About Me

Profile

  • Route: Sierra
  • Ride Year: 2018
  • Hometown: Irving, TX

About: Hey guys! My name is Laura and I am currently a senior pursuing a dual degree in Advertising and Physical Culture and Sports, a concentration in Sports Media, and working towards a Business Foundations Certificate in the global track. After graduation I plan on attending graduate school to pursue a masters in Sports Management!

I was born and raised in Dallas, TX by two people that have always encouraged me to make mistakes and learn from them, to experience life to the fullest, and to never have any regrets. My parents are incredibly sarcastic yet the most easy going people I've ever met. My mom likes to joke around and say that I got all my negative qualities, especially my stubbornness, from my dad but my dad says I got all the best from him. I start of most of my days with a bacon egg and cheese breakfast taco (Taco Joint has my heart... and most of my money) and drink more caffeine than I probably should. Not only am I incredibly clumsy, but I'm also an awful driver so I'm extremely excited to see how uncoordinated I am on the bike!

Why I Ride

When I heard about Texas 4000 my freshman year I instantly knew that it was an organization and cause I wanted to join. Although I have personally not been affected by cancer, a couple of influential people in my life have. I ride for my dad because at the age of 4 he lost his mother during childbirth and shortly after lost his dad to colon cancer. His charisma and determination have honestly been a driven force in my life, especially the last couple of years. I also want to ride for one of my mentors and possibly one of the greatest teachers I’ve ever had, Mrs. Nevil, who was diagnosed with breast cancer the year after I graduated high school. The love she had for her students never went unnoticed and her genuine and happy demeanor always made my day.

I ride for the pillar of charity, not just the monetary charity, but the act of giving a voice to a cause. I want to be there for others and have them share the fun memories and stories of their loved ones. I’m excited to step out of my comfort zone and being comfortable with being vulnerable.

Lastly, if there is someone you would like me to ride for, please feel free to send me an email. Thank you so much!