Before rowing, I played soccer for six years. In eighth grade, I decided to try rowing. I have now been rowing for PNRA Mercer for three years. I love rowing for PNRA Mercer because of the positive, yet competitive atmosphere. My team pushes me to be my best self because their hard-work and dedication motivates me. Although I loved rowing, I was interested in coxing. After attending the 2018 Sparks Consulted Winter Coxswain Camp, I have decided to switch to be a coxswain. After I finish my winter season as a rower, this spring I will be making the switch. I learned a lot about rowing technique and coxswain calls throughout my three years of rowing that I will be able to apply as a coxswain. I am very excited to be switching from a rower to a coxswain because my short stature and competitive attitude is valued.