I find MIT's commitment to the betterment of human kind inspiring, and I wanted to be a part of it. I was drawn to the PSC because I am passionate about service, community building, and meaningful relationships. I felt the PSC would allow me to build all three areas in conjunction with amazing students, faculty, and staff.
While I would love to do service in any location, if I had to choose, I think I would choose to serve in New Mexico. I grew up in Albuquerque, and my family still live there. Though I've participated in service in various countries and U.S. communities, I do not feel I've given as much in the community that raised me. I would love the opportunity to serve and learn in my home state.
I love being active outdoors either running or biking, but I also relish a great yoga class. I also enjoy reading and try to fit a little fiction (sometimes a lot) into my evenings. However, I have to say that my most enjoyable moments come from living in the Cambridge area and exploring -- I make a point of walking around new neighborhoods, trying different restaurants, and wandering into local businesses.