Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
I chose Vanderbilt because of the supreme combination of athletics and academics, in addition to the great atmosphere Nashville has to offer.
What are your career goals?
Growing up around the city of Oakland, California opened my eyes to the lack of resources many children living in that community have. I want to give back to children in these low-economic areas by becoming a mentor or working with non-profit organizations which will enable them to be on the right path for a successful life.
What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
To be academically successful at Vanderbilt takes a lot of long hours studying and preparing for your upcoming classes and exams. Vanderbilt is an extremely challenging school that has instilled many values I will be able to use throughout the rest of my life.
How do you manage your demanding schedule?
Managing football and academics is somewhat difficult at Vanderbilt, However, I always try to plan out at the beginning of every week what I need to accomplish and complete.
What is your ritual before taking a test?
Before an upcoming test, I attempt to prepare a couple days in advance reviewing notes and with other classmates, I try to stay calm and rely on my preparation. Waking up the morning of the test to review helps me out a lot as well.
What is your favorite quote?
“How can I lose when I came here with nothing?” –Hassan Whiteside