civil engineering
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Why did you choose Cornell University and/or Cornell Engineering?
I chose Cornell University because of its high academic rigor, resources, and opportunities. I understood that being a Cornell Engineer would expose me to a multitude of people and connections, as well as open the door to new possibilities for growth. Cornell is home to a strong tight-knit Black community, one which was important for me to have as I progress throughout my 4 years.

What is your favorite thing about Cornell Engineering?
My favorite thing about Cornell Engineering is the common understanding that Engineers are one of the hardest working people at Cornell. It feels good to know that I am always surrounded by studious individuals that share similar interests as I do. Even if I experience difficulty in a class, I at least know that my hard work is paying off.

How do you get involved outside the classroom?
Outside of the classroom, I am the Academic Excellence Chair of the National Society of Black Engineers, a member of the Cornell Seismic Design Project Team, and the CEO of SOLE ICY Restorations (a sneaker restoration business I created to reduce sneaker waste in the environment). I also work in the Diversity Programs in Engineering office as an Undergraduate Student Assistant.