I started at OSU in fall of 2016, majoring in Computer Science and Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. I am originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, but I am enjoying getting to know Columbus and all it has to offer. I am also fortunate enough to be an Eminence Fellow at OSU. I have spent the past year trying to take advantage of all the experiences that are part of this amazing opportunity, and to get to know the amazing people in the program.
My academic passions are math and technology. I plan to complete the five year master’s program in computer science and hope to work in cyber security or software engineering after graduating.
I am also passionate about the environment and have been involved in environmental service projects for many years. I have served on the National Youth Advisory Council for Keep America Beautiful for two years and have been a speaker at their national conference both in 2015 (Washington, D.C.) and 2016 (Orlando, FL). I am honored to have been chosen as the featured youth speaker for their national fundraising dinner in New York City in October, 2016. I am continuing my involvement in the environment at OSU through the Students for a Sustainable Campus organization.
Throughout my freshman year at Ohio State, I have been working with 26 other students to start an anti-human trafficking organization called Enlighten. My passion for the rights of women and children inspire and motivate me in this project. I hope this organization will reach nonprofit status so we can start making a difference in Columbus. Currently, I am working on the website for this project, and hope to work on hosting events and working with children who have been trafficked.
I am looking forward to continuing my journey at Ohio State, and I know my experiences during my first year have prepared me well for my next year there.