Odd Jobs... Here and There
Van Driver November 2015 - April 2019
I started college just one month after breaking my leg during an intense game of driveway basketball… on an 8 foot rim. Fortunately enough, Indiana University’s Disabled Student Services provided me with rides around campus during my first semester and then with a job as a handicap van driver for the next 7 semesters! During my tenure as a van man, I drove 67 different students, each with a different story to tell. This job gave me a chance to connect with fellow students that I would never have gotten a chance to interact with otherwise.
Media School Student January 2016 - April 2019
During my time at IU, I prioritized being a product of the classroom rather than a customer of the University. This philosophy is what inspired my academic pursuits in Bloomington. The Media School gave me hands-on experience in writing, directing, shooting, and editing original video productions. Indiana University also afforded me the opportunity to work on the studio floor and in the production control room of a television studio. Furthermore, I spent the spring of 2018 studying Cinema and Animation at the TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
Philanthropist October 2015 - Present
During my time at IU, I was an active participant and leader for several campus-wide philanthropies. Whether I was recruiting my friends to shave their heads completely bald for pediatric cancer research or kick-starting my own campus-wide talent show for Breast Cancer Awareness, I was always greeted with the support of students willing to support a good cause. I will always regard my work with The St. Baldricks Foundation and The Indiana Women in Need Foundation as my crowning achievements from my time in Bloomington- for these organizations allowed me the opportunity use my talents as a performer and a videographer to better my community.
Younger Brother March 1997- Present
Aside from providing me with endless funny stories, growing up with 3 older brothers has been paramount to the formation of my character. As the youngest child, you don't get the luxury of calling shotgun in the car. You just assume your role in the backseat. It was there, in the backseat of my mom's Toyota Sienna, where I first learned the value of being an active listener. A skill that I have transferred into both my professional and personal life. As I watched my brothers navigate success and failure in their own lives, I developed a unique perspective that made me strive to emulate the best qualities of each of them. Ultimately forming me into the person I am today.