I've been an IU fan for as long as I can remember, but I will never forget the moment I wanted to come here for school. I was a sophomore in high school and we took a campus tour. I specifically remember getting to the Samples Gates, seeing Kirkwood and all the students, and really being blown away. Right there, I knew I wanted to go to college.
I've received a number of academic scholarships, including the Provost Scholarship and Herbert Presidential Scholarship, so I take my studies pretty seriously. I really want to work for an NFL team, so I'm majoring in pre-athletic training with minors in nutrition and Spanish. I have classes like Chemistry and Spanish, but the one I'm really enjoying is First Aid and Emergency Care. It's a great class because I learn something new every day about saving someone's life. I'm even certified in CPR, which is pretty cool.
When I'm not in class, I try to stay involved in on-campus groups like the Black Student Union and the Groups Five program. I'm also the secretary for the Public Health Student Association.
It probably sounds like I have a lot going on, but I expected it coming in to IU. I knew I'd be busy with classes and organizations. What surprised me was the need for individual responsibility. I have to be so much for myself. I manage my own time, transportation, and activities. Putting that together can be overwhelming, but it's also preparing for life down the road.