to learned how to have a wider outlook of the world, beyond what we immediately see, as well as what of an impact a group of scholars with a dream can have on society. Each of the scholars collaborated to create a family and a support system for each other. My dream of Color The Future is to be able to recreate the same supportive and creative environment that I was able to experience at SMASH in order to support others that didn't have the opportunity of attending a similar program. The experience of creating and fundraising to start Color The Future has helped me realize that it is possible to create a "level playing field" for minorities students. Since creating the company, I've begun to think of new ways that I could provide opportunities for those who are apart of Color The Future such as possibly partnering with SMASH to introduce them to new applicants for the program.
Roommate Essay (needs revising)
Dear Future Roommate,
I'm so excited to be able to live with you! While I know that meeting someone new is usually a very awkward encounter I hope that I don't make it even more awkward when you see how eager I am to meet you. I can't wait to go to one of the football games at Stanford Stadium and become a part of one of the craziest crowds in all of football! One thing that you will learn about me quickly is my burning love of sports with the numerous amount of Niners, Warriors, and Giants apparel that I own. While it may seem like those will be the only clothes I have, don't worry I do own other clothes. When you hear yelling from my room it isn't because something terrible has happened it will most likely be my passionate war cry for when my team has scored. It would be my pleasure to take you to the Oracle Arena or "Roaracle" Area as many Warriors' fans call it to join me in the fandom. When I'm not studying or cheering my voice away for the sake of my sports teams I will most likely be at practice for either some sort of singing group, a sports team, or in the dining hall preparing to try a food I've never heard of or can pronounce. I'm open-minded and I love to be introduced to new things and ideas. After we have exhausted our brains for the night from our studies, we can relax with a heated match of Uno or maybe I can share with my love of Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts. While we devour the Pop Tarts, we can watch our favorite movies on Netflix or I can show you my favorite Korean Drama. I hope you don't find my love of the holidays too disturbing or strange when you see the crazy amount of decorations I have put up to make our room seem "festive". Also, as my roommate I hope you don't mind the sudden "great ideas" that I have. For example, my bestfriend and I thought it would be a good idea to try badminton for whatever reason. We thought that because we were fairly large varsity football players badminton wouldn't be a hard sport at all. However, It turned out we were dead wrong. It wasn't that easy for a 200 and 300 lb man to maneuver in half of a court trying to hit a small object with a very small racket without crushing each others foot which happened multiple times. It was very embarrassing to have us furiously wave our rackets to hit the shuttlecock to only hear it hit the ground but all that mattered was that we had fun I suppose. I cannot wait to meet you!