Beginning gymnastics at three years old, I quickly became disciplined and always strived to surpass my highest potential. Having a gymnastics background enabled me to make a smooth transition into diving, and after a thrilling freshman year, placing fourth at state, I was excited for the next year. Going into the off-season of my freshman year, training extensively, I endured a life-changing injury at a summer camp.
Finally released a year and a half after my injury, more motivated than ever before, I began training, and my season ended on the podium at the state competition once again. The injury and recovery taught me countless lessons: that good health should not be taken for granted, that no person is invincible, that the human body is resilient, and that pain is contagious—especially to those who care about you most. More importantly, I was reminded of the grit, hard work, and perseverance that has been part of me from a very young age.
Pursuing a career in international relations, I am open to any program that fits and challenges me athletically as well as academically. I am determined to continue investing my time, effort, and grit into becoming the best student-athlete I can be, and I’m incredibly grateful to be able to continue the sport I love. Finally, I promise you and your team I will never take for granted one practice, one teammate, or one moment.