I am currently a senior at Davidson College, a liberal arts school near Charlotte, North Carolina. I am studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in French & Francophone Studies. My primary interests are communications, photography, civil discourse, and journalism.
In February 2020, I wrote an opinion piece for the Davidsonian about why we need more civil discourse. In it, I mention Davidson's new Deliberative Citizenship Initiative, for which I am a founding Co-Convener. This initiative is trying to open up new dialogues on campus, through both curricular and co-curricular efforts. The Co-Conveners collectively coordinate all the initiative's projects, such as facilitator training, deliberative forums, and research projects.
For my work-study, I am the Photography Assistant for Davidson College Communications. Through this job, I am able to attend and photograph a wide range of events on campus. Examples of my photography from this job and others can be found under the Photography tab in the main menu.
I am an avid musician, participating in several music opportunities on campus. I was the President of Davidson Androgyny A Cappella for the 2019 spring and fall semesters, and I do a vocal performance with the Davidson College Music Department, in addition to weekly jazz saxophone lessons. I regularly perform in front of live audiences ranging in size from a dozen to several hundred people. On average I spend 7 to 8 hours a week rehearsing for these performances.
For many years I have had an interest in communication and, and in 2017 was hired to be a Communication Consultant at Davidson College's Center for Teaching and Learning. Through this resource, I am connected with a myriad of communication-oriented opportunities on campus, which I use to further my interest in civil discourse.
Davidson College is loosely affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), of which I am a member. At present, my membership is active with Davidson College Presbyterian Church (DCPC). Through my membership, I am able to keep in touch with my faith during my college career.
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