What Drives Me Forward
Currently, my primary goal is to enter public service and apply the skills I gained in my undergraduate education and the lessons I am currently learning in my Master’s program to promote the greater good and operate an effective and efficient government.
Outside of my academic schedule, I am learning ballroom dance, playing beach volleyball with my friends, and enjoy listening to NPR. I played lacrosse for nine years and ice hockey for twelve, though I am not currently playing in college, I miss being on the field and the ice. I also officiate lacrosse, from youth through the high school varsity level, and bartend at the Captial Grille. I bring the same passion I have for my studies to my recreational activities, making the most of the time I have.
I am passionate about energy policy, bipartisanship, the improvement of self and institutions. Looking toward my future, my belief that institutions, systems, and myself can constantly be improved inspires me to get up and keep moving forward. I choose to always be active, keeping my schedule full of class, club meetings, and work. I have found that I feel most alive when I have days filled to the brim. Once I am invested in a project or group I make certain that I put my utmost effort and care into the work I do for the project/group and the community surrounding whatever I am a part of. I believe that my confidence and dedication are an asset to the things I am a part of.
I feel as George Bernard Shaw wrote:
“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”