High School: Asheville School
Intended Major: Sociology
Possible Career: Urban/Regional Planner
Words: Confident, respectful, driven, adaptable
What impact do you want to have on the world?
Climate change (and environmental degradation in general), and increased worldwide urbanization have created a situation where many urban areas must prepare for a changing climate while becoming more sustainable and eco-friendly. Additionally, poorer, often non-white people are more susceptible to negative environmental factors such as air and water pollution. I want to play a part in designing and developing sustainable urban areas that are equitable across race and income.
Name a person you admire.
My parents have been the largest influence on my life. They have a strong pride in themselves and our family, which they transferred to me and my sister. They convey optimism in the face of adversity or significant change. Perhaps most importantly, they realize how complex most situations are and have been able to show me that most things are not purely black or white.
What is something you are proud of in your life so far?
I have lived in eight different places over the past eleven years, and I am proud of how I have been able to adapt and feel comfortable in each new place.
What was the most transformative class you have taken and/or what subjects do you want to explore deeply?
I want explore the history of how different cultures and societies develop land.