From an academic perspective, I am interested in the medical field and plan to pursue a medical degree or post graduate degree in immunology. I first developed an interest in immunology after discussions with a family friend that works as a researcher in this field, but ultimately realized my passion for immunology when my father was diagnosed and went through cancer treatment. The future of immunology is expanding rapidly and the potential to positively impact people, especially those suffering from cancer and other deadly and disabling diseases, seems limitless.
On and off the field, I strive to be a role model, leader, citizen, and teammate. I am particularly proud of achieving the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, which required significant dedication, personal motivation and perseverance. This is especially true given that I have have a record of sustained high performance in academics, athletics (i.e., soccer, track, cross-country), and work while maintaining a healthy balance with my family, church and having fun.
I am different from many college recruits because, in addition to being a high academic achiever and skilled multi-sport athlete, I am a proven leader with the ability to positively influence others, a dedicated teammate with the ability to fill any role and the maturity necessary to balance multiple competing demands while ensuring the best possible results. I really look forward to the opportunity to play soccer at the collegiate level!