I have been playing soccer ever since the first grade. I played in multiple
clubs growing up as well as for
my highschool team. I also enjoyed my time playing competitive soccer in
undergrad at Grinnell College. I am now
lucky enough to continue in my passion with the
Ames Hurricanes FC
where I help out by serving on the committee and being a team captain
while participating in many scrimmages and league games year round.
I was fortunate enough to spend a semester
abroad my junior year of undergrad in Aix-en-Provence. While there I also
had the opporutnity to visit Spain, Italy (Florence, ROme, Cinque Terre),
Scotland (St. Andrews, Stirling, Edinburgh) and parts of
France including Paris, Marseille, Nice, Corsica and various small villages
in southern France. I loved my time traveling there and ever since I have been itching for a chance
to go back!
I was fortunate enough to spend three weeks in New Zealand with my
family over winter break (Dec 2014-Jan 2015). We traveled all over
both the north and south islands. It is a trip I will never forget.
Ever year my extended family (on my dad's side) get together for one week
in the summer. It is always one of the highlights of the year for me. The
photo below includes just some of us and was taken just this past summer
during our reunion in Boone, North Carolina.
I've been playing piano since I was around four years old. ALthough I took
a bit of a break from playing in college --- where I particpated
in a percussion ensemble instead --- I recently received my own digital piano
and have greatly enjoyed getting back into playing.