Access services, strong academic rankings, having a criminal justice major, and opportunities to grow my leadership skills to make a difference in the world were important to me when searching for college. But finding a place where I could connect with other people like me was most important because growing up attending a mainstream high school was isolating at times. I knew I could have gone to other colleges and been successful, but RIT had all of the things on my checklist. RIT is awesome. I am successful in my academics, and have flourished as a student leader. I served as president of NTID's Ebony Club, and won multiple awards including NTID's Outstanding Leadership, Dale Carnegie's Future is Bright and M.O.C.H.A. (Men of Color, Honor and Ambition) Fitness Man of the Year. I also was a member of RIT’s wrestling team, and performed in a play presented by NTID’s Performing Arts Theater. Here I found a place to be me, and become the best leader I can be.