I have learned to love pain as through rowing it has taught me a lot about myself and what I’m capable of achieving in life. I never would have expected to fall in love with this sport the first day I got in a boat. I’ve come to need rowing over the almost three years that I have been on my team. It has been therapeutic for me and taught me to practice self care, and at the same time, has pushed me beyond my limits. Our team has felt like family since the day I joined, which has given me the desire to improve our performance and do what I can to uplift my teammates. We are a small group and it’s important to me to understand and respect what motivates and drives each person. Although I wish to pursue a career in law, I am also positive that I will study some form of psychology. I would like to build a foundation with the two so that I will have the qualifications for a broad range of professional disciplines and will be able to bring my education beyond a job. I want to help people on a greater scale, most likely, the mentally ill. Nobody can be sure what the future holds, but I am certain I will be rowing for the rest of my life--whether it be in a masters club or a single, I’ll leave it all on the water.
In March of this year (2019), I set the women’s team record for a 2k for the second time. I have dropped forty seconds off of my first 2k in freshman year. During my freshman spring season I won the MVP award for my team at my school’s sports awards. It was the first time the award was given to a novice rower in the history of the club. My sophomore fall (2018), I represented my team in the varsity four at the Head of the Charles. This is just the beginning, I can’t wait to see what I can achieve.