Major: Integrative Physiology
What's your background in ultimate? I started playing ultimate sophomore year of high school when my sister suggested I try it out, and I haven't stopped playing since! I played for my high school in Lexington, Massachusetts for three years, played for a few different Boston Ultimate Disc Association (BUDA) youth programs, and also played on a travel team called Rush which was made up of a bunch of different youth players from all over the state of Massachusetts. The Boston area and Massachusetts in general has such a strong ultimate community and I'm super happy to have started playing there! When I moved to Colorado for college this year I wasn't sure what I was getting into. Thankfully what I found was an equally strong and welcoming community in Colorado and specifically on Kali. Now I'm in my first college ultimate season with Kali!
Favorite movie? A Christmas Story
Favorite book? The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Favorite food? Chicken nuggets
Favorite animal? Koala
Walk up song? Get on Your Feet by Gloria Estefan
Pump up song? Borderline by Tove Stryke (Vanic Remix)
What's your favorite Kali memory? Heave-Hoing across the field at Nationals
Why do role models matter? It's hard to be what you can't see, and role models help you see what's possible. It's important to see someone like you accomplishing great things because their actions can motivate you to do great things as well.
What does equity mean to you? I like to think of equity as equality with the consideration of the advantages that privilege brings to certain people and the disadvantages that lack of privilege brings to others. Further, being equitable means working to eliminate the barriers placed in front of those who are less privileged in order to create a truly level playing field for everyone.
What's your favorite quote? "Sometimes you gotta work a little so you can ball a lot." - Tom Haverford (Parks and Recreation)