- Route: Rockies
- Ride Year: 2019
- Hometown: Houston, TX
- School Year: Senior
- Major: Biomedical Engineering
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi! I am a senior at The University of Texas at Austin studying Biomedical Engineering with a special interest in imaging and instrumentation. I hope to one day work with novel cancer imaging technologies to produce earlier and more accurate detection of tumor growths.
I grew up in Houston, TX with two loving parents and my little brother, Keith. In my free time, I enjoy photography, cooking, running, playing violin, and watching films.
On campus I am involved with Camp Kesem as well as a few other service organizations. My involvement with Camp Kesem is one of my main motivations for joining Texas 4000. You can read more about this organization’s importance in my life in my Why I Ride section. Thanks for visiting!
Why I Ride
I ride for my Camp Kesem kids. Camp Kesem is a student run non-profit organization that provides a camp for kids who have a parent who is or has been affected by cancer. As a counselor, I have seen the strength that these kids exhibit through very trying times and also the impact that a community of kids who understand the experience really has on their outlook and happiness. I ride to do my part in making sure that no child ever has to experience losing a parent to cancer and to spread hope, knowledge and charity to those who have a personal relationship with cancer.
I also ride for my grandfather, a constant source of joy and positivity who passed away from lung cancer.