- Route: Rockies
- Ride Year: 2018
- Hometown: Southlake, TX
- School Year: Sophomore
- Major: Journalism
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About: Hi guys! I'm a sophomore journalism major at UT. I have a passion for dancing, photography, people, and lots of coffee. On any normally day, I'll be waking up to see the sunrise, nannying, spending hours at the park with people, and staying up way too late making videos/editing photos. I'm in Cru, a Christian organization on campus, and am Historian for UT's Zeta Tau Alpha chapter. I love stories: writing them, reading them, and hearing about other peoples'.
Why I Ride
I joined Texas 4000 for three reasons (in ascending order of importance). Firstly, I read a book my freshman year at UT that discussed making bold decisions, and trusting that God would provide us with the necessary qualifications to accomplish them. Thank you, Donald Miller, and "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years" for this inspiration. Second, I'm a Zeta Tau Alpha at school, and our philanthropy is Breast Cancer Awareness and Education. I have met amazing women who have suffered from cancer, and yet have given back so much. I want to ride for them, and their stories. Lastly, and most importantly, I want to ride for people that have never experienced cancer personally. This is very much my story. No one I know well has ever battled cancer; yet, the disease makes me madder than most anything. I want to ride for the people that cannot ride for themselves, and the people that think they do not have a right to be mad just because they do not have personal life experience with cancer. I know the only way this disease will be cured is if we all have a passion for eradication. I want to tell the stories of the fighters, the survivors, their supporters, and everyone else who cares to find a cure.