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Hi, I’m Sarah Riley, a junior of the class of 2018 at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science. I live in Sutton, MA, and before this year, I went to school at Sutton High School. I have two younger sisters and a little ¾ shih tzu/¼ pug named Dexter. I am half Chilean and half Irish- my mom was actually born in Chile, but has long lived in the States, and so I have lived in Massachusetts all of my life. If you want to get into contact with me, please don't hesitate to email me at srriley@wpi.edu. :)


I love to do many things, including reading and playing video games. My favorite book at this point in my life would have to be “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, as it exemplifies raw emotion and pure truth more than any other book that I have yet had the pleasure of reading. I have only played a handful of video games extensively, I've loved all of them. Other than general classics like Mario Cart and Mario Bros. for Nintendo DS and Wii, I have played through almost every Pokémon game (main series as well as otherwise) and have completed the main story of Fallout 4 (and downloaded the Season Pass DLC) on PS4.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Vault Boy from the Fallout series Team Valor

Community Service

For the past two years, I have participated in the Youth for Community Improvement program of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. The Youth for Community Improvement program is a program in which about 15 teenagers from around the Worcester County convene at the Greater Worcester Community Foundation headquarters to allocate approximately $20,000 to various nonprofits throughout the Worcester County.


I also volunteered to help out at NASA’s Sample Return Robot Challenge (SRRC) at WPI last September. Here, other volunteers and I helped to ensure that the competition was fair and safe by keeping people out of the setting of the competition, Institute Park. The robots had the task of finding different objects in the park and returning them to their team of people. The technology used is observed and encouraged by NASA.


I participated in cross-country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field during my freshman and sophomore years of high school.