Boston University Student Panel
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About this livestream
Ask current BU students questions about academics, campus life, dorm living, and more. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own!
Meet the panelists: Amanda, Marin, Isabella, and Julia
Amanda (she/her) is a sophomore from Westchester, NY in the Boston University College of Communication studying journalism. She loves getting involved in Student Government, Greek Life, and is a writer for the Daily Free Press, BU's independent school newspaper. She loves spending time with her friends on and off campus in the city of Boston (and will probably recommend you to all of her favorite restaurants). Skiing, painting, and beach-going are her other favorite activities.
Marin is a Sophomore from Villanova, Pennsylvania in the Boston University School of Communications. She is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Advertising, with a minor in Psychology. Marin is a member of her sorority, Sigma Delta Tau, and a student ambassador for goPuff. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with her friends (socially distant of course), doing yoga, and traveling.
Isabella is a sophomore originally from Rhode Island in the Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is studying health science on the premed track. She’s additionally involved in several clubs including Premed Society, Undergraduate Public Health Association, BU Politica, and Global Medical Brigades. Isabella is also involved with BU’s Greek life and is a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi. Outside of school she enjoys hanging out with friends, traveling (although not currently), and exploring new music.
Julia is a junior from Rhode Island in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Political Science. Julia is the gracious living chair of her social sorority, Kappa Delta, and an active member of pre-law society. Outside of school, she enjoys exercising, hanging out with friends, traveling, and playing tennis.
Undergrad College: Harvard University '16
Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.
Work Experience: Now in my third year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored hundreds more through my livestreams. I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist, and I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston and as Opera Saratoga's assistant conductor. I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States, and I'm looking forward to making my international conducting debut in Vienna this fall.
My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into CommonApp.org in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.
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