Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


Global Awareness: one way I can do this is right on campus through diversity clubs like Mundo or just engaging in dialogue with other students from diverse backgrounds.  I also intend to study abroad at some point in my undergraduate career.

Original Inquiry: I would like to reach out to faculty and engage in research work, particularly in the realm of prisons and policing.

Academic Enrichment: I would like to maintain a high GPA while taking courses that both challenge and excite me.  I also hope to extend my skills and knowledge to extra curriculars, service, and research.

Leadership Development: I would like to write for The Lantern and hopefully eventually earn an editorial position there; further, I hope to engage in leadership in an area of volunteering some time during my four years.

Service: I want to get involved with the Passgo club here at OSU more once my schedule allows for it.  I also hope to volunteer at the local Planned Parenthood clinic and hopefully other organizations in the Columbus area, as well.


[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.   For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Odyssey Online

In keeping with my interest in writing, I have been writing an article for Ohio State’s Odyssey Online community nearly every week since the beginning of the summer.  One of my favorite articles I have written addressed suicide in the wake of Chester Bennington’s suicide.  In particular, it was a response to an article entitled “I Don’t Feel Bad For Chester Bennington And Neither Should You” (the title was later changed to “There’s A Problem With Glorifying Celebrities After Suicide.”  Here is a link to my article:


About Me

I am a second year in the Ohio State University’s honors program studying sociology and philosophy and am an aspiring writer.  While both of these disciplines allow me to do a great deal of reading and writing, and although I am planning to take creative writing classes as well, I’d really like to expand my scope beyond writing for classes.  I was an avid writer and editor for my high school paper and my experiences working with the staff greatly shaped me.

I’ve written far too many hundreds of thousands of words in my life to possibly count and have written everything from news articles and pieces detailing a sports team season to fiction and poetry to long diatribes about mass incarceration and the sexism present in all-male high school environments.  While I have the most experience with and most enjoy opinion pieces and similar essays, I also greatly enjoy personal writing and creative fiction and have experimented some with pop culture reviews.

With my love of writing in mind, I hope to use this e-portfolio as a space to share all those writing projects I have locked in my head or stuck in Google Docs and to similarly reflect on things I write or have written in the past.  This is a space for my creativity to show and for my creative instinct to not be hampered by tight constraints of course writing requirements.