Since my freshman year, I have been part of an organization called STEM Outreach, an organization founded by two Hudson and Holland scholars. STEM Outreach at Indiana University is an after-school program that works with children ages 5-11 to teach them principles in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through hands-on activities and real-world applications. I worked with this organization and helped it grow, with the help of my fellow peers, of course, from 7 volunteers to 60 committed volunteers coming back every week to the local elementary schools and after school programs for a total of 60+ elementary school students being exposed to the stem field every semester! I have just ended my term as president, and I am excited to see the wonderful ideas the new executive board has in store. Aside from my involvement in Stem Outreach, I have been working since my sophomore year as a visitor guide at the Indiana University Visitor Information Center. I welcome prospective students and visitors to the city of Bloomington and IU and help them navigate around the town and tell them why IU is truly a place to call home for all who wish to come here. I also give tours to both prospective students and high-level administrators/executive officials. This past semester, I gave a tour to a group of 50 Chinese ambassadors, and it was probably one of the coolest tours I have ever given. Lastly, I work with an organization of Pre-Medical students, called Phi Delta Epsilon, as the vice president of finance. I helped the organization grow financially and also have been able to work with a very supportive group of pre-medical students since my sophomore year as well.
What is your motto you live life by?
Mind Over Matter - This quote resonances with me quite well for every obstacle or struggle I have faced. When times get hard, and you fall, it is very important to get right back up and never to let that bring you down. Whatever comes your way in life, your mind is a powerful tool that can help you overcome any matter.