I ski raced competitively growing up, starting with the Kirkwood Ski Team at age 7, all the way through college with the Penn Ski Team. My college career was highlighted by placing 2nd in the slalom at the Mid-Atlantic regional championships in 2010 which qualified me to ski at USCSA nationals in Maine, where I placed 50th in the slalom and 63rd in the giant slalom. In my first three years of grad school I volunteered as the assistant coach for the Stanford Ski Team.
After starting grad school I joined the Stanford Triathlon Team and currently serve as the team's sponsorship coordinator. I originally joined the team just to stay in shape and meet new people, but over time have somehow become addicted to the crazy sport. In August 2013 I completed my first half-Ironman distance race, and in September 2015 I finished Ironman Lake Tahoe nearly half an hour faster than my 12-hour goal time. I was Stanford's fastest finisher at USAT collegiate nationals 2016 in Clemson, South Carolina, and also competed at USAT 2014 collegiate nationals in Tempe, Arizona.
Whenever I get the opportunity, I love to travel. Some of the best months of my life were my semester abroad living in Madrid, Spain. I lived with a homestay who spoke no English, which greatly improved my conversational Spanish skills, and traveled around Spain and Western Europe on weekends with my classmates. Another of my favorite trips was to South America with my friend from Penn the summer after we graduated, when we visited Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil.
Growing up only a few miles from the Oakland coliseum complex, I'm an Oakland sports fan for life (as frustrating as that can be at times). I'm especially passionate about the A's, attending 20-25 games per season at the height of my devotion in middle school and high school (cheap tickets are one huge perk of rooting for a small-market team).