The Cox program recognizes the importance of diversity. Whether that be diversity in people, skills, or experiences, it gives scholars the opportunities to find their path at IU.

Tell us about your work placement experience.

I serve as the Advocate for Community Engagement (ACE) at the Lincoln Street Boys and Girls Club where I serve as the liaison between the IU service-learning program and the Boys and Girls Club. I help coordinate volunteer requirements for IU students but also have the freedom to lead programs and clubs with our organization’s members.

What is something you have learned through your work?

I have gained various professional skills through my work including time management, communication, and problem solving. I have also learned how to identify the needs of communities I am a part of and how to use my skills and experiences as effectively as possible to address those needs.

How will being a part of the Cox Scholars Program help you in the future?

The Cox Scholars Program has taught me the importance of hard work. I have gained confidence as a leader and feel comfortable taking on new challenges, which will help guide me through my personal and professional life.

What is your favorite memory as a Cox Scholar?

My favorite memories have been the opportunities to connect with other Cox Scholars through events like volunteering at the Coxhall Gardens or cookouts for sporting events.

What do you do outside of the Cox Scholars Program?

I serve on the Riders Council through IUSF to help put together the 2022 Little 500, and ride for the Sigma Phi Epsilon Bike team. Apart from riding my bike, I enjoy rock climbing and baking.