1. What is something not too many people know about you?
A lot of people have no clue that I’m a complete nerd. I espescially love learning and science. Biology, chemistry, you name it, I’m sure there’s some part of it I find ridiculously exciting. I have no shame in it either. On rare occasions I’ll accidentally go on a nerdy tangent about the new bacteriophage I discovered in class, or actually call an amoeba “cute”.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
I loveeeeeee modeling. Even though it’s become a career, it’s still a huge passion of mine. Aside from that, I’m both a fitness and food fanatic. Living in Chicago gives me the opportunity to try out something new every week, but with all that good food I’ve got to balance it with some fun workouts like PiYo, Kick Boxing or taking a jog by the lake.
3. What are your goals for the future?
In June I’ll be graduating from DePaul University WOOT WOOT! Which is super exciting for me because I will be free from school restrictions and free to travel where my little heart pleases. In a year or so I’ll be attending physical therapy school so that I can… you guessed it… be a physical therapist. However, I’m taking a gap year so I can travel and pursue modeling in other markets like Cali and overseas.
4. What is your definition of success?
Success isn’t defined to me by the things you have or even the money in your bank account. I’ve learned that no matter how much “stuff” you have, you still won’t be happy or it won’t ever seem like enough. So instead, success to me is defined by my level of happiness and the amount of meaningful connections I have. Happiness to everyone is different and my personal definition is always changing, however, as long as I’m doing what I love with people I love I’m successful. I learned in a TED talk that the common factor in those who live for a long time is “meaningful connections”. That means I want to have great relationships with my friends, family, peers, colleagues, neighbors, hell even the mail man. This is important because even if I have nothing to my name, I’ll have people who I love and who love me too.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're currently working on.
The biggest project I’m working on (sorry if this is cliché) is myself. I have always wanted to help people achieve their goals and I realized I get so involved with other people’s projects, ideas, and activities, that I fail to get my own sh*t together. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve done a ton for myself but your twenties are the only time where you’ll have time, energy, and freedom so I plan on taking advantage of it all. I have less theoretical projects set up for 2018 but they’re still in the works so you’ll have to stay tuned ;)