Hometown: Hickory, NC
High School: Challenger Early College High School
I like to think of my life as a jigsaw puzzle; just as I consider pieces’ shapes, colors, and interlocking patterns to assemble the whole, the people I interact with and the courses, extracurricular endeavors, and community service I participate in form my life. Driven by a deeper passion to care for others and impact lives, I have earned my Girl Scout Gold Award by focusing on the advancement of obesity and healthy living education within my community and served as Catawba County Youth Council President, Student Body President and Women’s Basketball Team Captain at my high school, and a children’s Sunday School teacher at my church. Throughout high school, I have also engaged in medical internships at my local hospital and gained my Certification as a Nursing Assistant in pursuit of a long-term career in the medical field. I am the curious intern who is eager to ask questions and participate in hands-on-experiences, and although I will always be a “student” and learner at heart, I aspire to one day look across my Pediatric office at a curious intern that I have the opportunity to inspire. Then, at some point, I seek to pick up my luggage, hop on a plane, and fulfill my dream of providing medical care to less fortunate individuals in a developing country while serving as a missionary.
What drew you to the Robertson Program?
Tom Peters, an American Writer on Business, stated, “If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.” The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program is a window; a window to a community of like-minded peers and insightful alumni, knowledgeable professors, and valuable developmental experiences both domestically and internationally at two Universities who value the embodiment of diversity, faith, and character. The characteristics of that window, from the dimensions to the clarity, are precisely what I am yearning for in higher education. Throughout my life, I have raised shade after shade to pursue an abundance of opportunities that by the grace of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, have led me to that window and provided me the honor to view the world from behind it rather than looking into it.