Stay positive and never stop learning
I grew up in Horsham, PA where I played basketball, lacrosse, football and was an avid swimmer, eventually only playing basketball through the end of high school. Once moving into Philadelphia while attending Temple University, I became really interested in playing guitar and going to concerts in the city. During my time at Temple University I had the opportunity to enroll in an intro to geology course and I immediately became intrigued with earth and environmental science; the blend of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biology is what really captivated my interest.
The summer of 2019 I was able to take my capstone field course at Clemson University, which focused on hydrogeology. Every day was completely different than the day before which all revolved around hiking, collecting samples and data, and learning how to operate equipment. Being waist deep in a stream in the pouring rain with my notes then quickly taking out my calculator to solve equations cemented the realization that this is the type of work I wanted to do, not a normal desk job.
In my free time I enjoy playing guitar and bass, listening to my record collection, and going on walks around the city. In the summer I spend time in North Wildwood, NJ hanging out with my family and friends.