University: University of Oxford
Major: Mathematics & Philosophy
Languages: Polish & French
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Biography: My name is Karolina Bassa and I am studying Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Oxford. My passion in both subjects can be seen in my academic achievements: title of Honourable Mentioned in XXIV International Philosophy Olympiad, 1st and 7th places in National Philosophy Olympiads and the finalist title National Mathematics Olympiad. I have received awards from the Prime Minister and Ministry of Education.
I engage in charities fighting for better access to education, as I believe that only it and hard work can enable people to realise their potential. I was a scout leader in Polish Scout Association, leading and inspiring people from diverse social backgrounds. I am a part of coordination team for Poland of Project Access, a charity helping underprivileged students to get to the best world universities by providing prospective students with mentors, organizing workshops, educational camps and supporting students throughout their application. This spring I worked in a start-up promoting STEM subjects, as one of my aims to eradicate the gender bias in this field.
My plans for the future include PhD in mathematics and working in start-ups developing technology to solve social issues and lessening economic and social inequalities. I would like to especially concentrate on education, developing access to it in the poorest areas on the globe.