Seraphim Le

Seraphim Le

Troy, NY, US



An avid scholar, I jump at the opportunity to learn something new and to hone already possessed skills. My enthusiasm is boundless. My desire for competition and challenge push me to greater achievements, yet I value team cohesion and fostering good, healthy relationships with my team mates. I enjoy being wildly creative and finding innovative solutions to problems both simple and complex.

I am well versed in engineering software such as NX CAD, and I can use Microsoft Word and Excel proficiently. I desire to use my engineering, physics, and mathematical knowledge to enhance my architectural designs, particularly in a biomimetic manner. 


Rensselaer Summer Pipeline Programs, Troy, NY, US, Teaching Resident Assistant

I counsel children and teenagers who attend the various summer camps hosted by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The job requires constant attention as well as sensitivity to the individual and group's needs. Overnight camps are particularly trying; they demand waking up early to get the kids ready for breakfast, then staying up to make sure they had all gone to bed. Counselors are also to facilitate organized play and encourage a safe learning environment for all the campers.

May 2014 - current

Government and Community Relations Center, Troy, NY, US, Employee

I managed the database of politicians in the Senate that RPI was required or obligated to remain in contact with. I conducted research online to verify that the politicians were still in their position and occasionally called them to verify, if necessary. I also assisted in planning commencement: editing and sending invitations to alumni, editing plans that were to be forwarded to the institute's president, and other odds and ends of clerical work. Finally, I managed RPI's social media page on Facebook, posting articles on the profile as an admin.

Jan 2014 - May 2014

Rensselaer Tutor Time, Troy, NY, US, Tutor

Once a week, I shuttled to the Lansingburgh Public Library in Troy, NY and tutored children who came in for extra help. Areas of need were usually in math, social studies, or English, though I have helped individuals in chemistry and ACT prep.

Sep 2013 - Nov 2013

Vector Marketing Corporation, Bellingham, MA, US, Sales Representative

This was a summer job as a sales representative for Cutco, a company under Vector. I gave one hour presentations of the product to families in the area, which included several demonstrations requiring props.

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013

n/a, Cumberland, RI, US, Private Tutor

Private tutor for a thirteen year old homeschooled boy in science, arithmetic, English, literature, and social studies. Child was pulled from school due to behavioral problems, and exhibited high functioning ADHD.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Relevant Coursework:
 Materials and Design, [ARCH] 2510
 The Building and Thinking of Architecture 2, [ARCH] 2120
 Materials Science for Engineers, [ENGR] 1600
 Introduction to Engineering Analysis, [ENGR] 1300
 Engineering Processes, [ENGR] 1100
 Engineering Graphics and CAD, [ENGR] 1200
 Honors Physics I, [PHYS] 1150
 Calculus II, [MATH] 1020

Aug 2013 - current

Cumberland High School, Cumberland, RI, US, High School, High School

Sep 2009 - Jun 2013


Dean's List, Other

Recognizes achievement of a semester GPA higher than 3.0/4.0 and grades no lower than a C. Received for all semesters thus far.


James and Jean Schofield Madden Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship

After vigorous interview of possible candidates and review of their respective resumes, the $20,000 award is presented to the candidate who most demonstrates academic achievement as well as social awareness and financial need.


National Honor Society, Award

Presented to students maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above. I was ranked in the top 5% in my school.


Rhode Island Senior All-State Choir Member, Other

After grueling auditioning of thousands of students from across the state, only one hundred are chosen to be members of the 2013 Senior Mixed All-State Choir. It is a great distinction, culminating in a grand concert in the Veteran's Memorial Hall in Providence.


Brown University Book Award, Award

Presented to students demonstrating exceptional academic and extra curricular achievement.


Rensselaer Leadership Award, Grant

Grant for exceptional students attending RPI in the fall semester, who demonstrated responsibility in the classroom and in the community.


Presidential Award for Educational Excellence, Award

Given to students with an outstanding academic record throughout high school.


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