What is your story? What doesn't your resume tell us about you?
Even though I grew up in small town Ohio I have always wanted to explore. My desire to see the world comes from my parents. My mom is South African and my dad is from Montana but spent a large part of his youth in Manila. Thus, the desire to see new things drives me to take risks. It is part of the reason why I went to military school, lived in Beijing for a summer, and participated in The Green Program.
Describe your dream job or career.
My dream job is a job that allows me to follow my passions, give back, and own my own company. I choose finance and the financial services industry because it is at the heart of business and the world economy. My dream job would still be in the financial services industry, allowing me to continue to contribute to economic growth and opportunity around the world. Additionally, I would want to own my own business in order to incorporate aspects of impact investing, social responsibility, and provide employment opportunities to other people who share my passions.
Tell us about your leadership experiences.
My most significant leadership experience occurred my senior year of high school. I was in command of 153 of my peers at Culver Military Academy. Being responsible for so many others taught me about servant leadership, and what it means to give back to those who I was responsible for.
What is the biggest take-away and/or favorite part of your GREEN Program experience?
My favorite part of participating in The Green Program was getting to meet so many people with different backgrounds and interests. The learning opportunities were tremendous, but none of it would have been possible without the tremendous staff, teachers, and all of my peers who participated with me.
Tell us about your Capstone project experience and your journey, your team, the ideation and implementation.
My capstone project focused on bringing green technologies and educational opportunities to urban schools. We were able to bring together a team with diverse educational backgrounds to design a prototype school and business proposal.
Where and When would you go in a time machine? Why?
Signing of the Declaration of Independence, to witness the start of the United States and the conversations that led to the decision to become independent.