I am currently an undergraduate student at American University. Originally from Rocky Face, Georgia, I am excited to be a part of the Washington, D.C. community. At American, I am pursuing an Interdisciplinary Degree in Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG). I am a member of American University Scholars and the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program. My love of learning and leadership began in high school and, through CLEG and the two programs I participate in, I have been given the chance to further develop my talents.
Outside of academics, I am a Campus Campaign Coordinator (CCC) for Teach for America (TFA) on American University’s campus. As a CCC, I communicate with clubs, professors, and student leaders about TFA in order to recruit applicants. Giving presentations, tabling at events, and speaking to students heightens my communication skills, as well as general people skills. Also, I am a tutor in American University DC Reads program at Dorothy I. Height Elementary School. Partnering with AmeriCorps’ Reading Partners program, I tutor two students weekly in a one-on-one setting. This is a continuation of a program I participated in during high school. Working with children not only allows me to impact their education, but also allows me to work on patience, empathy, and communication.
In addition to coursework and extracurricular activities, I enjoy going out into the city to experience new events and learn about new cultures. With the diversity of Washington, D.C., there are always new opportunities to learn and meet others. This pairs well with my love of art history, culture, and travel. I am passionate about people and our shared humanity, and learning about the world around me allows me to be a better leader.