Bio

Odessa Goldberg is a rising freshman at Yale University. She is passionate about cognitive science, philosophy, politics, poetry, and mathematics.

Resume

Awards:

  • Film 'First They Came' won at the Teen Truth Film Festival (international)

  • Film 'First They Came' won the OUR PRIDE award (national), top award at OUR PRIDE videofest

  • Gold Key (regional) in Novel Writing, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

  • Gold Key (regional in Poetry, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

  • Silver Key (regional) in Poetry, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 

  • Silver Medal (national) in Novel Writing, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

  • Silver Medal (national) In Poetry, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

  • 2nd place (school-wide) in Poetry Out Loud

  • Honor T all four years- Tam High Scholastic Honors program for volunteering and a high GPA

  • Spirit of Tam Unity Award

  • Crown Education Challenge Semi-Finalist

  • Graduated from Tamalpais High School with Highest Honors

Publications:

  • Movie Review in Fast Forward Magazine

  • Published article about Character Day in AmazingKids! Magazine

  • Poem published in Marin Teen Poetry Anthology

  • Three pieces published in Teen Ink Magazine

Performances:

  • Performed poetry at LitQuate, YouthSpeaks, Marin Center for Poetry

  • Featured on NPR Morning Edition and spoke at Wired25, talking about family's Tech Shabbat

  • Speaker at Graduation

Positions:

  • President of Junior State of America

  • Co-President of Creative Writing Club

  • Founder/President of Philosophy Club

  • Intern at UC Berkeley Jacobs Lab of Cognitive Biology

  • Intern at Neuroscapes Lab at UCSF

  • President of Reaching Out With Robotics

  • Director of Debate (Junior State of America)

  • Deputy Director of Debate (Junior State of America)

  • Debate Agent (Junior State of America)

  • Link Leader (2 years)

  • Co-Manager of Mill Valley Library Chapter of Reaching Out With Robotics

  • Editor of Chief of Panther Prints (Middle School Newspaper)

  • Intern at Marin Country Public Defender's Office

Community Service:

  • Cyber Seniors - Redwoods Retirement Home

  • Reaching Out With Robotics

  • Project Diversidad: teaching kindergartners how to read over Zoom

  • Project ENGin: practicing English with Ukrainian teenagers

Activities:

  • Boxing

  • Mandarin

  • Guitar (5 years; ongoing)

  • Fencing (2 years)

  • Soccer (6 years)

Education:

  • Tamalpais High School (2017-2021)

  • Mill Valley Middle School

  • Park Elementary School