What does being a First-Generation College Graduate mean to you?
To me, being a first-generation college graduate means that so many doors have been opened to me that weren't necessarily available to my parents. Admittedly, I don't feel like I had a typical path as a first-gen student, as it was always assumed that I would go to college given where I grew up, but I recognize the sacrifices and hard work that my parents made to make my attendance and graduation from Ithaca College possible.
What is your proudest moment from your time at Ithaca College?
My proudest moment from my time at Ithaca has to be when I was featured alongside with my good friend on the front page of the Ithacan, sharing my story as an openly transgender varsity athlete. There were so many challenges we encountered along the way throughout our time at Ithaca, but I want to make sure that other students and future athletes know they're supported here.