Adelynne deLeon

Adelynne deLeon

Merced, CA, USA


Last updated January 3, 2021

One Sentence About Me  

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ― Albert Einstein

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Back in 2014, I was diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. After my diagnosis, I was admitted to multiple hospitals on several different occasions. What followed were some of the most painful and traumatic experiences of my life. Coping with mental illnesses as harsh and debilitating as mine can be extremely frustrating. Most of the time, I felt weak, unworthy, and hopeless. While going through the most challenging time of my life, I couldn't help but ask why. Why was I suffering while everyone else excelled? Why did I have to struggle and feel incapable of succeeding in my academics? Why did I have to be broken? I never got an answer to those questions, and I probably never will. I know my brain is impaired and doesn't function at full capacity, and I am not like everyone else, but that won't stop me from succeeding. There are times I want to give up, but I push through. During my final hospitalization, I had a revelation. I wanted to get better. I didn't want to struggle like I had, and I didn't want to feel like I was drowning. I wanted to prove to myself that I was able to succeed. I started to put time and effort into caring for my mental health. I began opening up about my personal life in therapy, which started me on my journey of self-healing. I ended up being discharged from the hospital and understood I wasn't ready to attend a four-year college. But this wasn't the end of the world for me. I will always have my disability, but it will no longer stop me from getting the education I want. While still in high school, I had a steady increase in my academic success, which allowed me to graduate a year early. I began the next step in my journey by enrolling in classes at Las Positas Community College, where I continually raised my performance and grow academically. After attending Las Positas for three years, I was admitted into the University of California, Merced. Where I plan to graduate with a B.S in Chemical Sciences and Minor in Psychology. After graduation, I have hopes of attending Graduate School and earning a Ph.D. in Forensic Science.

Interesting Factoid

I was born and raised in the every growing Bay Area, and besides enjoying school, I find delight in painting, traveling and spending time with my fiancé and our dog, Oscar.


Languages

French - Limited Proficiency
English

Countries Visited

Map View

France
United Kingdom

What I Do  

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Mental Health
Biological Conservation
Poverty & Homelessness
Gender Inequality
Civil Rights & Racial Discrimination
Health Care Availability
Climate Change

Non-Profits

+2 more non-profits

Volunteer Experience

Livermore, CA, USA

Sep 2019 - Sep 2019
Joined Living Arroyos for their annual Creeks to Bay Clean-up, we cleaned up the Arroyo Las Positas and Altamont Creek!

Favorites  

Hobbies

Hiking
Traveling
Softball
Painting

Food & Drinks

Ramen
Sparkling Water
Quiche
Beef Stew
Clam Chowder
Fish & Chips
Manicotti
Pizza
Sushi

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Modern Rock
Indie Poptimism
J-Poprock
Vapor Soul
Lofi Beats

The 1975
David Bowie
Post Malone
Vance Joy
The Griswolds

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Softball
Baseball

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Up
Wall-E
Inside Out
Interstellar
Inception
Knives Out

Dexter
Mindhunter
Trial 4
The Office
New Girl

Brands

TGI Greek
Stance
American Eagle
Aéropostale
Hot Topic
Spotify

Bucket List  

Travel the World

I want to one day be able to travel the world, discover new cultures, meet new types of people and discover the beauty of the world.

Dream Job

I want to be able to pursue a career I thoroughly enjoy once I finish my education, such as working in a crime lab or being a lab technician!

Education  

School

Chemical Sciences w/ Emphasis in Chemistry

Aug 2020 - Present

Clubs and Communities

Phi Mu Fraternity

Member

Nov 2020 - Present
Phi Mu (ΦΜ) is the second oldest female fraternal organization established in the United States.Phi Mu was founded by Mary Elizabeth Myrick (Daniel), Mary Ann DuPont (Lines) and Martha Bibb Hardaway (Redding) on March 4, 1852 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Our motto of "Les Seours Fideles" or "the faithful sisters" stands true in every act we do. Through our motto, we follow the principles of love, honor and truth. We stand and live by our creed as well, Phi Mu's creed is the uniting statement that every member of Phi Mu is expected to know and live her life by. The creed defines what it means to be a noble woman, enumerating several practices. The second-to-last line of the creed sums up the most important Phi Mu belief: "To practice day by day love, honor, truth." Phi Mu Fraternity is a vibrant values-based women's organization. Our purpose is found in the principles of love, honor, and truth. We pursue the interests and purpose of women on collegiate campuses and in our communities. The promise of our mutual efforts is a lifetime of sisterhood. We are individuals, leaders, philanthropists and friends. The official open colors are rose and white. Rose symbolizes the womanhood celebrated by all women in Phi Mu, while white symbolizes truth and purity. The official symbol is the quatrefoil, its meaning is heavily guarded and considered one of my Phi Mu's most precious secrets, along with their hidden motto. The official flower is the rose color carnation. Phi Mu's mascot is a lion named Sir Fidel. In addition to the lion, pineapples and ladybugs have been adopted as unofficial symbols of Phi Mu. Phi Mu does not have an official stone but often adopts pearls, diamonds and rose quartz.

Extracurricular Activities

Varsity Softball Team