In my lifetime, I have been fortunate enough to visit much of the United States, as well as Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Scotland and Spain. Though most of my travels have been with my family and for leisure, I have also visited some countries on my own. In 2013, during my junior year of high school, I studied abroad in the International House of Madrid. During this time I was enrolled in an Intermediate Spanish language class which allowed me to greatly improve my Spanish speaking ability. A major part of who I am today can be credited to my experiences in Madrid. I truly believe that traveling to and visiting new, unfamiliar places has shaped who I am as a person. During the Fall of 2016, I had the opportunity to study at Newcastle University in England, as a part of Loyola University Maryland’s Study Abroad program.
Since I was about five years old, I have always had a passion for the game of soccer. The unpredictability of the game never fails to amaze me. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love playing, watching, and talking about the sport. I spent my childhood playing on various local club soccer teams and traveling around New York State. During my senior year of high school, I had the privilege of playing soccer in England and Scotland as a guest player for the HBC Saints. While studying abroad in Newcastle this past fall, I also played in a local 5-a-side league.