I've had a love of ice skating since I was 5 years old and first went out on Lasker Rink at the top of Central Park in NYC. A decade later on that same rink, that love has grown into a passion for both ice hockey and my teammates that I can bring to college. One memory on the ice comes to mind when I raced a teammate's male cousin who underestimated both my ability and speed one practice. That race motivated me not only to beat him that practice, but to never underestimate what I or my teammates can accomplish both on and off the ice. Another thing I've learned from Ice Hockey in Harlem is that education is the goal. I want to reach that goal by getting a B.S. degree in a STEM based program such as computer science or engineering. Being a part of a team will strengthen my focus both academically as well as athletically and help me to achieve both of these goals.