What is your idea of perfect happiness?
My idea of perfect happiness is to simply be at peace. Peace directly correlates with happiness; therefore, when I am at peace with my position in life and when I am satisfied with my accomplishments, then I will be happy.
What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is falling too far behind. I have a personal definition of success, which requires a great amount of passion and determination.
What trait do you like least about yourself?
Sometimes I can be too nice. I feel like in the society we live in today people take niceness for granted.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
The historical figure that I identify the most with is probably Muhammad Ali. One thing we have in common is passion. He was an inspiration inside and outside the ring, and he used his fighting platform to be heard about the rights of African Americans. I identify with him because I want to be able to use my position in life to make a difference, which is why I mentor at Indiana State and at Vigo County schools.
Who is someone you’ve met at Indiana State you’ll remember the rest of your life?
The two people at Indiana State that I will remember are Kale Walker and Aaron Slocum. I met these men through a living/learning program called Multicultural Men Achieving Scholarship (MMAS). These two helped me develop as a leader on campus.
Which talent would you most like to have?
The talent I would like to have the most is the ability to play the piano. Although I can play a few songs, I wish I knew how to read music and actually understand the instrument.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement thus far is persevering through college. Not everyone gets the opportunity to go and not everyone gets to finish for various reasons.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
I would come back as myself and do things totally different.
What do people notice first about you?
The first thing people notice about is my height. When I meet new people, the first question they usually ask is, “How tall are you?”
What does BLUE mean to you?
BLUE means having the ability to overcome hardships. My experience at Indiana State has made me realize that there will be times where life is strenuous and adverse, but I have to prevail. There are times that will fall short, but it’s not about the failure, it’s about the comeback.