To put it simply, I’m gay – both by the old definition and the new. Often times seen around school smiling, I’m known for my positivity and athleticism. My unwavering optimism has proven to be an essential asset and has helped me overcome injuries and other obstacles in my life, including coming out which was more an opportunity than an obstacle, as well as transition to college life as a first year at Georgetown University.
My involvement spans from running D1 track, to working on the leadership board of the college democrats, and studying Chinese as a minor – all the while continuing my advocacy work as a gay collegiate athlete (and I couldn’t be happier!)
As you get to know me, you will quickly learn that I am a philosophy nut and I can never eat enough carbohydrates – a rather enjoyable side effect of training non-stop. I am also in a passionate relationship with… you guessed it… leadership, which developed during my work with my school and state’s student council. A collection of amazing and talented youth, our state’s association of student council has led me to where I am today and for that I am most thankful.
Perhaps most importantly, I am also a firm believer in humanity. I believe in what we can do, what we can change, and what we will accomplish. I believe that tomorrow can always be a better day if you allow for it and it’s with that mindset that I started writing this blog.
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