Vanessa Pasadyn

Brunswick High School

GPA: 4.6298. Rank: 1 of 578.

College: Case Western Reserve University.

Intended major(s): Biology/pre-med.

Social media site(s) you use the most: Instagram.

TV shows you binge-watch (or plan to): Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, The Office.

Apple or Android: Apple.

Favorite subject in school: AP biology/AP statistics.

Person(s) — other than parent(s) — who were biggest influence on you and why/how: My sister Selena. She attended Harvard and graduated in 3.5 years with a degree in human development and degenerative biology. She paved the way for my desire to succeed and has positively shaped my attitude toward pursuing my passions in life.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: I see myself studying cell-to-cell communications, decoding genetic expression and analyzing mutations in diseased cells of ALS patients.

In 25 words or fewer, finish this sentence: “If I were president, I would ...” institute and enforce legislation that ensures equality for all races, religions, genders, sexual orientations and other minority groups.

Briefly describe your favorite high school memory: Qualifying for the state swim meet in the 400 freestyle relay with my two younger siblings, Cassandra and Felicia. We hold the school record.