I am currently a freshman at American University in the School of Public Affairs (SPA). I intend to major in both political science and French. I am part of the AU Scholars Program which is a selective living-learning community of engaged, passionate students. My cohort focuses on the causes of homelessness. Additionally, I am a member of the SPA’s Leadership Program which prepares students for lives of public service. My concentrated area of study is immigration and refugee issues. After four years, I will receive a certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies.
I am originally from Pleasantville, NY where I attended Pleasantville High School. I actively participated in athletics, academics, and the arts. I served as captain of the soccer team and ran track while balancing a rigorous course load filled with numerous AP courses. I am designated as an AP Scholar with Distinction and graduated in the top ten percent of my class. I was the President of the orchestra as well as the Forensics team. I served on the executive boards of over 6 honor societies, roles ranging from President to Historian. I graduated as a Girl Scout and dedicated many hours to meaningful community service.
I will take my commitment to learning about and from others throughout my years at American and beyond. I am extremely interested in immigration policy and want my future career to be dedicated to helping those seeking a new home in America to feel welcome. Other areas that I am passionate about include gun reform, women’s & minority issues, and income inequality. I aim to attend law school and run for public office. Wherever I end up, I know my life will be in service of others.