It wasn’t until the end of my sophomore year of high school when I realized I couldn’t live without the mountains. When it was time to apply to colleges, I made sure every school I applied too was located near the mountains. During my research, I stumbled upon Sierra Nevada College.
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 choose mechanical engineering as my first major when I went to UCSD. My enthusiasm for engineering waned after a couple of years, but my love for the outdoors never did. So, after a short attempt at being an economics major, which built up my 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 still underway in this new 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. I am just a girl in the world that strives for options and opportunities: I’m simply me.
Neither my mother nor my father graduated from college, nor did they earn straight A’s during their schooling years. For them, seeing their children succeed means more than their own success. I am incredibly grateful that they took the time to make sure I grew up with a strong concrete foundation.
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.