Hometown: South Bend, Indiana
High School: 2019
Top three most notable awards/recognition from high school:
- National Honors Society
- Academic Honors Diploma
- Technical Honors Diploma
IUPUI Major: Biomedical Engineering
Q: Why did you choose IUPUI?
A: I chose IUPUI because of the immense opportunities that come with the urban setting surrounding a notable university. I knew that with my choice to attend IUPUI I would become part of a community larger than myself striving to make the world a better place.
Q: What does being a Bepko Scholar mean to you?
A: To me, being a Bepko Scholar means putting forth the effort in all areas of life to improve the quality of life for not only myself but for all of those around you as well. As a Bepko Scholar, I walk with others and value service in partnership with learning; I realize the value of learning through experiences outside of the classroom. Being a Bepko Scholar means being a driving force for good in all aspects of my community.
Top two accomplishments in community service/volunteerism:
Camp Kesem Counselor in Training—Camp Kesem is a summer camp for children with parents affected by cancer. I attended Kesem as a camper for 11 years and for two years a CIT or counselor in training. Through this experience, I was able to work with children ages 6–12 who were unable to have a normal childhood and give them back some youthful joy at summer camp.
Kingsmen Tutor—I was a Spanish and chemistry tutor at my high school through a program called Kingsmen Tutoring; this meant I was placed in a classroom to help my peers receive more assistance in a challenging subject. This program helped me grow as a person academically and socially while giving back to teachers and programs that made me who I was.