Riverside High School
Career plans: I hope to stay in management consulting for a while, but eventually I would like to work in energy policy. Renewable energy sources, and specifically nuclear energy, have been a passion of mine in college, and I would like to be able to support their growth through business and policy.
Most impactful experience: My sophomore year, I served as the translator for UofSC's Engineers Without Borders chapter. I went to Ecuador to help distribute water filters to the village of El Cedro and monitor the maintenance of their water pipeline. Traveling with engineers and seeing the impact of our project was really special, and I still get to message and call the people in the village to check on the project.
Best part of the Top Scholars program: The community we get from each other is priceless; some of my best friends (and roommates) through the years have been Scholars. These people who are not only academically successful, but who also bring so much passion with them, have made my four years here unforgettable. I couldn't imagine doing this with anybody else.
UofSC Story: Freshman year, I went on the Next Energy Germany maymester, where I had the opportunity to go to Germany and learn about renewable energy through tours of cities, laboratories and self-sustaining farms. This trip showed me that I wanted to work with renewable energy, but I soon realized I didn't want to work as an engineer. UofSC, and the fellowships team, helped me win a summer policy fellowship, where I learned about careers in energy policy. When I wanted to keep exploring careers in energy and sustainability, current scholars and alumni helped me learn about consulting and practice my interviews. My passion for renewable energy motivated me to explore many different careers, and scholars were with me along the way to ensure my success.