Lorenzo Pugliese

Born in Rome on November 25th, 2000 – 18 years old

Who I Am

I'm making my best to build a personal identity shaped by academic studies, different cultures and important experiences guided by my interests

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Studies

My curriculum is mostly oriented towards sciences but humanities are not neglected. Mathematics, Physics, Engineering and Computer Science are the key parts of my scientific education.

Law, Finance, Management and Philosophy complete my training and deserve a lot of my interest.

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Languages

Due to family reasons and living experiences, I am trilingual in Italian, my mother tongue, French and English, the languages of my studies.

I also speak Spanish at an intermediate level as I have been studying it for many years. When tested, I have been placed in a native Spanish Speaker class.

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Experiences

I have multiple experiences in both educational and personal fields. I have been living and studying in 3 different countries and I have been travelling a lot since I was born, discovering 4 continents.

Furthermore, I skipped a year in middle school and participated to several extracurricular programs.

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Interests

I have interests in very different areas such as finance, coding, Nietzsche’s philosophy, science, history and sports like alpine skiing and tennis.

On the other hand, my commitment to social concerns led me to volunteer for a while with Les Restos du Coeur as a teacher of French and mathematics for kids and adults in need.

My story

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    Primary School

    • 2005 - 2009 : Istituto Asisium – Rome (Italy)
    • 2009 - 2011 : Ecole Jeanne d’Arc - Chamonix Mont-Blanc (France)
    • April 2011 : St. Jerome School (audit student in 5th grade) – Fort Lauderdale (USA)

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    Middle School

    • 2011 - 2014 : Ecole Jeanne d’Arc - Chamonix Mont-Blanc (France)
    • 2013 : Skipped 8th grade

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    High School

    • 2014 – 2017 : Institut Stanislas (European scientific section) – Cannes (France)
    • August - December 2015 : Immaculata La Salle High School (audit student in 11th grade) – Miami (USA)
    • August – December 2015 : CNED (Centre National d’Enseignement à Distance)

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    College

    • 2017 - 2019 : Lycée Sainte Geneviève (Classe préparatoire MPSI - MP*) – Versailles (France)
    • 2019 - 2022 : CentraleSupélec (General engineering with finance specialization) – Saclay (France)

  • Italy

    Italian

    Mother tongue, first language spoken at home and studies until 3rd grade

  • France

    French

    Main language, studies since 4th grade

  • UK

    English

    Second main language, studies since 2005
    • 2005-2007 : English Ludic Lessons
    • 2008 : English Course at Killarney School of English - Killarney (Ireland)
    • 2012-2014 : Private lessons
    • 2013-2014 : IGCSE exam Preparation course (English and Mathematics) at Ecole Jeanne d’Arc – Chamonix Mont-Blanc (France)
    • 2014-2015 : Private lessons
    • 2015 : Stay in English family and English Course at Anglais22 School - Guingamp (France)

  • Spain

    Spanish

    Intermediate level speaker, studies since 6th grade
    • 2012-2013 : Private lessons
    • April and October 2014 : Stay in Spanish families - Barcelona (Spain)

  • Cambridge

    Cambridge English and TOEFL

    • 2013 : Cambridge Key English Test – Turin (Italie)
    • 2014 : Cambridge First Certificate of English – Albertville (France)
    • 2015 : Cambridge Advanced Certificate of English – Sophia Antipolis (France)
    • TOEFL iBT Exam (117/120) – Cannes (France)

  • Centrale

    Engineering Schools Entrance Exams

    • 2019 : Concours X-ENS (attended) – Sainte-Geneviève (France)
    • 2019 : Concours CentraleSupélec (ranked X/3434) – Parc Floral (France)
    • 2019 : Concours Mines-Ponts (ranked X/4494) – Parc Floral (France)

  • SAT

    SAT

    • May 2016 : SAT Reasoning Test with Essay
    • October 2016 : SAT Reasoning Test with Essay
    • November 2016 : SAT Subject Tests Math Level 2 and Physics
    • December 2016 : SAT Reasoning Test with Essay
    • January 2017 : SAT Subject Tests Physics and Spanish

  • CNRD

    Concours National de la Résistance et de la Déportation

    1rst academic prize of the National Competition on Resistance and Deportation for writing a memoir about arts and literature as ways of resisting in France during WW2

  • Olympiades

    Olympiades de Mathématiques

    • March 2016 : participated in a 4-hour-long national Mathematics contest
    • June 2016 : awarded by the Académie de Nice with the 4th position

  • Speed Sciences

    Speed Sciences

    Competitively selected by the Académie des Sciences to participate in an encounter with French academicians and great scientists

  • Concours Général

    Concours Général des Lycées 2017

    Selected as one of the representatives of my high school at the French National Contests of Mathematics, Physics and English

  • Stanford

    Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes

    Participated in the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes program in July 2016 (Robot Programming course)

  • Immaculata

    Bosco’s Bots

    Head coder of the FIRST Tech Challenge Team n° 7029 of Immaculata La Salle High School in Miami, reached State championship

  • Restos

    Les Restos Du Coeur

    Volunteer in the Les Restaurants du Coeur association, Le Cannet branch, teaching French and Mathematics to kids and adults in need

  • TED

    TED

    Participated in my school's TED Ed Club in 11th and 12th grade, delivering English on-stage speeches about Physics (Rainbows and GSM Waves)

  • Pi

    Private Mathematics Teacher

    Organizer of summer Mathematics camps for high school students, training them for "classes préparatoires" (competitive scientific undergraduate courses)

  • Wolfram

    Wolfram Language Summer School

    Participated in the Wolfram Language Summer School in Oxford, UK (offered to Mathematics Olympiads prized students) focusing on mathematical and computer-based research using Wolfram tools

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    Informatics

    • Computer Art : Photoshop, Cinema 4D
    • Video Editing & SFX : After Effects, Final Cut Pro X
    • Operating Systems : Windows, Mac OS X, iOS

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    Coding

    • Computer programming : Python, Wolfram Language, Swift
    • Web technologies : HTML5, CSS3, PHP5
    • Platforms : Arduino, Xcode, Anaconda

What else ?

Now you know who I am but I want to tell you more about my personal attitudes and me in the future

Personal Attitudes

Ambitious

Hard Worker

Trustworthy

Open-minded

Future Projects

French General Engineering Degree

Finance Specialization

Double Degree / Master with a prestigious American institution

Internship in the USA

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