Maria Castro

Malvern, Pennsylvania

I felt like the program had a very innovative nature, and would give me a lot of space to take risks and explore. 

Why did you choose Cornell and AAP?

I felt like the program had a very innovative nature, and would give me a lot of space to take risks and explore. I was also inspired by the incredibly talented students and staff.

What are your extracurricular interests and how have you incorporated them into your college life?

I play indoor and outdoor volleyball. I used to run the 400-meter in high school track but still enjoy beach volleyball more! I also love working out.

What do you hope to accomplish during your time at AAP and after graduation?

I hope to create meaningful projects that will create change or help to solve issues such as poverty or global warming.