CV

If you would like more information or clarification on anything listed below, please do not hesitate to email me at e@eksmith.org.

Education

  • 4.0 unweighted GPA (4.0 scale)

  • 5.83 weighted GPA (5.0 scale)

  • 1560 SAT (1600 scale)

  • Will receive an AP Capstone Diploma upon graduation.

College Acceptances:

  • Harvard University

  • Princeton University

  • The University of Texas at Austin

  • Barnard College

  • Drexel University

  • Emory University

AP and SAT Subject Test Scores

  • AP Calculus BC: 5

  • AP English Language and Composition: 5

  • AP Psychology: 5

  • AP Capstone (Research): 5

  • AP US History: 5

  • AP World History: 5

  • AP French Language and Culture: 4

  • AP Chemistry: 4

  • AP Capstone (Seminar): 4

  • AP Music Theory: 4

  • SAT Math Level II Subject Test: 760

  • SAT Chemistry Subject Test: 760

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist: Point Foundation Scholarship (2020)

  • Finalist: National Merit Scholarship (2020)

  • Silver Key: Scholastic Art Award in Fashion (2019, 2020)

  • GLSEN National Student Advocate of the Year (2019)

  • National AP Scholar (2019)

  • Texas Forensics Association State Qualifier in Original Oratory (2019)

  • First Place: Hill Country Classical Guitar Ensemble Competition (2019)

  • AP Scholar with Distinction (2018, 2019)

  • Ranking of 1: University Interscholastic League State Solo Guitar Competition (2017, 2018)

  • Score of 1 (highest score): University Interscholastic League State Music Theory Test (2017, 2018)

  • First Place: Austin Pride Essay Contest (2017, 2018)

  • First Prize for Excellence in Literary Skills and LGBTQ+ Advocacy in the Deirdre Furr Essay Contest (2017)

  • First Place: Guitar Foundation of America International Ensemble Competition (2017)

  • Silver Medalist: Le Grand Concours National French Contest (2016)

Professional Experience (Paid and Unpaid)

  • Founder and President: Central Texas GSA Coalition (2018-2020)

  • Featured speaker at the Virtual Lavender Graduation Ceremony, hosted by the Human Rights Campaign and GLSEN (2020)

  • Organizer of "Q+ EDU: Meeting the Needs of LGBTQ+ Students" panel for South By Southwest EDU (2020)

  • Featured speaker at GLSEN’s virtual Breaking the Silence Rally, which was viewed by over 3,000 people (2020)

  • Co-host of GLSEN webinar about virtual organizing in the age of COVID-19 (2020)

  • Opening Speaker: University of Texas College of Education Educate Out Loud Symposium (2020)

  • Organizer and Presenter: Safe Space Professional Development Training at Cedar Ridge High School (2020)

  • Panelist: RetailMeNot Allies Who Lunch Event (2020)

  • Editor for sustainable fashion blogger Aja Barber (2019)

  • Published Contributor to Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You by Kathryn Gonzales and Karen Rayne (2019)

  • Led participants through virtual reality experiences and interactive sensory games at “The Future of Storytelling” Wine and Tech Tasting at South by Southwest (2018)

  • Translated documentary trailer for “Love Is a Sensation” into French and compiled grant and festival opportunities as an intern with Keysmith Story Company (2017)

  • Student Representative for Schlechty Professional Development Focus Group to improve school for everyone--teachers, students, and administrators (2017)

Extracurricular Activities and Volunteer Experience

  • Freelance Fashion Design and Sewing (2010-2020)

  • Classical Guitar (2008-2020)

    • Member: Austin Bella Corda Guitar Ensemble (2014-2020)

  • Technical Theatre at Cedar Ridge High School; predominantly set and costume design (2017-2020)

    • Costume Head: Stuart Little (2019)

    • Costume Head: Mamma Mia (2019)

    • Costume Head: Legally Blonde the Musical (2020)

    • Costume Head: Big Love (2020)

    • Costume Head: (2020)

  • Founder and President: Cedar Ridge Genders and Sexualities Alliance (2016-2020)

  • Speech and Debate; predominantly Original Oratory and Lincoln-Douglas, but some experience in Humorous Interpretation and Domestic Extemporaneous (Treasurer 2017, VP 2018, President 2019-2020)

    • Attended Texas Debate Collective (Summer 2018)

  • Attended American Civil Liberties Union Summer Advocacy Institute (Summer 2018)

  • National Honor Society (2018-2020)

  • Mu Alpha Theta National Math Honor Society (Member 2017, 2018, 2020; President 2019)

  • National French Honor Society (2016-2019)

  • Girl-Up (Member 2017-2018, Treasurer 2019)

  • Philosophy Club (2018-2019)

  • Black Student Union (2019-2020)

  • Various Service Work (2015-present)

    • Three trips to McAllen, Texas to aid refugees.

    • Helped to fill back-to-school backpacks for children in need.

    • Hand-selected and mailed books to incarcerated individuals through the Inside Books Project.

    • Helped to fill backpacks with food and hygiene supplies for homeless individuals and families.

    • Sorted and organized clothing donations at the Round Rock Area Serving Center.

    • Helped run my school’s annual speech and debate tournament.

    • Peer Tutoring in math

Writing and Research

Please visit Elle's writing page for examples of their work.

  • Conducted independent research on the impact of community bail funds on racial disparities in sentencing (2018-2019)

  • Published contributor to Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You by Kathryn Gonzales and Karen Rayne (2019)

  • First Place: Austin Pride Essay Contest (2017, 2018)

  • First Place: Deirdre Furr Essay Contest (2017)

Skills and Certifications

  • Office Proficiency Assessment and Certification (OPAC) certified in Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, and Proofreading.

  • Certified in OSHA 510: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry

  • Certified Junior Master Gardener

  • 10 years of sewing experience

  • 13 years of classical guitar experience

  • Proficient in French

  • Intermediate tumbling skills

  • Able to talk at a rate of 250 words per minute