|High School:||Pine View School|
Why did you choose to come to the Coast Guard Academy? I chose to come to CGA because of the opportunities it gave me: a great education and a guaranteed job upon graduation. I also saw myself working really well with the team and Coach Brian Swingly. It was a decision based heavily around sailing, but now that I am here I enjoy parts of the Academy I did not expect.
How long have you been sailing? How did you start sailing? I have been sailing since I was 10 years old, when my now brother-in-law taught me in learn-to-sail. I absolutely loved it, even though I was terrified on day one.
What is your favorite thing about the sailing team at Coast Guard? My favorite thing about the team is the people. I love how our team interacts and is always working together. Every aspect of sailing at CG is oriented towards the team as a whole. We all work hard together to reach goals, and no one is left behind.
What other activities/positions/clubs are you involved with on campus? I spend my free time in the gym or hanging out with friends. I like to compete in triathlons, so I train on my own for those. I look forward to doing some triathlons during summer leave. In the evenings I usually spend time with friends and help my teammates and friends with school work.
What is the sailing achievement that you are most proud of? I am most proud of qualifying and placing 6th at ICSA Women's Singlehanded Nationals this fall as a freshman.
What are your future sailing plans and career goals after graduation? After graduation, I am definitely going to continue to sail. I want to get back into the radial laser circuit, and do as many ISAF events as possible. I also have always wanted to sail Trans-Pac, and would love to get a team together for that race.
Tell us something that your teammates would be surprised to know about you. I can't think of anything surprising they wouldn't already know about me. I can tell them pretty much anything; it's pretty awesome.