I knew that wherever I ended up, it would be at a great school with a great team, so the decision really came down to the people for me. The Dartmouth family seemed perfect, and it was definitely the best personality match that I found.
How long have you been sailing and what got you interested in sailing?
I started sailing when I was 7 and was introduced by my parents. My entire family sails and I was hooked from the start.
What Sailing or Academic achievements are you particularly proud of?
The sailing achievements I am most proud of are being a two-time member of the US Sailing Development Team and winning the 2010 Club 420 Midwinters. My biggest academic achievement, besides getting into Dartmouth of course, was graduating as salutatorian of my high school.
Tell us something interesting about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates.
I have limited experience in competitive eating on a friendly level, and would always be down for such a challenge!
What are your future sailing and career plans?
My ultimate goal in sailing is to win an Olympic medal, and as of now I plan to take time off after I graduate to campaign for the Olympics. My career plans are completely undecided, but I am currently interested in studying engineering at Dartmouth. I also just want to sail for as long as I can.
What sports or activities did you pursue in high school, and what do you hope to continue at Dartmouth?
I ran all three seasons in high school and skied leisurely in addition to my outside sailing. I will continue to run for fitness and continue skiing because it is my favorite thing to do in the winter months.