Biggest goal in life:
Do epic things and help people
Can't live without:
water, Jimmy John’s, family and friends, and God
Favorite place on campus:
My room at Clifton-Fullerton Hall
Love going to school in Chicago because:
The city is my classroom - and this classroom has no boundaries.
I've always wanted to:
Make a toast at a stranger's wedding
Best place to eat near campus:
Best place to study on campus:
The Clifton/Fullerton laundry room
Thin crust or deep dish?
Deep dish at Gino's East
Mind Gym by Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez
"The goal isn't to live forever. The goal is to create something that will."
- Chuck Palahniuk
What do you plan on majoring in?
Marketing, because I hope to one day work for my yo-yo sponsor, YoYoJam.
Tell us about your involvement in the 2011 World Yo-Yo Contest:
participated in the World Yo-Yo contest since I was six years old. After
winning “World’s Best” titles in my age group for several years, I began
competing at the top level. In 2011, I made it to the Off-String Division
(where the yo-yo is not attached to a string) finals. For the finals, I focused
more on trying to put on a show for the crowd, rather than trying to win. I
placed 4th in the world and received “Freestyle of the Year” honors.
See me in action here.
How long has yo-yoing been a hobby of yours?
I’ve been yo-yoing
since I was four years old and have been competing since 1999. I
enjoy yo-yoing so much because seeing the reactions of an excited audience never
gets old. The adrenaline rush on stage doesn’t compare to anything else in my
life. Yo-yoing also presents me with many once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
It’s also a rare talent a person can have.
Area of Study:
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Awards & Achievements:
- 4th Place (overall), 2011 World Yo-Yo Contest
- Winner: "Freestyle of the Year," 2011 World Yo-Yo Contest
- Intramural Basketball
- Intramural Soccer
- Intern, YoYoJam
- Teacher, Cat & Mouse Game Store