Nearly all of my life I've juggled school and sports responsibilities. To some this might be too hectic of a lifestyle, but I have thrived in it. Sports, especially soccer, have given me the opportunity to operate within a team and to spend years perfecting a skill.
Fortunately, my decision to attend Stanford did not force me to solely focus on sports, even though our Athletics Department is the best in the nation. I've grown tremendously as an engineer and person here, and I believe a good deal of it is thanks to Stanford's requirements of taking many classes from many fields. Many of my favorite classes have come from outside of the engineering department. Above all, I learned the joy of learning here, no matter what the subject.
Despite being a student-athlete, I still had the opportunity to study abroad in Santiago, Chile. Now that I am done with sports, I plan on seeing more of the world. During my short time in South America, I found the excitement of experiencing other cultures. After I'm done with school, I hope to get another chance to live in a different country, working and traveling.
The commonality of all of my interests is that I love to solve problems and ask questions about my surroundings. Whether it be deciding which pass to make on the soccer field or how to improve a product, I will come up with a solution. It may not always be correct, but I can guarantee that it will always be well though out and logical.