SURE-REU Program Cover Letter

Kailyn Janelle Valido
411 Skipper Bowles Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

March 9, 2016
SURE-REU Program
University of North Carolina
CB #7108
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-7100

Dear SURE-REU Selection Committee at UNC Chapel Hill:

My name is Kailyn Valido and I am a first year undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After reviewing the information regarding this molecular biosciences summer experience offered at UNC for undergraduate students, I believe that I would be a great fit for this ten-week laboratory research program.

I am a well-organized and meticulous student that is highly motivated. I am great at collaborating with others as well as problem solving, skills that are essential to thrive in this research experience.

The following achievements highlight my qualifications for this program:

  • A background in working with individuals in the medical field as I have participated in an internship with an immunologist, a Georgetown medical institute program, and a Congress of Future Medical Leaders convention
  • Leadership skills as I have been the captain on my competitive dance team for two consecutive years as well as a student ambassador in my high school
  • An admiration for new, unique experiences, exemplified by my high school intensive study abroad experience in Spain as well as my commitment to volunteering as a dance teacher and a retirement home assistant
  • Academic success, demonstrated by my position on the Dean’s List at UNC, as well as my past achievements as a National AP Scholar, RPI Medal Award Winner, and membership in several prestigious honor societies.

Along with these strengths, I am also extremely intrigued by the subject material being researched, which all fall under the umbrella of biology and chemistry. I am seeking a biology (B.S.) major and chemistry minor at UNC, and I am deeply intrigued by the multifaceted issues in the STEM field. I hope to go to medical school and ultimately become a physician, and I believe that this experience will further prepare me for the long and exciting journey ahead.

I hope you consider me as an addition to this program. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Kailyn Valido

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