Q: Why did you choose the Tribe?
I knew I wanted to do gymnastics and I knew I was interested in International Relations. I like everything I heard about the school, and when I visited I loved the environment so much that applied early decision.
Q: Describe a moment when you felt the
most Tribe pride...
USAG's last year in Springfield when the entire team came together and hit every routine
Q: Take us through your pre-game mental
I visualize my routines, going through each skill and remind myself that this is my job
Q: Do you belong to any other clubs,
groups, or organizations?
Middle Eastern Studies Club, Tribe Tutors
Q: What are some community activities you
or your team has done?
Everyone does the canned food drive each winter when we come back to school early. Some of us also are involved in Tribe Tutors where we go to Matthew Waley once a week for an hour or so to tutor a student there. I participated in this program last semester and will again this semester. I also coach with the rest of the team every Saturday.
Q: What is your intended or declared major
International Relations, and Middle East Studies. I have always been interested in the big picture, and it doesn't get much bigger than the world. I grew more interested in Middle East studies when I started to take Arabic and realized I didn't know much about the Middle East, this past year with all the big changes in the Middle East has only increased my interest.
Q: Describe your dream job:
An upper level position in a foreign affairs office, where I could contribute to shaping American foreign policy.
Q: If you could play another sport at
W&M what would it be and why?
Sailing, I enjoy sailing
Q: Favorite team tradition/activity and
The haka right before we compete, it always gets me fired up.
Q: Which teammate will have the most interesting
job in 10 years and why?
Sam Patterson, he changes his major every few hours, I think he'll be a professor but I have no idea what field he'll be in, it could be anything, he already does all these independent projects he'll just find somewhere where he'll get paid to do all those projects.
Q: What animal would best describe you
A bear, because I'm fairly strong and I hibernate.
Q: What is your favorite quote or phrase?
"So it goes" Kurt Vonnegut
Q: What is your favorite type of food (i.e.
Chinese, Mexican, etc.)?
I like almost everything.
Q: Favorite place you have visited or
traveled to and why?
Morocco, I studied abroad there the summer between my sophomore and junior years. My favorite place there was the desert because that was the clearest I ever saw the stars.
Q: If you could sit down for lunch with
anyone in the world who would it be and why?
Kurt Vonnegut because he's my favorite author and a very smart guy.
Q: Most addicting television show?
Q: How will you change the world (or even
just one person's world)?
Hopefully with a job in the foreign policy world
Q: Tell us something about yourself that
most people don't know...
When I was 5 I decided that I would become marine biologist who specialized in whales and picked out a school that wasn't William and Mary.
Q: What's number one on your bucket list
Backpack Isle Royal. I was supposed to go there the summer before high school but the trip got canceled. My brother and dad have backpacked it and I've heard it's awesome.
Q: What is your best non-athletic skill?
Q: What is your biggest pet peeve and
Wet sand that sticks to your feet because it follows you everywhere.
Q: What is something you are afraid
Q: What is an obstacle you had to
overcome in your life?
A bad sense of direction, when I'm lost I usually go opposite of my instincts at an intersection and it almost always works out.