As a former Pell grant recipient, the people of the U.S. have invested in my education and me. Similarly, throughout my educational and professional journey, many have seen potential in me and opened doors for me. I feel a heathy responsibility to pay these opportunities forward.
Now in my role as a professor and scholar, I make room for people to explore their undiscovered talents and refine their emerging abilities to the benefit of our communities and society.
It is my goal to leave this world better than when I entered it and to demonstrate that we are all worth the investment.