I am a Freshman attending the American University, Washington D.C. I entered AU as a major in Political Science; however, I plan to double major in Political Science and International Affairs with a minor in Philosophy. Currently, I am a competitive member of the American University Mock Trial Team.
While attending Advanced Technologies Academy, I participated in Mock Trial (all four years), and was appointed the Captain of Attorneys in my senior year. We earned the distinction of taking third place in State for 2018. In addition, I was a member of the Chess Club (with standing team invite), the Interact Club (Rotary), the treasurer of Future Business Leaders of America, and served as an ambassador for the Legal Studies program. Junior year, I was nominated by my school to attend both the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Conference and Nevada Boys State. I am most proud to have received The Congressional Award Gold Medal last summer for my dedication to service and personal excellence.
I am also a martial artist with 15 years of experience in Kenpo, and currently a Senior Kenpo Instructor. I have to say I remember volunteering in the FMS classroom for “Japan” on International Children’s Day, one year. I was so enthusiastic about performing Kata for hours without stopping, that the teachers were concerned about me. They finally had Ms. Karen come in to check, and make sure that I wasn’t about to pass out! I was fine, just very happy to be allowed to share my passion. At this point in my journey, I am working toward my 5th-degree black belt.