How I Got Here


I was born September 14, 2001 in Seattle, Washington. In 2003 my family moved to Brussels, Belgium due to my father’s job. While there both my brother Nicholas and sister Julia were born, and I attended was the International School of Brussels with other American children. After six years of frites and waffles, we moved back to Seattle.

Life in Seattle was much different than that in Belgium. I made new friends, many of whom are still my closest today, played new sports like lacrosse and wrestling, and most importantly indulged in the world class seafood the city is known for. I attended Lakeridge elementary, Islander Middle school, and Mercer Island High School, where I discovered a passion for engineering and history (WWI is my favorite period). Through my time there I also became a boy scout, and together with my father participated in numerous camping trips, service projects, and lessons in outdoor skills like orienteering. The experiences tied to Seattle some which will always stick with me and have shaped me into the person I am today.

Finally, the time has come to begin the search for a college to attend. Be it big or small, famous or inconspicuous, I am open to all schools. My goal with this bio is to express a simplified version of my life story in order to allow people to understand where I have come from and give them an idea of where I should go.