Being a student-athlete in a competitive academic atmosphere has shaped me into a hard working, goal oriented person. Since I started rowing, I have learned how to be a leader, and not to give up. I find I grow the most when things are the most grueling. My ability to lead and to work hard while also having fun has helped me form friendships on my team that will last a lifetime. My competitive attitude helps me always strive for something bigger.
I want to row at the next level because I want to be a part of a team that I can work, grow, fail, and succeed with. Most importantly, I want to be a part of something bigger than myself. Outside of rowing, I spend my weekends teaching CCD to children between the ages of 8-10, as my faith is a very important aspect in my life. I also attend many clubs at my school, such as campus ministry. I find myself the happiest when my schedule is full and I am bettering myself, whether it be through rowing or through life. This is what I am looking to continue to foster and develop at the collegiate level.