How do you want to leave your impact on the world?
Analyzing and choosing the greener option for me and brightening up other people's days - I believe a little bit of love can go a long way.
What is your story? What doesn't your resume tell us about you?
My resume summarizes all of the experiences I've had, but it doesn't share my passion and dedication to whatever I choose to pursue. I'm extraordinarily energetic and have a bright, positive outlook that is contagious and makes everyday challenges enjoyable.
Describe your dream job or career.
I'm interested in a wide variety of topics, but ultimately I would like to work with people (whether that's in a team or with clients) to not only help the environment, but help individuals as well. This could range from anything within the power industry (analyst, scheduler, etc.), project management, consulting, and more. I know you're telling me to be specific; however, I'm not really sure what I want to do yet. I plan on going out and having new experiences that help me grow as a young professional.
Tell us about your leadership experiences.
For the past two years, I've been a Rank Captain in the Marching Virginians (the marching band at Virginia Tech). My job was to lead a group of students through the marching season, handling anything from simple drill chart questions, confusion with performances, as well as conflicts within the section. I've also dabbled in organizations at Virginia Tech including Hokie Ambassadors (tour guides) where I literally lead groups of prospective students and share my love for Virginia Tech. I was also a Green Ambassador for a semester - I shared my experience with The Green Program (and still do) as well as put together information sessions for interested students. In high school, I also held leadership positions in the band as well as the robotics team. Overall, I've continued pursuing leadership positions in organizations and my everyday life because I love sharing my passions with others and watching those that I led grow and eventually lead others.
What is the biggest take-away and/or favorite part of your GREEN Program experience?
I loved learning at Reykjavik University, travelling to various locations to observe gorgeous views, and getting to know my 38 fellow students. However, my biggest take-away was something one of our guides, Helga, said on our last night, “I hope you all had a good week and got out of your comfort zones because you can do more than you think.” I still apply that to my everyday life because she was absolutely right.
You're hosting an intimate dinner party. Select 3 figures you would invite (dead or alive, fictional or non-fictional; can't be friends or family).
Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec (incredibly strong and passionate woman), Emma Watson (woman who I believe is very optimistic and dedicated to helping people in more than one way), and Jimmy Fallon (he's hilarious and I would love to have someone that light-hearted in my life, or at my dinner table to say the least).
Is there a documentary or book that really changed the way you thought about something, or motivated you in a particular way?
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, simply stated, changed the way I look at running out of time. Fantastic read, would highly recommend.