The Seeds of My Career

How will you explore your intellectual and academic interests at the University of Pennsylvania? Please answer this question given the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying.


Terminalia bentzoe, known as ‘benjoin’ in my local vernacular, is a plant endemic to Mauritius. In the past, local people would use its leaves to make decoctions against the common cold but unfortunately, this subspecies is today vulnerable in its natural habitat. Certainly, we do not want this plant to become extinct. After all, what if it hides biomedical secrets? As a chemical and biomolecular engineer, I will be able to work towards uncovering such secrets. My interest in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering stems from my aspiration to develop new drugs to treat incurable diseases and improve healthcare around the world. Penn School of Engineering not only offers a compelling combination of the features I deem most important as part of my future university experience but will also provide me with myriad opportunities to render this very journey adventurous and exciting.

I want to major in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and follow a concentration in Pharmaceutics and Biotechnology with the Drug Discovery and Development (CBE 562), Drug Delivery (CBE 564) and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (CBE 553) courses, amongst others. As I am eager to be part of the exciting future of nanoparticles, I am interested in a minor in...

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