I started rowing in August of 2020 and discovered that I have a natural talent and passion for the sport. I've been an athlete my whole life, but I feel like rowing is the sport that I was meant to find. Within a year of setting foot in a boat for the first time, I've won a gold medal at Regionals and a bronze medal at Nationals. I am a natural leader, and I enjoy helping my teammates and classmates become better versions of themselves. I enjoy take leadership roles, such as stroking a boat, or helping those with less experience than me.
I am very focused, hard working, determined, and driven. I have high expectations for myself and my goal is to row in the Olympics, and take home a medal. I want to row for a college that can help me get to where I want to go. I am interested in going to a Division 1 school. I want to be a part of a team that is a community and a family, where everyone is equally passionate about pursuing their goals as I am. In order to make my dreams a reality, I want to be surrounded by people who will support me and my goals.
Academics are very important to me. I've always been a serious and dedicated student, and I will always go above and beyond the baseline requirements. I value both the process and the product, and I strive to get more out of school than just good grades. Ever since I was five years old, I've been interesting in medicine. Even before I could read, I would look at the pictures in my family's Mayo Clinic book, and I was curious about different diseases and the human body. I believe that I can change the world and make it a better place by helping people through medicine.
I've volunteered at a few different organizations over the years, including CAT (Cat Adoption Team) and Meals on Wheels. I've also written many supportive letters to children in Randall's Children's Hospital, and given food and supplies to the homeless. I enjoy volunteering because I like knowing that I can make a difference in someone's life, even with just a small gesture.