I am a freshman at American University, located in Washington D.C., with a major in Political Science. I have joined the college’s republican club, volleyball club, and plan on joining other clubs to aid the local community. Participating in clubs and organizations has allowed me to develop determination, a work ethic, and leadership. Being raised on a farm with a range of difficult has helped equip me with a strong work ethic and determination. My leadership ability began with my role as volleyball captain in high school and will be progressed by the School of Public Affairs leadership program. By furthering these qualities and gaining others, they will be applied to my future academic challenges and work experiences.