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I am a sophomore who is considerate, curious, and (usually) ready for an adventure!

L's Taken

"Thank you for applying but..."


Thing I thought I'd finish but never did

Learning how to play guitar

Everyday L's of life

On the Bright Side


Memory I made when I wasn't studying/working

TENTING. NO REGRETS. So many memories!!


Things I've learned that will still matter in 10 years

  • Learning how to speak up for myself

  • Learning how to ask for help

  • Learning that everything will pass

  • Learning that human connection is essential and the core of wellbeing and happiness (thanks covid for teaching me this one)


TV shows, movies, and books I've enjoyed

  • Book: Small Great Things - Jodi Picoult

  • TV Series: Imposters


Thing I'm proud of that you won't see on my resume

  • Going out of my way to help others


Things I want to get better at

  • Believing in my own abilities

  • Accepting imperfections

  • Embracing my strengths

  • Owning discomfort

  • Being comfortable with not knowing what the future holds


Things I'm looking forward to in the future

  • Memories and laughs with friends

  • New friendships and connections


Small joys in my life

  • Hot beverages when you're cold

  • The warmth of sunshine

  • That perfect temperature in the upper 70s

  • When you expect it to be cold but it's pleasantly warm

  • When someone compliments something you're insecure or unsure about

  • Meaningful compliments

  • Helping others. Being kind to others. Smiling at others. Connecting with others. Going out of your way to make someone feel seen or heard. This one is huge.


Obstacle I've overcome

  • Being a low-income student at Duke


Things I've done that pushed me out of my comfort zone

  • Coming to Duke

  • Confronting my roommate

  • Cold contacting

  • Asking for help

Failures that seemed like the end of the world back then but don't matter in hindsight

Ways I take care of myself


Unconventional skills

  • Really good at seasoning food

  • Can make a damn good stir fry

  • Can fall asleep practically anywhere

  • Can run 18 miles

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