Hometown and State/Country
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Year in School
Finance Major/Real Estate Concentration
Career ambition after college:
I want to start my own commercial real estate brokerage.
Why did you join CKI?
I joined CKI because I wanted to make a positive impact on my college community. I was in my spring semester as a college freshman, and I felt lost. I went on my school’s club page, searched for service organizations, and picked CKI because it was at the beginning of the alphabetized list.
Please list any past CKI leadership experience
2020-2021 New Jersey CKI district governor; 2020-2021 CKI WASH ambassador; 2019-2020 New Jersey CKI Technology Committee chairperson; 2019-2020 Rutgers University Large-Scale Projects chairperson
Why did you decide to run for the international board?
In my CKI leadership experience, my mission has been to uplift those around me. It’s what inspired me in my previous roles, and it’s what inspired me to run for international president.
What are you most looking for to this year?
I am excited to work with our international council! We have so many passionate leaders, and I want to work with them to carry out our collective vision for the organization.
What do you like most about CKI?
The people! Whether it’s CKI members, Kiwanians, Kiwanis family members — the people inspire me to not only serve but be a better person. I am so excited to connect with even more people as international president.
Favorite CKI memory
My favorite CKI memory was CKIx 2019. It was my first event outside of the club level, so it gave me a fresh perspective on the organization’s scope.
Favorite movie or tv show
“Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins
Favorite food or snack
Anything with cheese! I love cheesesteaks, quesadillas, cheeseburgers, etc.!
Hobbies outside of CKI
I love hanging out with friends, hiking and exploring random parts of the country in my car.
Who is your hero and why?
My parents are my heroes because they instilled in me the values of compassion, hard work and selflessness.
Somewhere you’d like to travel in the future
I’d like to travel to Asia!
Dogs. I have a Labrador retriever named Joel Embiid, and he is always by my side!
Do you collect anything?
Rutgers Parking Tickets (LOL)
Something people might not know about you.
I grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, right down the street from Joe Biden! Whenever I give a Delaware tour, his house is always the first stop.
Any hidden talents?
I can sing! I’m not a good singer, but I can do it!
Best advice ever given to you
Not necessarily advice, but there’s a quote that I live by. “Everything in my life — pressure, challenges — is all an opportunity for me to rise.” Kobe Bryant
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a professional baseball player. After some strikeouts and a few hit by pitches, I never wanted to play baseball again!