Upon graduation from Atlee High School's International Baccalaureate program, I enrolled as an undergraduate at Johns Hopkins University in 2017. I am studying English and Psychology, having done plenty of research in each department. Within English, my interests generally center around American Literature, the Southern Gothic, and Computational Literary Studies. My senior thesis focused on Computatioanl Literary Studies and Early American Gothics, evaluating how effective CLS is as a methodology. Within Psychology, I have a few different interests, ranging from visual perception to memory to narratives. In addition to these two majors, I participated in a variety of clubs and organizations at JHU, including the English Club, Men's Club Soccer, and Blue Key Society.
I know that soccer might not be quite as important to schooling for some people, but it is such a big part of my life, that it must be mentioned in order to know who I am. I played pretty much since I could walk, my parents being my primary coaches and motivators for most of my childhood. I moved on to play travel soccer as a teenager, and also began playing futsal competitively. Over the course of high school, I played in high-stakes state cups, travelled the East coast, and was the leading scorer (and leader in assists) for a national tournament qualifying U17 futsal team. I was recruited for several Division 3 schools to play, but ultimately chose to focus on academics and take a break from soccer as I started college. Of course, I missed playing, and joined the Men's Club Soccer team, later becoming captain, and I also joined the Baltimore Kings Professional Futsal Team, where I could continue my love for futsal, and even earn some money. With the Baltimore Kings, I once again attended a national tournament, this time for the Major League, where I returned with a second place trophy and a broken wrist.