Junior, Psychology, Leadership & Public Health
Graduated from John F Kennedy High School in Denver, CO
Tell us about yourself.
I am a Colorado native, born and raised in Denver. I am currently studying psychology with a minor in leadership and working on a public health certificate. I am one of the three Scholar Ambassadors for Daniels Fund, a classroom assistant for the Ethnic Living & Learning Community Leadership Studies Program and I am a student coordinator at Community Health (the public health division of Wardenburg Health Services). I live off campus in South Boulder with my best friends who I’ve known since middle school. It’s quite interesting living with your best friends but we make it work. I’m a Daniels Scholar, Denver Scholarship Foundation Scholar and was recently awarded the Gilman Scholarship to study abroad. This semester, I am studying abroad in Sweden! I’m so excited to learn more about psychology, public health and of course, the culture in Sweden.
How have you created a successful environment for yourself at CU-Boulder?
I’m a part of the TRiO Student Support Services program and it has been such a wonderful experience. This program has helped me adjust to a new environment, given me numerous opportunities to excel in academia and also given me great skills outside of school in terms of living on my own, budgeting, etc. I’ve actually been a part of TRiO since my freshman year of high school so it’s been a big part of my success. Another opportunity that has helped me create success at CU-Boulder is the Daniels Fund. I am so grateful for all of the opportunities the Daniels Fund has given me. I have become a better leader, now as a scholar ambassador, and I have also been able to enhance myself as a U.S. citizen, learning about ethics, morals and other skills. Daniels Fund is one of the communities that has helped me learn more about myself and has helped me map my courses to graduate on time. I am a part of the CU-Boulder Daniels Fund Advisory Board as well as the Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity: Delta Sigma Chapter.
What is your favorite thing about CU-Boulder?
My favorite thing about CU-Boulder is the people I’ve surrounded myself with and the work that I do at Community Health. I’ve learned so much at CU-Boulder! Working at Community Health, I’ve finally found my passion, which is working with communities to promote and support students around health and wellness issues. I’ve gained so much insight and knowledge around motivational interviewing, harm reduction and have gained so many pre-professional skills. I’m very grateful for all the opportunities CU-Boulder has to offer.