Despite the fact that there have been countless unprecedented discoveries in recent years,2 there is still a myriad left to unearth in the field of neurology. I wish to study3 neuroscience so that I can increasingly understand the brain and its plasticity while also4 advancing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. With a close family member having been5 diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, I have witnessed brain deterioration first hand which has6 done nothing but reinforce my decision to opt for this subject as my major. Observing7 dementia, although tormenting, has been an interesting experience which not only fascinates me8 but has also lured me to pursue furthering my education in a career I’d enjoy.9 My thirst for knowledge has prompted me to choose classes that will help me thrive in a10 college environment. Taking the Advanced Placement(AP) Chemistry course taught me how to11 conduct lab experiments, calculate reaction rates, and make sense of the structures of matter.12 AP Calculus has improved my problem-solving skills and AP Psychology helped me grasp the13 biological bases of behavior. The so-called father of psychology and neurologist Sigmund Freud14 along with Carl Jung are two people I deeply admire. Jung’s ‘Archetypes and the Collective15 Unconscious’ was a fascinating read that made me want to major in a branch of science in the16 first place. However, my lack of motivation throughout high school has made for a difficult17 transcript. I personally think that my SAT score better reflects my aptitude.18 I’ve accumulated 2,000+ hours of community service at MTO (Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi) school of19 Islamic Sufism, which has made me proficient enough that I can speak, read, and write Farsi with ease. Spending all this time at the school has helped flourish my interpersonal and management skills. I participated in the ‘Welcome Home Project’, set forth by the mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, which is a program to help the homeless population in downtown LA and provide them with food and supplies. I also worked at an insurance firm (‘Syncis’) for two summers, assisting one of the branches with the development of a website. Yet from the moment I moved to suburban Los Angeles, I’ve felt homesick. For the past five years, I have wanted to return to my favorite place on Earth: the U.K.. Having been raised in Barnet, my love for Britain is endless. Everything that drives people away from England pulls me in. The cold weather, cloudy skies, and crowded metropolitan are all reasons for why I lovethe great country. To go to a school where I grew up as a child would be a dream come true. I remember when I was nine years old taking the 43 bus with my sister to London Bridge and walking along river Thames, passing through King’s College to spend hours at the British Museum. Those were times that I enjoyed and cherished, craving to be there again.