DePaul student

Describe yourself: Loving, courageous, swagger

Favorite quote: "Justice is what love looks like in public." - Cornel West

Favorite book: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

Dream job: To lead a multinational non-profit organization that inspires local communities to be the change that they wish to see in their own communities while creating a sense of global agency and awareness through the recognition of the interdependency of humanity. If I could somehow create another organization with that, which is able to be an actor in the world refugee crisis, I simply couldn't think of anything better.

I decided to run track for DePaul because: Running track is more than just a competition to me. It means balance and learning, and is essentially part of who I am. Having the opportunity to continue my formal track career at DePaul has blessed me in so many ways.

Why is being on the track team important to you? It's been an essential part of finding balance in my life as a college student athlete. It has taught me how to be mindful of how many little things can affect my performance not only as an athlete, but also as a person.​

Why did you major in International Studies? I chose to major in International Studies because I wanted a major that would look at the world from a macro-level perspective. I wanted my major to be comprehensive, yet broad, with the opportunity to focus on my specific interests. The International Studies program offers a rigorous core curriculum, but allows me the opportunity to customize my concentration with the guidance of outstanding faculty members.

What is your involvement with the Vincentian Mission Fellows program? The Vincentian Mission Fellows program is a two-year cohort where 10 DePaul students are offered the opportunity to look at a specific world challenge or injustice through the Vincentian lens of pragmatic inquiry. With the support of a mentor and the program, we fully analyze and are able to explore solutions through research, service experiences and wild dreaming without limitations.

Area of Study: International Studies
Graduation Date: June, 2013
Hometown: Rochester, Michigan
High School: Stoney Creek High School
Awards & Achievements:
  • Dean's List
  • Big East Conference All-Academic Team
  • Irwin W. Steans Center Community Service Scholar
Campus Involvement:
  • UNICEF, DePaul Chapter
  • Pangea Educational Development, DePaul Chapter
  • DePaul Gospel Choir
Current Employment:
  • Co-founder and Director of International Operations, Pangea Educational Development