Anne Porter

Anne Porter

Anne Porter

Residency: New York
School: Avenues: The World School
Intended major: Psychology and Public Policy
Age during program: 12th grade

Anne’s academic interests are interdisciplinary and experiential as she hopes to continue immersion in different cultures, learning about various economic and government systems. Prior to this mentorship program, she has created a start-up with her classmate on mental health awareness and personal development.

What challenges did she face?

  • It was challenging for Anne to understand the relevant findings and filter out all the irrelevant details from her research articles.
  • Anne had several extracurricular outside of this mentorship program, and had to juggle her time well to fit everything in.


Matched professor:

An associate professor of psychology at Barnard College of Columbia University. She developed the mirror-based meditation called “a revelation” in the New York Times. Her research on motivation, perception, and cognition has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Mental Health.


How did our program help her?

  • Anne learnt to write to make her case using facts and anecdotes. From reading research articles, she also learnt to discern factual conclusions from opinions.
  • Through this mentorship, she improved a lot in her writings. She worked hard to earn her credibility and the mentor was more than happy to write letters of recommendation for her.


Below is part of an example work done during the program:

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