Age: 18Hometown: Middlebury, IndianaCollege: Indiana University – Purdue University – Indianapolis, Honors CollegeMajors/Minors: Biology, Medical Humanities/Chemistry, SpanishWhat is your favorite food: Sushi
What is your favorite TV show: The Big Bang Theory
What is your favorite movie: 300
What is your favorite quote: “The aim of life is self-development. To realize one’s nature perfectly – that is what each of us is here for.” – Oscar Wilde,The Picture of Dorian Gray
What is your favorite time of day:Plan ahead or procrastinate? Plan ahead
Paper or Plastic? Plastic
Glass Half-Full or Glass Half-Empty? Glass Half-Full
Introvert or Extrovert? Introvert
Cats or Dogs? Cats
Morning person or night person? Morning PersonIf you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you absolutely need for survival? Running shoes, water filtration system, mascara
What would we find in your refrigerator right now? Greek Yogurt, Apples, Water, SoBe Water, Monster Rehab energy drinks, Jalapeno String Cheese
What is your biggest fear? My biggest fear is the fear of failure, and I think that’s something that all of us deal with at some point in our lives. For me this fear serves as motivation to put forth my greatest effort.
Sum yourself up in three words. Compassionate, Purposeful, Ambitious
What do you want to be when you grow up and why? I want to become involved in collegiate medical teaching and research. The field of science and medicine is changing so rapidly and that is why the research appeals to me. Being able to teach at a medical school would be a rewarding part of the research aspect.Describe your single-most favorite moment from your Distinguished Young Women experience. My favorite Distinguished Young Women experience occurred at the National Finals. My roommate, Sabrina Gerlich (from Virginia) and I had become very close over the two weeks we were in Mobile, AL. We both absolutely loved our two weeks and had made so many amazing friends and connections and were fully satisfied with how we had performed throughout the competition. One night we said to each other, “you know, it doesn’t really matter if either one of us walks away with anything, because this experience has been worth so much more than the competition itself.” The following night, both of us were named Scholastics category winners. Knowing that both of us had the same gratitude for the experience we had during National Finals, made winning a category all the more special to each of us.