Travis's passion for service started and flourished early at a young age from working closely around children with mental and physical handicaps. During high school, Travis spent time at Murray G. Warren Developmental Center talking to the residents and providing them with a very important and valuable social outlet.
Continuing to focus his volunteer efforts on those with health problems, Travis developed and headed a committee of local high school students whose goal was to raise both awareness about cystic fibrosis, and funds to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org). Using the phrase, "Live for Today, Hope for Tomorrow", the group designed wristbands to be sold to the community with all proceeds going to the CFF.
Travis continued in his service working with the American Red Cross to help organize community wide blood drives to be held at his high school. He also assisted faculty members in organizing several food, toy, and clothing drives in his community. During the summer of his senior year, Travis participated in Project Pride, a non profit organization that provides food to the homeless citizens of St. Louis, MO.
During high school Travis was very active in both athletics and student government. Holding positions of student body president, National Honor Society president, and cross country captain, he developed his leadership skills both in and outside of the classroom. Lettering in track, cross country, and basketball in high school, Travis hopes to continue his passion for athletics by working with local youth teams once in Nashville.
Travis feels extremely thankful and blessed to be apart of the Ingram Scholars Program. He knows that without God, none of this would be possible. At Vanderbilt, he plans to pursue a career mixing both foreign policy and medicine.