"I think it would be great to adopt more of an entrepreneurial mindset in the future, not only to profit from my ideas, but also so that bright energy solutions don't die in the "idea" stage."
How do you want to leave your impact on the world?
I'd like to work towards conserving the natural wonders that have inspired me so that my children's generation has the opportunity to appreciate the environment as more than an afterthought of past generations.
Describe your dream job or career.
National Geographic researcher. I've dreamed of working with the company since I was a child, but I know this position is something I'd possibly need to work toward years down the line.
Tell us about your leadership experiences.
In college I transferred to a new school after my freshman year. My new school did not have any sort of program to help transfer students adjust, so I helped start a mentor program. As a Transfer Engagement Acclimation Mentor, I worked to ease students into their new lives both at GW, and in DC.
Describe a personal experience that has directly or indirectly influenced your career path.
The Green Program piqued my interest in renewable energy, but also in conservation. The trip to Iceland made me realize just how much work America needs to do to become a globally respected leader when it comes to these issues.
What is the biggest take-away and/or favorite part of your GREEN Program experience?
I remember flying back into DC from Iceland and thinking "Wow, this place is unbelievably dirty." Going from being able to drink from just about any stream on a hike, to looking at the Potomac River and knowing I'd have to consider hospitalization after even a single sip of its water was disheartening to say the least!
Tell us about your Capstone project experience and your journey, your team, the ideation and implementation.
My team was an eclectic blend of students ranging from conservationists to engineers. We decided on an idea that revolved around creating a fully self-sustaining gym that would run entirely off of the power produced by its members. Oddly enough, a billionaire had a similar idea within the past couple of years and actually is working to create some of the same machines we conceptualized almost three years ago!
How will you use this experience to advance your personal goals?
While it was cool to find out someone had started working on a similar sustainable design, it was a little disappointing to realize that we essentially had a great idea that we left unfinished. I think it would be great to adopt more of an entrepreneurial mindset in the future, not only to profit from my ideas, but also so that bright energy solutions don't die in the "idea" stage.
You're hosting an intimate dinner party. Select 3 figures you would invite (dead or alive, fictional or non-fictional).
Larry David, Dave Chappelle, and Kobe Bryant