I am a senior at the University of Colorado in Boulder studying International Affairs. Going into college, I received the President James H. Baker scholarship, and I continue to strive for academic excellence in my university career.
College is not just about grades and studying, however. Throughout my four years in Boulder, I have been a member of the Club Swimming and Diving team, and I was voted captain of the diving team my sophomore year. As a member of the team, I am able to travel around the United States for meets and our annual training trip, and I am connected to nearly 100 students who have become some of my greatest friends in college. I have also been a member of intramural volleyball, just as a way to have fun with friends in a more relaxed athletic setting.
During the fall semester of my junior year, I was able to study abroad in Bordeaux, France. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and I encourage every college student to take advantage of such an amazing opportunity. During my semester abroad, I was able to receive 14 credits toward my major, as well as travel to 9 countries and make many lifelong friends from around the world. This past summer, I took advantage of another CU opportunity to go abroad through an organization called AIESEC. I interned for six weeks in Jaipur, India to teach underprivileged children English, geography, math, and art. The experience helped solidify what I want to do for a career after college.
When I am not studying, diving, or hanging out with my friends, I work as a cliff diver at the South Park-famous Casa Bonita. For me, college is a hectic mix of academics, athletics, social life, and work, but I would not have it any other way. I love my school, and I hope that my college experience encourages you to take the dive into furthering your academic career. If you are interested in studying in what Best College Reviews named "The Best College Town in America," then book a tour with me!