Born in May of 1997, I spent most of my childhood growing up in Midlothian, around the outskirts of Richmond Virginia, while being homeschooled by my family until the start of my high school career. Throughout my attendance of Clover Hill High School I became involved in a multitude of extracurricular activities from academically focused honor societies such as the history honor society, science honor society, beta club and the national honor society, to a variety of athletics from wrestling to track and field, all the way to martial arts. I additionally dedicated a large quantity of my time to the Boy Scouts of America, taking on increasingly more and more involved leadership roles in the troop, before ultimately achieving Eagle Scout at the end of my junior year in 2015.

Particularly taken by the science courses of my school, I declared myself a chemistry major upon my admittance into Longwood University. The first year of my college experience saw me live in the high rise dormitory of Frazer, studying Chemistry, while also working at Longwood’s Dorrill Dining Hall through federal work study. As I acclimated to my new home I became involved with two organizations on campus, the academic chemistry fraternity alpha chi sigma, nicknamed axe for short, and the service oriented global leaders organization, which focused in the adding of foreign exchange students as they began their studies at Longwood. I also began to make plans for my very own semester abroad, which is planned to occur in the upcoming year.

While my time at Longwood has thus far been brief, my journey has only just begun and I look forward to writing the next chapters in the coming years.