What was your greatest moment?
Beating the smartest kid in the school during the National Geographic Geography Bee in sixth grade. I was walking on air for days.
What did you admire most about your mother/father/parents?
I would say it would have to be my dad’s ability to fix or create anything out of wood. You should’ve seen some of the physics projects we came up with together when I was in high school.
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
I had an especially rough time as a kid due to depression and OCD. I would tell myself to keep on going. Things will get better.
What was the most important thing your grandmother/grandfather/grandparents ever taught you?
My grandmother spent a lot of time with me and I loved that. We would play games and drink Cokes for hours. I miss that.
What is the single best piece of advice you’d give to everyone?
When trying something new, don’t expect to be good at it immediately. Keep on practicing!