As a member of American University’s Class of 2023, I am pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government (CLEG), and a minor in Literature. I will also earn a Certificate in Community Based Research through the School of Public Affairs, and a Certificate of Advanced Leadership Studies through the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program. This fall I am studying Counterterrorism at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) in Copenhagen.

I am proud to be a member of the American University Mock Trial (AUMT) team and previously served as President (2021-2022) and Logistics Coordinator (2020-2021) in addition to serving as a team captain. This past season, AUMT placed 10th in the Nation at the American Mock Trial Association’s National Championship – the first time AUMT made it to the championship since 2015. I usually act as an attorney, delivering closing arguments and preparing direct and cross-examinations to further our legal theory. My favorite part of Mock Trial is getting to work with my amazing team and analyzing the fictional case packets until we know them forwards and backward.

I am passionate about climate justice, economic equity, and gender equality. For two summers I have canvassed for Environment Virginia and The Fund for The Public Interest, fundraising and building support for environmental protections at the State and Federal levels. I strongly believe in the importance of people-power in our democracy. As a canvasser, I enjoy conveying to people that there are solutions to the climate crisis if we hold our elected officials accountable for implementing them.

In the future, I hope to work in campaign management, focusing on voter outreach and volunteer coordination in order to support candidates who will fight for social justice. Eventually I plan to run for office myself, and to serve people in my community by championing policies that value people over corporate interests.