Hi everyone! Lurking super hard, so wanted to jump in while waiting for results...
Letter of recommendation should be fairly strong, but my master's research advisor missed the deadline for one the universities...I'm hoping that they will accept his rec late, since he also was late when I applied last year . Have the required 3 LORs, with at least one additional (would be two, maybe my research advisor will pull through!!).
Undergrad Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Major: Bachelor of Science in History, Technology and Society
Minor(s): International Affairs
Grad Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology, Master of City & Regional Planning; Environment & Health Specialization
Grad GPA: 3.76
GRE: 156V, 153Q, 4.0AW
Demographics: Hispanic, female, mid-twenties
Undergraduate research: no publications, undergraduate research scholarship (one for tuition, one for travel to a conference), one independent research project on bioethics and yellow fever
Graduate research: applied research paper focused on wastewater systems in informal communities along TX-MX border, presented at a conference, two independent research projects on homelessness in Atlanta and solar zoning policies.
Work research: research on wind energy permitting process, presented at national conference
Research and project coordinator at major research university for 4 years while working towards graduate degree part-time; in K-12 outreach/research, subsequently in energy
Part-time work at local non-profit on industrial stormwater research and Clean Water Act enforcement
One publication from first job out of college on implementation of a STEM program to improve performance in physical science- NSF funded
Study abroad in UK for ~6 months
Strong involvement on campus for undergrad and graduate degree, notable groups include environmental and public health clubs. Some international public health volunteering experience
Contacted faculty and had informational interviews with at least two at each uni
Epi: University of Washington, Columbia University
Population, Place and Health: University of Southern California
Rejected and/or Waitlisted: