Pursuits and Initiatives
Three important things I hold close to my heart are education, leadership, and personal development. As a result, I graduated with a 3.9 GPA during my undergraduate studies and was awarded a full scholarship for my Master's program. This has fueled my drive to work with numerous committees like the ones I did at McMaster, driving revolutionary changes in leadership and anti-black racism.
My basketball journey is a symbol of the leadership ideologies I hope to share with others. For most of my life, I've known what it was like to not be the first choice at open runs, cut from teams, or the person who wasn't the "best". That's why I was driven to become the best I could be, so I could uplift those around me. This drive is what helped me go from being a last minute recruit, to a walk-on, to graduating 8th in McMaster University's record book for rebounding and 38th in scoring. Like many of us, the path I chose involved a lot of struggle. However, it has left me a newfound appreciation for personal development, destigmatizing mental health challenges (especially as a Black man), and a drive to inspire and educate others. Basketball was life's way of showing me that my pain has a purpose.
Throughout my journey, I've gained valuable experience, lessons, and deep insights into personal development which I aim to use to help educate people on a variety of topics. My complex experiences have given me a strong inclination to simplify information.
My degree in Kinesiology has helped me gain expertise in researching practical strategies for holistic wellness. Through my education, intensive research, and an inborn passion for wellness - I have developed a deep-rooted, interdisciplinary mindset on goal setting and learning that can help people soar and achieve their objectives in life.