When I came to the University of Florida, I was determined that I would major in physics and possibly nuclear engineering. I took the university's Intro to Journalism course as an elective, simply because I had always liked to write. That semester changed my life.
Seeing the impact that quality journalism could have on the world and the individual enthralled me. I wanted to open people's eyes, expand their horizons and change their lives. I switched my major to journalism after only a few weeks of class.
After my first semester at UF I decided that I wanted more out of my college years than just academics. I joined the Kappa Sigma Fraternity during the spring semester of 2010.
My fraternity brothers are people I can trust on, alumni are always willing to lend a hand when it comes to finding a career, and the fraternity has made me a better leader and team player.
Athletically, I'm a bit of a wild card. I ran cross country throughout high school and still run distance frequently. After I came to UF, I started gaining an interest in weight lifting and other forms of exercise. I'm happy to say that I am currently earning my personal trainer certification.
To different people, I'm many different things. To some I'm a leader, others a brother, but to everyone, I'm a friend.