This section should really be called "what makes me special". So at the risk of sounding conceited or lame here goes.
I'm motivated the summer after first grade (and a year after moving to the US) I forgot to return my reading book. My dad challenged me to read the whole thing and I did. It paid off - I moved from the remedial reading level to the accelerated one. I'm smart I’ve always loved learning new things. In high school I sat in the front row and did my math homework while the teacher taught us the next lesson as a result I graduated as a valedictorian (although I can't spell to save my life - I've used spell check at least 3 times now). I'm passionate I started undergrad as a bio major and realized that I was in the wrong field about midway through my freshman year. After a semester of testing out various courses I found myself becoming increasingly involved in Green Action (an environmental club) which ultimately led me to becoming an environmental studies major and working in plant bio for a couple years. I'm talented I started running in high school to relive stress, decided at age 20 to run a marathon, finished in 3:22, joined the northwestern cross country team and went on to win 8 races in 2008.
So there you have it, my attempt at sounding unique. If you like what you read and want to learn more please drop me a note.