I want it all. I want to see, hear, feel ā€“ and experience everything. Life is a drug, and Iā€™m completely addicted. I want to write a book, win a world series, open up my own restaurant, start a magazine, be the best. I am a believer; and I believe I can do it all, even if it seems impossible.

My mother raised me according to the saying, carpe diem. Seize the day. Those few words have led me on a path of continual motivated momentum. I crave new experiences, and take every chance I can to grow, intellectually, socially and personally. College has been a gateway to opportunity ā€“ opportunity that continues throughout life ā€“ to better understand other people, other perspectives, and other ways of viewing the world. I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively during my college years. I lived with a family in Spain for a few weeks, zipped through the treetops in Costa Rica and survived summers in Washington, D.C., and Manhattan on peanut butter sandwiches.