High School: La Jolla Country Day
College: Harvard University
A self-described Renaissance woman, Kelsey Miller has a thirst for knowledge, a passion for learning and a love of literature, philosophy and art. But what earned her a 2011 Sunflower Scholarship were her actions to promote education in developing countries. While at La Jolla Country Day, Kelsey served as class president and volunteered with the International Rescue Committee and Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. Kelsey held many titles in high school — editor of her school’s Journal of Political Science and Economic Analysis, co-captain of the Academic League, founder of the Kira Club which microfinances entrepreneurs in the developing world, lead role in “Oklahoma,” and moderator of the WorldLink Youth Town Meeting. Now in her first year at Harvard on an academic scholarship, Kelsey is immersed in world literature studies and looking ahead to majoring in social studies or government.
Words I live by-
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.” – Woodrow Wilson