Born in Austin’s Seton Hospital in 1990, I am an Austinite through and through. I am currently a student in UT’s McCombs School of Business, but I am still undecided as to what major I want to pursue. Honestly, I am generally undecided in regard to my future as a whole, but I have faith that I will find my way. Outside of academics, I am a member of the Lonestars and the UT Novice Rowing squad, and I love to play intramurals. I am constantly amazed by the number of opportunities UT has for its students and truly hope to capitalize on as many as possible during my time here. Lastly, I love my family and friends more than anything in the world and am truly thankful for their influence in my life.
The struggles that this world faces are truly overwhelming. Cancer is just one of many problems. I believe most of the population feels helpless to change these circumstances. I know that when I look at the big picture, I feel defeated. But this is not the right way to think. We must tackle challenges one step at a time focusing on what we can do now, at this present moment. That is what drew me to Texas 4000. It is not realistic for me to think that tomorrow I will stumble across a cure for cancer. But tomorrow I can ride my bike and spread the message of hope, knowledge, and charity in an effort to find a cure for cancer. I can use my abilities to push others to realize their potential to help fight cancer. Let us all focus on what we are capable of doing today in the fight against cancer, because as a united force we might be able to take another step in the direction of our goal- a cure for cancer.