Sport/Position: Track & Field—60m High Hurdles and 110m High Hurdles
Graduation Year: 2017
Major: Exercise Science
Hometown/State: Gurnee, Illinois
Why did you pick RIT/NTID? I chose RIT for the services/accommodations for the deaf and hard of hearing that I will not find at any other college or university.
Clubs/Activities: Vice President of the RIT Dodgeball Club.
Hobbies/Interests outside of athletics: Volunteering at a summer camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing campers.
What’s the best part about being here as a RIT/NTID student-athlete? I have interpreters at practice if I need them whenever my hearing aids break, which has been known to happen from time to time.
Favorite on-campus food spot: Salsarita’s
Where do you do your homework? Either in my room, or at my friend’s apartment. On some occasions, I will occasionally do homework at the library if it is a group assignment.
If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring? Large pocket knife, large water bottle/container and rope or fishing net.
Hidden talent: I can solve a Rubik’s cube in under a minute.
What’s your life motto? Don’t let past failures affect your potential to improve. Use those failures to push yourself to excel.