I am a student at American University learning, growing, leading, and praising. Through my classes at AU I explore how to think about government from many different angles. My passion for systems of government began in the spring of my junior year of high school in US History recreating the Constitutional Convention and it has only grown since then. My senior year I wrote my Senior Thesis on the Electoral College which gave me the chance to study how we elect the President. Fast forward to sophomore year of college and I am currently researching voting rights in the United States, analyzing who elects the President.
Over the course of my time at AU I have become more confident, outgoing, and eager to explore. As part of the Leadership Team with CRU I talk to strangers on campus about their experience with faith, answering their questions about Christianity the best I can. I am part of an amazing Teaching Team in the Leadership Program where I, among other things, mentor a group of freshmen as they navigate the challenges of working in a team and create a social action project. I find myself learning about my own leadership abilities, my strengths and weaknesses, right along with my first year students. Since arriving at AU I have also developed a desire to study abroad. The new and exciting challenges that are ahead in the prospect of studying in a different country are ones I never thought I would explore but now cannot wait to conquer.
Through all of this, as I learn about systems of government and understand leadership theory and practice, it is clear to me that God has plans for me I never dreamed of. The experiences I have had at AU, and the growth I have experienced, have put me on a path that I never anticipated and I couldn’t be happier. My life is incredibly busy but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I love everything I am doing now and I am eager to take on whatever God has in store for me in the future!