Passions & Skills

Math and Science

I was placed into advanced math in the sixth grade.  From there, I was allowed to take high school level algebra in middle school, gaining credit for it, and furthermore, propel myself to take AP Calculus during my senior year. Math is a love/hate relationship.  I tend to hate it while I’m learning it, but once I study for a final and realize that I know what I’m doing, I get so excited.

Science has always been my forte.  I doubled up on science during my junior year, taking AP chemistry and Anatomy simultaneously.  I then took AP Physics my senior year.  I love figuring out how the world works and how I can make it work for the better of all of us.  My passion for math and science definitely helped aid in my decision to study Engineering here at CMU.

Leadership

I have been to numerous camps, workshops, and events that were aimed at building my leadership abilities.  I took on countless leadership positions in my high school, because I wanted to test the skills I picked up at these workshops.  Because of my experiences in high school, I am grateful now to be a Leadership Advancement Scholar at Central Michigan University.  I love that I get to continue on my path to bettering myself every day with my LAS cohort.  To me, leadership is “Always Moving Forward,” and by that, resilience and persistence are key into becoming the best you can be.

 “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

– Will Rodgers

Running

I’ve been running with my dad since I was in the third grade, and joined the running club in middle school.  In high school, I immediately joined the cross country team, and was varsity all four years.  I qualified at the county, league, and regional levels over the course of four years, and competed in the state meet during my sophomore year.  At the end of the day, there is nothing else I’d rather do than go on a run.

Photography

I got my first digital camera in the seventh grade.  From then, I started to take photos of everything.  I took six semesters of “Communications: Photography” during high school, more than anyone in my high school’s history.  There’s something about the process: Digging in my imagination for a shot, finally posing it, capturing it, editing it, printing it, matting it, all of it.  I love it.  The meticulousness required, the creativity flowing into my prints…. It’s something else, really.

 

Literature

I use books as a way to get away from the busy life I live.  Nothing is more relaxing that sitting down with a good book.  My favorite teachers throughout high school were the ones who taught english.  Finding yourself through a book is an empowering feeling; each book I read solidifies in me my identity a little more.

 

Education

Intellectual growth has always been something important to me.  My parents instilled a desire to learn in me, and furthermore, to excel at retaining knowledge.  Getting good grades in difficult classes was my aim, and that’s what I did.  In addition to intensive maths and sciences, I balanced myself out by studying design, photography, and german language, as well.  It’s this burning passion to learn that propelled me to higher education.

Self-Identified Skills

  1. Communicating a Shared Vision
  2. Mathematic Comprehension and Application
  3. Navigating Logic Systems
  4. Physical Sciences
  5. Teamwork
  6. Networking
  7. Teaching
  8. Critical Thinking
  9. Observing
  10. Attention to Details
  11. Eating (It’s more of a talent,  really)
  12. Running
  13. Setting Up Enough Alarms to Wake Myself Up Each Morning

Strengths Finder 2.0 Results

  1. Strategic
  2. Learner
  3. Individualization
  4. Belief
  5. Achiever

Myers Briggs

  1. Introversion marginally over Extroversion
  2. Intuition dominates Sensing
  3. Feeling dominates Thinking
  4. Perceiving over Judging

 

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