Graduation Year – May 2026
Hometown – Charlottesville, VA
What is your major(s) and minor(s)? – Communications
What are your educational and/or career goals? How do you see your participation in the Bonner program relating to them? – I want to be a businessman later in life and I plan to use the knowledge Bonner has taught me to do so. Knowledge such as listening to others and making an impact on those who need it the most.
What is your service site and service track(s)? – The Virginia Living Museum; Environment & Animals
Other than Bonner and your service site, what organizations are you involved with (on and/or off campus)? – Student Government Association
Why did you want to become a Bonner Service Scholar? – I really like the idea of getting outside my comfort zone and using resources I have to benefit others. That’s what Bonner helps me do, as well as showing me how to listen and take appropriate actions.
What is your favorite experience that the Bonner Program has given you? – A ton of new friends and resources to use and reach out to.
What advice would you give to a new Bonner to help them get the most out of the program? – Make at least 2 really good friends and manage your time wisely.
What have you learned about yourself from being a Bonner? – That the most valuable resource I have to offer others is my time.
What do you think your role is in creating social change? What do you see yourself doing in the future to further your role? – I think my role is to express my ideas and respect others’ ideas. I’ve learned it’s hard for some to change or adapt so being respectful and expressing the idea is the best use of my time.
What are your hobbies and/or interests (outside of academics and Bonner)? – Playing video games and reading are my favorite pastimes.
List your favorite: book, movie, musician/band, food, and quote –The Alchemist and Strange the Dreamer are definitely my favorite books at the moment
Share a fun fact – I like dad jokes