It wasn’t until the end of my sophomore year of high school when I realized I couldn’t live without the mountains. Sierra Nevada College is the perfect school for me. This college offers the two majors I desire, when most schools don’t offer anything similar. The classes are small, the teachers are great, and the opportunities in Tahoe are endless.
Today I ski, love life, love my family, and strive to do everything that opens my eyes wide and makes me smile.
I joined a robotics team in high school, which led me to mechanical engineering, but while my enthusiasm for engineering waned after a couple of years my love for the outdoors never did. After developing an interest in running my own business, I transferred to SNC as an Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship major.
The search of who I really am is underway in this chapter at Sierra Nevada College, trying out a path of Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Entrepreneurship, but the answers only lie in the depths of myself, in no one else, no matter how hard I pry. I thrive for me, and constantly wonder where my boots will take me next.
Neither my mother nor my father graduated from college For them, seeing their children succeed means more than their own success. I am incredibly grateful that they made sure I grew up with a strong concrete foundation. My father constantly reminded me that “education is the most important thing in life,” and his message is becoming clear.
The classes, students, and faculty have allowed me to accomplish more than I ever believed possible. Yes, it’s been challenging, but I wouldn’t change any of it. This college has changed me forever for the better.